MWC 2011: Samsung updates Galaxy smartphone and tablet


Samsung has unveiled an update of its flagship smartphone, along with the latest iteration of its tablet range.

Samsung Galaxy S II

The Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone runs on the recently announced Android 2.3 code named Gingerbread . It also features a dual-core processor and uses the company's own user interface, TouchWiz.

The company had also upped the appeal for business users. The Galaxy S II includes on-device encryption for securing users' workloads, whilst also supporting Cisco's mobile offerings such as Voice over IP (VoIP) and virtual desktop applications.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

The new version of the Galaxy Tab, the Galaxy Tab 10.1, is placing itself at loggerheads with theiPad. At the same size and with similar aesthetics, the Android 3.0-based tablet contains Nvidia's Tegra 2 chipset and drops TouchWiz for a standard Google UI.

For the business user on the move, the Tab offers a two megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, along with an eight megapixel back-mounted camera with 1080p HD recording capabilities.

Customers will have a choice of either a 16GB or 32GB models when it hits the shelves, which is expected in the Spring in the UK on Vodafone.

IT PRO hopes to get some one-on-one time with the new devices over the course of the next week at MWC so check back on the site for first-look previews.

Jennifer Scott

Jennifer Scott is a former freelance journalist and currently political reporter for Sky News. She has a varied writing history, having started her career at Dennis Publishing, working in various roles across its business technology titles, including ITPro. Jennifer has specialised in a number of areas over the years and has produced a wealth of content for ITPro, focusing largely on data storage, networking, cloud computing, and telecommunications.

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