NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang spoke of great things to come for the company at CES 2012 while cross-referencing to a Toyota Corolla as the best-selling vehicle of all time. He shared that just because it is a highly in demand car, not everyone wants or needs one. Huang referenced this with Android tablets because there are now a multitude of sizes, shapes, and specs available. After just four years, Android is close to dominating the world of smartphones and tablets.
The Ice Cream Sandwich
Apart from talking about Android per se, NVIDIA also discussed upcoming products, trends and technologies. One of the highly talked about and anticipated products was Google’s latest operating system called, Ice Cream Sandwich. The reason why it is THAT GOOD is because it unifies the difference between a smartphone and a tablet. In fact, saying that 2012 is the Year of the Ice Cream Sandwich is no joke. On a daily basis, Android activations with the OS count up to 700,000. Plus, on Christmas itself, there were 3.7 million activations.
ASUS Tegra 3
The highlight of the speech (for us), was not all the hype about the ICS. We already knew about those and even gave information on the boost of activations during Christmas. The moment ASUS CEO Jerry Shen walked on stage, we knew we were in for a treat!
Shen talked about an upcoming ASUS ME370T, a 7-inch tablet which will feature NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 processor and the latest Android OS at only $249. We’re really excited for this because we earlier reported on the rumor that this is the 7-inch Mini Transformer Prime ASUS will be announcing at CES. While it isn’t called that, we’re still pretty psyched about the fact that it’s only $249!
They also announced that the ASUS Transformer Prime tablet is now available with the latest ICS OS.