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Samsung reaffirms commitment to Android for tablets

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Samsung reaffirms commitment to Android for tablets
Samsung has been hard at work on releasing Android-powered tablets its Galaxy Tab line, but while its slates haven’t enjoyed the widespread popularity of Apple’s iPad, the company reaffirmed its commitment to Google’s Android platform for tablets:

"We'll continue to work with Android on future tablets," Samsung’s man in charge J.K. Shin commented for The Wall Street Journal.

Samsung released its first tablet, the 7-inch Galaxy Tab late last year, but the yet unoptimized for tablets platform at the time made it look slightly unfinished. Since then, however, Google has been hard at work polishing its Android Honeycomb platform for tablets and Samsung has reworked the design of its upcoming Galaxy Tabs to match the thin profile of the iPad 2, which was released meanwhile.

"Android is the fastest-growing platform and the market direction is headed toward Android so we're riding the wave," senior VP of sales and marketing, Younghee Lee, said.

Initially at launch, Honeycomb left a raw aftertaste, but recent additions have fixed some of the issues with the platform. Nevertheless, app selection for tablets remains poor in comparison to the plethora of apps on the App Store. While Samsung remains loyal to Google’s platform at the moment, it’s by large the company’s only option as there are virtually no alternatives. MeeGo seems to be taking its baby steps with Intel, while Microsoft’s Windows 8 is expected to be made available for tablets only next year.

source: AFP

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posted on 31 May 2011, 04:57

1. Sonic (unregistered)


Windows 8 is really gonna make it large in tablet business. Now that the high performance SoC's with phenomenal GPU integration are being designed. we might see xbox live in windows 8 tablets with touch versions of many good games. Samsung might shift then to windows 8.

posted on 31 May 2011, 21:01 1

11. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


idk, samsung has never been a huge windows supporter... i think they wud stick with android while maybe htc went to windows... htc likes windows...

posted on 31 May 2011, 05:20

2. Couldn't Wait (unregistered)


I bought the samsung galaxy tab when it first came out because 1. What it offered v.s. The iPad 2. I was anti Mac, apple and Steve jobs. Because of the way he strings his customers out by only giving just enough and outdating one release in less then 12 months and he charge to much.

Since then i've been waiting for my gingerbread update for my galaxy tab and a dual core bionic to be release. One day while in Verizon looking for the bionic Verizon rep tried to sale me the original iPad for $200 less. I went home and thought about it. I went to get the 16 gig for $299 they were out. So I picked up the 32gig for $399.

I absolutely love this device. Since there were no significant changes between the iPad v.s. iPad 2. I got the original. This device is smooth, zippy and sexy. I realize I don't use flash that much. I cannot believe I've crossed over to the dark side(lol).

Come on Steve come out with the iPad3 so I can get the iPad2.

P.S. The littles ones played with the android, nintendo ds, net book and the iPad
guess which one is popular with the little ones?

You got it iPad. Wow. I don't even have to help to use it. Very easy to use.

Thank you samsung and motorola for delayed releases. I found a new love and quite time for little ones.

posted on 31 May 2011, 06:11

4. cheetah2k (Posts: 820; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


How long is it going to take for Samsung to bring the 8.9" and 7" tabs to the shelves?? I really want the 8.9", and with 3G thanks..

Samsung, get movin!!

posted on 31 May 2011, 10:18

6. Hello-dirt (Posts: 102; Member since: 02 May 2010)


As do I, but I want it styled like the 10.1v; it is so much better looking than the new thinner version. I do not care about 4 grams or 2 mm. give me a better looking device that is easier to hold and doesn't look like an ipad clone.

posted on 31 May 2011, 13:07

9. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


Like they have other choices? Lol.

posted on 01 Jun 2011, 07:23

12. hhaa (unregistered)


they should really consider making something like the recently announced asus padfone for their galaxy s2. with over 1 million sales of the phone already, they're sure to make sell loads of docking pads; i for sure will be one!

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