Lately a lot of developments have been taking place in the tablets market. Although no one has yet been able to bring an end to the dominance of Apple, whose iPad remains to be the most successful tablet of all time, tech giants such as Amazon and Samsung has given some tough time to Apple. Samsung released its Galaxy Tab last year which proved to be the most successful Android based tablet to the date. Now the company has released the second version of the device, Galaxy Tab 2 10.0. Technical specifications of the device have also been revealed and it is up for pre-orders at present.
The tablet was supposed to be released earlier but for some reason, the release was delayed. According to various rumors, this delay took place because Samsung wanted the device to have the finest technical specs in the market, including a quad-core Exynos processor. However, Samsung did not confirm any of these rumors. In the final release, there is a dual core processor running on this device. However, Samsung surprised many with the price of Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 which happens to be much lower than the previous model of the device. Users would be able to purchase this tablet at a reasonable price of $399, which is $100 lower than the price of the previous version of this tablet. With this low price, Samsung would certainly improve its position in the competition oriented market and would come in a better position to compete with iPad. It would also be a good strategy if Samsung, following the lead of Apple, decreases the price of the original version of Galaxy Tab and keeps selling it.
The actual shipping of Galaxy Tab 2 would commence from May 11. So far, Samsung is offering the WiFi only version but it is expected that a 3G equipped version would also hit the market pretty soon. There isn’t any huge difference between this device and the original Galaxy Tab, with only minor differences in the hardware. These differences include changes with microSD card slot and side mounted speaker. The dual core processor in this device is probably the same that also powers Galaxy Tab 2 7-inch version. Finally, we would have Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich as the operating system of this device. Let’s see whether this device lives up to its expectations or not.