Microsoft has released a whole series of Surface ads that attempt to mock the iPad, but in its latest, the company turns its attention to Samsung’s Android-powered Galaxy Tab 10.1 — and its lack of USB ports.
Microsoft points out that Samsung’s slate has just one micro USB port that’s used for charging and connecting other devices, while the Surface RT has a full-size USB port, an HD video-out port, and a dedicated charging port.
It might have been the unsaid mission statement for quite some time, but now top executive Shin Jong-kyun has puts his cards on the table, telling analysts that after overtaking Apple in smartphones, Samsung aims to be the world leader in tablet computers, too.
Shin noted that Samsung tablet sales will exceed 40 million units this year — more than doubling the sales in 2012.
“Samsung tablet shipments started to grow remarkably since the second half of last year,” he said.
According to a recent report published by Reuters, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 will not be powered by the typical ARM processors – instead it will be powered by Intel’s latest Clover Trail+ CPU, marking the highest-profile Android launch for Intel.
Samsung may have already launched its flagship Galaxy S4 worldwide, but it clearly has more treats up its sleeve. The Korean company has begun issuing invitations for a June 20 “Premiere” event in London, where it will announce new products under the Galaxy and Ativ brands.
The Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, a new 8-inch slate that’s set to join Samsung’s latest Galaxy Tab lineup, has been leaked ahead of its official unveiling. SamMobile has obtained both a picture of the device, as well as a list of its specifications, which include a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, and a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera.
Apple has confirmed it will seek to add Samsung’s new Galaxy S4 to its ongoing patent-infringement lawsuit against the Korean electronics giant.
In a statement filed in the U.S. District Court in California on Monday, Apple said it has analyzed the Galaxy S4 and “concluded that it is an infringing device and accordingly intends to move for leave to add the Galaxy S4 as an infringing product.”
Samsung announced the new 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3 tablet this morning, but unsurprisingly it won’t be the last slate the Korean company launches during 2013. In fact, according to a leaked tablet roadmap, we can expect at least another three Galaxy Tab devices — all in different sizes — plus a new, eight-core Nexus 11.
Samsung’s third-generation Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 8.0 are expected to get their grand unveiling sometime this week, with the 3G models set to go on sale in May. Both devices will reportedly boast dual-core processors, 3-megapixel rear-facing cameras, and Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.