The Galaxy Tab will soon be available from every major U.S. mobile carrier, sporting a slick design, Google’s Android operating system and of course Android Market. Samsung’s acknowledged one very real problem with Android apps on the Galaxy Tab. Samsung previously As Google representatives have recently explained that Android 2.2 (Froyo) is not optimized for tablets, specifically the larger screens. While a lot of apps will scale up to the Galaxy Tab’s 1024×600 resolution, some apps max out at 800×400.
The INQUIRER recently spoke with a Samsung representative who said:
“The Tab is marketed as a phone/handset so has all the same capabilities as the Android phones on the market – there aren’t any apps you can’t use.”
However, Google recently explained that Froyo is simply not optimized for consumer tablets. Things could get messy once the Galaxy Tab gets into consumers’ hands and they start paying for apps that were made for smartphones.