Samsung's big new entry in the Galaxy Tab series of Android tablets is fine-tuned for business. The slate packs a massive 12.2-inch display and a revamped user interface with the best multi-tasking capabilities available on the Android platform. The design of the Tab Pro 12.2 mirrors that of Samsung's new Galaxy Note Pro 12.2, with one significant difference: The Tab model lacks the S Pen stylus that makes the new Note arguably the premier Android tablet for business users.
Still, the Tab Pro 12.2 packs a blazingly fast octa-core processor, along with that huge, sharp screen, and unique productivity features. Here are three reasons Samsung's tablet – set for release sometime during the first quarter of 2014 – is primed to be one of the best business slates of 2014.
1. Big display
The 2560 x 1600-pixel, 12.2-inch touch screen is the Tab Pro 12.2's best asset. It's a boon for business users, since more virtual real estate means more space to read email, browse the Web and run your favorite apps; screens on smaller tablets can sometimes feel too cramped for true productivity.
2. Better multitasking
The Tab Pro 12.2 – alongside the Note Pro 12.2 -- has twice the multitasking powerof other Samsung Galaxy devices, allowing users to run up to four apps on screen at once. Users can drag two, three or four apps out of the tablet's Multi-Window drawer, which is accessed by swiping in from the right side of the screen. Once you've dragged the apps, you can then position and resize them in any arrangement. This functionality makes it possible to monitor your business's email and social media feeds while browsing the Web, for example. A device with a smaller display couldn't support this sort of multitasking.
3. Magazine UX
The new Galaxy slates ship with a brand-new interface that Samsung has dubbed the Magazine UX (short for User Experience). Unlike other Android interfaces, which put the focus on icon-size apps, Magazine UX is all about widgets — apps that can be viewed and used without leaving the home screen. The Tab Pro actually features three home screens, including one that puts the spotlight squarely on the tablet's business functionality. Out of the box, the business screen lets you view your calendar, day planner and email inbox all at once. It also lets you browse business news, and offers quick access to key apps such as remote PC software and a file manager.
Originally published on BusinessNewsDaily.