Samsung has just announced its latest plans regarding a new education-oriented tablet pre-loaded with educational software and running on Android 4.4 KitKat OS. So, this Galaxy Tab 10.1 (also known as simply Galaxy Tab for Education) that we are talking about has already captured our attention, but it’s a long rod from here to actually buying it. As you can imagine, this tablet model will be made available to schools, as well as to other potential buyers via Samsung’s distribution partners, but is never easy to offer innovative learning experiences, so let’s see if it really stands any chance to support the needs of schools.
Google Play for Education integration
In the first place, you should know that Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 coms with Google Play for Education integration, so we are talking about content available for K-12 schools including books, apps, videos and more. And even teachers have their own advantages as long as they have the possibility to search for content by grade or subject and to make purchases using a pre-loaded school PO rather instead of a traditional credit card.
Near Field Communications technology
Even more, this Galaxy Tab for Education comes with NFC technology, so that everyone can easily set up a classroom of handsets. And the best part is that Google has even thought about offering a web-based management console that lets schools to configure all their devices.
In addition to the Google Play for Education system and NFC technology that we have told you about, the biggest surprise is that this upcoming Galaxy Tab will be loaded with Android 4.4 OS too. And there are big chances for the company to release the proper updates, so we have one more reason for taking it in consideration.
Other technical specifications
Well, you shouldn’t be expecting to get an impressive list of technical specs, but we cannot say either that things look bad. In fact, we think that a 10.1-inch WXGA display with a 16:10 aspect ratio is more than decent, while both its rear- and front-facing cameras can be ideally used in any classroom, as our source confirms.
Availability and pricing details
From what we know at this point, it seems that Samsung plans to have this model ready by April and it definitely won’t be the only one. The company is currently working on a range of new education-oriented tablets for the 2014-2015 school year. But regarding our model here, the pricing hasn’t been revealed yet.