Wifi-only Galaxy Tab to be released April 4?

The folks over at a Droid-Life are reporting that Samsung may be ready to release the WiFi-only version of the Galaxy Tab in April for just under $400. One of their users, while recently at a technology fair, came across a Samsung representative who handed them a product flyer, on it we can see the information states that the 10.1 inch, Android 2.2 device will launch on April 4 for $399.

Considering the recent news about the Android 3.0 powered Tab, it is unclear why Samsung is releasing this version, especially when stiff competition is rumored to be coming out in the next few months, including the Motorola Wifi XOOM.

Samsung seems to be pushing their tablets hard in a market which is dominated by Apple. "We believe, as the introduction of new device, it was required to have consumers invest in the device. So therefore, even though sell-out wasn't as fast as we expected, we still believe sell-out was quite OK."

Out of the original two million units the Korean company sold to carriers, 15% were returned. It was not a good start, but future devices may help the company to take some focus away from Apple.

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I'm not going to spend a single euro on a tablet that's still running Android 2.2... Where is that update to Android 3.0 they promised?

alexalex said,
Android 2.2 ?

Android 2.2.3 is the latest for cellphones.
Android 3.3.3 is in development (official only the Nexus One and Nexus S have since they are development phones)
Android 3.01 is the latest for tablets (This is what tablets were meant to have). However it is relatively new, Samsung want's to make a quick buck so they put what they know will just work.

The Samsung devices are meant for the masses right now. The XOOM IMOis meant for the hardcore Android fans that are developers or early adapters.

UndergroundWire said,

Android 2.2.3 is the latest for cellphones.
Android 3.3.3 is in development (official only the Nexus One and Nexus S have since they are development phones)
Android 3.01 is the latest for tablets (This is what tablets were meant to have). However it is relatively new, Samsung want's to make a quick buck so they put what they know will just work.

The Samsung devices are meant for the masses right now. The XOOM IMOis meant for the hardcore Android fans that are developers or early adapters.

Puting 2.2 on a tablet is like puting WinMo 6 on a new PC.

Hercules said,
Or for $150 less I can get a Barnes and Noble Nook, and convert it to do the same thing.

there's no hardware gps on the nook color

Hercules said,
Or for $150 less I can get a Barnes and Noble Nook, and convert it to do the same thing.

On a smaller screen with inferior hardware.

Fezmid said,
For a (rumored) $130 more, I can get the Xoom.... Wouldn't that be better?

It depends. If you want to be an early adapter (like me) go with XOOM (Android 3.01 - Gingerbread)). If you want an OS that is meant for cellphones, go with Samsung (Android 2.2 - FROYO).

ccoltmanm said,
Thts a really good price point. What is a Google Android web browser though? Almost seems fake.

Well it's not using Chrome or IE or Firefox for sure so what else would you call it?