4. Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9
Release date: October 2011
Why we’re excited: Call it the Goldilocks Factor. Samsung’s two other Android tablets—Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy 7.7—sported screens that we thought were too small and a hair too big. Looking to remedy that, Samsung is dropping the Tab 8.9 that will have a just-right size of 8.9 inches. All the other Galaxy Tab hallmarks will be there, too: front- and rear-facing cameras, Android Honeycomb, 1080p video playback, and a thin form-factor.