The Galaxy Tab 3 Kids, as it's called, is basically the same as the standard Galaxy Tab 3 -- due to be unveiled at IFA next week -- but replaces the normal TouchWiz software with a child-friendly interface. As well as pre-loaded educational software, games and apps, the slate will have access to a dedicated kids app store, presumably overseen by the … Read more
Samsung will buck the trend toward small tablets with a 12-incher, according to the Korea Economic Daily.
The Daily speculates that it will be released in October sometime, citing industry sources.
The brief report adds that Samsung Electronics is still "engaged in development" of the device. The largest screen size on a Samsung tablet to date is 11.6 inches.
The report comes after series of rumors dating back to early in the year. One more recent July report claimed it packs a 12.2-inch display and may not necessarily be branded as a Galaxy Tab.
That same … Read more
Samsung, Amazon, and other tablet makers gained market share in the second quarter as those vendors cut into Apple's dominant position.
While Apple still holds about 43 percent of the worldwide tablet market -- by far the single largest percentage -- Samsung, Amazon, Lenovo, Acer, and others saw hefty year-to-year gains in shipments during the second quarter, ranging from 228 percent (Acer) to 317 percent (Lenovo), according to a research note released Thursday by Canalys.
Overall Android shipments topped Apple.
The market researcher estimated that 68 percent of tablets shipped in the second quarter had a screen size smaller … Read more
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 stylishly embraces a more simple aesthetic compared with its predecessor. For a 10-inch tablet, it manages to be a rather compact device; it's lightweight and sleek, with thin bezels and a clean, cohesive design that would make any iPad melt with flattery.
Unfortunately, Samsung continues its trend of lackluster updates to its 10-inch Galaxy Tab line. While I appreciate the Tab 3 10.1's stylish turn, its specs are only a modest upgrade from the Tab 2 10.1, resulting in noticeably lackluster performance. In fact, "change" -- instead … Read more
The 8-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 is the latest example of the company's weird pricing decisions. At $300, the Tab 3 is expensive for a small tablet that -- aside from its 1.5GB of RAM -- has fairly modest specs and hardware features.
In the "small tablet" space -- 7- to 9-inch screen sizes -- great models are more affordable than ever. The Nexus 7, Kindle Fire HD, Fire HD 8.9, Nook HD, and Nook HD+ are all available for $269 or less. Of course, one reason they're so affordable is that they're … Read more
The Lumia 925 represents T-Mobile's first 4G LTE Windows Phone device, and it also happens to be Nokia's latest global model, with a camera that boasts a sixth lens to improve clarity in outdoor shots.
T-Mobile's no-contract pricing plan means that you'll pay $50 up front and $20 for the next two years, for a grand total of $530 when all's … Read more
On July 7, Samsung will release no less than three new Galaxy Tab 3 tablets in 7-, 8-, and 10.1-inch screen sizes.
The 7-incher ships with a $199 price tag and 8GB of internal storage. While both the 8-inch and 10.1-inch versions include 16GB of storage with prices at $299 and $399, respectively.
Each tablet includes a (now expected) Samsung IR blaster, microSD storage slot, 50GB of free Dropbox storage for two years, and three free months of Hulu Plus.
Look for full reviews at around the time of release and check out our first takes (dutifully linked … Read more
Based strictly on its pricing and specs, there's very little about the 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 to get excited about.
The 7-inch tablet will debut on July 7 for $199. Preorders start June 25. While $199 is the going acceptable rate for 7-inch tablets these days, from particularly a specs perspective, this one fails to match key 7-inch tablets from last year.
With the Galaxy Tab 3, $199 nets you a paltry 8GB of storage and a tablet screen with an unfortunately low 1,024x600-pixel resolution. That's a few hundred thousand pixels behind the Nexus 7 and … Read more
Samsung is putting an Intel chip in an Android Galaxy Tab. That's unusual.
As CNET reported back on May 20, Samsung is slated to disclose -- either privately or publicly -- the next Intel-based Galaxy tablet at Computex, which starts June 4. It will run Android 4.2.2 and sport a 1,280 x 800 display.
What's odd is that Samsung is a chipmaking giant in its own right and considered an Intel rival in Android mobile devices. For example, its Exynos series of chips power the Galaxy smartphones and Galaxy tablets.
But it may have good … Read more