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Your Life, 2.0 – Samsung Tab Lab

Your Life, 2.0 – Samsung Tab Lab


Your Life, 2.0 – Samsung Tab Lab

Live, Work, Play & Create

Those four words were the main themes that ran through Samsung's special launch event that was held last Saturday, February 4 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. On display the whole day were the Korean giant's latest Android-powered tablets, the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus and the Galaxy Tab 7.7. The tablets were spread out around the park in four areas designated as Live 2.0, Work 2.0, Play 2.0, and Create 2.0. Each area had Samsung representatives on hand to demonstrate how exactly the new devices could upgrade that particular aspect of your life. 

The Samsung Tab Lab was held in the Eastwood Mall Open Park and lasted from the mall's opening until well into the night.

Over at the Live 2.0 area, Samsung representatives showed how the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus and GalaxyTab 7.7 were able to help one keep fit with diet and exercise apps from the Android App Market.

The Work 2.0 area was all about how the new tablets could easily keep you productive even on the go, without having to carry so many things. The tablets' built-in camera, 3G capabilities, and apps like Polaris Office made creating and sending important documents simple and easy.

The Play 2.0 showcased the gaming prowess of the new tablets, running big titles like Grand Theft Auto III and being able to project them onto a Samsung LED HDTV.

In the Create 2.0 area, Samsung representatives showed how easy it was to edit photos and videos right on the tablet after taking them with the built-in camera.

Super-Sized Super AMOLED Plus

The definite star of the show was the new Galaxy Tab 7.7 which features the largest Super AMOLED Plus screen on a mobile device at 7.7 inches. The display technology offers the deepest blacks and most vibrant colors we've seen on a tablet so far, impressively maintaining its composure even in the bright sunlight outdoors (video demo here). It is also super sharp, featuring a resolution of 800 x 1280. Under the hood it sports an exceptionally fast 1.4GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM and a Mali-400MP dedicated graphics chip, making it suitable for any kind of work or play. If you want to pick one up, it will set you back a cool PhP 32,990. The Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, which was also being showcased, starts at PhP 23,990. You can check out our review on it here. Both tablets run the Android 3.2 Honeycomb OS.

The Super AMOLED Plus display on the Galaxy Tab 7.7 is nothing short of stunning. It also has full smartphone capabilities, meaning you can make calls and texts, plus surf the Internet on the go at up to 21Mbps.

On the back of the Galaxy Tab 7.7 is a 3.15-megapixel camera with an LED flash, matched with a 2-megapixel one in front.

Look how far we've come: the original Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0  from 2010 next to the latest Galaxy Tab 7.7.

The Galaxy Tab 7.7 is also one of the thinnest tablets, measuring just 7.9mm.

Of Rockstars and Gadget Geeks

The Tab Lab was also graced a handful of famous personalities who have been able to boost their productivity and creativity with the new tablets. These included singer and songwriter Jim Paredes, and Aids Tecson, founder of Underground Logic, a video production house which post-produces a lot of the television ads we see today. Capping the night off was a trio of performances from the Radioactive Sago Project, Peryodiko, and Ebe Dancel.

 Aids Tecson is the founder of PinoyAndroid.com. During the Samsung Tab Lab, he explained how the Android platform is capable of enhancing one's digital lifestyle with useful apps and how the new tablet hardware from Samsung is pushing the platform further.

Singer, songwriter and professor Jim Paredes talks about how he is able to write, record, and edit songs right on the tablet, without needing a laptop.

Ebe Dancel lights up the stage in the closing performances at Samsung's Tab Lab event.

For more information about the new tablets form Samsung, visit www.samsung.com/ph. You can also check out our in-depth review of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus right here.