Samsung has recently unveiled their latest tablet, which is a Galaxy Tab 10.1 intended for the education market. This one is dubbed the Galaxy Tab for Education and is said to have been "designed for integration with Google Play for Education." Samsung plans to have this model ready by April, which should be good timing for those planning purchases for the 2014-2015 school year.
The hardware may bit a bit familiar in terms of the overall specs, but Samsung has put in some work in regards to the education setup. To begin with, the Google Play for Education integration means there will be content available for K-12 schools. The setup includes previously approved apps, books and videos. As for teachers, this means they will be able to search for content by grade level or subject.
Teachers can also find Common Core curriculum and when necessary, they will be able to make purchases using a pre-loaded school PO. Basically, that last bit means the teachers will be able to avoid using a credit card. The content, purchased or otherwise, is then able to be delivered to student tablets.
This bring another feature of the Galaxy Tab for Education -- NFC. While NFC is often associated with mobile payments, there is more involved here. The tablet having NFC should simply the setup process. Samsung noted how administrators will be able to "quickly and easily set up a classroom of devices with a few taps." There will also be a Google-provided web-based management console for device management.
Lastly, the Galaxy Tab for Education will arrive running Android 4.4 Kit Kat with WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n and a camera on the front and rear of the tablet.
SOURCE: Business Wire