Monday, February 13, 2012

Galaxy Tab 2 with ICS

Samsung just launched the Galaxy Tab 2, the official sequel to its original tablet, the Galaxy Tab. Whereas the original Tab was criticized for running an up-scaled phone operating system rather than one designed specifically for a tablet, the new Tab leaps forward to Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich”(ICS), the most recent Google mobile OS, designed for phones and tablets.
Galaxy Tab sports 1 GHz dual core processor with both 3G and WiFi connectivity. The Galaxy Tab 2 has a 1,024 x 600-pixel screen that measures seven inches (more screen sizes are sure to follow). It’s Samsung’s first tablet to run IceCream Sandwich. With the latest Android comes useful features like an improved interface that allows users to swipe-control apps and the ability to unlock the phone just by looking at it via Face Unlock.
You also get an OS that’s designed from the ground up to run on tablets as well as smartphones — unlike some other devices such as the Kindle Fire, which run a version of Android that was originally meant for phones. That means most functions should run smoothly and the few Android apps designed specifically for tablets will really shine.
The Galaxy Tab 2 will also become the first mobile device from Samsung to ship with its AllShare Play service. AllShare Play allows users to stream multimedia content to the tablet from their PCs, Samsung smartphones, or third-party cloud drives. The service also supports device-to-device and device-to-cloud transfers.
Samsung also says the Tab 2 has improved social abilities. Being an Android device, Google+ integration is seamless and includes the ability to start hangouts “spontaneously.” There’s also integration with Samsung’s ChatON service, which is similar to BlackBerry Messenger or iMessage, leveraging the device’s data connection to start chats of send instant messages cheaply and easily.

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