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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Tablet Review

An older tablet, will work in a pinch for browsing and media consumption needs.

December 17, 2012
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Reading Books

Users of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 will be able to read eBooks using one of many popular apps, including Kindle and Play Books. For the most part, controls are fairly uniform over the most popular apps, for starters, you can tap or swipe your finger to turn pages like you would an actual book. To call out the menus, you tap the top of the screen to change things like font, size or color.

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The Kindle app in particular allows you to facebook or tweet passages or progress in your eBooks right from the eBook itself. Simply select the text you want, and tap the appropriate option in the menu that is automatically called out upon selection.

Buying Books

For most services, the process is exactly the same: once you've created an account with the eBook provider of your choice, update it with your billing info, and simply select the book you want to read and tap "buy." Once your card's charge clears, your book or title will download shortly, provided you have an internet connection.

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eBook Formats

The best thing about having the option to choose multiple apps is the freedom to grab a new file format capability if you so choose. If the included apps don't support files in your library, simply download a new eReader or codec pack and you'll be good to go.

Newspapers & Magazines

Periodicals are a snap with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, as you can not only pick up news from places like the Kindle app, but also your browser, Google Currents, or a number of other apps that will allow you access to the latest headlines. Google even has a magazine app that allows you to keep up on a rather large selection of popular magazine titles.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Screen
  4. Battery & Controls
  5. eReader
  6. Music & Audio
  7. Movies & Video
  8. Email & Web Browsing
  9. Internet Apps
  10. Conclusion
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