The Samsung Galaxy Tab has been pretty much the only successful iPad competitor so far, with Samsung selling 1.5 million units last year. The Galaxy Tab’s future was also thrown into question earlier this week when a Korean tablet manufacturer, Enspert, said Cortex-A8 devices such as the Galaxy Tab wouldn’t be upgradeable to Google’s new tablet-centric version of the Android OS, “Honeycomb.”
Bauxite, over at XDA, has developed a kernel that overclocks the Sprint Tab (SPH-P100) to 1.2GHz and with it comes some massive improvements. The overclocked device scored a Quadrant of 1129 and a Linpack Score of 17.112, pretty impressive for the Tab.
The device is seriously, a great size.Â Flipping between screens, playing games, or doing just about anything feels good on the Tab.The 3MP camera is actually not too bad.Â There were times when I felt awkward while snapping photos on this big olâ€™ device, but they still came out pretty nice. :Â The 1.0GHz processor gets the job done on the Tab.Â Iâ€™ve read stories of significant amounts of lag on the device, but I experienced almost none.
- Battery life:Â Amazing.
- Swype:Â Using Swype on a 7′ screen is pretty fun
- Android 2.2 running TouchWiz 3.0
- 7-inch TFT LCD with 1024 x 600 resolution (WSVGA)
- Weighs 380 grams
- 1GHz Cortex A8 processor
- 16GB or 32GB internal storage
- microSD expansion for up to 32GB additional storage
- Front-facing 1.3 megapixel camera and rear 3 megapixel camera with flash
- 4,000mAh battery
- 3G data / voice (there’s a speakerphone and Bluetooth for phone calls, but no earpiece)
- 5GHz dual-band 802.11n WiFi
- Standard back color is white, carriers might offer different colors
- Full HD video playback
- There’s a 30-pin dock connector on the bottom that allows for HDMI, USB, and docking accessories (a car dock at least is planned)