Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 Coming this Fall, but with Gingerbread

June 15, 2011
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Our friends at Crunchgear are reporting what sounds like the next Galaxy Tab 7" that will replace the original Samsung Galaxy Tab. We aren't sure exactly what to call it, but with the current lineup I'd assume they'll just call it the Galaxy Tab 7". From what we are reading this may be good news, or bad but it looks like it will basically be a giant Galaxy S II and that isn't really a bad thing if you look at the specs.

Apparently Samsung has chosen to go ahead and use Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread on the device over the popular and rising Honeycomb for tablets. They do have the 8.9" and 10" Tab's that both run Honeycomb so maybe they are just covering all the bases, that and they spent tons of time on widgets and mail apps specifically for the Tab and I doubt they want it all going to waste. A lot of people will say the original Tab failed mainly because the OS, but Samsung might not feel the same way.

I think Samsung might have a good plan and will release this with either 2.3.4 Gingerbread and update it to Ice Cream Sandwich, or they will launch it on ICS. The next version of Android will be blending Gingerbread and Honeycomb into one beautiful offspring, so the Galaxy Tab 7 could actually have a bright future. Anyways here are a few specs for you to think over:

* Exynos 1.2 GHz dual-core processor
* 1GB RAM, 2GB ROM
* Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread w/ TouchWiz 4.0
* 16GB of internal memory
* Micro SD slot
* Tab proprietary connector with USB Host capabilities (via adapter)
* 7 inch WSVGA IPS display
* Ability to call, video call and send SMS messages

I did notice the 2GB ROM, this could be a little future-proofing from Samsung so they can fit Ice Cream Sandwich and any sort of Touch Wiz both without issues, they don't want a HTC Desire issue on their hands. From looking at the rest of those specs it looks to be a nice little device with that IPS display, that powerful dual-core processor that seems to be beating the Tegra 2 as of late and you can even make calls on it. So yes it will be a giant Galaxy S II. When we here more information we will be sure to update you all.

[via CrunchGear]


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  • http://trueacu.com acupuncture

    sounds like the big brother to the Samsung 4&5″ players. . . as long as it ends up with ice cream sandwich at 7″ it probably won’t really matter much.

  • http://www.facebook.com/yourwrist Robert Norris Hills

    Considering the drawn out BS updating saga with the original 7″ I wouldn’t buy this tablet and pin my hopes on it ever being upgraded above gingerbread. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/yourwrist Robert Norris Hills

    Considering the drawn out BS updating saga with the original 7″ I wouldn’t buy this tablet and pin my hopes on it ever being upgraded above gingerbread. 

  • Anonymous

    If its true its great news, as this form factor is perfect for the road warrior, fits in your pocket (hell even trouser pocket) and it does everything that the bigger ones do only neatly and in a better package. The bigger cousins, 8.9 and 10.1 I think are too big even for basic home surfing, better of with a laptop/netbook for that. 

  • lel

    Personally, I want a tablet, not a phone.  As soon as call capability is added, carriers put it in the phone category and you’re faced with exorbitant voice/data plans.  It eliminates the possibility of both pay-as-you-go tablet plans and the 3G $15-$20/month tablet 2-year plans for someone who wants or needs 3G but only uses it occasionally.  I’ve been waiting for the 2nd generation 7″ Tab because I really like the size together with Verizon’s 3G plan.  Turning it into a phone would ruin everything.

    • FuzzyBunnyFeet

      The original Galaxy Tab is a phone non-US countries.  The phone companies colluded to cripple that capability in the US market.

      Personally, I want a tablet that is also a phone.  I want to reduce or maintain the number of devices I’m carrying, not increase them.

  • PRD

    Talking about reducing the number of devices we carry (which is exactly what I want, also), ¿would they be including a (working) FM tuner with this version of the tab?

    That would be absolutely wonderful (GPS, FM radio, e-book reader, phone, 3G & wifi capabilities, …) I would definitely buy it then.

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