Samsung has announced a new variant of their Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 specifically designed for schools. The hardware is identical to the regular Tab 3 10.1 except that this edition has NFC on board for easy setup in the classroom, but there are some differences on the software side.
The main difference is that this device has Android 4.4 KitKat installed out of the box. Samsung will likely update their normal Tab 3 line to KitKat, but it’s nice to see a newer tablet come with newer software anyway. The tablet also has integration with Google Play for Education, which is Google’s own curated selection of apps and services for K – 12 classrooms.
This tablet won’t be available for purchase by general consumers, as it will be sold through Samsung’s specialized channels where you’ll have to order in bulk. It’ll be available in April, so we may start seeing them in classrooms by the end of the year. For Samsung’s full press release, check below. » Read the rest