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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 vs iPad = no contest

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 vs iPad = no contest

The differences between the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and the iPad (1, 2, and 3 for that matter) are immense - though I'm sure the title of this post will evoke a litany of different interpretations from readers here today. The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is the next-generation tablet from Samsung to come with their own suite of Samsung-tuned applications, while the iPad is the best selling tablet-like device of all time as well as one of the best selling devices of all time, bar none. Samsung didn't create the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 to compete with the iPad, but the inevitable question that pops up in the mind of everyone considering a new tablet purchase does end up being that almost no matter what: do I want this, or do I want an iPad instead?

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Review

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Review

This week we've gotten the next Galaxy Player family member in the house with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. What's that, you say? The Galaxy Tab 2 is a tablet and not a Galaxy Player? I beg to differ, ladies and gentlemen, as the Samsung world has done a big split in recent months, with no less than the Galaxy Tab 2 line heading in the direction of the media player while the Galaxy Note line (including the 10.1, for example) moves in the direction the Galaxy Tab 10.1 original started in back at Google I/O in 2011. Have a peek at what the Tab 2 line continues here in the 2 10.1 for the media world.

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Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 finalized and up for pre-order

Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 finalized and up for pre-order

The next Samsung Galaxy Tab Android tablet is up for pre-order now, all 10.1-inches of it complete with a dual-core processor inside. This device is set for the top of the middle-market with a Texas Instruments OMAP4 dual-core processor inside and a 10.1-inch 1280x800 display up front. This tablet is set to bring you essentially the same experience you had on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 original, but with Ice Cream Sandwich this time as well as a few more enhancements that make this device a superstar for the middle tier.

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Samsung attacks 7-inch opponents to Tab 2

Samsung attacks 7-inch opponents to Tab 2

When reviewing the 7-inch tablet known as the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, we mostly stuck to describing its graces and faults in and of itself, but this week Samsung has released several charts comparing the device to two of what they see as its main rivals. You'll find that Samsung has quite a few areas it's eager to show off as superior here in the Galaxy Tab 2 that, shown here, certainly seem to be lacking in the competition. Is it time for e-readers to step up their game and go Android without the extra skin, or will the two other champions of text-based media here in the tablet universe beat out Samsung's newest effort?

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 delayed for quad-core upgrade [UPDATE: Samsung denies]

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 delayed for quad-core upgrade [UPDATE: Samsung denies]

The folks at Samsung have been tipped to be holding back the next steps in their tablet evolution with not only the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 but the Galaxy Note 10.1 as well, both of them set for an upgrade to quad-core processors at launch time. Both of these devices were originally set to have dual-core processors of one kind or another, but due to the extremely quickly changing times in the tablet market it seems, they'll be upgrading both to their next-generation Exynos chips with four CPU cores instead. This bodes well for the Samsung tablet line as well as the Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone which is set to be revealed next month.

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Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 for the USA brings the $400 tablet to Samsung

Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 for the USA brings the $400 tablet to Samsung

It's time for Samsung to get a taste of the $399.99 tablet pricetag, especially now that the Apple iPad 2 is selling for that same price and still being produced to replenish stock on the regular. What with the tablet wars still very much going in Apple's favor, Samsung's strategy to create an Android slate in every conceivable shape and size seems to be sticking. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 joins the official USA release announcement team with the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 we've completed a review of today - is this your new everyday all day tablet?

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Review

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Review

There's a brand new Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet in town, and this one is what Samsung hopes will be a whole new experience driver for the whole hardware family. Where what we've seen before from Samsung has been a set of tablets that tried to be everything at once, this and the 10.1-inch version of the Galaxy Tab 2 are both aiming more at the services they can provide with other devices rather than concentrating on that plus content creation plus gaming plus a partridge in a pear tree. What we've got here instead is Samsung's suite of connected services encapsulated in one machine - and it feels nice to use, too!

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Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) briefly listed for $309 on QVC

Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) briefly listed for $309 on QVC

A few days ago we heard that Samsung planned to delay the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and 10.1, citing software issues with Ice Cream Sandwich that needed to be fixed. Samsung did say that they intended the tablets to be a bit friendlier on the wallet, and a new listing seems to confirm that. Phone Arena spotted a Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 listing on QVC’s website, with the tablet coming in for just $309. The listing has since been removed.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 launch re-set for end of April

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 launch re-set for end of April

The release of two of Samsung's newest efforts in the tablet business, both of them Galaxy Tab 2s, have been set for the end of April. The release of both of these Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets (ICS in the end) was supposed to be set for March, and now that the entire month of March has passed, Samsung has re-announced the release of both for the end of April instead. Here we're seeing what very well could be the amount of time Samsung needs to upgrade both tablets to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich before their official drop.

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Samsung delays Galaxy Tab 2 tablets to end of April

Samsung delays Galaxy Tab 2 tablets to end of April

For those of you in the UK who were hoping to pick up a Galaxy Tab 2, you’ll be waiting a little bit longer. Samsung said today that the 7.0 and 10.1-inch versions of the tablet have been delayed. Both tablets will now ship towards the end of April. The company says that both tablets will be running Ice Cream Sandwich when they ship, but that Samsung and Google need more time to fine tune the OS.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 pricing set for disaster

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 pricing set for disaster

We're now reviewing some pricing details for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 announced earlier today, and if these number stick to release day, we've got not doubt that Samsung has a rather larger blunder on their hands. The Galaxy Tab 2 was announced as a low-cost update to the original Galaxy Tab, otherwise known as the first real effort on earth to create an Android tablet. This new tablet has a 7-inch 1024 x 600 PLS LCD display, a 1GHz dual-core processor, and a 3-megapixel camera - perfect for a $240 price point - thats about half the cost we're seeing here in an apparent Euro price schedule.

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Someone told Samsung we needed another tablet

Someone told Samsung we needed another tablet

At what point do you stage an intervention: gently prise the set-square and soldering iron from Samsung's hands, and lead them from the tablet labs and into a quiet room where all the iPad adverts have been snipped from the coffee table magazines? This morning Samsung outed its latest model, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, a 7-inch successor to the original Galaxy Tab of late 2010. In the intervening period, we've seen a cavalcade of Samsung slates - the Tab 10.1 and 8.9, the 7.7 with its Super AMOLED Plus display, the 7.0 Plus which, for a while, looked like the original Tab replacement, and they've not been the only ones. Has Samsung got a tablet obsession or is it simply reading the market right?

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