The Orig­i­nal Ph­ablet

HWM (Singapore) - - Multi-Test -

The con­ver­gence of smart­phones and tablets is not a re­cent trend. In fact, the first tablet-phone hy­brid came into the mar­ket more than three years ago.

The Sam­sung Galaxy Tab was the first of the com­pany’s mo­bile de­vices which in­te­grated the voice call func­tion­al­ity of phones with tablets. It came with a 7-inch dis­play, a 1GHz Cor­tex A8 pro­ces­sor and d 512MB of RAM.

Its unique propo­si­tion was how­ever tainted by the An­droid 2.2 (Froyo) op­er­at­ing sys­tem. De­vel­oped for use on smart­phones, the user r in­ter­face felt and looked awk­ward on the larger dis­play of the Galaxy Tab. In ad­di­tion, An­droid apps were not op­ti­mized for use on larger screens at that time. This re­sulted in an in­fe­rior tablet ex­pe­ri­ence.

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