Yesterday Samsung admitted that not all apps on the Android will take full advantage of the 7-inch screen that the Galaxy Tab provides. Instead, users will find that some apps are not scalable and will therefore run at their reduced resolutions.
Here is what they said:
If you download Android Market apps to the Galaxy Tab, you will find that many of those applications are fully scalable. Those applications that are not scalable are framed in the display at 800-by-400 [pixel] resolution.
- Samsung spokeswoman said e-mail in response to an inquiry from Computerworld
The issue appears to be limited to the Android Market as the Spokeswomen confrimed that Google’s “entire suite of mobile services, including Google Maps, are fully scalable to fit the Galaxy Tab’s 7-in. screen at 1024-by-600 resolution.”
It has not been exactly determined how many of the Android Market apps will be fully scalable/non-scalable. What Samsung is focusing on is bringing all of its own proprietary services and apps such as Social Hub, calendar, e-mail, etc., as fully scalable, along with Google mobile services like Google Maps, Gmail, etc. What we do know now is that many of the Android Market apps will be scalable, but it is just too early to put an exact number of percentage.
Does this move anyone towards not buying the Galaxy Tab? Had you already decided that this device wasn’t for you? Or is there anyone still planning for a release day purchase?
[via Computer World]