Color us confused. Unless we’re missing something, Samsung has installed Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on a chubbier, slower version of the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus and rebranded it the Galaxy Tab 2. I hate to open a post with such an accusatory tone, but I’ve read (and reread) today’s press release and that’s precisely what I see comparing the specifications between each “generation.”
The Galaxy Tab 2 shaves some bulk off the original 2010 design, measuring 10.5mm thick and weighing 344g (down from 11.98mm and 380g), but it’s a tad thicker than September’s Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus (9.96mm). Assuming it uses the same chip architecture, the Galaxy Tab 2 also downgrades the Tab 7.0 Plus’ 1.2GHz processor to 1.0GHz (which is in line with the original Galaxy Tab 7.0).