Samsung are on to a good thing at the moment and seems to have taken Google Android Mobile OS by storm, not only with the S smartphone range – but their new tablet device as well. However, it is the latter that is cause for concern, as there are fears that Android apps could actually look ugly on the tablet device.
Matt Hamblen from Computerworld thought that this comment from a Google executive needed looking into to understand what was meant and why it was said. Hamblen does point out that it is not just Google who believes that these Android applications will look ugly, a number of analysts have also come up with the same conclusion.
The reason for this is simple, Froyo was intended for a smaller screen, so had to be stretched for the 7-inch screen on the Galaxy Tab – much the same as some apps have been stretched for the iPad. Those who have the iPad will know that some applications were intended for the iPhone, so will know just how distorted they look when ported over to the iPad.
However, ugly apps are a small price to pay for such a nice device, and let us not forget that updates will not take long before they are developed to utilize the larger screen of the Samsung Galaxy Tab.
We already know that the Galaxy Tab will be made available on most major U.S. carriers, some had hoped that Sprint would offer 4G speeds – but this will not be the case. Alan Ng recently asked if this mattered, and if it would affect you purchasing the Samsung tablet device on sprint?