A new Galaxy Tab variant announced in favor of Google and Samsung’s collaboration to improve the level of education in K-12 Schools, by equipping it with Google Play for Education services to get access to administrator/teacher-approved content and easy setup in the classrooms.
Before getting in to the details, let’s discuses more about Google Play for Education, for those who are not familiar with this Google service introduced back in November 2013.
Google Play for Education is mainly meant for K-12 educations and schools with 3 purposes: Easier access to educational applications (approved by teachers), bulk purchasing and easy installation on the entire tablets of students at the cost of just a few clicks.
Google Play for Education helps teachers to find the right content for their students by browsing through different curriculum, grade, and standard. Once the suitable content is found, the teacher or the administrator can push them to the students devices instantly, so they can work on new projects and concepts together via their Android tablets.
Now, let’s get back to the new Samsung’s education-purpose new device.
Hardware wise, you are facing a Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-inch with WXGA display, which runs Android 4.4 KitKat, and is equipped with Wi-Fi and NFC to reduce the setup time in classrooms. The 16:10 aspect ratio makes it a perfect device for reading and viewing educational content and since it is an NFC-enabled device, the teacher (or administrator) just need to go through a simple installation process to sync all the devices and set them up for students by just some taps.
Galaxy Tab for education will be available to purchase through Samsung distribution and channel partners in April 2014 with unknown price, and Samsung and Google are expecting to see the wide use of this new education device in academic year 2014-15.