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Samsung Galaxy Tab review | Operation & Navigation

Published on: Thursday, December 23rd 2010                   Written by: Dennis Hissink - Photography by: Mark Peters

Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet

Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet

Samsung Galaxy Tab operation

The Samsung Galaxy Tab can be comfortably held in one hand, just like holding a smartphone, although you will notice its weight after a while. I put the tablet flat on the table to keep working with it. Operation is intuitive and the tablet’s buttons in combination with the touch control make it easy to navigate. The card slot for the microSD/SDHC cards and the SIM slot are found on the side of the Samsung Galaxy Tab. In addition, the on/off button and the volume button are neatly integrated into the side. The front of the Samsung Tab, there is a VGA camera for video calling, and a 3 Megapixel camera is on the back.

Samsung Android tablet

Samsung Android tablet

Samsung Galaxy Tab with Android 2.2 OS

The Samsung Galaxy Tab that we used for this test was equipped with Android 2.2. Although some say that only with Android 3.0 will the tablet be truly supported, Samsung obviously does not agree. Samsung has adjusted Android 2.2 in such a way that the Galaxy Tab can easily be marketed. It is expected, however, that as soon as a new version of Android becomes available, Samsung will be the first in line for it, and bring this version to its Tab-clients.

 

Samsung Galaxy Tab navigation

Samsung Galaxy Tab navigation

Samsung Galaxy Tab navigation system

If you want to navigate, you can find your way with the Samsung Galaxy Tab. The tablet has a built-in GPS chip so that the Tab can serve as a navigation system. It works well in practice. You do need to make the necessary connection, which required a few minutes in our case, but once it is working, navigating with the Tab is a pleasant experience.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Apps

Samsung Galaxy Tab Apps

Samsung Galaxy Tab applications

The Samsung Galaxy Tab comes with the necessary applications included. These Apps are optimized for a tablet, which is especially noticeable when the e-mail App is activated. When the Tab is held horizontally, the display is divided into two windows. To read an e-mail that is listed on the left side, it is show in the window on the right side.

 
 
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