Samsung has announced its plans to launch a new Galaxy Tab developed for education.
It will be available for K-12 school deployments for the 2014-2015 academic year.
Launching as part of the Google Play for Education program, the classroom-ready, 10.1-inch tablet will offer simple set up and device management, access to curated educational content, and other features to support dynamic, digital teaching and learning.
Samsung’s education-specific Galaxy Tab is designed for integration with Google Play for Education, Google’s content store for K-12 schools.
Google Play for Education gives educators access to a wide selection of teacher-approved apps, books, and videos, helping them deliver more engaging and personalized learning to each student.
Teachers can search for content by grade, subject and standard (including Common Core), make purchases using a pre-loaded school PO rather than a credit card, and deliver content to students’ tablets.
With a 10.1-inch WXGA display, the new Galaxy Tab for Education provides students a better viewing experience and the 16:10 aspect ratio is ideal for viewing educational content, says Samsung.
It will feature the latest version of Android (version 4.4 or Kit Kat), WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n support for better connectivity, and rear- and front-facing cameras to make capturing images and web chats easy.
The new Galaxy Tab will also include Near Field Communications (NFC) technology, so administrators can set up a classroom of devices with a few taps.
Google also provides a web-based management console that will allow schools to manage and configure their entire fleet of devices.
Available from April, the new Galaxy Tab for education will be sold through Samsung distribution and channel partners.