Rumor: 10 Inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Being Announced Sunday

Another rumor for us to throw into the journal: Samsung’s looking to throw a 10 inch version of their Samsung Galaxy Tab – being called the Tab 2 – at us this Sunday at Mobile World Congress. This information was given to Pocket-Lint.

A 10 inch version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab has long been rumored, but Samsung wasn’t keen on saying when and where. Those earlier rumors pegged the device for a February or March release, so the timing of this new information does a great deal in strengthening that.

Samsung was once believed to be using NVIDIA’s dual-core Tegra 2 chipset for the next iteration of the Samsung Galaxy Tab. This is due to beliefs that the Orion processor wasn’t finished in time for production. We hear that problem has been settled for one Samsung Galaxy S2, though. Stay tuned to Phandroid.com as we’ll be bringing live coverage of everything to come out of Mobile World Congress.

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  • Not number 2

    ummm…. Samsung doesn’t like using the #2 in product names. Remember the Nexus 2 => Nexus S

  • http://newsimg.ngfiles.com/110000/110977_ngbbs4962810d65e76.jpg jdog25

    I read some where that it might have Honeycomb. March release and Tegra2 both point to a stock Honeycomb tablet from Samsung.

  • anon

    Regret Warning! The Xoom is Vanilla Android. Samsung hasn’t figured out how to deliver Android updates. Honeycomb is a fairly large os upgrade so expect some patches and enhancements. These updates will make it to the Xoom much much much faster than to any samsung device.

  • mino

    Nooooooooooooo I want 7 inch version with USB host and dual core

  • Mike D

    This is good news…the more competition the better it is for us. Maybe this forces a Xoom price drop sooner than later.

  • Len

    Anon brings up a good point. Samsungs Galaxy S’s are just finishing up getting 2.2…

    That said, I will be rooting when 3.0 is not enough for me, so I will be getting which ever is cheaper with honeycomb. (We are still just assuming this one will be on honeycomb, though I doubt samsung would shoot them selves in the foot with a froyo or even gingerbread device.

  • ckeegan

    TouchWiz FTW! Just kidding.

  • G8D

    @#1

    That was a Google phone. They said there wouldn’t be a Nexus 2, therefore they made it the S.

  • Presto117

    If Samsung can manage to make this out of non-cheap feeling plastic and keep TouchWiz out of Honeycomb, then I might bite.

  • Ace Curry

    If this is stock Honeycomb than this would be far superior to the Xoom due to unencrypted bootloader.

  • some internet dude

    Samsung blows as the company is famous for not updating there products, and for a mobile device not to have regular updates, well you mite as well have old paper weight. The Moto Xoom is a great Tablet, but for $800 i’d rather buy a Macbook or something. This is where Google needs to step up and have HTC build an awesome tablet for them, HTC makes great hardware. Add to that honeycomb and you got a nice liitle tablet.

  • Brad 2

    @anon. Do you have a Galaxy tablet? Yes I know updates may be slower because of Samsung’s UI on top, but they also provide useful apps built in, such as a DivX player (and XVid) and a file browser all built in, so I don’t have to shop the market for something that should come with the OS. They DID do a good job with that.

    -Brad

  • Brad 2

    @anon. Do you have a Galaxy tablet? Yes I know updates may be slower because of Samsung’s UI on top, but they also provide useful apps built in, such as a DivX player (and XVid) and a file browser all built in, so I don’t have to shop the market for something that should come with the OS. They DID do a good job with that.

    -Brad

  • BrendaEM

    Perhaps if they weren’t raising the retail price of their retail tablets to a ridiculous level at the request of the cellphone providers, perhaps they would sell some. Samsung doesn’t come out with reasonably priced products others will.

    Samsung’s update policy is tainted by their lack of updates for their phones. I don’t understand why people are not boycotting Samsung entirely.

  • Chris93036

    yay