Samsung to Developers: Fix Your Apps for Our Tablet!


Samsung's Android tablet is subject of all kinds of rumors on how soon its launch will be.  Will it be in the third quarter of this year?  Or is the date August 11th significant?  Samsung is hosting a "new products" event then, presented by Samsung President Tim Baxter.

This tablet, called the Galaxy Tab (after the Galaxy S mobile phone on the left), is definitely coming soon.  Here's a note Robert Bonestall, developer of the Magic 8-Ball App, received from Samsung.


"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
both parties."

New products coming at the August 11th event, and fix requests to developers on tablet display issues?  Better take these  tablets and call me in the morning.