Google was very pleased when they heard about the notion that there were manufacturers out there wanting to supply the world with a wide variety of devices that provide something for more niche markets, and they all wanted to be running Android software to help get the ob done. Samsung is at the forefront of those manufacturers, and their range of tablets is no exception to the same theory. Samsung loves providing for as many people as they can, and they don’t mind taking a bit of a financial short term hit for a long term gain by getting people more interested in shopping for something that they would buy.

The hardware packed inside the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 isn’t that much better than the original hardware. Where you will enjoy the upgrade is with the Android software packages which have official Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean software updates available. Of course, those with no money might be interested in checking out the XDA-Developers forum and seeing whether the original tablet can also be updated to something like Jelly Bean unofficially.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Tablet comes with an Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box and is upgradable to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, TI OMAP 4430 chipset, Dual-core 1.0 GHz central processing unit, 3-megapixel rear facing snapper, and a 7.0-inch PLS LCD capacitive touchscreen.

Device Type: Smartphone

Model: Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0

Announced: February 2012

Released: April 2012



Dimensions: h 7.63 x w 4.82 x t 0.41 in

Weight: 12.17 oz



Network 3G:

Network 4G:

Dual SIM:

Display Type: PLS LCD capacitive touchscreen

Size: 7.0 inches

Resolution: 600 x 1024 pixels

Display Colors: 16 M colors

Pixel Density: 170 ppi pixel density

Touchscreen: Multi-touch

Display Protection:


Camera, Primary: 3.15 megapixels

Camera Features: Geo-tagging, smile detection


Secondary: VGA

Operating System: Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich, Android 4.1.1, Android 2.2.2 Jelly Bean

User Interface: TouchWiz UX UI

Facebook: Yes

YouTube: Yes

Chipset: TI OMAP 4430

CPU: Dual-core 1.0 GHz

GPU: PowerVR SGX540


Internal Storage: 8/16/32 GB

Card Slot:

Bluetooth: Bluetooth 3.0

WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct

WiFi Hotspot: Yes

USB: USB 2.0

Battery: 4000 mAh battery