Samsung Galaxy Tab GT-P1000 tips and trick

The Samsung Galaxy Tab is the first major tablet release since the apple ipad launched about five months ago.
It's been a long time coming, too. The Galaxy Tab was one of the all-time worst kept secrets in tech until it was finally unveiled at Berlin's IFA show back in September, and as the first major Android tablet release, it holds a weight of responsibility on its shoulders.

With a tidal wave of Android tablets about to sweep through the tech world, it's possible that if the Galaxy Tab were to disappoint, it could damage the perception that Android tablets will be able to top the iPad on features and performance.

The price certainly indicates that Samsung believes the Galaxy Tab can topple the Apple iPad from its tablet tower. The 16GB model costs £530, which is £100 more than the Wi-Fi only version of the iPad. It is, however, exactly the same price as the cheapest 3G iPad, which is clearly no accident.
Samsung Galaxy P1000 using the Android operating system with support for 2.2 Froyo Cortex A8 processor 1GHz, 512MB RAM and video card using the PowerVR SGX540. Additionally Galaxy is also equipped with 3 megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash, front camera is 1.3 megapixel, dukugan GSM / GPRS / EDGE and 3G HSPA, support voice calls, SMS and MMS, Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi b / g / n , 4000 mAh battery, support for DivX video, Xvid, H264, Flash 10.1, and microSD slot up to 32GB. Samsung P1000 Galaxy is available in two choices of 16GB and 32GB.

That price doesn't include any 3G access either, so if you want web connectivity on the go, it's going to cost you a monthly fee from one of the mobile networks. Prices will likely start at around £10 a month for 1GB of data. Once the Tab has gone on sale, you should be able to pick up a subsidised model from one of the mobile networks, in return for signing a contract. However, currently we're not sure how much these deals are likely to cost.

This pricing strategy is slightly surprising - the Android tablet would be a lot more appealing if it was a bit cheaper than the iPad. Samsung's decision no doubt also has something to do with it not wanting to undercut the cost of its own Android smartphones, but it's a big risk. The Samsung Galaxy Tab has a lot to live up to, then. Especially when you consider it's a lot smaller than Apple's tablet - its 7-inch screen is dwarfed by the iPad's 9.7-incher.

Samsung Galaxy Tab tips and trick

change the density of the LCD

One of the main advantages of the Samsung Galaxy Tab is the screen that measures 7-inch reach. Offering a resolution of 1024 x 600, thus becoming one of the highest resolution displays on Android devices. But because the density of the LCD, Galaxy does not really exploit this advantage.

The default value density (240) makes the icons look great and very readable text, but the compensation is an icon that displays and fewer lines of text to be displayed. This is why devices like the Dell Streak, with a lower screen resolution and has a density of only 160 LCD, capable of displaying more content in certain applications than the Galaxy (as shown below).

Fortunately if you are already in the Galaxy Tab-root, because you can adjust the LCD density fairly easily. What you see in the picture below is my Galaxy with a default density value on the left and the value adjusted to 200 on the right.

There are several ways to change the density of the LCD in the Galaxy. I have found two of the most secure method below. Before you decide whether to follow one of the tutorial, you should know that there are a number of Samsung applications designed for a density value of the default, which means that changing this value will affect how the application is displayed. For example, here's what happened in the URL bar in the default browser when the density is set at 200:

This does not affect use at all, but it will probably affect the aesthetic appearance. Set the density value higher or lower will improve / worsen the problem look like this, so remember when you choose a number. Default view of the home launcher will also be influenced by changes in density, so you must use a different launcher home (I use ADW.Launcher) for best results. Now let's get to the tutorial.

Method 1

The easiest and safest way to change the density of the LCD in the Galaxy is a free application called LCDDensity for Root.
This application has a simple user interface with clearly labeled buttons that allow you to change the density value to a predetermined value by pressing quickly. Press which one you want (a lower value means that the text / icons smaller) and press "Apply." Wait a few seconds and everything will be back with the density setting that applies a new LCD.

If you do not like what is seen and do not want to use the application to select the density of the original LCD from the list, simply reboot your Galaxy and all will be right again.

Method 2

Other applications that can be used to change the dpi on Galaxy you are already in the root-called LCD Density Changer.
Paid applications available on Android Market by offering more features. The most important is the choice to save the new density value as a system setting or just to get loaded on demand. The application also comes with two home screen widgets (1x1 and 2x1) to move quickly and have a density setting compatibility mode for applications that do not scale too well. Another distinguishing feature is that there is no density to a preset value; you can put anything you want.

LCD density changes will be saved and will still persist even though it was rebooted, though you should be careful when making changes in certain values ​​cause some problems (use the "Preview / Temp Change" in this application first before saving the values new ones). You can also manually set back to 240 to get everything back to normal.

rooting device

Galaxy Tab Android tablets can be said is the best at this time. Third-party applications from the Android Market and elsewhere make it more functional, and have root access will certainly make it better.

With me rooting Galaxy Tab it will open up a world of other possibilities that would not be achieved with the default state. Root Access course will give you full control of the system, which means you can do much more with the device from Samsung. It lets you install applications "root-only", uninstall applications that normally can not be removed, perform a complete backup (Nandroid), flash the custom ROM, apply a new theme, change the boot animation, and much more.

In other words, root access is something you might want on your Tab Galaxy. as long as you feel comfortable with the warranty applicable. There are ways to unroot and flash back to stock recovery image (if you have been doing flash for a custom ROM) to cover up traces of your actions if you feel the need to send your device to be repaired, but there is no guarantee that you'll get away with a valid warranty . In other words, rooting is not the action that is not entirely risk-free and anything you do is up the risks and responsibilities of your own.

There are many ways for rooting Galaxy, but I think the easiest way is to use an application called z4root. Here's how to use the application z4root on Galaxy Tab:

1. Download applications from the Android Market z4root then install on your Tab Galaxy.

2. USB Enable debugging on the Galaxy by pressing the Menu button then select Settings -> Applications -> Development -> USB debugging

3. Run the application z4root and press the "Root".

4. Do not panic when you restart the Galaxy, because this part of the process.

When the Galaxy fully finished booting, you will not get any confirmation about successful or not. Everything will look exactly the same as before. Z4root Now run the application again and you will see this:

If you do not believe the Galaxy Tab-rooting you on, try to locate the application Superuser. Surely you will find it.

you may see complete tutorial using z4root at android-marked.

screenshots display

Take a screenshot of the screen of the Samsung Galaxy is actually quite easy and simple. You simply hold the back button and pressing the power button. If you do it right, you will hear the shutter "click." Each image is saved to the microSD card from Galaxy, and can be found in the folder ScreenCapture.

fullscreen games and applications display

While some third-party applications - such as Angry Birds - can run smoothly on the 7-inch screen from Samsung Galaxy Tab resolution is 1024 x 600 pixel (WSVGA), but there are still other applications are just floating in the middle of the screen because it is designed to display WVGA (800 x 480 pixels). Jkkmobile site has been suggested to use a free Android application called Spare Parts to make all the applications running in full screen.

Applications Spare Parts will be working with Samsung resizing technology. You can download the application from the Android Market Spare Parts.


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