Well, Apple isn’t the only one getting its devices on college campuses. Samsung Mobile’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 – the Honeycomb edition – will make an appearance at the University of Southern Mississippi in a pilot program this fall.
The Tabs – 1,000 in total – were purchased by the university through a privately funded program and will be distributed to select Honors College, McNair Scholars, Southern Style and Gulf Coast students.
Loaded with Blackboard Mobile Learn, the Wi-Fi tablets will give students and educators mobile access to courses, syllabi, content, e-textbooks, grades, schedules, emergency notifications and more, according to a press release.
Announced yesterday, the deal marks the first formal announcement from Samsung Mobile about the Galaxy Tab 10.1 being used at a U.S. university.
Besides enabling students and professors to share the same hardware and software, the Android 3.1 tablets have the added bonus of reducing the amount of paper used in the classroom.