Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 screenshot tour

May 15, 2012

This screenshot tour was created to accompany our in-depth review of Samsung’s new 7-inch Android tablet, the $249 Galaxy Tab 2 7.0. The tour comprises more than 300 screenshots, which showcase numerous aspects of the Android 4.0-based tablet’s user interface, home screens, customization, and applications.

Browse the extensive Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Screenshot Tour using the index below. For the full story behind these screenshots, read the complete in-depth review.

Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Screenshot Tour Index

The list below offers quick access to screenshots by category. Click the screenshot thumbnails for larger images.

 

Initial homescreens and folder function

The following two sets of screenshots show the tablet’s initial homescreens, widgets, apps, and default folder capability…

Initial homescreens, widgets, and apps:



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You can add apps, widgets, or folders to the tablet’s homescreens and can increase or decrease the number of active homescreens. Although you can’t change the appearance of folders, the function seems to let you add as many app launchers to a folder as desired. The folders show up to 12 icons at once in portrait mode, and 16 in landscape mode, as seen in the screenshots below.



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Tweaked home screens and folders

 

The Folder Organizer app provides greater flexibility for creating customized folders, app launchers, and launchers, and assigning custom images to the folders, apps, and bookmarks…

Assigning folder labels to apps and bookmarks:



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Here are the resulting homescreen folders:



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The finished setup has just two homescreens — one for apps and the other for widgets:



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Device & file management apps

This group of screenshots shows four particularly valuable system management apps: ES File Explorer, Android Task Manager, WiFi Manager, and DropBox.
 

ES File Explorer:



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Android Task Manager:



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WiFi Manager:



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DropBox cloud storage:



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Keyboard alternatives

These screenshots show three options for text entry: the standard Samsung keyboard, the Hacker’s Keyboard (my favorite), and “Google voice typing” (which works surprisingly well)…



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Mail, calendar, contacts, and messaging

I prefer the Gmail app to Samsung’s default Email app…

Gmail:



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Calendar (Samsung’s “S Planner” app):



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Contacts:



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Skype text messaging and voice/video calls:



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Google Talk text messaging and voice/video calls:



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Maps & navigation…

Google’s Maps and GPS-powered Navigation render well on tablets and include turn-by-turn voice prompts; you can “pre-cache” map areas in advance (to a limited extent) for situations when Internet access is not expected to be available…



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Productivity apps

Yes, you really can do work on a 7-inch tablet, especially when it’s possible to add an external keyboard (via bluetooth or USB) or make use of Google’s relatively accurate voice-to-text input capability…

Polaris Office version 4.0 comes pre-installed on the tablet:



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Office Suite Pro happened to be on sale for 99 cents, so I snapped it up:



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Google Drive:



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LogMeIn enables remote access of Windows and Mac desktops:



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SketchBook Mobile:



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Two different calculator apps:



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Google & Samsung app and media markets

The Galaxy Tab 2 comes with both Google’s and Samsung’s content markets pre-installed, for a wide selection of music, movies, games, and apps…

Google Play:



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Samsung Media Hub:



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Streaming multimedia from the web

The Galaxy Tab 2 can stream audio and video content both from dedicated apps, and from Web-based sources via its browser…
 

Netflix via a tablet-optimized app:



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Crackle via a tablet-optimized app:



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PlayOn streams multimedia from a multitude of sources (including free Hulu), using a PC as an intermediary:



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YouTube via a tablet-optimized app:



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Vimeo via an app or the browser:



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TED via a tablet-optimized app:



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PBS video via the browser:



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Comedy Central’s Daily Show via the browser:



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Pandora Internet Radio via a tablet-optimized app:



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TuneIn Radio via a tablet-optimized app:



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Streaming multimedia from network shares

The screenshots below show several apps being used for playing multimedia UPnP/DLNA and Windows shares on the local network…

UPnP/DLNA streaming via UPnPlay:



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UPnP/DLNA streaming via Bubble UPnP:



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UPnP/DLNA streaming via Avia Media Player:



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UPnP/DLNA streaming via Samsung’s AllShare app:



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Windows share (samba) streaming via ES File Explorer:



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Reading ebooks

Below are demonstrations of four different ebook readers — take your pick!

Google’s Books app:



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Amazon’s Kindle app:



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Barnes & Noble’s Nook app:



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Samsung’s preinstalled Readers Hub app:



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Taking photos

The group of screenshots below shows some of the functions available when using the tablet’s camera…


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Exploring Earth and Sky

These two excellent Google apps are optimized for use on tablets…

Google Earth app:



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Google Sky app:



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Device initialization and configuration settings

The screenshots below show the tablet’s initial configuration wizard, as well as an extensive set of settings available through Android 4.0′s Settings function…
 

Configuration wizard:



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Device settings:



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For the full story behind these screenshots, read our complete in-depth Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 review.
 
 

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PLEASE COMMENT BELOW

3 Responses to “Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 screenshot tour”

  1. Santhosh says:

    HI all its really gr8 tab.. I m going to book it Tab 2 7.0 after a long study.. Tell you how exactly after using few days.. But it looks really awesome

  2. Sachin says:

    Hi, Can i edit autocad dwgs. in Samsung tab-2?

  3. Wayne says:

    Great informational layout!! Very helpful. Have you had any success with printing from the Tab 2 7.0? I talked to Samsung and of course they recommended buying an expensive Samsung printer. Thanks for the research and information.

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