May 27th, 2011

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 that was given to Google I/O attendees a couple of weeks ago is a fantastic piece of hardward – I’ve said as much in my review. I also said that nothing is without its problems and it seems another big hardware problem has risen from the depths of, well, Android tablet hell.

Some users are seeing their Tab 10.1’s glass rise up from the chassis in which it sits. Our tipster says trying to push the glass back in lightly doesn’t do anything but expose the feeling of the glue trying to grasp onto it, while pushing it in hard will usually do the trick, but only for about 10 minutes or so.

He says he saw this problem as soon as he received the device at Google I/O and had them swap it out for a different one. The device he received after that suffered the same defect. Only the top two corners of his device are affected, while the other two remain in place.

It’s clear as day in the photos above and below, and a beneficiary of Android Community’s is also experiencing the same. Upon contacting Samsung about it (the poor soul lives outside of the United States), he was told to contact Samsung America as the device was intended to be used and supported here.

These are the only two accounts we’ve heard of the problem thus far. I should note that my Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has not displayed these issues or any signs of it waiting to happen. This is obviously a huge concern for anyone who experiences the problem, and will be a huge concern for anyone looking to buy the consumer version of the device when it launches June 8th here in the United States. We’ve contacted Samsung about the issue and hope to hear back from them soon. We’ll update you if we hear anything. [Thanks Aaron!]

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