UK mobile operator O2 has confirmed it’ll be offering Samsung’s Galaxy Tab tablet from the 1st November “on all O2 Mobile Broadband tariffs” although it has not yet revealed full pricing details.
The 7″ tablet runs on version 2.2 (Froyo) of Google’s Android operating system and offers support for Adobe Flash content, however Google have previously been quoted as saying version 2 of the OS is “not optimised for tablets”.
Version 3.0 of Android, which will be designed with tablets in mind, is expected to be released within the next few months.
Bundled software includes a Facebook app and “Outlook calendar” and customers will have access to WiFi hotspots from BT Openzone and The Cloud as well as 3G connectivity.
“The Samsung Galaxy Tab, striking the ideal balance of portable size and power, is leading the way in a new category of devices,” said Steve Alder, O2 General Manager Devices
“At O2 we love offering customers a range of experiences and the Tab, bringing together Samsung and Android technology, will let customers access their content in a whole new way.”
O2 say further information on the Samsung Galaxy Tab will be available “shortly” from their website.