Just a few days ago Samsung announced that its new Galaxy Tab 2 tablets would be delayed until the end of April, and now it looks like its Galaxy Note 10.1 will also be coming out later than scheduled – in June.
Originally, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 was set to come equipped with a dual-core 1.4GHz Exynos processor, but after the release of the iPad and its A5X processor that blows the competition out of the water, Samsung has decided to upgrade the chip in the new Galaxy Note.
The A5X has a quad-core GPU, and now Samsung’s tablet will be similarly outfitted with a 1.5 GHz Exynos 4412 chip instead of the dual-core 1.4 GHz, giving the tablet a serious performance boost and a better chance of competing with Apple’s new iPad.
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 features the same S-Pen technology that comes with the current Galaxy Note, and it will launch with the newest version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich.
Though the tablet is delayed, this information should come as good news to those of you who are looking forward to Samsung’s new larger Galaxy Note. A faster processor is a smart move, because releasing a tablet that’s not even on par with the iPad would guarantee a quick demise.
Two months is a short wait for the upgraded processing power, and the extra time will be well worth it. Will a faster processor finally put an Android tablet on par with the iPad? Only time will tell.