Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 – top 5 custom Android ROMs for the GSM versionBy
Top custom Android ROMs for Samsung Galaxy Tab 7
The new iPad can turn as many heads as it wants with its fancy Retina display, but awesome third party support is one of the major reasons Android is such a strong contender. Third parties are awesome for customizing your phone and tablet, so let##Q##s take a look at what the ROM developers have come up with for the Galaxy Tab 7.
MIUI 2.1.6 for Samsung Galaxy Tab 7
MIUI is truly a thing of beauty. One of the major criticisms against Android has been its handling of icons and how the mess of colors doesn##Q##t make it too easy on the eyes. MIUI changes that by using bigger icons, reminiscent of those found on iOS, as well as other modifications that give Android a royal makeover. Functioanlity-wise, it offers the built-in ability to create folders and has toggles for wi-fi, bluetooth, mobile data etc built into the drop-down notification bar. It comes with MIUI##Q##s awesome music app handling your tunes and it##Q##s much more advanced than Google##Q##s stock player, including equalizers and automatic lyrics lookup. Whether it##Q##s the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 or any other Android device, MIUI is always a solid choice.
Isn##Q##t it frustrating when manufacturer and/or carrier bloatware hogs up those precious resources and prevents you from fully enjoying the customization potential? For those who really want to personalize their tablet with as little decisions as possible being made for them, the Clean ROM is an obvious choice. This ROM also provides root access and comes with BusyBox as one of the few things that are pre-installed.
The latest incarnation of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich, in all its glory so you can really appreciate it on a bigger screen. Even though in Alpha stages, the ROM is stable and functional beyond Alpha or even Beta level. The interface has had the biggest revamp ever coming off Android 2.3 Gingerbread and Honeycomb and is much easier on the eyes.
One of the most heavily modified ROMs out there, Overcome brings some lovely new features to the table, including a 3D gallery and a built in Swype keyboard. There are also some very nice aesthetic touches, including a very cool boot animation and a circular battery indicator.
Another “bare bones” ROM that keeps pre-installed apps to a minimum with the exception of BusyBox, freeing up a lot of RAM for you to make the most out of all the awesome homescreen modifications available on Google Play. The ROM comes with Launcher Pro pre-installed , allowing you add or remove homescreens and make them very editable.