Ice Cream Sandwich Source Code Now Available For The Galaxy Tab 2, 7″ and 10″ Models

Android devs take note… Samsung released the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich source code for the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and 10.1. Here’s a list of model numberes covered:

Galaxy Tab 2 7-inch

  • GT-P3100
  • GT-P3110
  • GT-P3113

Galaxy Tab 2 10.1-inch

  • GT-P5100
  • GT-P5110
  • GT-P5113

Devs, hit the source link to start downloading and cook us up something yummy!

Source: samsung
via: androidpolice

Office Depot Lists Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 WiFi-Only Version As Available For Pre-Order

Ah yes, the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 saga. When we had last heard anything about the upcoming tablet, Sammy pulled the device last minute due to its interest in upgrading the device, which left many of us anticipating the device sad to say the least. Well cheer up because it looks like we’re one step closer to having the sleek tablet in our hands as it is now available for pre-order thanks to Office Depot. According to the website, the Galaxy Tab 2 will be a WiFi-only model featuring Ice Cream Sandwich, 16GB of memory and a WXGA display at 1280 x 800 resolution. The tablet looks to be reasonably priced too as it will go for a mere $400 and will be released on May 11th (Friday).

Unfortunately, the site doesn’t list whether or not the processor is indeed the quad-core variant as we are suspecting. Here’s hoping Sammy doesn’t let us down and include a dual-core processor like it did with the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0.

Source: Office Depot
via: pocketnow

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Now Available at Best Buy for $249.99

If you have been wanting to pick up an Android 4.0 tablet at a relatively affordable price, then do I have some good news for you. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 is now available at Best Buy for $249.99, which brings Ice Cream Sandwich in an easy-to-use 7″ design. The Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 has a 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, a microSD slot with support up to 32GB for expandable storage, and a 1024×600 resolution touchscreen. Best Buy is offering the titanium silver model that gives you a snazzy-looking device to browse the Web, play games, catch up on some reading, or video chat with friends and family. A VGA camera is included on the front for video chat duty, while a three megapixel camera is on the rear. Not exactly high specs, but then again this tablet should compete nicely with the Amazon Kindle Fire. If you are interested in picking up the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, then head over to the Best Buy website to order one with free shipping or stop by your local store.

Source: Best Buy

Production of 10.1-Inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Stopped To Double Its Cores

When Samsung announced the Galaxy Tab 2 a couple of months ago in both 7 and 10.1-inch varieties, the specs were mildly disappointing with a 1GHz dual-core processor. Apparently, Samsung was also disappointed with the specs and decided to stop production of the 10.1-inch tablet to give it an upgrade, according to a Korean Samsung insider.

The new Galaxy Tab 2, codenamed “Espresso”, will now come with a quad-core CPU. Which processor specifically is not yet known, and neither is whether this will affect the U.S. version of the tablet which has already passed through the FCC as a dual-core device.

This is the second Samsung tablet to get an upgrade before launch, with the Galaxy Note 10.1 being the first earlier this month. The Note is also getting a quad-core upgrade, specifically the Exynos 4412. It’s entirely possible, perhaps even likely, that the Galaxy Tab 2 will also be getting the Exynos 4412, which is the rumored processor for the upcoming Galaxy S III phone. Samsung must really love that processor.

Unfortunately, the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 2 will not be getting the upgrade and will remain a dual-core device.

Source: netbooknews

Samsung’s New Galaxy Devices Receive Pricing And Availability


Samsung is showing no signs of slowing down when it comes to launching handsets and Galaxy players despite how huge their lineup already is. Samsung’s aim and goal is to reach a wide array of customers by offering as many options as possible to the consumer. This is includes a wide variety of price ranges as well. Check out the devices and full specs below and feel free to let us know what you think in the comments below.

Galaxy Player 3.6

  • Available at Best Buy
  • 3.65-inch HVGA display
  • 1GHz Cortex A8 CPU
  • 2 meg rear facing camera
  • VGA front-facing camera
  • 8GB of internal storage
  • expandable to 40GB’s
  • Gingerbread 2.3
  • WiFi Only
  • $149.99 price tag 

Galaxy Player 4.2

  • 4.2-inch WVGA display
  • 1GHz Cortex A8 CPU
  • 8GB of internal storage
  • Expandable to 40GB
  • SoundAlive audio enhancement engine on-board
  • Gingerbread 2.3
  • TouchWiz UI Overlay
  • Pre-orders May 4th, launching on May 13th for $199.99

Galaxy Tab 2 7.0

  • 7-inch 1024 x 600 display
  • 8GB of internal storage
  • Expandable to 40GB or 50GB of free Dropbox storage for 1 year
  • Dual-core 1GHz CPU
  • Android 4.0 ICS
  • TouchWiz UI
  • Launching April 22nd for $249.99, Pre-orders begin April 12th

Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

  • 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 display
  • Dual-core 1GHz CPU
  • 16GB of internal storage
  • Micro SDHC support
  • 50GB of free Dropbox storage for 1 year
  • 3 meg rear camera
  • VGA front-facing camera
  • ICS 4.0
  • TouchWiz UI
  • Built-in IR blaster & Samsung remote software for HDTV
  • Pre-orders May 4th, launching May 13th for $399.99

Source: BGR

Will the 7-Inch Galaxy Tab 2 be Priced at $310? QVC Seems to Think So

For those of you who are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0), I imagine you are interested to know its retail price, too. Lucky for us, an eagle-eyed Phone Arena reader spotted a QVC ad for the device before it was quickly removed from their website. According to the attached QVC screenshot, the new 7-inch Galaxy Tab will run $309.96, at least through QVC as long as details don’t change before it officially goes on sale. This price was listed for the most basic 8GB version of the device with no cellular capabilities so expect that as the base price for the 7-inch tab.

Since this info was outed by mistake one could easily think the new Samsung slates are just around the corner, but lets not forget about the most recent news of a delayed launch due to software issues. In reality, we are probably not going to see the new Sammy tabs until late April if not early March and the UK is the first country said to receive the devices. Lets hope the issues get ironed out sooner rather than later and the $310 price tag actually becomes a reality.

Source: Phone Arena