A Galaxy Tab in Waiting
No question – waiting about for a much anticipated product launch from Samsung Galaxy Tab is probably one of the more frustrating things in life. It seems that with so much runor and specualtion many Samsung Tab fans are left disappointed as yet another release date slips by. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) and the 10.1 inch version were supposed to be on store shelves already but that's not happening.
The delay, it seems has been blamed on the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Whilst Samsung got itself sorted with the updated OS pre installed in all the Samsung Galaxy Tab devices, someone needed to go back to Google and have further conversations. Both Samsung and Google are apparently needing more time to ensure smooth operations with sofware. .
Latest word from Samsung is that the Galaxy Tab 2 (7)' will be released in the US on the 22nd April 2012 costing $250 – about half the price of the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus and the 10' will make its way to us by May 13th. This 10.1 model will set you back $450 for a 16gb with a dual core 1GHz processor, a 3mp camera at the back and a VGA cam in the front. The much talked about Peel App – a Smart Remote Android is included.
Both these devices have a great inclusion: a years worth of free 50GB cloud storage with Dropbox. That's pretty nice! The Ice Cream Sandwich is the OS with the SamsungTouchWiz Android skin. Custom apps are also included suh as Reader Hub, Media Hub and Game Hub.
Why are consumers chomping at the bit to get one of these babies? Well, to start with, they are cheaper. They will have the Android 4 system and promise to be better performers than their older siblings. Secondly, the lower end Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 seems that it might be a great deal. Advanced copies of the product are starting to get in reviewers hands and the general consensus is that the 7.0, while $50 more expensive than the Kindle Fire, offers the consumer a whole lot more value for money.