After dropping source code for the Wi-Fi Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus (along with the Galaxy Note 10.1 and Tab 10.1) just last week, Samsung is once again providing eager developers with something to play with over the weekend, releasing kernel source code for T-Mobile's variants of both the Galaxy Note and the Galaxy Tab 7.0 to their Opensource download center.
Both packages carry source code for their respective devices' Ice Cream Sandwich-powered kernels.
Those looking to grab a handful of fresh source code and begin tinkering with the T-Mobile connected Galaxy Note and Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus need only click through the appropriate link below to grab the download. Read More
Samsung has been working to push Ice Cream Sandwich to the entire Galaxy Tab series as of late. We've already seen it hit the 7.0 Plus Wi-Fi, 7.7, and 10.1. As usual, owners of carrier-connected tablets have to wait a bit longer, as the update has more hoops to jump through before it can get the final approval and make its way to said devices.
Looks like T-Mobile is among one of the first carriers to offer the update for its variant of the Tab 7.0 Plus, and it's scheduled to become available tomorrow. However, this one isn't coming over-the-air (OTA); you'll have to turn to Samsung's proprietary Kies software to grab the download. Read More
Samsung Canada has finished porting Ice Cream Sandwich to a whole bunch of devices, which in Samsung press release parlance means they are "eligible" for an upgrade. Does that mean you can hit that "update" button today and start downloading ICS? Well, that's complicated.
First though, the list of devices:
- GALAXY S II
- GALAXY S II LTE
- GALAXY S II LTE HD
- GALAXY S II X
- GALAXY Note
- GALAXY Tab 7.0
- GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus
- GALAXY Tab 8.9
- GALAXY Tab 10.1
Now, for the caveats: Sammy says "The upgrade will be available today on select devices in Canada and will continue rolling out to devices and carriers throughout the quarter." and "The availability of the software upgrade and specific models upgradable to Android 4.0 will vary by market and wireless carriers' requirements. Read More
If the smokin' fast Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus still isn't fast enough for you, we have good news. Samsung just released the kernel source code for the device to its Open Source Release Center. This will allow developers to see what the Exynos processor under the Tab 7 Plus' hood is really capable of.
Sammy also dropped the source code for the new Galaxy Tab 10.1N, the redesigned Tab 10.1 that was released in Germany to avoid Apple patent infringement.
Hit the respective links below to grab the source!
Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus
Galaxy Tab 10.1N Read More
Rounding out their holiday offerings, T-Mobile announced today that Samsung's Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus will become available (complete with 4G capability) beginning November 16th, bringing an even more portable version of the Galaxy Tab we've come to know and love to the hands of T-Mo subscribers.
The 7.0 Plus boasts many of the features of its older siblings, including a crazy-thin, lightweight form factor, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, and more. Here's a more complete look at what you can expect from the latest addition to T-Mobile's growing tablet portfolio:
- 0.77lb weight
- 7" multitouch display
- Android 3.2 Honeycomb with TouchWiz UX overlay
- 16GB Internal storage
- microSD card slot, expandable up to 32GB
- 1.2GHz dual-core processor
- HSPA+ 4G connectivity
- 3MP rear shooter and 2MP front camera
Wondering how much this little slice of Honeycomb will cost you? Read More
The Tab 7 Plus will be available for pre-order on October 23rd for a cool $399.
If there was one that the OG Galaxy Tab 7 had going for it, it was portability. Still, while the device was revolutionary for Android at the time, it was still little more than a glorified phone. Not willing to let a potentially good thing die, Sammy took it back to the lab, infused it with an operating system meant for tablets and a more powerful processor. What emerged was the Tab 7.0 Plus.
The Tab 7.0 Plus is a pretty big step up from its predecessor, packing more modern hardware and data connectivity:
- 7-inch 1024x600 PLS LCD
- 1.2GHz dual-core processor (make and model not specified)
- 1GB RAM
- 16/32GB internal storage with microSD slot
- 3MP rear camera, 2MP front-facing
- Android 3.2 Honeycomb with Touchwiz UX
- HSPA+ 900/1900/2100 connectivity
- Ultra-light and portable at just 345g and 9.96mm thin
While no exact release date or price has been mentioned, the Tab 7 Plus will start rolling out in Indonesia and Austria at the end of October, with global availability, including Southeast and Southwest Asia, US, Europe, CIS, Latin America, Middle East, Africa, Japan and China coming soon after.