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Samsung to use Intel processor in Galaxy Tab 3 10.1

Samsung Electronics has selected an Intel processor for a new version of its Android tablets.

A source familiar with the matter told Reuters, Samsung has selected Intel’s Clover Trail+ mobile chip for at least one version of its Galaxy Tab 3 10.1.

Samsung is expected introduce new ATIV tablets using Intel chips at a June 20 event in London, UK.

However, it was unclear whether Samsung will introduce the Galaxy Tab at the event planned in next month.

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The Korea Times reported that Samsung’s co-CEO, Shin Jong-kyun, recently told reporters that it plans to expand its tablet business two-fold by 2013 by selling about 33 million Galaxy Tabs.

Intel’s new CEO, Brian Krzanich, has already revealed a plan to be more responsive to the fast-growing smartphone and tablet market, the areas where it lags its competitors.

The company has already reorganised the company’s key business groups and created a new devices unit.

Earlier this month, a Strategy Analytics Handset Component Technologies service report has revealed that the global tablet processor market experienced a 83% year-on-year growth, reaching $2.7bn in 2012.

Apple continued to lead the tablet applications processor market with a revenue share of 48% in 2012.

Other vendors in the top five were NVIDIA, Texas Instruments, Samsung and Qualcomm, according to the market research firm.
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