Samsung officially announced Galaxy Tab 2, a 7-inch Tablet with Ice Cream Sandwich

  • 14/02/2012 AT 21:18 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Samsung GALAXY Tab 2Samsung released the new Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) into the tablet world with some impressive features. Not only is this sleek and sexy tablet powered by AndroidTM 4.0 but, as JK Shin (the IT & Mobile Communications Divisions president at Samsung Electronics) stated “The new GALAXY Tab 2 (7.0) will provide people with delighted multimedia experience and allow efficient communication.”

As one of the leaders in the digital world, both wireless and not, Samsung is constantly researching and exploring new and innovative technologies to provide their customers. The first Galaxy Tab didn’t come close to topping the Apple iPad however it still had a good bit of popularity due to some impressive features. Not only did it run on the Ice Cream Sandwich OS (Android 4.0) but it had an upgraded Android Market. Users of the first Galaxy Tab were able to access over four hundred thousand apps which were for both phones and tablets. Additionally they were also able to enjoy the Face Unlock feature which has quickly become a beloved and a defining feature for the Galaxy tabs.

The second Galaxy Tab runs the latest Android 4.0 operating system, Ice Cream Sandwich. The Galaxy Tab 2 also allows incredibly easy access to a variety of medias with the ability to have playback and sharing thanks to the Samsung Hub service.

Just like it’s predecessor, it features a 1 Ghz dual-core processor, a 3 megapixel camera on the back of the device and a VGA camera in front for videochat. The WSVGA TFT  display is smaller, having 7-inch and is capable of supporting a 1024×600 resolution.

Galaxy Tab 2 Tablet will come in three version: 8/16/32 GB memory, but fortunately a microSD card is supported for extension. On the connectivity side, this tablet supports: Bluetooth 3.0, USB 2.0, Wi-FI 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, GPS and 3G(on the 3G model). The battery is a Standard Li-ion with 4,000 mAh, which is quite good for 7-inch tablet.

Samsung consumers also can continue to enjoy the massive amount of content available to them. There are now over seventeen million tracks available on the Samsung Music Hub while the Readers Hub provides over 2.3 million books and over thirty five hundred magazines. Those news fanatics can enjoy a stunning array of over two thousand newspapers and for those without English as their first language they don’t have to worry as there are over fifty one different language options available.

Along with the Music and Readers Hub’s Samsung has incorporated a Game Hub and they have introduced their new Video Hub. The Video Hub has more than a thousand different films and these films can be rented, purchased outright, or even reviewed on the Galaxy Tab 2.

On top of the vast content available to uses the new Galaxy Tab 2 has some impressive and noteworthy communication abilities. There is a voice call feature which allows people to have a secondary phone in an emergency or simply any time of need. Additionally there are the multi-party video calls thanks to Google allowing their Google + Hangouts to be readily available. Chat groups are offered as well thanks to ChatON which makes it simple for users since phone numbers are utilized rather than ID’s and passwords.

Overall the new Samsung Galaxy 2 is a fantastic and marvelous tablet that will surely capture the hearts and minds of users of all ages. Without a doubt this new tablet a powerful multimedia tool and will surely level the field for the iPad as well as offer an enticing choice for future tablet owners.


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