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Samsung Galaxy Tab review | Applications & Accessories

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

Samsung Galaxy Tab applications

Samsung Galaxy Tab applications

Samsung tablet supports e-books

The adapted Readers Hub came installed on our version (varies per region). This gives you the right to read local newspapers for free a few times, after which you have to pay the regular rates. Another App allows you to read the Dutch newspaper nrc.next for free for the first six weeks, and after that you pay the regular rate. Samsung made also various special deals, so that there is an ample assortment of e-books available. Take note that these applications are formed with regional providers.

Samsung Galaxy Tab multimedia

Samsung Galaxy Tab multimedia

Samsung Galaxy Tab MMM Widget

The so-called MMM widget is remarkable. This widget offers all kinds of multimedia content, streamlined via one single widget. This includes video, films, and music. The content is shown in full screen. If you want, you can even get up-to-date information about your favorite celebrity. Samsung has of course thought of the social Hub, with which popular channels such as Facebook and Twitter can be read and updated.

 

Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet

Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet

Download Android applications

If you want to extend the Samsung Galaxy Tab with other applications, you must visit the Android Market. More than 100.000 different Apps are ready to be downloaded. The majority of these Apps are free, but for the paid Apps, you have to use your credit card. What is currently lacking is support for a higher resolution for the different Apps. The screen resolution of the Samsung Galaxy Tab is 1024x600 pixels.

Samsung Galaxy tablet

Samsung Galaxy tablet

Samsung Galaxy Tab Apps

This is partly resolved in some Apps by increasing the size of the image, which sometimes diminishes the image quality, and others place a frame around the Apps. The latter is certainly not our preference, as the advantage of the Tab’s larger screen in comparison with a smartphone is made redundant. It will be a question of time before the Android Applications will support multiple high image resolutions.

 

Samsung accessories

T here are several new accessories available for the Samsung Galaxy Tab. During the introduction, we were able to use a keyboard that we really enjoyed. There is also an optional dock available with which HDMI output is possible. What is missing from the Samsung Galaxy Tab package is an appropriate case, as this is actually an accessory that shouldn’t be missing, even if it were just a standard case. It is expected that the tablet accessory market will increase quickly.

Samsung Galaxy Tab review

 
 
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