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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2: Android OS 3.5 Honeycomb Confirmed

We have some exciting details to confirm to you now, as although the ‘first’ Samsung Galaxy Tab device has only just been announced, Samsung has already revealed one major feature of their next generation tablet.

We’ll call it the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 just to avoid confusion. As reported from Engadget, Samsung Exec WP Hong has stated that when the successor to the Galaxy Tab is released, it will come with support for Android OS 3.5 Honeycomb.

As far as we know, this is the first time that a high level exec has confirmed the codename ‘Honeycomb’ as the next OS after Android 3.0 Gingerbread. It also confirms that 3.5 will be the next update after 3.0, and not a straight push to 4.0 as previously rumored.

Here is an apparent quote from Hong, courtesy of Tech Radar: “moving forward, with Honeycomb, that will be used in the next generation tablet, as it is specifically optimized for different type of tablet, and will be used on another product only.”

What are your thoughts on this? It is nice to hear that Samsung already have another model lined up after the Galaxy Tab, and that it will be running Google’s latest OS.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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hahahahaha lol 3.5 hahahah


i think the most important improvement should be the ports on bord: specially usb port, micro or normal, and hdmi


lol it's just a comment on a newsthread shogungb, not only do they don't know but the development on honeycomb with GOOGLE won't even start until they know where to improve on the upcoming 2.3. wow. Reminds me of growing up watching mom yell at soap operas.


Hello.I am following your review/news update regarding the samsung tab with a lot of interest. I was wandering if you have specific information regarding the second generation version, due to have Android OS 3.5 .Do you know if the device will have have 256 bit AES encryption in 3.5?

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