Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7-Inch, Wi-Fi)

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7-Inch, Wi-Fi)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7-Inch, Wi-Fi)


Went from an iPad 1 to Galaxy Tab 2 and love it
So this device just came out this morning, and I hadn’t planned on buying it but I was down at my local best buy store and played with it just to see what it was and loved it! Let me say I used to have all apple stuff, apple computer, iphone, ipad, etc. Over the last year my apples have rotted, went bad and needed to be replaced. Instead of paying high dollar for all new apple stuff I went back to a windows PC, an Andorid Galaxy S2 phone, still had the iPad but it was in need of replacement.

So I got to Best Buy they didn’t have these out yet but they pulled one out and let me play with it while they set up the are for the demo unit to go. I liked it, very snappy, great screen. The device comes preloaded with ICS on it, it’s VERY snappy with zero lag so far.

The screen while not a retina display like the iPad is still clear enough for me. After all I’m not holding this inches from my face. if you do you get a chance to play with 1 of these before you buy go to…
Why I prefer the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 to the Kindle Fire
I have a Kindle Fire and do enjoy using it (for the most part) — love the form factor, enjoy the apps that I can get for it and am very pleased with the Kindle eReader app and ability to share books across all our Kindles. But when we were offered an opportunity to check out the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 a few days early, we jumped at the chance. The Kindle Fire is great at what it does, but its custom Android O/S, non-standard Web browser, limited selection of apps, lack of expandable storage and lack of Bluetooth support leave me cold.

*Browser Issues*

I’ve experienced multiple issues trying to browse web sites with the Kindle’s Silk browser which work fine on the Galaxy Tab 2 and other full-fledged Android devices. Although Flash videos can be played on the Kindle Fire (if you enable Flash in the Silk browser’s setting menu, which is OFF by default), Flash-based games on the Web such as…
Breakthrough Price & Value
This is a brand new product from Samsung that breaks the $250 price barrier. There are a lot of tablets at or below this price but they are mostly very low end devices with slow CPUs, poor screens and built for non-US markets. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 makes none of the compromises typical of this price point and provides the same kind of performance you’d expect from the rest of the Samsung Galaxy Tab portfolio. It’s fast, slick, has a great screen and even has Android 4.03 (Ice Cream Sandwich). I do like the new operating system and adapted to it in minutes. In addition to front & rear cameras there is bluetooth and even an IR blaster so you can use it as a remote for your TV. It only took a minute to set that up and get a program guide downloaded. All the apps on my Gingerbread phone loaded up to the Tab and run fine on the ICS platform. I can’t comment on battery life yet as I plugged it for the initial charge and setup and haven’t run on battery yet. As far as WiFi…
Product Features

  • Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS
  • 7-inch Multitouch Screen (1024 x 600)
  • 8GB Internal Memory; microSD expansion up to 32GB
  • Wireless N Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n); Bluetooth 3.0
  • 1GHz Dual-Core Processor; 1GB RAM

Product Descriptions
Description : Samsung GT-P3113TSYXAR 7.0 inch Galaxy Tab 2 1.0GHz/ 8GB/ Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Tablet Computer (Titanium Silver)

Keep yourself entertained at home and on the road with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0). Weighing just 12 ounces and sporting a vibrant 7-inch touchscreen display, the Galaxy Tab 2 runs the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) operating system and is powered by a 1.0 GHz dual-core processor to help you achieve maximum usage across various demanding applications.

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Exceptional 7-inch multitouch screen designed for reading books and magazines, watching movies, playing games, and more (view larger).

Access the Internet and stream media over your home network via ultra-fast Wireless-N Wi-Fi. And with the Smart Remote app and built-in IR Blaster, you can watch and control your TV content–all from the palm of your hand. The Galaxy Tab offers full support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for accessing Flash-enabled websites, watching video and playing games.

Designed to fit in one hand, typing messages or notes is simple and easy with the Galaxy Tab’s virtual QWERTY keyboard. It’s outfitted with a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera for photo capture and sharing as well as a VGA front-facing camera for video chat. Other features include 8 GB of internal memory, microSD memory expansion (for up to 32 GB of expansion via optional cards), Bluetooth 3.0 wireless connectivity for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, and GPS for navigation and location services.

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Easy access to your most important information
from your home screen (view larger).

The Power of Android 4.1

With the Android 4.1 OS (aka, Ice Cream Sandwich), you can enjoy the most ramped up, up to the minute features and multitudes of apps supported by new the ICS technology. You’ll get an evolved, intuitively designed UI that transitions seamlessly across all your applications, plus enhanced web browsing, faster overall response, and easier accessibility to preloaded Google Mobile apps including YouTube, Google Search, Maps, and more.

With integrated Google technology, the Galaxy Tab 2 brings one-touch access to the popular Google mobile services millions use every day, including Google Search, Gtalk, Google+, and contacts/calendar synchronization. And through Google Play, you’ll get access to thousands of useful applications and fun games to download and install on your tablet, with many more apps being added every day.

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Access thousands of TV shows and movies via
Samsung’s Media Hub (view larger).

Rich Content

Samsung’s Video Hub is your personal video store concierge–1,000+ titles and counting–with virtually no wait time during progressive downloads so that you can enjoy video contents right away. Forget lugging around stacks of books–Readers Hub lets you delve into the intimate pleasures of digital reading, a wealth of e-books on your own personal screen. Additionally, Music Hub provides a full music store loaded with your favorite tunes. And Game Hub is your go-to source for premium and multi-player games, letting you jump into action any time, wherever you are.

Easy Access

You can immediately check out top e-books, latest hit songs, premium games, and recent video releases. The home screen layout maximizes your experience of Samsung Hub services by providing direct access to apps you use all the time.

Stay Connected with Friends

Samsung’s ChatON app connects your friends and acquaintances across devices and platforms in a more expressive, dynamic way with unique features like Group Chat, Multimedia Transmission, Buddy Interaction, and more. You can also engage in spur-of-the-moment group video sessions with Google+ Hangouts as easily as bumping into somebody on the street.

Stream Video and Music via AllShare Play

AllShare Play melds digital content from different networked devices into one seamless flow–it’s almost like having one device. You have the freedom to download photos or movies to store, then push to watch later on your Samsung HDTV. AllShare Play also acts as a gateway to web storage services where you can conveniently and securely upload and backup your data for safekeeping or sharing.

 


 

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Memory expansion via optional microSD cards
up to 32 GB in size (view larger).

Specifications

  • Operating system: Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • Display: 7-inch multitouch screen (1024 x 600 pixels)
  • Processor: 1 GHz dual-core processor
  • Internal memory: 8 GB
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Memory expansion: microSD cards (up to 32 GB in size)
  • Cameras: 3-megapixel rear; VGA (640 x 480) front
  • Wireless connectivity: Wireless N Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n); Bluetooth 3.0
  • Ports: 1 USB 2.0 (host); 3.5mm headphone/microphone jack
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, digital compass, light, proximity
  • Dimensions: 7.6 x 4.8 x 0.41 inches
  • Weight: 12 ounces
  • Battery: 4,000 mAh

File Compatibility

  • Documents: Word (.doc .docx .txt .hwp .rtf); Excel (.xls .xlsx .csv); PowerPoint (.ppt .pptx .pps); PDF
  • Audio: MP3, AAC, AC-3, AMR, FLAC, MID, WMA, WAV, OGG
  • Images: GIF, AGIF, JPEG, PNG, BMP, WBMP, WEBP
  • Video: Playback up to Full HD 1080p @ 30 fps (frames per second) with following compatibility:
    • Codec: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, VC-1, DivX, WMV7, WMV8, WMV9, VP8
    • Format: 3GP, ASF, AVI, MP4, WMV, FLV, MKV, WebM

Preloaded Software

  • Core apps: Contacts, Alarm/Clock, S Planner, Camera, Gallery, Photo Editor, Video Maker, Web Browser, My Files, Email, Calculator, World Clock, Task Manager, Music Player, Video Player, Navigation
  • Google services: Google Search, Google Talk, Gmail, YouTube, Latitude, Places, Google Maps, Google +, Google + Messenger, Play Store, Google Play Books, Google Play Music, Google Play Videos
  • Samsung apps: AllShare (DLNA), ChatON, S-Memo, Smart Remote
  • Samsung Hub widgets: Media Hub, Game Hub, Music Hub, Readers Hub (Kobo, Zinio, NPD),
  • Additional apps and services: Amazon Kindle, Polaris Office, Dropbox, Netflix

What’s in the Box

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0); USB cable; charger; operating instructions

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