Review: Samsung Galaxy Tab Is no iPad Killer
My prediction is holding strong that we won’t see a serious competitor to the iPad in 2011. The new Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has hit the streets and it’s yet another in a long line of mediocre Android tablet experiences.
Clearly this is not one of the reviewer’s favorite devices.
The Android Honeycomb software that powers this device is still buggy. Sure, Google’s improved some of the stability issues that hindered the first go round but I still had plenty of sluggish moments. I experienced enough stuttering in the software for it to be annoying. You don’t get that on the iPad. And let’s be honest, no matter how you slice it, Honeycomb lacks elegance.
Back to the drawing board, I think.
My job is to recommend or not recommend gadgets based on my experience using those devices. For the general consumer I can’t think of a single reason to buy this device.
After all, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 starts at $499. So does the iPad 2.