Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 now available in US
7" variant hits UK
Published: 14 May, 2012
Following on from the release of the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 last month the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is now available in the US. The latest Tab to hit North America comes with all the features you'd expect for the newest version of Samsung's answer to the iPad and is released rocking Android 4.0. In addition to this Samsung has announced the nationwide release of the larger version of its own iPod touch-a-like, though it's fair to say it's quite late to this party, the Galaxy Player 4.2.
Key features of the Tab 2 10.1 include a dual-core 1GHz processor, 16GB of built-in storage and 1GB of RAM. In addition to this there's a 3.15mp rear-facing camera joined by a VGA front-facing one for video calling. The specs are decent but nothing special though should please Samsung fans with a price tag of $399.99.
The Galaxy Player 4.2 on the other hand runs Android 2.3 and offers up a Cortex A8 1GHz processor and 8GB of internal storage. As well as this there's a rear-facing 2mp camera, front-facing VGA camera and the screen not surprisingly measures 4.2". It's set to sell for $199.99 and will join the Galaxy Player 3.6 which is already on sale.
Meanwhile the UK will get the chance to indulge in some affordable Android thrills as the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 got released there over the weekend. Like the larger tablet it comes with a dual-core 1GHz processor, 1GB of RAM and Android 4.0 pre-installed.
Once again the specs are average but with a price tag of £199.99 the tablet is one of the UK's best alternatives to the Kindle Fire (which has yet to be released there), offering a dual-core processor and expandable storage for a similar price. It could turn out to be a blow to Amazon when it finally gets around to launching its tablet there if the Samsung slate gains traction with consumers.