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Played with the Galaxy Tab. Pretty neat!

Written by Jayvee Fernandez

Side by side is the Samsung Galaxy S with the Galaxy Tab. I own the former. Having played with the Tab for roughly an hour, I can say that the Tab is exactly like the Galaxy S sans the Super AMOLED screen. I now understand why this Android tablet is a viable competitor to the iPad despite being smaller in dimensions. Not only is it more pocketable, it also comes with a camera. Really — it’s a huge Galaxy S. That’s that.

For me, it’s really simple: If the Philippine Android Marketplace had access to paid apps, it would strengthen the resolve to commit to this platform. Right now it’s pretty much a static marketplace for good freebies.

Above is the UNO Magazine blog with a YouTube video playing: the Galaxy Tab supports flash. The iPad doesn’t. This may be a huge deal for a lot of consumers who want to play Farmville on their slates.

Out soon. Wait for it.

About the author

Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast, EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

12 Comments

  • How’s the camera? Is it as good as the Galaxy S’?

    I read Carlos Celdran will be designing a tour using this for the launch.

  • it’s a bit weird to take photos because it’s really big. in terms of quality OK naman sya. i only took a few shots but from the looks of it mas OK pa yung galaxy S. i could be wrong. we were in a low light area kasi.

  • Whoa! It almost looks like an iPad. The only Apple product I really like is the Macbook. Other than that, I think there are better products out in the market than what Steve Jobs sells. For his iPod, I prefer the Philips Go Gear. For his iPad, I prefer the Amazon Kindle (serious bookworms will not want backlit interfaces). And I think I am more inclined to purchase what you just posted, the Galaxy Tab. Although based on what you said about the camera, I think I will just get myself a Galaxy S.

    Thanks for this post!

  • Was impressed with the Tab also! What’s up with Apple and Adobe, will they ever resolve it… like Air not having Flash preinstalled, I think it’s stupid… maybe just me though.

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  • Ey, this looks like a cool new toy! 🙂

    But I have a question though. Have you tried the Nook ebook reader yet? I’ve read more than a couple of reviews but they’re mostly coming from foreign tech review companies. I’m very interested in finding out how a Pinoy finds Nook. Please do post a review if you get to play with one. Thanks 😉

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