I had a minute to chat with Philip Berne of Samsung and get my some time with the Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE and AT&T's recently announced LTE variant of the Galaxy Note. While we didn't have time to run our usual test bench, we did get in a quick SunSpider 9.1 run on the Note, and the results weren't too shabby. Each is running TouchWiz over Gingerbread, with plans for Ice Cream Sandwich in place. The interfaces were smooth and pleasant, and though the Note makes do with the RGBG stripe typical of Super AMOLED screens it was not dissatisfying.

The Exynos-driven Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE was snappy and responsive and performance should match the similarly powered Galaxy S II device. The Note is a bit of a mystery. We supposed that it would match the Skyrocket with a Qualcomm SoC, and it still might. However, the Exynos/LTE combination in the Tab 7.7 shows that any hurdles that may have existed have been overcome. That SunSpider score somewhat apes the T-Mobile SGSII variant at ~3,000 ms. We'll try and get some more personal time with Samsung's offerings soon. 

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  • DenverDoug - Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - link

    Sure looks like Honeycomb on the 7.7 to me.... #typo?

    Love the site, keep up the good work
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  • twotwotwo - Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - link

    May be ICS on the Tab (clock looks like it's in the Roboto font). And yes, site is awesome, and we very much dig the coverage that y'all sacrificed sleep and sanity to produce. :) Reply
  • sprockkets - Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - link

    They want an absurd $500 or whatever for that product. Not saying it isn't worth it, but check this out:

    http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2012/01/asus-r...

    No more having to hack a nook for a good cheap tablet, hopefully. Yes, it has Tegra3.
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  • Aitha AlBreiki - Saturday, April 07, 2012 - link

    When will ICS be available be for this tablet, Thanks! Reply

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