Samsung's Answer to the iPad

Samsung's Answer to the iPad

After navigating to the video of the Samsung Galaxy, a soon to be revealed Android tablet, my first impressions of this new tablet aren’t quite what I had hoped.

The experience reminded me of Steve Jobs’ attempt to load the New York Times on the iPhone 4. Oh wait… The page has loaded… Oh, no it hasn’t. 

Or perhaps this video is actually just of the word attention and some funky feedback loops. After refreshing the site I have clearly found that that:

  • Too many people are on Wi-Fi – Sorry, on the Galaxy website, can you please get off so I can connect to the NY times… I mean, so I can watch the video.
  • Samsung have created a remarkable new way to subliminal advertise, by convincing people there is video, when it is actually just a jpeg.

After swapping browsers, and waiting 10 minutes for the video to load, I have found that you are able to use a lot of new features including:

  • Augmented reality
  • Video calling 
  • Full web browsing

I am not quite sure what Samsung means by “full web browsing” but I am sure it is twice as good as the half browsing I am currently performing on my PC or iPhone. 

On another note, the tablet has a 7inch screen – slightly smaller than the iPad, and will run on Google’s Android 2.2 OS.  Did I say that this tablet looks incredibly sexy?  Oh, I didn’t?  Well it does! 

The tablet is due to be revealed on the 2nd of September in Berlin. Stay tuned for future updates.

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