German Courts Uphold Galaxy Tab 10.1 Ban

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Want to get a Samsung Galaxy 10.1 in Germany? Good luck, as Samsung’s most recent attempts to overturn the ruling that banned the 10.1 have failed. So why did Germany ban the 10.1 in the first place? The design was deemed to similar to Apple’s unit. Despite Samsung’s best attempts to change the courts mind, the ruling will stick.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 And Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus In White Emerge In Vietnam

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Those of you who are already playing with a white version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 or the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus won’t be too happy with this news. It appears like the device you all are handling is not exactly white. Someone in Vietnam has had access to pure white versions of the two Honeycomb tablets.

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Ice Cream Sandwich May Arrive On Samsung Galaxy Tab, Galaxy S

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Presumaby, the same issue must be affecting the port of Ice Cream Sandwich to the original 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab. That shipped with Android 2.2 Froyo last year. The assumption is the elimination (or shrinkage) of TouchWiz would enable ICS to get onto both devices a little more easiliy. Samsung isn’t guaranteeing an ICS port to the SGS and Gtab, so you might have more luck waiting for an unofficial port via the folks at XDA or elsewhere on the web.

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Pre-order your Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus today

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Maybe you’re not a fan of all these 10-inch tablets, but you’d like to get into the Honeycomb experience. If that’s the case, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus might be your cup of tea and it is now available for pre-order. That’s the good news.

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Guide to DIY USB Host on Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

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Using a dock connector form Kineteka, a couple of 10k ohm resistors, one donor USB extender cable, and some cable cleanup stuff like heat shrink and tape, you can make your own USB host for your Galaxy Tab 10.1. You’ll need to do some chopping, splitting of wires, and soldering of resistors, so while it’s not the most complex of hacks, it’s not a plug and play affair either.

In any case, you can check out the full DIY tutorial on Careace.net

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 shines with Super AMOLED Plus display

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You know that gorgeous Super AMOLED Plus display on the Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone? You know how the colors are positively popping with saturation and the overall visual experience absolutely floors you? You will soon get a bigger version of that eye-popping visual, because the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 is the world’s first tablet to boast a Super AMOLED Plus display.

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Samsung unveils LTE versions of GALAXY S II and GALAXY Tab 8.9

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Samsung has unveiled LTE (Long-Term Evolution) versions of its GALAXY S II smartphone and GALAXY Tab 8.9. Displayed at this week’s IFA 2011, the devices will have access to 4G download speeds of up to 100Mbps. If you can get yourself onto a 4G network, the (theoretical) upload speed is 50Mbps and double that when downloading. Samsung equates this to downloading a four-minute MP3 track in 0.3 seconds.

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TouchWiz update for Galaxy Tab 10.1 put on hold

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Not that long ago, Samsung pushed out a TouchWiz UI update for its Galaxy Tab 10.1, but it appears that this update comes with a bug. Samsung has apparently stopped the updating process, giving them the time to “assess progress and ensure it is a positive experience for users.”

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Galaxy Tab 10.1 banned from the EU

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German courts have ruled in Apple’s favour in the California company’s latest lawsuit against Samsung. The ruling states that no Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablets will be sold in the European Union (Netherlands excluded) due to alleged infringement of both patents and style. Any store who infringes on the ban and continues to sell the device will face either $350,000 fines or imprisonment of management.

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Australian lawsuit leads to Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 being pulled from store shelves

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Can’t we all just get along? The legal battle between Seoul and Cupertino is continuing to heat up, this time taking the combat down under. Because of the current patent dispute launched by Apple, Samsung has agreed to halt sales of its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in Australia until further notice. After going through a hearing in an Australian federal court, Samsung agreed to stop advertising the Android tablet and it will not sell the device until it gets a go-ahead from the courts that the disputes have been resolved. So, Samsung is the loser here, right?

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