The Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 has been rooted. It is extremely easy to root your tablet once you have ClockworkMod installed on your device. Please make sure to install ClockworkMod before attempting to root using this method.
The Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 was released late last month and developers have already found a way to install ClockworkMod Recovery onto it. ClockworkMod is a custom recovery that allows for backing up your device, installing custom ROMs, rooting and more.
Tech Republic cracked open the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 to reveal all of the components inside. The full list can be found below, but I’d like to mention a few things first. The tablet is actually relatively easy to open because there are no hidden screws. Just wedge something thin in the seem and pop it open. Because it is so easy to open, the 4,000 mAh battery can be replaced by the user if it ever dies.
Netbook News has receieved a tip from an anonymous Samsung employee in Korea that production of the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 (GT-P5100) has stopped to upgrade the 1 GHz dual-core CPU to a quad-core CPU. It is unknown what brand of processor Samsung is switching to. The two most likely candidates are their own quad-core Exynos CPU that they have been working on or NVIDIA’s quad-core Tegra 3 CPU. Both would be a great addition to the tablet, but I think the Exynos CPU is better.
The Galaxy Tab 2 is coming out soon in both 7.0 inches and 10.1 inches. I originally thought these devices would be dead on arrival because they would cost too much. Well The Verge just reported the price of these two devices. The Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 will cost $250 and the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be $400. These prices are for the Wi-Fi versions.