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Android this week: Galaxy Tab 2 launches; MotoActv wows; Amazon supports freemium;

Originally posted on Gigaom:

Samsung hasn’t ceded the small slate market to either the Kindle Fire(s amzn) or Nook Tablet(s bks) just yet. Although these two 7-inch slates are gobbling up market share for low-cost tablets, Samsung launched its Galaxy Tab 2 this week. The $249 Wi-Fi tablet certainly has some better hardware over its competitors but the real question is: Can it provide the experience people are looking at this price?

That’s going to depend on exactly what experience consumers are looking for. With Android 4.0(s goog), dual-core processor, two cameras and integrated GPS, the Galaxy Tab 2 is a low-cost Android tablet with few limitations. It can run any third party app from Google Play, take and sync pictures or be used as a GPS navigation device. The Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet are far more limited in what they can do out of the box but what they can do…

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