Multi-User Features Coming to Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and 10.1 Soon

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According to some pictures released by SamMobile, it looks like both models of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 series, the Tab 8.0 and the Tab 10.1 will be receiving a much needed Multi-User feature, protecting your individual profile from other tablet users. Despite coming out of the box with Android 4.2.2 and having the Multi-User capability available, Samsung, for whatever reason, chose not to include this important feature.

The following screenshots seem to bear witness that the Multi-User feature will be made available through a software update. It's not sure if the software update will include any other features, but if you share a tablet at your house with your spouse or kids, the Multi-User feature alone is worth an update.  Privacy, even among family members, is a growing concern with the capability to pick up a shared tablet and the information can be viewed by all members, but if Samsung follows through with this software update, those fears will be put to rest.

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On these screenshots, on the bottom left you can see the Users' names listed – on the right you can see the Add User screen. It states:

After you create a new user, that person needs to go through a setup process.

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Any user can accept updated app permissions on behalf of all other users.

It would appear as if there is no allowance for a Super User or Administrative User that controls updates or permissions.

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These screens clearly show an established User and the option to set up additional Users

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab line has some fairly good specifications, although screen resolution is rather low. The Tab 3 8.0 includes:

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  • 8-inch LCD Display at 1280 x 800
  • 1.5 Ghz Dual-Core CPU
  • 1.5GB of RAM
  • 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with 1.3-megapixel camera round front
  • 16GB of storage, with microSD support
  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • 4,450 mAh Battery

The Galaxy Tab 10.1, is for someone that wants a larger screen, as the specs remain about the same otherwise:

  • 10.1-inch LCD Display at 1280 x 800
  • 1.6Ghz Dual-Core Intel CPU
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 3.2-megapixel rear-facing camera with 1.3-megapixel camera round front
  • 8 or 16GB of storage, with microSD support
  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • 6,800 mAh Battery

Let us know if you own one of these tablets and are looking forward to receiving this update.  Is Multi-User privacy important to you?

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