We’ve known for a while
now that Barnes & Noble was set to partner with Samsung to release a Nook branded version of its 7-inch Galaxy Tab 4
slate, but the company has tied things off nicely today, officially launching the tablet at an event in New York. The hardware here is familiar, but the company is branding the release as the first full-featured Android tablet optimized for readers.
You'll hear a lot of snarky comments about Samsung's "throw everything against the wall and see what sticks" approach to consumer tech products. And perhaps rightfully so. But the flip side to that strategy is that we get to see the latest innovations not just once a year, but all year-round. Join Gizmag, as we review the latest tablet evolution to shoot out of Samsung's fire hose, the Galaxy Tab S 8.4.
Samsung's Galaxy Tab S 8.4
marries a terrific screen with a ridiculously light and thin build. But is it worth a US$170 premium over the 2013 Nexus 7
? Let's see if comparing the two tablets' features and specs tells us anything.
Samsung's Galaxy Tab S
rivals the iPad more than anything else, but the tablet is also launching with a Bluetooth keyboard that can transform it into a faux laptop. And who knows faux laptops better than Microsoft? Let's pit the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 against the Surface Pro 3
, and see how their features and specs compare.
Samsung has always tried to eat into the iPad's tablet market share, but last week the company got really
serious. The Galaxy Tab S
is a spec monster squeezed into an impossibly light and thin frame. How do the features and specs of the the 8.4-in Tab S compare to those of the iPad mini with Retina Display
? Read on, for Gizmag's look.
It seems like just a few months ago that Samsung was unveiling its first high-end tablets (and, come to think of it, it was only five short months ago
). But at an event this evening at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Samsung pulled back the curtain on what it's describing as its first flagship
tablet, the Galaxy Tab S. Gizmag was there for some quality hands-on time.
It's easy to forget, but Barnes & Noble's Nook Color
was, in a sense, a "Kindle Fire" before the Kindle Fire ever was. Amazon's bookselling rival launched the first budget 7-in e-reader/tablet hybrid in late 2010, a full year before the 1st-gen Fire
hit store shelves. Well, fortunes change, Nook tablets weren't exactly smash hits and today all that's left of B&N's tablet strategy is a new partnership with Samsung.
Samsung has announced a new addition to its Galaxy range of tablets
. The Galaxy Tab 4 Education is the company's first tablet designed for use in schools and can be used at both primary and secondary levels. It will provide access to education-focused apps, books, and videos.
Earlier this year, Samsung finally launched some high-end Galaxy Tabs
. But that doesn't mean the company is going to ditch its successful lineup of mid-range slates
. Today the company officially announced the 2014 versions of its not-so-top-of-the-line tablet series, the Galaxy Tab 4.