The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 was, at the moment of its announcement back in February, the first Ice Cream Sandwich-powered device coming from the South Korean manufacturer. We met the tablet while we were at MWC in Barcelona and now, as promised, you can grab one yourself.
It goes for $249.99 and you get a 1GHz dual-core processor, seven-inch WSVGA (600×1024) PLS TFT display, three-megapixel fixed focus main camera with no flash, VGA webcam, 1GB of RAM, 8GB internal memory (with microSD expansion slot), 4,000mAh battery and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on-board, on top of [...]
Amidst a CES with plenty of high-end tablets on display, we were a little let-down to hear of the underwhelming specs for Samsung’s Tab 2 models. Sure, they’d have Ice Cream Sandwich, but the rest of the figures were very much from last year. We held out hope that the Galaxy Note 10.1 would end up a little more impressive, and while at first it sounded like a virtual clone of the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 (stylus notwithstanding), we later heard rumors about the Note 10.1 getting some hardware upgrades prior to its release. Now there’s a new theory out that suggests [...]
Samsung seems to pride itself on having plenty of different Android tablet options available. In the past, they’ve largely been differentiated by screen size, but with upcoming models like the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and the Galaxy Note 10.1, it’s clear that Samsung is also interested in producing devices that offer different hardware options for the same size display. A new leak out of France names a couple possibly-unknown Samsung tablets, but are these just code names with which we’ve been unfamiliar, or might they speak to new hardware altogether?
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Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 was the first of the company’s tablets announced to arrive running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. A little bit later on, we learned about plans for a larger 10.1-inch version. While we’ve had a good amount of technical data on both tablets, the picture of their eventual release has been a little less clear. First it looked like there might be an international launch late last month, but those plans fizzled. Today Samsung has some news for us about the tablets’ release plans, revealing just how they’ll be making their way to [...]
The first Ice Cream Sandwich-powered Samsung tablet, at the moment it was announced, was the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 which the South Korean manufacturer unveiled on February 13. We’ve got some hands-on time with a “special fingerprint magnet edition” — as Jaime called it — at MWC so you might want to check out the video below.
The U.K. market should expect the tablet sometime this month but it looks like the FCC just gave a thumbs-up to the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0. Nothing out of the ordinary but we can see that the GT-P3100 supports AT&T’s 3G [...]
It turns out that there will be at least two versions of the Android 4.0-powered Galaxy Tab 2 (not to be confused with the Galaxy Tab Plus), one with a 7″ screen, which was previously announced, and now another, with a 10.1″ screen. The 10.1″ version won’t be dissimilar from the Galaxy Tab 10.1 that we all know from 2011: it’ll have a 1280×800 display, a 1GHz dual-core CPU with 1GB of RAM, and a 3MP rear-camera and VGA front-facing camera, available as either a WiFi or 3G device. Look for the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 to start shipping in the UK in the near [...]
Apple is still dominating the tablet market though Android-powered slates are starting to grab a rather considerable slice of the market. It will be interesting to see what the iPad 3 can bring to combat the army of Android tablets with Ice Cream Sandwich and powerful processors this year.
However, as far as South Korea is concerned, Samsung’s home market, the Apple iPad is outselling the South Korean manufacturer’s tablet offerings. The (roughly) 700,000 Apple iPad units sold last year join the other tablets designed in California that existed on the South Korean [...]