Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Google I/O Edition review: Thin, light, and spinnable
Google gave away 5,000 of these at its I/O event. We got our hands on one.
Samsung will officially launch the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 on June 17. A couple of weeks back we were one of the lucky 5,000 to receive the Google I/O version of the tablet and put it through its paces.
The version to be released next week will sport a slight design change, eschewing the bathroom wallpaper-looking backside, replacing it with a more uniform chassis, like the iPad 2.
In fact, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 bears more than a passing resemblance to the iPad 2 with a profile that's just as thin and an even lighter weight. The real test for me however is a personal one. I've gotten really used to the way I can spin the iPad 2, rotating it 90 degrees in one hand.
That light weight and thinness is one of the conveniences of using a tablet, which not all tablets can match. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is the first Honeycomb tablet I feel comfortable doing that with.
Speaking of Honeycomb, the official Galaxy Tab 10.1 will also come with Honeycomb 3.1. Check out my impressions of the OS upgrade .
Also, once we get the official version of the Tab 10.1 in, I'll be updating, so keep an eye out for it.