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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 bringing ICS to the masses

Back in 2010 Samsung released their original 7-inch Galaxy Tab that didn’t exactly set the world on fire regarding sales. Last summer there were rumors that the company was set to release its replacement but until now nothing was seen, as the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 has been announced and will be bringing Android ICS to the masses.

Samsung latest tablet offering again comes with a 7-inch display sporting a 1 GHz dual-core processor, and according to Gotta Be Mobile it will also have Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity. One stand out feature is the Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system that currently is only found on a handful of tablets.

There were no details provided what US carriers the device will be on, but it is thought that both AT&T and Verizon will offer it. Also the company didn’t reveal any pricing but the device will be available in both the UK and US next month.

Currently though the Galaxy Tab Plus is available for $350 so the Wi-Fi version could be around the same price, but Samsung may look to compete with the Amazon Kindle Fire with a lower price bracket. The company is set to offer some built-in software to offer more for the user with the likes of the Music Hub, Readers Hub, and Video Hub.

The Video Hub offers users easy access to a number of movies and TV shows for renting or buying. The new device will also offer a new service called AllShare, which will let user’s stream music and other multimedia from a PC or smartphone to the Galaxy Tab 2.

With the new Android operating system users are given a better user interface with quicker access to features. While many tablets are set to be upgraded to ICS consumers will like the fact that the Galaxy Tab 2 has it straight out of the box. Below is a video of the device making its debut.

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Written by Gary Johnson

Gary has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. While Gary is keen to write about most topics that PR covers, his love for phones finds him reporting a lot of news about applications for iPhone, Android, and other popular operating systems

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