The Samsung Galaxy Tab is launching on all four major North American carriers very soon, and some are still on the fence about whether they want a half-baked operating system on a new tablet. While Google has admitted that Android 2.2 Froyo is not designed for tablets, the Galaxy Tab will use it anyway. However, Samsung has confirmed that Gingerbread and Honeycomb, future versions of Android likely to be more tablet-friendly, will be available for its tablet computer.
Reviews seem to be mixed for the Galaxy Tab. One could argue that it’s a great – if not the best – Android tablet, but the abysmal selection of Android tablets out there definitely helps make the Galaxy Tab look better. Additionally, some believe that the Galaxy Tab was rushed to market: after all, it hasn’t even hit consumers yet and Samsung is already talking updates. And Samsung hasn’t given any time frames or dates for when those updates will come.
But if you just so happen to be looking for a “tweener” device (i.e. a device that doesn’t quite have a notebook screen size but is slightly larger than smartphones out there today) and you’re desperate for Android regardless of its compatibility with hardware, you might get a kick out of the Samsung Galaxy Tab.