In preparation for the launch of their Android tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab, Samsung has been hitting up some developers regarding their applications. Samsung is doing everything they can to make their tablet just as successful as their Galaxy S smartphone. Many thoughts go into creating a device, along with the hardware and software designs, customers and future develop hold the heaviest weight. Robert Bonestell and the Plex6 team have been contacted by Samsung about an issue they ran into with the Plex6 team’s Magic 8-ball application and apparently the application was not displaying properly on the 7-inch 600×1040 WSVGA display. Samsung is not expected to check every application, so they have probably been filtering the apps by rating, downloads, etc… in order to make sure that the Galaxy Tab is ranked high among customer satisfaction and is taking the necessary steps to provide a great Android user experience.
Read Samsung’s letter to Robert and the Plex6 team below:
“Dear Plex6 Team,
We would like to preface this email with Samsung’s enthusiasm to give Mobile
device users enhanced “Application” experiences. Samsung Electronics is
committed to making Mobile and Tablet PC spaces comfortable and enjoyable
ones and your support for this would be highly appreciated by Samsung
It has come to our attention that your application [Magic 8-Ball] submitted
in the Android Market returns following error(s) when operated on our soon
to be released Samsung Android Tablet PC.
Please find the error(s) occurred on Samsung Android Tablet PC below.
Application does not properly display on Samsung Android Tablet 7”inch
screen (600X1024/WSVGA) and draws a black background around the application
due to Compatibility-Mode display.
Please modify and adjust your application so that it would support the best
possible display on the Samsung Android Tablet device screen
This will ensure your application to provide a consistent environment across
all devices and that you can deploy to any new devices that offer different
screens in the future.
Samsung Electronics is focused on strengthening its Android device line-up,
therefore, our mutual efforts on each application will be beneficial for
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