Samsung Electronics has unveiled an upgraded version of its Galaxy Tab. The device is powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and features a 1GHz dual-core processor.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) will launch in March in the UK. It is the first Galaxy Tab to run on Android 4.0, which will see it delivering faster performance and response times. It will be available in 3G and Wi-Fi versions.
The Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) sports the new Video Hub, which offers over 1,000 film titles for purchase or rent, as well as providing Samsung’s existing Music, Reader and Games Hubs.
The device also has Samsung’s upgraded TouchWiz user interface, featuring Hub widgets that allow one-step access to selected content, while a new service, S Suggest, offers real-time recommendations of apps suited to customers’ tastes directly on the home screen.
Samsung’s AllShare Play, a new content-sharing service, will also launch on the Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0). AllShare Play allows users to play or live-stream their multimedia content on their Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) from PCs and other Samsung smart devices. Content can also be transferred to other devices or directly to web services.
Users can also arrange multi-party video calls via Google+ hangouts, as well as engage in group chats or micro-communities to collectively chat or share content. The new tablet also comes with ChatON, Samsung’s cross-platform communication service.
Simon Stanford, head of Samsung’s telecommunications and networks division said: ‘We have actively worked to enhance and extend our tablet offering since the launch of the original Galaxy Tab 18 months ago, to put us in the position we are in today of being able to offer our customers a portfolio of devices of varying sizes relative to their different needs.
'We are delighted to be offering our customers even more choice with our latest tablet, which is our first to feature Android 4.0.’
Price points for the new tablet have yet to be revealed.