iPad’s first real rivalry, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Considering design perspective, no Android 3.0-based could ever match the iPad 2′s no-nonsense artistic. In fact, every Honeycomb tablet launched to date has struggled to equal that appeal. However, things seem to change –Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi is the first Honeycomb tablet to poise an effective threat to Apple’s iPad 2 in the part where Apple thrives: That is, design. And truth be told, where tablets are involved, design takes center stage. Gladly for Samsung, the Tab 10.1- is accessible in limited edition from today, at a base price of $499 for a 16GB version.
Like other android tablets, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 runs Nvidia’s Tegra 2 platform, on a dual-core 1GHz processor in addition to 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi. The Tab 10.1 has many of the now-average tablet accessories like back- and front- facing cameras (3- and 2-megapixels, in that order, with back flash), an accelerometer, a gyroscope, a digital compass, and an ambient light sensor.
Whether you settle on Wi-Fi only or choose a connected version, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 emerges as the first Android tablet to make convincing and successful run at competing with Apple’s iPad 2. It equals iPad 2 in design, price, in addition to even that elusive IT factor. Its verdict to sacrifice ports is below par but not a dealbreaker; heck, so is Apple’s from the outset.
It’s a bit difficult to locate tablet-optimized apps at Google’s Android Market compared to Apple’s App Store, but then again, that may perhaps not be a dealbreaker. If both of those constraints daunt you, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 may be the perfect match. It’s without doubt one of the best tablets available today.