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Samsung launches scholarly slate

Posted On 2014 Jan 30
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Sasmung Galaxy Tab for Education ©Business Wire

Sasmung Galaxy Tab for Education
©Business Wire

(Relaxnews) – The company has unveiled yet another addition to its growing line of Galaxy Tab tablets, this time developed exclusively for classroom use.

Launching as part of the Google Play For Education program, the tablet boasts a generous 10.1-inch screen, offers front and rear-facing cameras, and runs the latest version of Android — 4.4 Kit Kat.

However, when it comes to being a high-tech aid to academic attainment, software is more important than hardware specifications, and on that front the tablet comes pre-installed with a host of educational content and controlled access to teacher-approved apps supported by Google’s program.

Speaking at the tablet’s launch at the future of education technology conference — FETC 2014 — in Florida, Tod Pike, senior vice president at Samsung’s Enterprise Business Division said: “Samsung and Google for Education share a commitment to delivering innovative learning experiences to improve student outcomes. The new Galaxy Tab with Google Play for Education integration was created to specifically address the needs of today’s schools and support our vision for powering education by empowering educators.”

As well as Samsung, Lenovo also unveiled a range of ruggedized tablets and computers for school use at the educational conference. The new products follow a similar move by Intel. It debuted a special classroom-ready tablet, complete with temperature probe; at the BETT 2014 learning technology conference in London earlier this month.

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