Samsung recently announced a re-up for the original Samsung Galaxy Tab. The first Galaxy Tab was announced at IFA in Berlin Germany in September of 2010.
Despite coming out with Android 2.2, the Samsung Galaxy Tab was the first Android tablet of any kind by a major manufacturer.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab paved the way for an entire portfolio of tablets with the “Galaxy Tab” name. In fact, it was at that IFA show that Samsung’s head of mobile, JK Shin, eluded to the then, forthcoming portfolio of tablets. This included Honeycomb tablets, at that time in September 2010, Honeycomb hadn’t even been officially announced.
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The new 7″ Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 takes on the same sized frame as the original Samsung Galaxy Tab. It adds a 1GHz dual core processor along with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
The 7″ Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 has been announced for a spring release in the UK. It hasn’t been announced by a US carrier.
As our friends at phandroid.com have pointed out, the FCC filing shoes 3G bands for AT&T. That could also be an indicator that the tablet is headed to Rogers in Canada.