The Production of Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) is Postponed to Add Quad-Core Processor
Apparently, Samsung has put a stop to the production of its next generation tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1). The reason is, Samsung decided to use a quad-core processor, instead of the planned dual-core unit. It is precisely what had happened with the Galaxy Note 10.1, a different fork of Samsung’s tablets lineup. The South Korean company has a quad-core processor called Exynos in the works and it’s likely to be used in the upcoming smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy SIII. Like the Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0), the Tab 2 (10.1) is a bit strange; it appeared that Samsung simply tried to patent-proof its tablets, in an attempt to avoid future patent infringement claims from Samsung.
But things have changes with the decision to add quad-core processor to the Tab 2 (10.1). The tablet was due in mid-May in the United States, however the delay in manufacturing plant may set it back a couple of months. An insider in Samsung reportedly leaked that the quad core processor for the Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) is codenamed Espresso. The smaller Tab 2 (7.0) won’t get similar hardware upgrade and it stuck with the same dual-core processor, used by its predecessor. Samsung wants to sell the Tab 2 (7.0) for $249.99, which puts it in direct competition with Amazon Kindle Fire, while the Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) will be sold for $399, which makes it an alternative to the WiFi-only version of the new iPad, although the Tab 2 (10.1) has lower display and camera resolution.