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Appeared on: Monday, February 13, 2012
Samsung Releses New GALAXY Tab 2

Samsung today expanded the GALAXY Tab range with GALAXY Tab 2 (7.0) powered by the AndroidTM 4.0 and a 1GHz dual core processor.

The GALAXY Tab 2 (7.0) is available in 3G and WiFi versions. Starting from UK, the GALAXY Tab 2 (7.0) will be launched in global market from March.

Samsung's first Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)-powered tablet offers a variety of new Android OS features. An upgraded Android Market enables access to more applications which can be enjoyed across phones or tablets. Furthermore, a more intuitive user interface includes the ability to swipe-control applications as well as a wholly redesigned app gallery for easier sharing of content. The new OS's faster performance and response times across multiple applications is further enhanced by HSPA 21Mbps or WiFi connectivity.

Additionally, Android 4.0 includes a selection of embedded Google applications that enables users to quickly launch sites and applications that they use frequently; meanwhile, the Face Unlock feature unlocks the tablet through unique facial recognition software.

The GALAXY Tab 2 (7.0) offers users multimedia access, playback and sharing experiences with Samsung Hub services. Samsung's Music Hub provides a full music store solution with access to over 17 million tracks. Additionally, the Readers Hub provides the user with access to over 2.3 million e-books, 3,500 magazines and over 2,000 newspapers in 51 languages, while the Game Hub instantly connects users to the latest game titles. Samsung is also introducing the Video Hub, which offers over 1,000 film titles for purchase or rent, and provides reviews, trailers and recommendations for easier content selection using the GALAXY Tab 2 (7.0).

Complementing the GALAXY Tab 2 (7.0)'s multimedia offering is Samsung's upgraded Touchwiz user interface that features Hub widgets for one-step access to users' content in Hubs; the device also presents S Suggest, a new service offering recommendations of apps suited to users' tastes directly on a home screen.



The GALAXY Tab 2 (7.0)'s 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.

Connecting socially is also easy with GALAXY Tab 2 (7.0)'s built-in communication capabilities.With the voice call capability, the GALAXY Tab 2 (7.0) can be used just as easily as a phone, affording users the convenience of a second device in case they misplace their primary phone. It also lets users to spontaneously arrange multi-party video calls via Google hangouts, as well as engage in group chats or micro-communities to collectively chat or share content. In addition, ChatON, Samsung's cross-platform communication service, connects all phone users of any platform into a single community. ChatON uses phone numbers instead of ID and passwords, and provides instant messaging and group chatting in various formats-images, video, voice, contacts.

Specifications

Network HSPA+ 21Mbps 850/900/1900/2100
Processor 1 GHz Dual-Core Processor
Display 7” WSVGA(1024x600) PLS TFT
OS Android 4.0(Ice Cream Sandwich)
Camera Main(Rear): 3 Megapixel Fixed Focus Camera Sub(Front): VGA for Video Call
Video Codec: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, VC-1, DivX, WMV7, WMV8, VP8 Format: 3GP, ASF, AVI, MP4, WMV, FLV, MKV, WebM Playback/ Recording: Full HD@30fps, HD@30fps
Audio Codec: MP3, AAC, AC-3, AMR, FLAC, MID, WMA, WAV, Vorbis Music Player with SoundAlive 3.5mm Ear Jack
Value-added Features Samsung TouchWiz/ Samsung L!ve Panel UX 
Samsung Apps
Samsung Kies / Samsung Kies air
Samsung Hub - Readers Hub/ Music Hub/ Game Hub/ Video Hub
 Samsung Hub Widget - Music Hub/ Game Hub/ Video Hub
Samsung S Suggest (App recommendation service)
Samsung ChatON mobile communication service
AllShare Play
GoogleMobile Services- Android Market, Gmail, Google Earth, YouTube, Google Maps, Syncing with Google Calendar
Polaris
A-GPS, Glonass  (Available on 3G version only)
Connectivity Bluetooth® technology v 3.0USB 2.0 HostWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
Sensor Accelerometer, Digital compass, LightProximity (Available on 3G version only)
Memory 8/16/32GB User memory + 1GB (RAM)
microSD (up to 32GB)
Dimension 193.7 x 122.4 x 10.5 mm, 344g
Battery Standard battery, Li-ion 4,000mAh


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