Aug 25 AT 12:59 PM Sean Riley 6 Comments

Samsung’s Unpacked app outs Galaxy Tab 7.7, Galaxy Note ahead of IFA

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 and Galaxy Note icons in Samsung Unpacked app

Samsung recently released an app into the Market for their Unpacked event at IFA next week. An industrious This Is My Next [1] tipster took his magnifying glass to the .apk and uncovered a couple icons that may be of interest to the Android faithful[2].

Unless Samsung is just deliberately messing with us, the first icon suggests a 7.7-inch version of the Galaxy Tab. Apparently Samsung has some kind of golden rule of 1.2 operating. (I can’t wait to find out if the 6.5-inch device is a phone or a tablet). No confirmed specs to speak of at the moment. But assuming it’s launching anytime soon, it will probably run Honeycomb on a Tegra 2 processor. If it manages to stay as slim as its siblings, it should tip the scales at right around 12 ounces.

The second device outed is the Galaxy Note. (A competitor to the HTC Flyer?). Nothing concrete is known beyond the name at this time. I’d be interested to see another take on a stylus-centric Android tablet, as I think there could certainly be a market there if it is done right. Quick tip Samsung: INCLUDE THE STYLUS!

With TouchPad fever gripping the nation, is anyone ready to see a couple new tablets out of Samsung? What do you guys think of the bump up from a 7 to a 7.7-inch screen? Do you feel like there’s a place for these stylus-bearing tablets in the Android ecosystem? Or do you agree with the former CEO of Apple that “if you see a stylus they blew it?”

References

  1. I’m going to be really glad when I don’t have to write that anymore.
  2. There is also a third icon for the Wave 3 running Bada OS, which is probably the device in the Samsung teaser we saw last week.

Via: This Is My Next

Source: Samsung UNPACKED App

Sean has been with Android and Me for over 4 years and covering mobile for the last 5. He occasionally muses about gadgets and tech outside of the Android universe at Techgasms.

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