An Android home screen featuring apps and widgets.
A home screen showing games and bookmarks.
The launcher in portrait orientation.
Flipping the tablet to portrait rearranges app icons and widgets.
Sometimes widgets don’t hand orientation changes well.
The default app launcher.
The app switcher in action.
The mini apps appear in a dock formation when a button at the bottom-center is pressed.
Here’s the default task manager. Decent, but it doesn’t show all of the background processes running.
The mini calendar.
A notepad featuring handwriting support.
Here’s the calculator running in a window.
The mini music player.
Widgets are presented visually, so you can see what you’re adding to your screen.
The bundled AP app.
The YouTube app will make recommendations based on what it thinks you will like.
Watching a video in the YouTube app.
Play books is beautiful and somewhat playful in its presentation.
The weather app is nice.
The video player is functional but does not use fullscreen by default for some reason.
This is not a good way to have your phone app run on a tablet.
Samsung’s Social Hub app accessing LinkedIn.
Viewing Twitter through Social Hub.
The system-wide sharing menu. Again…nice.
The settings app.
Setting the wallpaper is an odd experience.
Samsung’s highly redundant app store.
Most of the apps in Samsung’s store are definitely phone apps.
Reading an article in Pulse.
The included RSS app called Pulse.
Formatting text in Polaris.
Polaris’ text editor.
The included office suite, Polaris Office.
Sorting by artist in Google’s music app.
Play Music is an attractive app.
Play Books also supports illustrations.
This is an all too familiar message while browsing apps.
The stock music app.
Playlists in the music player.
Like Ubuntu, Music Hub uses 7digital as its music store.
Definitely not ready for a wider screen.
Why include apps on a tablet that are obviously not tablet-optimized?
The default notes application.
Taking a memo with the Honeycomb keyboard.
Media Hub also features a selection of television episodes.
Browsing genres in Media Hub.
Browsing videos in Media Hub. Unfortunately, descriptions don’t always fit the content.
Google Maps is great.
Categories in Google Play.
Reading in Play Books is pleasant.
More widgets and apps.
The only problem with the mini apps is when you miss the spacebar and accidentally bring them up!
App pages in Google Play display screenshots, reviews, recent changes, and a description alongside related content.
Some tablet apps are grouped together on a featured page in Google Play.
The Google Play app store.
Google Play carries books, videos, apps, and music. Selection is inconsistent.
For some reason, your new message gets a field no bigger than the subject.
The default GMail app is clean and very functional.
The gallery app shows all images on your Tablet, even ones you might not care about.
The file manager is capable but light on features.
It’s hard to tell what some directories in the file manager are for.
Why is Facebook okay with their app looking like this?
One of the bundled e-reader applications.
Here’s where you can add application shortcuts and widgets to home screens as well as change the wallpaper.
The fullscreen calculator app.
Here’s what the camera app looks like.
The contacts app is good, but the GMail app doesn’t play nice with groups created in Contacts.
The stock Android browser (pre-Chrome).
Sometimes the browser will get behind in drawing elements like background elements.
An annoying number of sites insist on displaying the mobile version of their pages.
Choosing a new default browser. Nice.
Required downloads to launch the app you just downloaded. Not a great user experience.
Images taken by the camera are okay but nothing exciting.
In preparation of creating some new screenshot galleries, I’m updating some of my older galleries from pages to posts. Here are some shots I took of my Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 running Android 3.2 Honeycomb.