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This article was published on October 12, 2010

Samsung moves quickly to remove “Porn” button from Galaxy Tab

Samsung moves quickly to remove “Porn” button from Galaxy Tab
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Samsung had a potentially embarrassing situation on its hands after it emerged that the company had inadvertently included the word “Porn” when referencing the Home button on its soon-to-be-released Galaxy Tab tablet device.

The porn reference wasn’t a mistake as such, the Porn reference was actually short for ‘Pornire’ which means “to start” or “Starting” in Romanian, the country where the device and associated firmware was heading.

Given the fact that many technology websites picked up on the “porn button” and not wanting to attract negative publicity, Samsung immediately went about changing the name of the home button on the Galaxy Tab, renaming it to a ‘Acasa’, another Romanian word for home.

A few hours ago, Samsung Romania took to its Twitter account to tweet the following:


As you can see from the following screenshot, the Galaxy Tab will ship in Romania with a more family friendly home button:

Good work Samsung, the company acted quickly to reports and remained communicative throughout.