Lookie here. NVDIA just sent us an email regarding the new 10.1 inch variant of the Galaxy Tab, specifically the processor that’s going to power the beast. The new iteration of Sammy’s Tablet will use NVIDIA’s dual core Tegra 2 chip in conjunction with Android 3.0, AKA Honeycomb.You can peruse the whole release below.
NVIDIA and Samsung Partner to Deliver the Galaxy Tab 10.1
GALAXY Tab’s Successor Powered by Tegra 2, Featuring a Dual-Core CPU plus an NVIDIA
GeForce GPU That Enable Full Use of Android 3.0
SINGAPORE — February 14, 2011—NVIDIA and Samsung Electronics announced today the Galaxy Tab 10.1, a 10.1-inch screen tablet which uses the NVIDIA® Tegra™ 2 mobile super chip to take full advantage of the Android 3.0 (also known as Honeycomb) user interface.
While the previous 7-inch GALAXY Tab introduced the Android tablet space, the new Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet maximises the entertainment on-the-go experience. It features the Tegra 2 chip’s dual-core CPU and GeForce GPU for faster Web browsing, snappier response time and overall better performance.
Galaxy Tab 10.1 utilises the Tegra 2 chip to power Honeycomb, the first GPU-accelerated user interface designed for tablets and other larger-screen devices. The new Samsung tablet with Tegra 2 enables consumers to engage in multitasking, surf the web quickly with fast-loading Web pages and Flash-based content, enjoy console-quality gaming and savor HD movies.
“Our first GALAXY Tab successfully defined a new generation of Android tablets,” said Hyungmoon Noh, VP of R&D Strategy Group, at Samsung. “We’ve worked closely with NVIDIA to raise the stakes again. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, with Honeycomb and Tegra 2, provide the optimal entertainment and multimedia experience without compromising mobility Samsung is known for.” “Samsung’s latest tablet with the Tegra 2 mobile super chip and Honeycomb is a great example of what we’ve come to expect from one of the world’s most innovative companies,” said Michael Rayfield, General Manager of the Mobile business at NVIDIA. The companies are also partnering to bring a new Android-based super phone with a dual-core CPU to consumers, for never-before-seen experiences.