Monday, 24 June 2013

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 With Android 4.0 ICS Announced

This is the Android tablet Nr.7 from Samsung and it's called Galaxy Tab 2. It's the first one ever to come with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box, and shares the same 7 inch display with 1024 x 600 pixels as its predecessors, the Galaxy Tab P1000 and the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus. The Galaxy Tab 2 measures in at 193.7 x 122.4 x 10.5 mm and weighs 344 grams.                                                        
Samsung is in close communication with both Google and our carrier partners to upgrade devices to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich as quickly and as smoothly as possible. Specific models that will receive the ICS update include the following devices. Other specifics for the Android 4.0 ICS update in the U.S. have not been announced.
Android™ 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade is available for the Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 8.9 (SGH-i957).Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) builds on the things people love most about Android — easy multitasking, rich notifications, customizable home screens, resizable widgets, and deep interactivity — and adds powerful new ways of communicating and sharing. Follow these download instructions carefully.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 features 1GHz dual core processor
  • Android 4.0,
  • 1GB RAM,
  • 7-inch PLS display with 1024×600p resolution,
  • 3MP rear camera,
  • Front camera,
  • HSPA+ support.
Looking at the specifications, it is likely to be priced low. We are anticipating a price around INR 22-23K for 16GB version at launch in India.

It looks like Samsung has just taken the wraps off its latest tablet offerings, with the Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) -- an ICS-laced follow-up to the company's original seven-incher. Android Phone Available in both 3G and WiFi varieties, this redux doesn't mark a huge departure from its predecessor, packing a 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM and a 1024 x 600 LCD. The big changes, however, come in the software department, with the Galaxy Tab 2 shipping with Android 4.0 straight out of the box.

Call us confused. Unless we're missing something, Samsung has installed Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on a chubbier, slower version of the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus and rebranded it the Galaxy Tab 2. I hate to open a post with such an accusatory tone, but I've read (and reread) today's press release and that's precisely what I see comparing the specifications between each generation."

Some devices in Samsung’s Galaxy Tab range of tablets are finally getting an upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, nearly a full year after its release.For now, the update is only available for UK tablets, with no word on when customers in other countries can expect to be blessed with 4.0 ICS. As for the latest Android operating system, that’s likely even further down the road.

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