Samsung announces first Android 4.0 ICS running tablet


Samsung officially introduced earlier today a new 7-inch tablet — the Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0″), which runs on Google’s latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.

Galaxy Tab 2 specs are almost similar to the original 7″ tablet features a 7-inch WSVGA PLS TFT LCD touchscreen (a disappointing 1024 × 600p resolution for an ICS device) display, powered by a dual-core 1GHz CPU, 1GB of RAM, a 3MP rear-facing camera, VGA camera on the front, HSPA+ support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS. The new tablet will be available in three different built-in storage variants;  8, 16 or 32GB, plus a microSD card slot and 4000 mAh battery. Galaxy Tab 2 will also be available in 3G and WiFi versions.

Probably this is the reason why Samsung didn’t want to upgrade the Galaxy Tab original to Ice Cream Sandwich in the first place (disappointing for me because I own one). At its 10.5mm thin the tablet comes pre-loaded with Samsung TouchWiz UI with Live Panel, Samsung Apps, Samsung Hub, Kies Air, ChatON, Allshare Play and more.

GTab 2 will be available at first in the UK in March and afterwards in the Northern countries like Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway. Pricing for each version detailed below.

Wi-Fi: 2,995SEK (450USD)
3G: 3,695 SEK (556USD)

Wi-Fi: 349EUR (463USD)
3G: 429EUR (568USD)

Wi-Fi: 2,400NOK (420USD)
3G: 2,990NOK (523USD)

Wi-Fi: 2,350DKK (419USD)


via SammyHub