The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 might not be the only tablet in the company’s lineup to see processor change in the coming months. According to new information obtained by NetbookNews, production of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 has been halted as manufacturing switches gears to include a quad-core CPU. The chip is being referenced with the codename “Espresso.” It’s unclear if the chip has anything to do with the upcoming Exynos 4412 platform developed by the Korean mobile maker. Rumors also place the Exynos chip in the revamped Galaxy Note 10.1, which has reportedly been delayed until June to accommodate the switch.
The production stoppage could cause a delay in the release of the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 in the US, though at this point there is no confirmation of this being the case. We suspect Samsung plans to show off the faster speeds of the Galaxy Tab 2 and Galaxy Note 10.1 alongside the unveiling of the Galaxy S III during a press event to be held in London on May 3rd.