I own both the Nexus and Galaxy tab. Actually for those who say this tablet display resolution is so low and crappy compare to the Nexus, it is untrue. The saturation on the Nexus is not that great for watching a movie or even youtube I actuallly prefer the Samsung over the Nexus.
FYIThere is an official over-the-air update which will bump it up to Android 4.1.2 right now.
Samsung announced at the IFA conference three weeks ago that they will support the device up to Android 4.2.x, which is coming out soon as an over-the-air upgrade.
The rooting scene has died down as of September last year. There are nightly builds still available from random groups, but if you want to root and install a custom ROM, most of the builds have some quirk in them. The best part about this tablet IMHO is the IR blaster, which makes this tablet function like the $300 Logitech Harmony 1100 touchscreen remote control. Unfortunately, no current ROM supports the IR blaster function so it's between having the ability to use all of the functions VS. rooting the device to gain full control.
For those who have never owned an TI/OMAP or Snapdragon equivalent processor, it runs apps and loads pages as fast as an iPhone 4... which feels about twice as slow as an iPhone 5. But it's very light and great for media consumption, remote control function, or an eBook reader.
For those of us considering the BB Kindle Fire for $70...any comparison? Is this worth about 2x?
I guess this one has 4g capability, if you want to pay for it.
I realize the deal is dead, but I thought I'd chime in. I have a Kindle Fire and an original iPad. In comparison, this is way faster than both of them. This is a lot smoother than the Fire. I am having a great time with it and would opt for this over the Kindle. However, it's not a substitute for an iPad.
There's a $35 activation fee from Verizon. Anyone know of a way to avoid it or a 3rd party that has a better deal?
Not sure if this is standard activation process for prepaid tabs but I walked into a Verizon store with my tablet and told them I want to set up my tablet for service. The rep "scanned" a sim card, put it in my tab, and keyed in my new customer info. He then told me the least they can do is $30 for 2gb/month. I showed him the online prepaid plans on my phone browser and then he re-scanned and replaced the sim card in my tab, pulled up the prepaid sign up page offering the 1gb/month plan, and had me complete the sign up. In the end, I ended up with a free sim card, no activation fees, and the 1gb plan I wanted.
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