Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 to get quad-core injection

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 to get quad-core injectionA few days ago we heard that the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1’s specs and release date were very much up in the air, and now we’re hearing much the same thing about its tablet bro.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 will be delayed, but with good reason. See, it’s now expected to ship with a quad-core processor. Huzzah!

Till now, the Samsung Galaxy Tabs have adopted dual-core Tegra 2 or Texas Instruments OMAP4 processors, but this latest chap is tipped for quad-core Exynos goodness.

There’s no word on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, but it's thought that the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 will also get a quad-core Exynos upgrade. That’d be quite delicious.

Samsung has been quite open about its “one size does not fit all” policy, releasing various Galaxy Tabs over the years in 7, 7.7, 8.9 and 10.1in flavours.

Good news about the Exynos quad-core action, no doubt, but I’m still not entirely sure why anyone would opt for a Galaxy Tab over the iPad. Just saying. Punch me with a comment if I'm outta line.

via: SlashGear

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JanSt / MOD  Apr. 18, 2012 at 12:19

I’m still not entirely sure why anyone would opt for a Galaxy Tab over the iPad. Just saying. Punch me with a comment if I'm outta line.

Well, lets assume there was a need for tablet "PCs" beyond giving us something to talk about and distract us with - I'm for choice. You cannot argue away that fact that there are good and goodish reasons to avoid iTunes - not to mention Linux users who cannot use iTunes...
But the mass of different models?! It's like the Onion started a techblog at times.
Make one or two models, give those your full attention.
Once we need flow-charts and WikiPEDIA to keep track of one manufacturer's annual tab output, things aren't that good.

Pondlife  Apr. 18, 2012 at 13:13

Well this means there are likely to have less released than we thought yesterday at least. As the two previous articles seem to have merged.

krogothnx  Apr. 18, 2012 at 13:40

two points.

1 - good, because the tablet was freaking pointless otherwise.
2 - i wish mobot had some sort of tip feature or something, i read this at quarter to 8 this morning and spent ten minutes trying to find a way to submit a tip about it.

ime  Apr. 18, 2012 at 22:21

I will give you Three

The note 10.1 will be nice to draw with a real tool and not ifinger pant.

Unlimited storage with SSD.

Get away from the blood of iSlave labor and iElitist branding.

Pondlife  Apr. 19, 2012 at 01:25

I don't draw well enough for a stylus to be an advantage, handier for writing maybe.
Doubt the others are made under better conditions tbh, hope they are..

MonstaMunch  Apr. 19, 2012 at 08:17

"I’m still not entirely sure why anyone would opt for a Galaxy Tab over the iPad"
Here goes:

1. The iPad is assembled by a third party company, using components made by Samsung, then put in a posh box and sold to the consumer at a cost that reflects the fact that Apple is simply a middle man. Why pay a milkman for bottling and delivery when the cow is standing right infront of you?

2. Samsung is the new Sony. Once upon a time, I used to make sure that all my gadgets were made by Sony. They made great cameras, TV's, games consoles, music players, and accessories. By having them all be the same brand, everything was interchangable, and it all worked together (until they messed it all up). Samsung is filling that slot. Apple are simply incapable of rivaling them in that task (see point 1). My TV is Samsung, my phones are Samsung, my camera is Samsung, and if I decide my life would be better with a 10.1" tablet, I'd very much like it to be made by Samsung too. I find their stuff just works for me.

3. Apps. The Apple app store create deliberate and unnecessary barriers to entry for developers. It would be an overstatement to call them digital Nazi's, but digital dictators would seem rather apt. Supporting an open and free platform from which we can all use and share information seems like the better option to me (and no, I'm not a commie or anything of the sort...).

3. "Anything you can do, Android can do better". Yeah, I know I sound like a whining child, but it's the truth. The reason was touched upon in point number 3: Android is open, you can make it what you want, whether it be a unique and inspiring interface, or a clone of iOS, Android has it covered.

4. Empirical data. Test after test has found that when users try out apps without being told whether they are iOS or Android, they choose the Android version more than 60% of the time. This link is a starting point for some good research, but there is plenty more out there: http://spyrestudios.com/android-vs-ios-a-usability-battle/ . The notion that Apple stuff is "easier to use" or has better interfaces is a fallacy that has been widely dis-proven. People simply want to think that the Apple version is better, so they can fit in. Crazy? Yep, welcome to the human mindset.

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 19, 2012 at 13:04

"I’m still not entirely sure why anyone would opt for a Galaxy Tab over the iPad"
Here goes:

1. The iPad is assembled by a third party company, using components made by Samsung, then put in a posh box and sold to the consumer at a cost that reflects the fact that Apple is simply a middle man. Why pay a milkman for bottling and delivery when the cow is standing right infront of you?

2. Samsung is the new Sony. Once upon a time, I used to make sure that all my gadgets were made by Sony. They made great cameras, TV's, games consoles, music players, and accessories. By having them all be the same brand, everything was interchangable, and it all worked together (until they messed it all up). Samsung is filling that slot. Apple are simply incapable of rivaling them in that task (see point 1). My TV is Samsung, my phones are Samsung, my camera is Samsung, and if I decide my life would be better with a 10.1" tablet, I'd very much like it to be made by Samsung too. I find their stuff just works for me.

3. Apps. The Apple app store create deliberate and unnecessary barriers to entry for developers. It would be an overstatement to call them digital Nazi's, but digital dictators would seem rather apt. Supporting an open and free platform from which we can all use and share information seems like the better option to me (and no, I'm not a commie or anything of the sort...).

3. "Anything you can do, Android can do better". Yeah, I know I sound like a whining child, but it's the truth. The reason was touched upon in point number 3: Android is open, you can make it what you want, whether it be a unique and inspiring interface, or a clone of iOS, Android has it covered.

4. Empirical data. Test after test has found that when users try out apps without being told whether they are iOS or Android, they choose the Android version more than 60% of the time. This link is a starting point for some good research, but there is plenty more out there: http://spyrestudios.com/android-vs-ios-a-usability-battle/ . The notion that Apple stuff is "easier to use" or has better interfaces is a fallacy that has been widely dis-proven. People simply want to think that the Apple version is better, so they can fit in. Crazy? Yep, welcome to the human mindset.


Regardless, this test shows that with the right hardware and software combination, both of these mobile operating systems can shine, and really which you choose can come down to personal preference, without worrying about a huge gap between the two platforms. Either way, you should be a happy camper.
That is a quote from the article in the link you supplied. ;)

To point 3) How come there are so many highly regarded iOS apps? While so many reviewers - even on Android sites - becry the lack of, e.g., good tablet-optimised apps?
How come that Android apps developers becry the fact that they have to spend massive amounts of time to deal with unsatisfied customers - usually because of hard- and software fragmentation? (there are some 1400 devices running Android, with dozens and dozens of Android OS-flavours?

Re. the Sony analogy
How does that not also fit the Apple-bill? iPad, iPhone, Mac, iPod, Apple TV, AirPort, iTunes,
and a fr*gging host of cheap and expensive 3rd party accessories!? You think of something to plug in/pair with your iDevice, and a 95% chance says somewhere out there is just that accessory.

re 1) - the "middleman"
The iPad/s are cheaper than most high-end Android tablets, so, I have no idea where you're going with that? iPhones are ridiculously overpriced sim-free, and the penalty for extra storage is ludicrous. But the vast majority of non-geeking consumer get their phones on stupid contracts, and they have no idea whatsoever regarding the actual price of their phones. None.

I should add:
I do NOT own an iPhone, I mainly use Linux and therefore don't like to be tied to iTunes or Zune or BlackBerry Desktop... I occasionally use my better half's iPad 2 to do things with it that NO Android device can do! If you don't know what those things could be, well... google ;)

I'm NO fan of any one company; I use what suits my needs and wants - just like the author of your article says. Am I a happy camper? No, because ALL corporations suck. They ALL use middlemen - Google, e.g. can't build sh*t; the entire Android community is Google's middleman. Nokia is Microshaft's middleman, the networks are middlemen... and we are all one big focus-group that has been conditioned to pay for being guinea pigs.
So, if you wanna preach rational brand-loyalty with source-articles and double-blind tests, I really really really smirk and say, whatever. Use whatever floats your work- and leisure-vessel.

Mouth  Apr. 28, 2012 at 00:46

"... but I’m still not entirely sure why anyone would opt for a Galaxy Tab over the iPad"
It is compatible with my existing systems.
It does not demand media control.
I am not confused or frustrated with PCs
It doesn't struggle with Adobe.
It has external memory capacity
I do not own Apple stock (too bad...)
I do not revere Steve Jobs
I do not like white electronics

There's more, but everyone get's the point.
We all have preferences and opinions.

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 28, 2012 at 09:42

"... but I’m still not entirely sure why anyone would opt for a Galaxy Tab over the iPad"
It is compatible with my existing systems.
It does not demand media control.
I am not confused or frustrated with PCs
It doesn't struggle with Adobe.
It has external memory capacity
I do not own Apple stock (too bad...)
I do not revere Steve Jobs
I do not like white electronics

There's more, but everyone get's the point.
We all have preferences and opinions.


True, true... Do you own a Galaxy Tab? Because Lewis owns a non-white Android phone ;)
If you look at more of Lewis' output on Mobot, you will find that he has saggy cheeks, because, you know, a lot of his work is tongue-in-cheek... And look, it worked. You commented and we are talking :)

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