Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 to come with Ice Cream Sandwich

13 Feb 2012

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Samsung is preparing to launch its first Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) tablet computer, which will come with better voice call capabilities and the ability to handle multi-party video calls via Google+.

The Korean technology giant said that the new OS will allow access to an upgraded Android Market containing over 400,000 applications.

A more intuitive user interface will include the ability to swipe-control applications.

As well as a wholly redesigned app gallery for easier sharing of content the new OS will include faster response times that will be enhanced by HSPA 21Mbps or Wi-Fi connectivity.

New Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 to come with Face Unlock

Just like the Samsung Galaxy Nexus the Galaxy Tab 2 will feature Face Unlock, which uses facial recognition to unlock the tablet.

The Tab 2 will come with a Readers Hub that will connect users to over 2.3m e-books, 3,500 magazines and over 2,000 newspapers.

Samsung will also launch a new Video Hub which will offer over 1,000 film titles to rent or buy.

The tablet will also come with a new content sharing service called AllShare Play, which allows users to play or live-stream their multimedia content on tablet from PCs and other Samsung smart devices.

The new tablet will also come with iumproved voice calling capability, turning it into a second smartphone as well as conduct Google+ hangouts.

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Editor John Kennedy is an award-winning technology journalist.

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