Production of 10.1-Inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Stopped To Double Its Cores

When Samsung announced the Galaxy Tab 2 a couple of months ago in both 7 and 10.1-inch varieties, the specs were mildly disappointing with a 1GHz dual-core processor. Apparently, Samsung was also disappointed with the specs and decided to stop production of the 10.1-inch tablet to give it an upgrade, according to a Korean Samsung insider.

The new Galaxy Tab 2, codenamed “Espresso”, will now come with a quad-core CPU. Which processor specifically is not yet known, and neither is whether this will affect the U.S. version of the tablet which has already passed through the FCC as a dual-core device.

This is the second Samsung tablet to get an upgrade before launch, with the Galaxy Note 10.1 being the first earlier this month. The Note is also getting a quad-core upgrade, specifically the Exynos 4412. It’s entirely possible, perhaps even likely, that the Galaxy Tab 2 will also be getting the Exynos 4412, which is the rumored processor for the upcoming Galaxy S III phone. Samsung must really love that processor.

Unfortunately, the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 2 will not be getting the upgrade and will remain a dual-core device.

source: netbooknews


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Originally from the East Coast, Ed now makes his home in San Jose, California. His passion for technology started with his first ColecoVision and Atari gaming systems, and has grown stronger through Tandy computers, IBM clones, Palm Pilots, and PocketPCs. Ed's love for Android began with his first HTC Hero, then blossomed with the original Evo 4G, and now the Evo 3D and Motorola Xoom. He graduated from Syracuse University with a B.S. in Communications, and is now a professional User Experience Designer working in Silicon Valley. In his spare time, Ed enjoys video games, jamming on guitar, and spending time with his wife, two cats, and Logitech Revue.

  • ICS need quad core? 
    Guess all that TW needs more power…
    cuz my xoom runs ICS w/ no problems.