Samsung announces first 4.0 tablet. the GALAXY Tab 2 (7.0)

Samsung announces first 4.0 tablet. the GALAXY Tab 2 (7.0)

Samsung today announced their first Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich tablet, the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 2.  Powered by a dual-core 1GHz processor and 1GB RAM, the tablet comes in a variety of storage options, including 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB.  Should you need more space than what comes in the box, a microSD expansion port allows for up to 32GB additional storage. The Galaxy Tab 2 should be available in HSPA+ 21Mbps or WiFi connectivity and will likely come to the United States with bundled deals in the near future.

In terms of software, this tablet runs Android 4.0 with a number of Samsung’s own applications, including the TouchWiz UI.  Like its predecessors, the Galaxy Tab 2.0 comes with Readers Hub, Games Hub, Music Hub, and Video Hub for added and proprietary content.

The GALAXY Tab 2 (7.0)’s superb multimedia experience is further boosted by Samsung’s AllShare Play, a new content-sharing service available for the first time on any Samsung mobile device. AllShare Play allows users to play or live-stream their multimedia content on their GALAXY Tab 2 (7.0) from PCs, other Samsung smart devices as well as third-party web storages. Users can also easily transfer content to other devices or directly to web services.


Look for the UK to get their hands on the Galaxy Tab 2 in March, followed by other countries over the next few months.  We fully expect to see the Galaxy Tab 2.0 at Mobile World Congress later this month so be sure to check back for more information!



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  1. Jacob Markussen
    February 13, 14:09 Reply

    What makes it any different from the GTab 7+ or the GTab 7.7 (except from .7″)? 

    ICS, I know, but that’ll hit the others anyway…

  2. Anonymous
    February 14, 15:04 Reply

    I’ll be looking forward to getting a hands on with this one, as long as it’s at a reasonable price i.e. around £150-200 mark.

    Like the idea of the Media Hub and sharing aspect

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