Many Galaxy Tab 2 owners emailed us complaining about their tablet’s performance. Majority of the emails were asking how to speed up their device once again, so I think it would be helpful to publish a short article on how to fix or remedy a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 that’s running very slow.
- Reboot your tablet. This is, by far, the most basic troubleshooting step you can do; the device will try to run necessary services during boot up. Do not overlook the importance of this step.
- Close apps running in the background. After months of use, you must have acquired a lot of apps on your tablet. You should know that switching between apps does not close the ones you previously used. Instead, they continue running in the background eating up RAM. The more apps running the background, the slower your tablet becomes so you need to close those. Hold the home button so that Recent Apps screen shows up, swipe each app to left or right to close them.
- Check memory usage. You need to do this to make sure your device still has available memory to accommodate apps. As mentioned in step 2, there could be a lot of apps or services that are running in the background. If there’s not enough memory left, other apps couldn’t launch while some would eventually force close and would create conflicts to other processes. Clearing up the tablet’s memory is one of the recommended procedures to speed up an Android device. Bring up the Recent Apps screen and tap Task Manager. Look for the RAM tab, and tap Clear Memory.
- Uninstall problematic applications. After months of use, you could surely notice that some apps just take time to load especially bigger ones like games. Apps like that need to be maintained by clearing their caches and data from time to time. Moreover, unused apps should be uninstalled to free up some space and correct conflicts if there are any. Just go to Settings, then Application Manager and look for apps you want uninstalled.
- Easy on the widgets. If your home screen is full of these little apps, you could experience some lag whenever you press the Home button. While they are light, widgets still eat up memory and if there is a bunch of them running simultaneously, your device’s performance will surely be affected. Therefore, minimize on them. Just use the ones that are important like a calendar, clock or weather widgets.
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The #Samsung #GalaxyTab2 10.1 is now available through eBay for just $74.99. The tablet is quite old, so the pricing is justified here. However, for the cost that the seller is quoting, the device is worth your attention. It’s still a large sized tablet made by Samsung, so there’s not much to complain about. The device comes with a decent hardware specs sheet as well.
The Galaxy Tab 2 comes with a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 display, a dual-core 1 GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage, a 3.15-megapixel rear camera, a VGA front camera, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and a 7,000 mAh battery. The seller is offering the tablet in a Black/Gray color variant, while the White model hasn’t been listed as of yet.
The Galaxy Tab 2 might not break a lot of benchmark records out there, but is still a very capable tablet to own given the kind of hardware it’s packing. Be sure to check it out from the eBay link below.
Get the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 WiFi for just $74.99 on eBay!
Looking for a new 4G LTE tablet on a budget? Well Verizon has you covered as it is offering a decent deal on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0. The tablet from 2012 is being offered with a decent $99.99 price tag if you sign a two year agreement with the carrier. You can also get it off contract for $299.99 which is quite steep considering the price of other tablets. But since this is coming directly from Verizon, it makes sense to get it on contract.
If you’re not looking to shell out upwards of $100 and are looking for a budget LTE tablet, this should fit the bill perfectly. This is a limited period promotion and will last only until the 9th of December, so you have until Monday to make up your mind. The Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 packs a 7 inch 1024×600 resolution display, 8GB of internal storage, 1GB of RAM, a 1.2 GHz dual core processor, Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, a 3MP camera and a 4,000 mAh battery.
Here is a common problem encountered by some Galaxy Tab 2 users. But there are many things that can cause this problem. Among them are the charger you are using, the port of your device, the power outlet where it is plugged, the battery of your tablet or the hardware in the interior. Either way, the solution for any of these is replacement of the part affected.
Locating the Source of the Problem
But before you go running to the repair center, try to pinpoint the problem by testing the various parts of your tablet. First try using the charger of your tablet to another compatible device such as a smartphone. Plug it into an outlet. If it charges the other device, then it is not the one causing the problem. If does not provide juice to the other device, then you are looking at a problem with the charger.
Next, use a compatible and working charger from another device. See if it charges your Galaxy Tab 2. If it does, then there’s nothing wrong with your unit. If not, check if the port of the tablet is a bit loose because it might be the reason for your trouble.
If you see the battery icon not changing its status despite having a working charger and functional port, your battery likely needs a replacement already. Another cause might be a problem in the circuit of your tablet.
Make sure that the outlet you are using when testing has enough power also to ensure that you are not just looking at a problem with the power source.
For Questions and Suggestions
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Samsung device owners have been experiencing Christmas early, as Samsung has been rolling out updates for Jelly Bean all over the place. They haven’t stopped yet though, as they have just updated the Wi-Fi version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean in the United Kingdom. Just back in September, Samsung released a roadmap of updates revealing that the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 would be receiving Jelly Bean, although dates were not set. Later on we did here hints that we’d be seeing a lot of updating happening in December though.
If you’re in the United Kingdom and you own a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, you’ll be able to update your device via a Kies or even OTA (Over the Air). Jelly Bean is definitely on the way for a lot of devices this month, as Canada and the U.S. also got the Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S III (although, only AT&T has pushed out the Jelly Bean update via Kies, Verizon still has yet to make a move). Hopefully by the end of the month most of the world will have Jelly Bean on their newer Samsung devices.
And hey, some rumors are still going around that Android 4.2 is currently in development for the Galaxy Note 2. Maybe we’ll see that update surface for various devices in the coming months as well! These are just rumors though, but I definitely wouldn’t discount the idea.
Are you a lucky owner of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 in the UK? Has your device seen the Jelly Bean update? If you’ve gotten already, make sure to let us know how it’s faring for you!
source: Android Central
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Samsung is going to be releasing the special Student Edition Bundle of the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 in a few different stores. For $250 you’ll be able to purchase a Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich powered 7 inch Galaxy Tab 2, a keyboard dock, and a USB adapter from either Best Buy, Tiger Direct, Fry’s Electronics, Amazon or even Costco. The keyboard dock and USB adapter will essentially bring a lot more functionality to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, Samsung is also including an insert of recommended education applications available on the Google Play Store. This offer is limited though, it will only be available until September 1st. Now, you might be asking yourself, “why in the world is Samsung releasing this bundle? There does not seem to be a whole of a difference between the student version and the regular version.” Just read this following statement from the Press Release, it should answer your questions:
“The education market is a significant priority for Samsung, and we are very pleased to deliver a bundle that is sure to be appealing to just about any student at a very competitive price point,” explained Travis Merrill, Director of Marketing, Galaxy Tab, Samsung Electronics America. “A busy student can achieve a PC-like setup in the dorm room, yet still pop the Galaxy Tab 2 out of the dock and slip it into a pocket for usage while on the go. It truly is the smarter way to learn.”
In the long run, you’re going to save around a hundred dollars instead of just buying the individual pieces, so it’s totally worth a look if your looking for a new tablet with a keyboard. There is always other options too though, the Nexus 7 is one of those options. The only thing is is that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 offers a SD card slot while the Nexus 7 does not. It also offers an IR blaster and a rear camera too. Here’s a couple of things that you can expect in the Student edition of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0:
Students will realize substantial benefits from the bundle, which will add a physical keyboard to the device as well as a USB adapter that supports plugging in USB thumb drives as well as peripherals such USB mice. With these accessories and the preloaded Polaris Office, the Galaxy Tab 2 is perfect for typing research reports or even creating presentations. In addition, the multimedia features on the Galaxy Tab 2 are perfect for enjoying movies and music.
Looks pretty cool huh? I like the idea of saving about $100 on a tablet with its accessories. The only thing is, I’m personally not to keen on the 7 inch tablets unless it’s an e-Reader. At that point, I can settle for a 7 incher. My opinion aside, will you be getting the student edition of the Galaxy Tab 2 before the bundle ends on September 1st? If you do end up getting it, let us know how it all works out for you in the comments below! There’s ton of people that would love to hear your thoughts on the deal!
Samsung formally announced the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 back in February. We’ve been hearing a lot of rumors as to when we’d see the re-up for both of Samsung’s legacy tablets.
Well the time as now as the 7″ Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 goes up for preorder today for $250 and will be available starting April 22.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7″ features a 7″ superAMOLED screen running on a dual core 1ghz processor. There’s a 3 megapixel camera on the back and a VGA front facing camera for video chatting. Both tablets will have Samsung Touch Wiz infused Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
More after the break