The iPad 2′s strongest contender may just come before classes resume. The folks over at Fudzilla have received tips whispering that Motorola might bring out its latest tablet packed with NVIDIA’s quad-core Tegra 3 processor, codenamed Kal-El.
Earlier rumors have speculated that Motorola may slow down, or even completely stop producing Motorola Xoom by June. The coming of a Tegra-3-powered tablet from Motorola this June just might lend those rumors some credence.
With NVIDIA rumored to start shipping Tegra 3 in August, Motorola may just be able to bring out its latest quad-core tablet in the nick of time before school starts in September. That will surely delight school boys and girls.
Reports count 10 manufacturers that are currently working on Tegra 3 devices. As early as February, NVIDIA had hinted that its quad-core superchips are already shipping to partner manufacturers and told the world to expect the first Tegra 3 gadgets to make impact starting in the fall.
Nobody is sure yet whether Motorola’s rumored offering may cause Xoom’s prices to drop. But, that’s a very likely possibility. Another likely possibility that has been talked about in tech circles is that of the upcoming Motorola device’s possible deviation from the Xoom series.
Amazon rumors have also been rife regarding Coyote and Hollywood, 7-inch and 10-inch respectively, due to arrive in late 2011.
Rumor has also circulated that Motorola’s upcoming Tegra 3 tablet may stay away from 10-inch screen space and, instead, have a go at the 7-inch market, with Motorola’s eyes set on the throats of the likes of Samsung Galaxy Tab, HTC Flyer, and BlackBerry PlayBook.
Tegra 3′s performance has been pegged at 5 times the speed of its predecessor, the Tegra 2, and is destined for smoother graphics rendering (60 frames per second!) and hardcore gaming.
If ever Motorola does bring out the first quad-core tablet ahead of the others, will you bite the bait? Or will you wait a bit for the others to launch theirs?
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Very interesting.. Maybe i’d just save my extra pocket till late this yaer for a quadcore. Besides in my opinion after raeding couples of articles regarding tegra 2, thi nvidia 1st gen tegra chip was designed for mobile phone, its rendering and hardware capabilities was designed for mobile phone. No wonder why most tablets running tegra 2 still tend to lag and suffer some slowdown and battery issues as compared to ipad2. Hopefully, tegra 3 will be a good promise toward its claim. And a new higher versin of android platform MUST be developed for this powerful chip for users to really be able to enjoy every bit of power ‘kal-el’ will unleash. A perfect marriage of an android os and a cpu to finally be able to go toe to toe wiht apple’s ipad.
Yeah maybe then this site will finally start posting some iPad 2 performance numbers and stop conveniently pretending it doesn’t exists just so that Android devices look good. Anybody else noticed that they keep posting iPad 1 numbers any time they show a performance comparison chart? Oh btw speaking of comparisons, the fact that there about 1000x times more tablet optimized iOS apps then tablet Android apps is more important than the fact that galaxy tab 10.1 is 8.6 mm think vs 8.8 mm for iPad 2. That’s why iPad 2 is sold out worldwide. In case you guys were confused thinking that 0.2 mm is important somehow.
This is what Apple fans don’t get. It’s not all about all about apps, but you wouldn’t know because all ios devices are are a bunch of apps slapped on a screen.
yeah, I was looking for the Transformer but due to supply constraints at this point I figure I might as well wait for the Tegra 3 chips to hit. More energy efficient and over 5X performance. . . that’ll last a while.
Wouldn’t it be GREAT if we could read about the products coming out without all the stupid crap that asinine jerks bring into every discussion? I really didn’t come here to read, for the one millionth time, the regurgitated crap that comes out of these mindless zombies. Could you all just do us a favor and drop dead so those of us who came here to keep up on the Tegra 3 progress can do what we came here for?
My blah is better than your blah justs gets SO old by the time you become an adult. Maybe they can put up a kiddy website with a big purple dinosaur where all you brain dead dweebs can argue iPad VS Android to your hearts content.
As Joe Friday once said…..”The facts ma’m, just the facts”. Leave the rest at the door, please.
Maybe someone can help me on this? If Ipad or Ipad 2 is so great, way don’t they offer the features most people want. Point in case. You can order a Torsh.Thrive with features like 1) full size SD card 128 GB, 2) USB A slot that handles 1 TB external storage ( wow, Ipad 2 gives you a full 64GB total for what $600 or more, who even checked?) I chatted with factory (Thrive) couple of days ago and their 8GB model for $429 also handles 3) writing CD/DVD, as well as 4) 1080 out to a Big flat Screen, and on and on. Only 8 GB you say? Well, throw in the 128GB SD Card and the 1 TB slot and who cares. I have an old A7 Tegra 2 Elocity with 4GB of SSD, 32 GB SD and 64 GB USB A and I have never run out of storage. I have a 128GB Kingston SSD Sata III with a USB A case and this $269 old school tablet smokes a 2511 bench mark and does what you want a tablet to do. Lay in bed, check email, go online on the couch, plug into my 58″ Sammy 3D plasma 7000, listen to audio books, read ebooks and it runs google market and two oters, it runs 2.2 or 3.0 10.3 flash Hulu and on and on. So if aan unknown American company Stream TV can produce a tablet like this on it’s first try why can’t Ipad? Is it because they want to spoon feed the consumer and make fat hogs out of the share holders? Oh, I don’t need 3g tablet, I have Virgin Mobile card that I only pay for if I need ( no contract) and a Cradlepoint portable router if I need on the fly. Yes I have an Epic 4G also but don’t need to pay $60 a month to teather. So put me down for the first decent Tegra 3 pad out with a keyboard. Most likely an Asus. I owned a Zoom for 2 days and it just was not in my opinion an upgrade from my A7 for twice the money. I have enough money, and that is because I am retired and careful with it, over paying will always run you out of money faster then not.
After being an early adopter of motorola zoom, and then them abandoning all their non US customers by not even updating to HC 3.1! I would not touch another Motorola product with a barge pole!!!
Want proof? See there own customer support forum at https://supportforums.motorola.com/message/386114
Other than that short wait when they came out for the SD card to work, Moto hasn’t abandoned anyone in the US – the HC 3.1 update was simple and free and made everything with rough edges smooth out. I still love my Xoom – what are you talking about dude?
Moto wowd me with the Razor, dissappointed me with the Backflip, made me LOL at the Xoom, which is quite good but rushed out with parts not working. They scapegoated Android on the USB and SD card stuff. I love my Acer with Tegra 2, It had 3.0 but its USB and SD card ports worked and I got 3.1 OTA and couldnt be happier. Moto has the better style design but way too expensive. Tegra 2 is quite nice on battery, its the radios that eat the battery, My wifi only Acer easily lasts 6-8 hours full tilt, casual use at home and work I get 12ish because it doesnt have 3g and Wifi is off much of the time cause im sitting at my workstation. Its a sideboard or notepad at work excpet when I remote desktop my worksattion from it. Yes Android is still maturing but its developed in an open community more than those beautiful fruity things.
well good part is motorola is now part of Google so all the android os updates and new versions will be optimised for first and foremost Motorola devices. So i would be an early adopter if Icecream sandwich works smooth and rolls out with the device