Strong rumours started to appear all over the internet revealing the fact that Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 is going to be powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 chipset.
Citigroup’s Glen Yeung research for Nvidia revealed the fact that Samsung has “placed a sizeable order with Nvidia for Tegra 2 chips in the first half of 2011, geared for both tablets and smartphones.” and BMO’s Capital Markets analyst Ambrish Srivastava expects Nvidia chips to arrive on a number of tablets next year.
If this is true, we believe Tegra 2 is going to power the next generation Galaxy Tab despite Samsung expected to produce its own dual-core processors. Glen also notes that Tegra is going to be the “reference design” for Google’s “Honeycomb” version of Android (3.0 or 2.4).
We expect to see a few tablets powered by the new chipset Tegra 2 along with the Android “Honeycomb” at the CES convention in January in Las Vegas next year and hopefully more answers will be revealed.