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  • irishtimes.com - Posted: February 14, 2011 @ 6:57 am

    MWC: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Galaxy S II

    Ciara O'Brien

    For a long time, critics of the Tab have said the device is too small, especially compared with the iPhones screen real estate. Last night in Barcelona, Samsung took that argument away, unveiling their new 10.1-inch device.

    The new Tab will run on Honeycomb, Google’s version of Android developed with Tablet devices in mind. The device will also have dual processors optimised with tablet devices in mind.

    It’s got front and rear facing cameras (2MP and 8MP resolution respectively) and the battery has also been improved.

    Also unveiled was the Galaxy S II. The updated phone comes with a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED screen – bigger than the 4inch Galaxy S – but has been slimmed down to 8.55mm thick. Again, Samsung as gone with a dual core processor, to speed up the phone, and it will run on Android’s latest Gingerbread operating system.

    The device also adds in NFC support – something the Nexus S already has.

    There was also a lot of talk last night about enterprise use, and the security and encryption the Galaxy S II will have. It’s clear that Samsung are really throwing everything behind the Galaxy handsets this time out.