Samsung said last year that it is going to focus a lot more on tablets this year, one of the areas that its expected to focus more is education. Today, the company announced plans to launch a new Samsung Galaxy Tab that has been exclusively developed for the education sector. It will be available for K-12 school deployments by the 2014-2015 academic year. This 10.1 inch tablet launches as part of the Google Play for Education program, it will be easy to set up and manage, while providing students access to curated educational content as well as other features that facilitate digital teaching and learning.
The 10.1 WXGA with 16:10 aspect ratio will be ideal for viewing educational content, Samsung claims. Moreover, the new Samsung Galaxy Tab will be powered by the latest iteration of Google’s mobile operating system, Android 4.4 KitKat. Rear and front facing cameras as well as Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n will also be present. The tablet will feature NFC technology, which will allow administrators to set up a classroom of tablets with just a few taps. Samsung hasn’t revealed the price as yet, but seeing as how its geared towards the education sector, it can be assumed that the tablet probably won’t cost as much as its siblings from the mainstream market.