Samsung unveils 7-inch Galaxy Tab 2

Samsung unveils 7-inch Galaxy Tab 2

Summary: Samsung has given details of its first Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich tablet, which will come with a 7-inch display, 1GHz processor and an as-yet unknown price tag


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  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7-inch side

    The Galaxy Tab 2 7-inch measures 193.7 by 122.4 by 10.5 mm and weighs in at 344g. The original 7-inch device measured 190.1 by 120.45mm by 11.98mm thick, and weighed a not inconsiderable 385g. 

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    The device will ship with bespoke Samsung services such as a new 'Video Hub' offering film rental and purchase options, and the new AllShare Play service, which allows people to stream content to the tablet from PCs, third-party web storage or from other Samsung devices that support the feature. Content can also be transferred between devices using the feature.

    It will also arrive with dual cameras; a 3-megapixel on the rear, and a forward-facing VGA camera for video calling. Using the forward-facing camera, the device can support multi-user Google+ video 'hangouts', and will come pre-loaded with Samsung's multi-platform ChatON IM service.

    Samsung is currently involved in a number of lawsuits against Apple for alleged infringement of patents held by the Californian company relating to Samsung's family of Galaxy Tab devices.

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Topics: Mobility, Smartphones

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