Next Generation Galaxy Tab to Rock Honeycomb

Paul Lilly

Before you settle on a Galaxy Tab, know that Samsung is readying a larger, more functional tablet built around Google's Android 3.0 platform. Samsung, in partnership with Vodafone, announced the next generation Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Korea on Sunday, and there's a lot that has us salivating. In addition to Honeycomb, it will sport a bigger screen and a faster processor.

In case it's not clear from the product name, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will indeed sport a 10.1-inch WXGA (1280x800) TFT LCD screen. It's not AMOLED, but the rest of the hardware is a bit more exciting. Here's the rundown:

  • Dual-core 1GHz Tegra 2 processor
  • 8MP rear-facing camera with LED flash
  • 2MP front-faciing camera
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • USB 2.0
  • 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • 16GB/32GB of memory
  • Gybroscope, Accelerometer, Digital Compass, and Proximity sensors
  • 3.5mm headphone jack

The Galaxy Tab 10.1 should give the Motorola Xoom a run for its money, assuming comparable price points. One advantage the Xoom has is that it will come out first, purportedly on February 24th at Best Buy. As for the Galaxy Tab 10.1, Vodafone says it will go on sale this Spring in over 20 markets around the world.

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