Saturday, May 14, 2011
Posted by Craig Horlacher in "Android News" @ 02:00 PM
"You know what's cool? Handing out 5,000 Android tablets to your most loyal developers at Google I/O. You know what's not cool? Handing out 5,000 Android tablets that can't have files loaded onto them. Believe or not, that's exactly what happened at this week's I/O conference, where hordes of developers were handed a Galaxy Tab 10.1 Limited Edition that cannot currently interface with OS X, and has a whale of a time doing so with Windows 7."
As mentioned above Google gave out a new, actually unreleased, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Honeycomb tablet to all the developers who attended the Google IO conference this past week. Unfortunately, it turns out it's not easy to connect them to a computer for file transfer. If you read the source article, including the update, you'll see they did find a way that works with Windows 7 or OS X but it's still not a quick an easy process. It does sound like some of the problem is the fact that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is not out yet and it's not recognized by software that is commonly used for this type of connection. Once that software is updated, hopefully soon, PC or Mac connectivity will be a non-issue. It's too bad someone at Google didn't do a little more testing with this before they gave out 5000 of these tablets. They could have at least give out instructions with it for connecting it to a computer.