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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Launches in the United States Starting May 13

Launch of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is now officially set to take place in the US starting May 13 at merchants such as Amazon and Best Buy. The Galaxy Tab 2 pricing will start at $399 for a 16GB and WiFi model, with no real jump in specs over the original Galaxy Tab. It has the same slim design and a dual-core chip running Ice Cream Sandwich. Sammy also took this time to announce the US launch of their new Galaxy Player 4.2 which will sell for $200. 

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2™ 10.1 and 4.2 Galaxy Player™ to be available for purchase nationwide this weekend 

Samsung Electronics America Inc., today announces that its newest additions to the Galaxy Family, Galaxy Tab 2™ 10.1 and Galaxy Player™ 4.2, will be available for purchase nationwide beginning Sunday, May 13.

The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 will be available for $399.99 SRP, and the Player 4.2 will sell for $199.99 SRP. These complement the already available Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and Galaxy Player 3.6.

Retailers carrying the devices include Amazon, Best Buy, hhgregg, Tiger Direct, WalMart, Office Depot and others. (Not all models available from all retailers).

For additional retail outlet availability, visit http://www.samsung.com

Key highlights include

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

Control, Watch and Share Your TV Content
· The perfect TV companion, use your Tab as a universal remote, multitask on the web while watching and wirelessly stream the live feed from your TV to your Tab.

Your Movies, Videos and Games Will Come Alive
· Everything’s more exciting on a bigger screen. Browse the web, explore over 450,000 apps from Google Play and Samsung Apps, and access thousands of TV shows and movies via WiFi.

Built to Power Your Entertainment
· A big 10.1″ entertainment machine The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is powered by Android™ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, a dual-core processor with a microSD™ card slot and more.

Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2

Listen to your favorite music on the go
· Get instant access to your music with WiFi; as simple as drag and play.

Personalize your player. So many options to make it your own
· Discover a large collection of apps to customize your player.

One single device for all your entertainment needs
· The Galaxy Player 4.2 includes premium EA games. Experience seamless multimedia playback and much more!

  • Yefta Surbakti

    I bought the new
    10.1 tab 2, and I absolutely love it. I’ve been wanting a tablet for over a
    year. I could do easy internet stuff like twitter, facebook, surfing, and
    listening to internet radio, podcasts, and music that was smaller and more
    mobile then my laptop. And also i like play HD game with this gadget and run
    smoothly. Music sounds great. YouTube
    is cool to watch. Its nice to review my photos on a lightweight screen while
    sitting in bed.The display is bright and crisp, text is very
    easy to read even when I have screen brightness all the way turned down.
    There is nothing negative I have to say. This is THE
    tablet to have!

    If you want to buy
    one, just buy on amazon the cheapest and trusted merchant on the earth. Simply click
    this link : http://amzn.to/samsunggalaxytab2-10inch

  • ipad 7″ tab for $250 is set to launch in October (rumor)…Android needs to beef up their specs and screen resolution on their next major tablet to even compete. galaxy tab 2 with the same specs? idiotic

  • EC8CH


    Call me when your tablets have quad-core Exynos.

    meh till then

  • SD_Scott

    Just not enough of an upgrade from the first for me to purchase another (even after it was stolen)… So I got the tf300! Now let’s get some AOKP on it!!!

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  • Guest

    great read

  • Samsung has gone from the leader position in Android tablets (and even being a bit ahead of Apple, as the original 10.1 was thinner and lighter with similar performance) to now: a bargain brand competing with the likes of Acer and Toshiba. It’s amazing to me that Apple is the only company to have figured out that brand stewardship and consistency is important.

    I got a 10.1 at launch last summer, but my next tablet will certainly be the Transformer Infinity. At least until Asus betrays us too.

  • AmE

    Just got back from costco and it is available there at I think $379. Played with it for a minute, but was not that impressed. My wife has the tab 2 7.0 and I really don’t like the skin samsung uses.

  • I just saw Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 on sale at Costco. Early sale I guess.

  • DigitalDK

    Thanks Samsung for putting my birthday on the back burner. Here I am thinking I’m special for ruining Mother’s Day but then Samsung decides they just can’t have that and ruins my birthday.

    I guess it beats last years birthday where Justin Bieber decided to release his movie on my bithday… talk about ruined.

  • its samsung,so forget about updates

  • robocop

    Idk how this makes any sense but a secretary at work showed me her new Samsung tablet and said it was the 10.2…When I looked at the specs it was identical to this and had ics.how was she able to get her hands on one…btw, it was slow and the touch sensitivity was terrible

  • WOW anyone who buys this over the asus tablet really is misinformed. Why would someone buy this when the asus 32gb quad core tablet goes for 379 frequently on amazon.

  • Matt

    Costco is already selling these though?

  • Uh wow that’s interesting.. I work for walmart and we’ve had a galaxy tab 2 10.1 sitting out for sale for almost a month now. I guess somebody goofed?

  • realist

    asus transformer tf300 quad core…$399 32gb…need i say more?

    • Jon Garrett

      as much as I love Samsung products, Asus might just be my next tablet.

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    • meta96

      NO. asus or nexus.

  • Bionic

    google needs to hurry up and at least give us a teaser of their tablet. People are sick of waiting and people like me are wanting to make a decision sooner rather than later.

  • SD_Scott

    I’m really leaning towards a Prime… Trying to hold out until the Nexus tab’s specs are released but getting quite impatient.

  • Jeff “BIG RED”


    Please wait for a Samsung Agent to respond.

    You are now chatting with ‘Candice’. There will be a brief survey at
    the end of our chat to share feedback on my performance today.
    Your Issue ID for this chat is LTK56401032431X
    Candice: Hi, thank you for contacting Samsung Technical Support. How may I help you today?
    Visitor: when will the galaxy tab 10.1 get the ics update?
    Candice: Not to rush you, are we still connected on the chat?
    Visitor: yes
    Candice: I understand that you want to know the information on ICS update for the device.Is that correct?
    Visitor: yes that is correct
    Candice: Thank you. I certainly can help you with that.
    Visitor: ok
    Candice: May I know the model number of the device? Please check with the below steps.
    Candice: From Tablet’s Homescreen, please tap Menu >> Settings >> About tablet >> Model number .
    Visitor: GT-P7510
    Visitor: its the 32gb version
    Candice: Thank you for the information.
    Candice: Did you purchased the Wi-Fi tab GT-P7510, in US?
    Visitor: yes that is correct
    Candice: Thank you.
    Candice: We have dedicated team for Wi-Fi tablets. I can help you transferring the chat to the concerned analyst.
    Candice: Before I transfer the chat, do you have any more questions for me?
    Visitor: I dont
    Candice: Thank you.
    Candice: Give me a moment while I transfer the chat.
    Visitor: ok
    Please wait while I transfer the chat to the best suited Samsung Agent.

    You are now chatting with ‘Sammy’. There will be a brief survey at the
    end of our chat to share feedback on my performance today.
    Your Issue ID for this chat is LTK56401032431X
    Sammy: Hi, thanks for reaching out to Samsung tech support. How can I help you today?
    Visitor: I am trying to find out when my galaxy tab 10.1 is going to revceive ICS update
    Sammy: I understand that you want to know about the ICS update.
    Visitor: yes
    Sammy: The ICS update will be available this month i.e. May 2012 but I am sorry to say that we are not aware of the exact date.
    Sammy: For
    you to be able to receive the latest updates, we suggest you register
    the device with Samsung using the registration options available on the
    device. You can register the device by going to Settings -> Accounts
    & Sync -> Add Account -> SamsungAccount.
    Visitor: ok that is good to know. Thanks for your time!
    Sammy: You’re welcome. Is there anything else I can assist you with?
    Visitor: NOPE THATS IS THANKS!!!Visitor: IT

    • Tyler Chappell

      bahaha, the best part about this is the person;s name being “Sammy”, how cute

    • Almost as authoritative as when corporate press releases claimed it would be available in Q1 of 2012. In other words, this is essentially the same as no information.

  • andthrax

    the 10.1 tab 2 has been on the shelf at my Walmart 1711 for a few days already i thought it was for sale

    • Markgsalisbury

      I saw them on the shelf also at my local Sears in salisbury, md

  • Jeff “BIG RED”

    The only thing that I would rather have with the newer galaxy tab besides of course ics is the micro sd slot… But I am also enjoying my 50gb with Box so is this really a must?

  • r0lct

    With $200 7″ tablets about here you would really need mobility to justify a media player purchase.

    • Bionic

      exactly. just use your damn phone or 7 inch tablet. Why pay 200 bucks for a damn MP3 player?

  • Jeff “BIG RED”


  • Matt Tithof

    Hopefully the launch of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 2 will mean that the original 10.1 will get ICS shortly after (assuming Sammy was waiting to give the 10.1 ICS so that some might “upgrade” to the 10.1 2).

    • negative two


  • Matt Wheeler

    Where is the ICS update for the original 10.1??

    • You’re looking at it


      • r0lct

        With Samsung’s track record it might not be a joke

    • SD_Scott

      Google AOKP p4

  • Erickbernal27

    So Since I Have The Galaxy Tab 10.1, I Would Basically Be Paying For A
    Bigger Bezel And ICS? Wow, So This Is How It Feels To Be An Apple

    • AlexKCMO

      As much as I hate Apple, they at least update their old devices.

      • GalaxyTab Owner

        Exactly. Don’t buy a Samsung Tablet unless you like not getting timely updates from them.

        • angermeans

          Don’t buy any Samsung product if you are looking for updates. Unless you buy a Nexus S or Galaxy Nexus that is.

          • Dylan

            My Galaxy Nexus on Verizon isn’t getting timely updates.

      • laz

        That’s not entirely true. Or at least it’s apples and oranges. I’ll start by saying that I also have a 10.1 and am extremely frustrated by still having crappy Honeycomb bathed in even crappier Touchwiz.

        However… I was an original iPhone owner and my phone was eventually left for dead by Apple. Apple makes minimal changes to their OS iteration to iteration; updates are very, very infrequent; and their old devices eventually are not only left for dead, but they become unusable.

        I won’t go back to Apple because iOS completely lame, but even if you like Apple, it can’t be because of their great track record with updates (unless maybe you’re talking about an emergency update to fix a poorly tested problem).

        • angermeans

          I hate to tell you, but your Samsung 10.1 was released a mere few months ago and has been left behind where the original iPhone was launched in June 2007 and continued to get every update of iOS until iOS 3.0 (wasnt iOS then). The iPhone 3G (the next phone after the OG iPhone) continued to get updates for three years and every iPhone or iOS device that launches gets gurrenteed updates for 3 years. There has never been an Android phone that has even come close. The closest was probably the Nexus One which stopped getting updates after GB which was not even 2 years. Your lucky to buy an Android device now and have it supported a mere year later, hell, even 9 months later. Talk about comparing Apple’s to Oranges. We may all prefer Android (me included), but you have to be honest with yourself they have the updates down and all are available for download on the same day. Android on the other hand is so up in the air its scary. Still having a great amount of choice I think trumps what the iPhone offers even with updates, but that doesn’t mean that OEMs need to not take some responisibility and stop releasing dozens of phones with small updates over the last ones.

          If you are comparing versions of the OS then compare that. Eclair to Froyo to Gingerbread all came with minimal updates as well. It has only been from GB to ICS that Android has seen a giant step in what it offers. I think most people get the minimal updates in hardware as Apple not innovating, but really iOS just runs well it doesn’t need a lot of behind the scenes updates. I still think they need to overhaul iOS as it is in dire need of it, but Apple innovates just like Android does they just dont release dozens of phones a year and all being skinned. Android OEMs are killing Android and it will plain out. There is a reason why wireless providers like Verizon are selling more iPhones in a quarter than all Android devices combined. Normal consumers are buying iPhones as they are getting burned by the non updates and horrible bugs that plague Android devices. Not only that, but having their phones be replaced a mere two months later with the same phone with better features (cough Motorola Razr cough). This trend will continue until Google tightens the reigns and I thought they were going to do that with the Android update alliance, but that has faded and I wish it would come back.

          I love Android and I dont see myself leaving, but I also dont see myself buying another skinned device again. If I do it would have to be a huge jump like what HTC did with the One X. That is a phone that finally has pushed hardware forward enough to catch up with Apple. Face it you may call it small updates, but Apple is pushing the industry and Android and WP7 OEMs (besides Nokia which I think is really innovating right now) are merely playing catch up.

          • ostensibly

            “I love Android and I dont see myself leaving, but I also dont see myself buying another skinned device again.”

            Exactly. I love Android too, but it’s becoming difficult to recommend Android devices to friends/family who have no interest in rooting and romming. Maybe when we get to the point where the average consumer is trained to expect less than 18 months of usability from a phone.

          • ostensibly

            “I love Android and I dont see myself leaving, but I also dont see myself buying another skinned device again.”

            Exactly. I love Android too, but it’s becoming difficult to recommend Android devices to friends/family who have no interest in rooting and romming. Maybe when we get to the point where the average consumer is trained to expect less than 18 months of usability from a phone.

    • angermeans

      Are you trying to say that Apple doesn’t release credible updates? The new iPad is miles ahead of any tablet on the market both in screen and processor. You may be able to compare Android phones to the iPhone, but Android tablets to the iPad just doesn’t work. They are completely two different games being played and Android tablets are losing market space every day, and with Win 8 on the horizon they really have problems on their hands. I have owned the Xoom and Transformer Prime, but neither holds a candle to the new iPad. Apple may lock down their products and I may prefer Android to iOS, but even I can see what is playing out in the tablet game and believe me Android isn’t coming close. Every OEM including Google and their rumored Nexus tablet (which the Nexus has always been there to push the industry with top of the line specs and be the dev platform) is shying away from competing with the iPad. Instead all are in a race to the bottom to compete with the Kindle Fire. Android on tablets are taking a nose dive my friend, and Apple is setting the trends and innovating.