Android Power in Tablet Form
If you’re in the market for a tablet, then the choices can be overwhelming. iPads are the most popular and offer a high quality experience but with accompanying high prices. Why not take advantage of the power and versatility of an Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Tablet?
The benefits are plentiful in getting a tablet in general. Tablets are all about convenience, i.e. being able to lay on the couch and browse the web and check emails. If your computing activities are primarily surfing the web, checking email, playing games, and communicating with friends and family, then a Samsung Galaxy Tablet is exactly what you need. A laptop can be overkill for what you need, and even if you’re composing your next novel or long emails then a tablet is totally appropriate.
Galaxy Tablet History
The Samsung Galaxy Tablet is just a name for a series of tablets created by Samsung. Since 2010, the company has been producing the tablet as a modification of the Samsung Galaxy Note series, with the main difference being the removal of the stylus. The first model was debuted at the IFA in Berlin, an international electronics conference. It featured a single core Exynos processor with 1 GHz of speed, an LCD display of seven inches, and a screen resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. The operating system was called the Android 2.2 Froyo, and since then operating system and software updates have been made available regularly.
Next, Samsung released the Galaxy Tablet 7.0 Plus, which came with the new and improved Android operating system Android 3.2 Honeycomb. The hardware included also had improved specifications from the previous model.
The same year as the release of the Galaxy Tablet 7.0 Plus, Samsung debuted the Galaxy Tablet 7.7, again at the IFA show. Boasting a larger screen of 7.7 inches, the tablet also had impressive upgrades to its hardware and software, including a dual-core 1.4 GHz processor, support for SD flash cards of up to 32 gigabytes, front and rear facing digital cameras, improved battery life of up to 5,100 mAh, and a lighter profile to make holding it with one hand more convenient with previous models. Subsequent models in 2011 revealed increasingly larger screen sizes, to 8.9 inches and 10 inches.
In 2012, Samsung released its next big model upgrade with the Galaxy Tablet 2.0. This tablet was aimed at the budget-conscious consumer. The camera quality, processing speed, and WiFi speed were lowered to allow for a lower price to consumers.
The same trend continued in 2013 and 2014 with budget models released called the Samsung Galaxy 3 and Samsung Galaxy 3 Note. Subsequent years would see the Galaxy Tablet 3 and Tablet Lite, which were also variations of the budget-oriented model.
The Transition From Budget to High End
The Samsung Galaxy Tablet Pro was released in 2014 and different from previous models in that it was geared towards the high end consumer versus the budget consumer. This line of tablets boasted faster hardware, with 1.2 GHz in processing speed and 1.5 GB of Random Access Memory.
Operating Systems – Kiss Android Goodbye
In terms of operating systems, Samsung continued to use Android based systems until 2016, when its first Windows-based system was released on the Samsung Galaxy TabPro S. Another major difference in this new model is an included and attachable keyboard, making it more like a laptop than previous tablet models. Cool new features like Bluetooth compatibility and fingerprint sensors are giving consumers more reason to continue using Samsung Galaxy tablets instead of cumbersome laptops.