Samsung recently announced that its sophomore effort in the burgeoning tablet market will hit stores in New York next week before spreading to the rest of the country on June 17.

The Galaxy Tab 10.1 – Samsung's first tablet to run Android 3.1 – is slated to be the thinnest tablet on the market when it arrives, measuring only 8.6 millimeters. The tablet will also weigh in at 1.25 pounds and feature a 10.1-inch, high-definition touchscreen.

For hardware, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 features a dual-core Nvidia Tegra 1-gigahertz processor, rear- and front-facing cameras and a handful of ports and inputs to support various tablet accessories, such as keyboards, gamepads and joysticks.

Additionally, Samsung said its tablet will include support for Adobe Flash Player – a feature the iPad lacks – and nine hours of battery life on a single charge.

Google introduced the world to Android 3.1 last month at its annual I/O developers conference. Among the enhancements to the new version are user interface refinements, broader support for USB accessories and an updated set of standard applications.