First Android Tablet: Samsung Galaxy Tab “A Pocketable Train Wreck”

Wednesday, November 10, 2010
By OP Editor

First US “designed” Android version of fake iPad gets no respect. Samsung Galaxy Tab an iPad killer? Denied.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Android Tablet Review

Matt Buchanan has a “glowing” review of the Android Galaxy Tab tablet. Verdict? The first official Android tablet is worst of both worlds:

“This thing is just a mess. It’s like a tablet drunkenly hooked up with a phone, and then took the fetus swimming in a Superfund cleanup site. The browser is miserable, at least when Flash is enabled. It goes catatonic, scrolling is laggy, and it can get laughably bad.”

Does it comes close to iPad? The Galaxy Tab is the first post-iPad tablet that tries to break a lot of ground. And is significant as “one of the first to seriously test how well a seven-inch tablet really works. There’s a lot riding on this thing.”

Samsung Tablet, the “Pocketable Train Wreck” costs the same as iPad, but with half the screen size, and shorter battery life than iPad. The 7″ nominal Galaxy tab tablet is basically a “massive, nerdy phone” that merges the “worst of a tablet and the worst of a phone.” FAIL.

via gizmodo


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4 Responses to “First Android Tablet: Samsung Galaxy Tab “A Pocketable Train Wreck””

  1. Don

    Sorry Samsung, but I agree with Matt on this one. Better luck next time?

    • I had a Samsung knockoff of the Razr. It took 4 hours to figure out how to sync via bluetooth, and you had to transfer contact 1 by 1, manually! They are definitely in the clueless camp.

      When I moved to the iPhone, I manually typed everything into Address book, and that’s faster than the Samsung bluetooth sync.

  2. RickC

    Some people don’t want to carry that big ipad device. Where to men carry that thing? In their purse? I personally like the size of the Galaxy tab and since it’s my first intro to the tablet world, I find it to be a very handy and worthwhile device. And to the writer, the tab is NOT a phone. So it isn’t a “massive nerdy phone” at all. Maybe you are just an Apple guy. Kinda like Windows and Unix folks. Windows guys hate Unix, and Unix guys hate windows. Give it a chance, I like it.


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