The 7.0 Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 is a 7-inch tablet consisting of a display with 1024 x 600 pixels, a dual core processor with 1 GHz power and the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) operating system. It is similar to the size and price of the Kindle Fire of Amazon and the Nook Tablet of Barnes & Noble at $250 but the Galaxy Tab 2 has features that give it an edge over the two tablets.
The specific dimension of the Samsung Galaxy Tab is 7.6 x 4.8 x 0.41 with a weight of a little more than 12 ounces. It also consists of a back camera of 3 megapixels and a front camera of 0.3 megapixels. Its storage capacity is 8 GB and that is expandable via a slot for a microSD card.
Amazon and Barnes & Noble’s tablets, on the other hand, do not have cameras. In terms of storage, the Kindle Fire only has a RAM of 512 MB but it does not have provision for an SD card.
The tablets offered by Amazon and Barnes & Noble consist of custom Android versions and tight partnership with the book, app and media stores of their respective companies. On the contrary, the Galaxy Tab 2 of Samsung offers a more standard experience of Google's Android OS.
Because the tablet functions with Google Play Store, its users may download hundreds and thousands of apps by Android compared to the limited apps available for the Nook and Kindle Fire.
Kindle Fire and Nook are priced from $199 to $249. However, since they have been in the market for almost a year, users can already purchase their refurbished versions for a much lower cost. Kindle Fire, in particular, has a refurbished model offered by Amazon for only $169.
The Samsung Galaxy 2 will be available in stores beginning the 22nd of April. However, it can already be pre-ordered via Amazon for an affordable price tag of $249.99.