Yesterday Samsung showcased its new iPad contender, the Samsung Galaxy Tab. As this comparison chart shows the product is a serious – albeit currently only – real competitor. It has also things that the Apple iPad does not have, notably:
- front and rear facing cameras
- Adobe flash support
- expandable storage
- GPS built in (iPad only in UMTS model)
- full multitasking support
Since it is an Adroid device it has access to the big Android app market plus to non-market apps as well. Also e-book and newspaper/magazine downloads are available through the Readers Hub.
Its current key differentiator is its size though. With a 7″screen it is smaller than the iPad and therefore better suited for carrying around. Of course Apple is expected to bring out other form factors as well but the Samsung Galaxy Tab should already be available in Europe in a few weeks and then in the US as well shortly after.
One other trend is also that there are more Android phones sold right now per month than Apple’s iPhone.