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New Samsung tablet made for the classroom, will be in students' hands next school year

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New Samsung tablet made for the classroom, will be in students' hands next school year
For those who hate the sound of chalk screeching on a blackboard, Samsung U.S. announced a new tablet on Wednesday, made for students. The Korean manufacturer said that the slate will be ready for the 2014-2015 school year, and is designed for students from Kindergarten all the way through 12th grade. Teachers will be able to use the specially equipped Samsung Galaxy Tab to search for content by grade and subject, and make purchases using a pre-loaded school PO. This content can then be sent to student's tablets in seconds.

The device will be easy to manage,and will offer students a 10.1 inch screen with a 1280 x 800 resolution and a 16:10 aspect ratio. The latter is supposed to be better for viewing educational content. The slab will have Android 4.4 pre-installed, and offer a rear facing camera. NFC connectivity on the slate makes it easy for the school to set up a classroom of devices easily, and a web based console allows the school to manage its fleet of tablets.

Samsung is working with Google Play for Education in offering the tablet.This is an initiative from Google that gives teachers access to a number of teacher approved books, apps and video. Tablets are becoming a must have educational tool. Earlier this month we told you how the L.A. Board of Education is ordering an additional $115 million worth of iPads to cover 38 schools under its command.

Samsung will be offering a new tablet next year, aimed at students

Samsung will be offering a new tablet next year, aimed at students


source: Samsung via SammyHub, GSMArena

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posted on 30 Jan 2014, 00:17 3

1. mercorp (Posts: 967; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Soon,Samsung will be making one for every profession,even infants,foetuses,animals and bacteria....maybe aliens.

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 00:18 4

2. hurrycanger (Posts: 976; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


Nope. Most infants prefer iPads nowadays. I've seen them xD

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 00:22

3. mercorp (Posts: 967; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


But you know Samsung,they will fight back.

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 00:22

4. Just.Saying (Posts: 132; Member since: 04 Apr 2013)


HAha, Good One

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 00:30

5. Miracles (Posts: 472; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)


I just wanna take a bite from the Apple. Maybe Samsung should change their logo so it looks more delicious. :P

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 00:35

6. Commentator (Posts: 2332; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Some guy named Sam who just got done singing? (Also, he's made out of caramel and chocolate.)

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 01:02

7. alterecho (Posts: 1072; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


Samsung wouldn't have thought of this, if Apple didn't focus on catering to educational institutions.

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