Rolling shutter looks like the most obvious answer but I'd say it is a red herring.
With rolling shutter the cyclists would not be cut in half as they are, they would be bent or warped through their full length, all of which would be in the frame. As would other objects in the frame. The wheels would also show signs of extreme geometric distortion in the spokes which doesn't seem to be the case.
Even accepting a read/burst break caused the behaviour - the point at which they're cut is not straight, nor does it run horizontally (or even straight) in the image. Nor is it applied across the full width of the image - I'd expect a similar cropping to occur with the tree on the right which again is not the case there.
On closer inspection the rider's hand is cropped lower than the rider and passenger's bodies - the cut is not horizontal across the image as well as not being straight.
Having ruled out the only photographic option we need to look elsewhere. That means the image was produced in software, either deliberately by the user or by an app on the tablet. So what might that be is speculation since the image doesn't give us absolute proof.
I see a tearing effect across the passenger and rider. Plus, where the riders hand is cut, it is rounded rather than square. This points me in the direction of an edge-detection algorithm. Probably one built for cutting and combining multiple images perhaps intending to create a sharper image. Similar effects can be seen on 360 degree images built from multiple exposures like Photosynth where the processing system can't quite work out the joins or if people/objects move between shots.
This process is probably built into the camera app and would not have been done by the user. If an option to control the behaviour exists at all it's unlikely to be obvious that it would create this output, so the user wouldn't know what was happening they just press the button and get the picture out.
It's not a photographic issue or artifact. Some software was trying to make the picture look nice and ruined it.