Samsung is going to launch its Galaxy Tab 10.1 imminently in the US according to a tweet that was published a few days ago on the official Samsung US Twitter account.
The Korean manufacturer already confirmed back on the 4th of May that the tablet will come with Android Honeycomb 3.1 rather than Honeycomb 3.0.
The update was made available for Motorola XOOM users on the 10th of May and comes with a number of improvements such as some major UI tweaks, movie rentals, better speed and stability, the ability to hook up peripherals over USB, the ability to import photos and more.
The new version of the Galaxy Tab was unveiled at CTIA in Florida back in March 2011. It is thinner than the Galaxy Tab 10.1 that was unveiled at Mobile World Congress and comes with a three-megapixel camera instead of an eight-megapixel model.
It comes with a 1280x800 pixel capacitive touchscreen, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth (but no 3G), is 8mm thick and around 600g, has a front facing two-megapixel camera, wireless streaming via Allshare, Samsung's proprietary Media Hub, 1GB RAM and is powered by by Nvidia's Tegra 2 system on chip clocked at 1GHz.
Apart from the Apple iPad 2, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will face the Asus Eee Pad Transformer, the Acer Iconia A500, the Motorola XOOM and the HTC Puccini.