Goondu DIY: Three tips for a better Galaxy Tab

November 21st, 2010 | by Alfred Siew

The Samsung Galaxy Tab may be a great tablet out of the box, but it won’t stop us from customising it to work even better, would it?

Here are three essential tips for the Android gizmo.

>>Get Advanced Task Killer
There’s a school of thought that you should not fiddle with the way Android controls how your apps multi-task. However, should you find your Galaxy Tab a little slow, just fire up Advanced Task Killer to keep things snappy. The default Samsung task manager is rather “gentle” when it comes to killing apps, and I feel it’s not as effective.

>>Get Opera Mini or Skyfire browser
These browsers are ultra-fast and they show up the built-in Chrome browser on the Galaxy Tab. The downside: no native support for Flash, though Skyfire does show some videos via a separate Videos button.

[UPDATE: I’ve just tried Dolphin Browser HD and it’s much better – faster than the default browser and has Flash as well. So, for the best of both worlds, go with Dolphin. Thanks to Peter and James (over Twitter).]

>>Get ROM to remove SingTel apps
Yes, you can remove all the SingTel apps onboard if you don’t like them. I understand that you can try bringing the device to the Samsung Singapore store at Vivocity to load the device without SingTel’s apps, but it’s always good to check before heading down.

Alternatively, if you are the DIY sort, search for SGS CSC Selector on Android Market, which lets you select which ROM you want to use on the tablet. Select XSP when prompted.

WARNING: This will remove all your user data and installed apps, and Techgoondu shall not be responsible for any damage to your device.


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