While its no secret Samsung is looking into the next version of the Galaxy Tab, and one that is likely to be in different size segments, what has also spilled out in the open is that the South Korean conglomerate is looking at the Nvidia Tegra 2 chips to power its next tablet. In fact, BMO Capital Markets analyst Ambrish Srivastava is claiming the company has already placed orders for a substantial quantity of the chips with Nvidia and there are rumors a sizeable part of it will form the core of the next generation of Samsung tablet’s apart from their smartphones as well.
Now this is interesting if it indeed turns out to be true as there were already reports of the company having developed a successor to the Hummingbird processor that currently does duty in the Galaxy Tab and one that sports a dual core configuration. While that is baffling, one explanation can be that Google has taken the Nvidia chip as the reference design for the upcoming Honeycomb, the first Android version designed specifically for use in a tablet PC like device.
More on this is expected in the upcoming CES. So keep watching.