Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 2 attempts to take on the New iPad

Hoping to tap into a marketplace currently dominated by iPad 2 and soon to be dominated by the New iPad, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 is the successor to the original Galaxy Tab (which was released back in 2010) and holds the distinction of being the first Samsung tablet to run on the Android 4.0 operating system or Ice Cream Sandwich as it is known to its friends.


Designed with ease of use in mind, the Galaxy Tab 2 offers a variety of new and improved Android OS features, including embedded Google applications and the cutting edge Face Unlock program. Users also have a range of other features that they can benefit from, including an addition to the existing Hub range of music and games – the video hub which can be used to purchase and play movies. Further enhancing the user experience are applications such as S Suggest, which recommends widgets and apps, and an upgraded Touchwiz interface.

With the original Galaxy Tab being released over a year and a half ago, the Tab 2 takes advantage of the advances in technology, with a notably increased performance and response time. Available in 3G or WiFi versions, the Galaxy Tab 2 is set to go up against the might of Apple’s new iPad, a task which has been the downfall of many similar releases by the likes of HP, Blackberry and Motorola. Will the Galaxy Tab 2 be any different? Only time will tell.

Eyes down for the full tech-spec…

Processor – 1 GHz Dual-Core Processor
Display – 7” WSVGA(1024×600) PLS TFT
OS – Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Camera – 3 Megapixel
Video Playback & Recording – Full HD@30fps
Memory – 8/16/32GB User memory + 1GB (RAM)
Weight – 344g
Dimensions – 193.7 x 122.4 x 10.5 mm

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