The Samsung Galaxy Tab

The Samsung Galaxy Tab summarizes what Android phones have brought since their inception: a device with a large screen, which does a good job surfing the Internet, provides entertainment through games and multimedia, and serves as a means of communication.Galaxy Tab is thin, lightweight and comfortable to hold with one hand—it is perfectly sized to be to be carried in a coat pocket or purse. Its 7-inch TFT 1024 x 600 screen is bright and has little reflection. Text and icons are displayed clearly. Its body is made of plastic and looks fragile, but it isn’t. Due to its plastic body, it is very lightweight: only 0.84 lbs (380 g) in 4.76 x 7.48 x 0.47 inches (188 x 120 x 11 mm).The U.S. version, unlike some European and South American models, does not have support to cell phone or digital TV. The Galaxy Tab uses a 1.0 GHz processor and its interface is typical of the Android 2.2 with some adjustments.In the front of the unit, below the screen, there are four touch sensitive buttons (capacitive keys)—menu, home, back and search.

Figure 3: The front of the Galaxy TabFigure 3: The front of the Galaxy Tab

Figure 4: ButtonsFigure 4: Buttons

The home screen is locked. To unlock it, you need to touch the lock icon and drag it to the left with your finger. This locking of the home screen can be customized by adding password protection, PIN or draw pattern.

Figure 5: Galaxy Tab home screen lockedFigure 5: Galaxy Tab home screen locked

After the screen is unlocked, we have access to the five initial screens that can be filled with application icons for quick access.

Figure 6: Galaxy Tab home screenFigure 6: Galaxy Tab home screen