Gadgets Magazine

Samsung Tablets History

Posted on the 15 May 2015 by Hpmurah2u @hpmurah2u
By 15 May 2015 Share : Samsung tablets history Samsung has been one of the pioneers of the tablet PC industry ever since it launched its first product in 2010. Prior to that, it was Apple's iPad that had taken the market by storm. However, with the iOS platform being a proprietary tool, the market was looking for an open-source competitor. Samsung gladly filled up the position by introducing Android-powered tablets, which was named as the Samsung Tab series. Since then, there have been several upgrades to the device, and the new concept of "phablets" has also emerged from it.
The first product from the stable of Samsung was the Galaxy Tab, which was later renamed to Tab 7.0. It was a 7-inch tablet running on the Android 2.2 Froyo version of the mobile operating system. There was a mass concern whether the current breed of apps on the Android's app store would be able to scale up properly for a device with a large display. However, barring a few glitches, most apps are performed without any issues, which is exactly what Samsung had claimed. In the beginning of 2012, Alcatel provided an update to its Tab 7.0 series where the latest Android version 2.3.6 (Gingerbread) was made available on the device.
The success of the first tablet triggered a lot of actions in the Android ecosystem. It led to the development of the first tablet-only version of the operating system, which is known as the Android 3.0 Honeycomb. Several developers started optimizing their apps so that they could be run on tablets with equal or better precision. Similarly, Samsung launched quite a few variations of its first Tab models, such as the Tab 7.0 Plus, Tab 7.7, Tab 8.9 and Tab 10.1. Apart from enhancing the CPU processing speed and the screen display, a major change was the gradual shift from a 7 inch screen to a 10 inch screen.
Ever since, it has been a norm for Samsung to come up with a new model every year Tab series. The Galaxy Tab 2 and Galaxy Tab 3 were released in three different screen sizes: 7 inch, 8 inch and 10 inch to cater to different markets. The success of tablets also triggered the development of the Galaxy Note series, which sports a slightly smaller screen but calling and texting provides all features of a normal phone. Phablets are considered to be a perfect hybrid of a phone and a tablet - and surprisingly, it has its own market share in the midst of the booming sales for Android smartphones and tablets.
Online stores are the first place where you come to know when manufacturers like Samsung launch a new Android tablet. Apart from devices, online stores also sell accessories such as Samsung Galaxy cases. Tag : 2015, samsung, tablet

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

Paperblog Hot Topics