The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids is a 7-inch Android tablet specifically designed for children. Looking more like a toy than a tablet, it boasts advanced parental settings, a dedicated kids mode, a handful of pre-loaded educational apps and an optional grip cover. But is it actually any better for your kids than the similarly priced iPad Mini?
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We learned back in February that Virgin Australia would be trialling the Samsung Galaxy Tab as an in-flight entertainment option, and that only business class passengers would be in the first round of testing. But it turns out the trial is even more restricted than that: it's only running for a single week. Fortunately, there's better news ahead.
Having previously promised a mid-April release, Vodafone has now slightly delayed the Australian release of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1v. Pre-orders will be accepted from April 20, and the tablet will ship from May 1 and hit stores on May 4.
We looked at the key features in Honeycomb earlier in the year, but we're now getting much closer to the actual release of devices offering the optimised-for-tablet version of Android. I've been testing out the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1v ahead of its official release, and it has some pretty nifty features for productivity-minded travellers.
We already knew that the Honeycomb-running 10.1 inch Samsung Galaxy Tab Android tablet was a Vodafone exclusive. Now we have a firmer Australian release timeframe (mid-April) and one potential bit of good news for users who don't want to be locked to a Vodafone contract: the device will be available outright for $729.
You might well ask: why does Vodafone keep scoring the good Android deals? No price details yet, but Samsung just announced at its Aussie WMC press launch that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be Vodafone-only at launch in early Q2, as part of a global deal. The same doesn't apply to the Galaxy S2, fortunately.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab is the best high-end Android tablet on the local market right now (and priced to match), but its interface isn't ideal for everyone. Here's how Lifehacker reader Assaph tweaked his Galaxy Tab with a few familiar Lifehacker tweaks to make it work better.
We already know that the Samsung Galaxy Tab will cost $999. Now Samsung has set a firm release date for its Android tablet -- November 8 -- and lined up a series of local apps that will come installed on the device for Australian buyers.