Samsung Galaxy tablet device revealed

4 Jun 2010

With the 1GHz Samsung Galaxy S Android smartphone set for global launch soon, it looks as though it will have a tablet companion in the form of the Galaxy Tab.

Although Samsung has not yet issued any formal press release about the brand new Galaxy tablet device, it has confirmed its existence on the Samsung South Africa Twitter account.

“Android-powered Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab (tablet). More pics to follow,” says the tweet, but the accompanying image has since been removed.

A further update alerting a follower that the Samsung Galaxy Tab will be launched in South Africa also attached the same image, which was removed, as well.

The Galaxy Tab seems to have the same Samsung interface overlaid on the Android operating system as per the Galaxy S smartphone and the device itself looks like a cross between an iPad and a digital photo frame.

This move into the world of tablet devices, following the Apple iPad and the Dell Streak, is most likely something that Samsung will see as strengthening its position in the smartphone space, although it will not be running on its Bada platform.

Thirty per cent of Samsung smartphones this year will be powered by the Android OS.

Photo: The Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet computing device running on Android, to the left of the Galaxy S smartphone