As the tablet market matures in the U.S., manufacturers will have to start looking for alternative revenue streams. Apple has already demonstrated that education is a sure fire way to increase sales of tablets with schools all over the nation adopting iPads for use in the classroom. Samsung is now heading down the same path.
At FETC 2014, Samsung announced that it plans to release a version of its Galaxy Tab built specifically for education. The tablet will be taking advantage of Google's new Google Play for Education initiative that sees a special Google Play store set up with access to grade-appropriate educational apps.
“Samsung and Google for Education share a commitment to delivering innovative learning experiences to improve student outcomes,” said Tod Pike, senior vice president at Samsung’s Enterprise Business Division. “The new Galaxy Tab with Google Play for Education integration was created to specifically address the needs of today’s schools and support our vision for powering education by empowering educators.”
As far as specs are concerned, Samsung's Galaxy Tab for education is no slouch. It's the standard 10.1-inch model with WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n support and Android 4.4. Samsung also notes that the tablets feature NFC so teachers can update each tablet simply by touching their tablet to it.
Samsung's Galaxy Tab for education will be available in April through Samsung's own distribution channels. If tablets aren't your thing, Samsung is also showing off its latest Chromebooks as a cheaper alternative for schools looking to drag themselves into the 21st century.
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