Just got my Galaxy Tab today.

goater1220

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I just got home from verizon with my tab,Im waiting for it to charge to play with it and I cant wait. Does anyone have any advice for me on things needed for it. I am going to try the z4root to try and root it. Any advice will very appreciated.
 

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Yes and please do not take this the wrong way. Go return it. Samsung is horrible and you just received an obsolete product. Once again no offence i just dont want people to get the shaft.
 

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No offense taken but dam that was harsh. I actually like this thing but I do have a 14 day return policy so I will wait and see
 

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I have a tab, and I think it is great. I understand that other tablets are coming with Honeycomb, but so far, the GTab has been a great product for me. I use my tab, and LogMeIn, and I don't even carry a laptop anymore.

The size is perfect for portability, as I can literally put it in my pocket when I go somewhere.

I am not one who is always looking for the newest and greatest thing, so the tab, though some say is "obsolete," works very well for me personally and professionally. I use it for email, movies, facebook, twitter, internet, and like I said previously, I use it in conjuction with LogMeIn, and can remotely access my desktop computer at work.

In regards to your comment about rooting, I am not rooted, but I believe there is another thread that says the last update released to the Tab prevents z4root from working. SuperOneClick is a way to do it for the time being. Check some of the other threads here and you should find your answer.

Good luck... I hope you enjoy.
 

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I'm very happy with my Tab and it performs all the task I need it to. I do wish it had Honeycomb like the newer models but I wouldn't give up the 7 inch screen IMO is a perfect size.

Now for your question about what to do:
1. Download and use Dolphin HD for your browser (in the settings change your user agent to desktop)
2. I like using a different launcher so I'm able to center widgets and resize, i'm using ADW.
3. Play around and have fun :)
 
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Hm, I wonder what that guy's comment was all about?

I definitely like the size of it and the build too. Just can't figure out which one to get ... tmobile, vzw, sprint or att ... I have tmobile but I heard they all have different restrictions on their modems.

Any advice would be cool ... I am scouring the forums to see what I can dig up on my question so ... thanks!
 

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I think they are all basically the same. I went with the Sprint version, because I already have Sprint service, and did not want to deal with having two separate wireless bills. Just my thoughts...
 

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The one thing all these other tablets still haven't offered : PORTABILITY! I think rooting and tweaking the Tab is mandatory, but having done that, I really don't see compelling alternatives. Search my posts; I posted a reply on another thread with everything I've done to mine.
 

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I think to each his own, I guess...Seems kind of weird and obviously everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but I still think it's a great device if it's a right fit for your lifestyle. I know my mom is really enjoying hers, and I think it's great but I know that some of the features of the LG G-Slate will be a better fit for me so I'm holding out for that one. But if it works for you, more power to you. I think Samsung has a great product out right now.
 

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Let's think about this. Honeycomb just came out and still could use apps and polish. I got my tab for $200, which is cheaper than a nook color and will do just fine for moderate browsing/organizing/gps.

In a year when it's time to upgrade, there will be a lot more choice of solid 4g and updated honeycomb tablets. For right now, Galaxy is fine.
 

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I wish z4root worked -- I miss that. Oneclick or whatever it's called didn't work for me, I have to sit down and do some research into why, just haven't had the time.

I'd love for this tab to have Honeycomb, but whether it does or not, I'm keeping the tab -- I love it.
 

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Galaxy tabs aren't even close to being all the same. For example, the CDMA versions (Sprint, Verizon, US Cellular) come with 2GB of internal storage built in, and a 16GB MicroSD card. The GSM versions (AT&T, T-Mobile, Euro, etc) come with 16GB of internal storage, and an empty MicroSD card slot that can hold up to a 32GB MicroSD.

The CDMA tabs do not run java.

z4root works fine on my T-Mobile tab.

Galaxy tab obsolete? Obviously this comment was written by someone who likes big words but doesn't know the meaning of them. Seriously, invest in a dictionary.
I'm also quite certain that this person has never ever used a galaxy tab. I've got a viewsonic g-tablet, several 7" cheap android chinese tabs, and yes - an iPad.

I carry the galaxy tab everywhere I go.

With *minor* tweaking (root, OCLF, GPS-Fix), the thing blows every sub $500 tab that I've touched out of the water. Period. And, you don't need a 'custom' rom at all. As a matter of fact, if you want to spend the majority of your time 'tweaking' instead of using your device, load a custom rom.
 

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I went with the Sprint tab for the same reason as a previous poster. Did not want separate bills. I never leave home without it. 7" is absolutely perfect IMO and I don't think I will go any larger than that. I will see what the 8.9" looks like when it comes out but I doubt I will upgrade to a larger screen. I couldn't even really get into what I have on my tab as far as apps go but if you want to know just find me on appbrain

ernesto.manon's Apps on the Galaxy Tab - Page 1
 

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Galaxy tabs aren't even close to being all the same. For example, the CDMA versions (Sprint, Verizon, US Cellular) come with 2GB of internal storage built in, and a 16GB MicroSD card. The GSM versions (AT&T, T-Mobile, Euro, etc) come with 16GB of internal storage, and an empty MicroSD card slot that can hold up to a 32GB MicroSD.

The CDMA tabs do not run java.

z4root works fine on my T-Mobile tab.

I had the t-Mobile one and took it back. The T-Mobile signal SUCKS unless you are VERY close to a city. I travel and spend lots of time in rural (ish) areas.

I use Sprint's MiFi and was planing on the tab replacing my Mifi with it's hotspot feature.

Now I learn Sprint's Tab doesn't work with some accessories (keyboard dock), why can't we just get it all to work???

Tomorrow my iPhone4 will have hotspot, I can use that phone with my iPad and just be done.

I am really drawn to the 7" tab though...

Ugh, it will never end...
 

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I have a Verizon version without a data plan. I wish I had gotten the AT&T version for the additional storage, but it does me good as it is. Be3sides, I won it in a raffle. Can't beat free.

What's the GPS fix for it all about? Is it for ALL Tabs or just certain ones? I'm not rooted because I didn't really see the need for it at the time.
 

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