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Asus Eee Pad Transformer 2 Gets a Price Tag, Release Date Looms Closer – Is This the First Quad-Core Ice Cream Sandwich Tablet?

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Have you always wanted that perfect combo of tablet and laptop? Well hang in there, because Asus may have finally cracked the code. With detachable keyboard and all, this might be the perfect fit for users on the go that still want that incredible power and access to a nifty keyboard for some content creation on the move. There is not much detail surrounding this device yet, but that doesn’t mean we have not heard credible rumors. Here are some of the best rumors and the ones we are most confident about: Ice Cream Sandwich? Kal-El Quad-Core Processor Connecting Keyboard…

HTC to Use Nvidia Kal-El Chips in 2012?

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Could this be the end of HTC’s exclusive use of Qualcomm chips? In a recent interview of HTC’s VP of Marketing with GSMArena, he said there’s actually “no exclusive deal” between HTC and Qualcomm, and when asked what other chips they could use, he said “Nvidia or TI-powered smartphones and tablets are possible in the future.” Qualcomm have done very well for themselves with the rise of touchscreen smartphones. They managed to grab TI’s longstanding leadership position, which happened with the rise of Android and the fall of Nokia and RIM (who mainly used TI chips). But perhaps the biggest reason Qualcomm…

Tegra 3 Project Kal-El Benchmarks Revealed – Not Quad Core – it’s Quintuple Core!

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Nvidia has just dropped a nugget of gold at our doorstep – and it contains a bit of a bombshell folks. It turns out that Project Kal-El, also known as “Tegra 3″ is not actual a Quad Core SoC after all – it’s a Quintuple Core SoC. Not disclosed publicly previously, is a trick that Nvidia has been keeping up their sleeve — until today. Employing a novel process dubbed Variable Symmetric Multiprocessing (vSMP) technology – NVIDIA’s Project Kal-El SoC includes a fifth “Companion Core” created using a special low power silicon process that executes select tasks like music playback,  video playback, reading loaded web pages,…

On Kal-El+, Wayne, Grey Chips and Nvidia’s Future

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The recent Nvidia roadmap leak shows us what Nvidia has in store for late 2011 to late 2012 period. We can see Kal-El in there, a never before seen Kal-El+ (most likely an upgraded version of Kal-El), Wayne (Kal-El’s next-gen successor), and Grey (seemingly a low-end chip). Kal-El+ was to be expected, although many people seem surprised that it exists. We learned last year when we first heard about the dual core 1.2 Ghz Tegra 2 3D that Nvidia was planning on releasing a “new” chip every 6 months, instead of just every year. That’s not very shocking considering all…

Will Amazon’s Kindle Scribe Be The iPad 2 Killer?

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Every tablet really wants to be the iPad 2 Killer and take the throne away from Apple’s golden boy. A lot of companies have boasted that their product will be the one to take away Apple’s top spot. A lot of it is pure hype, and with what little we know about the long rumored Amazon tablet(s), this may be the one to finally do it. The tablet itself is shrouded in mystery, but is still making big waves despite the lack of information. Still, it may all end up like the HP TouchPad. HP may have ended up failing…

Lenovo Brings Out Honeycomb-based 500-dollar ThinkPad Tablet for School and Business

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If Honeycomb tablets were likened to a plane ride, you’d be riding first-class with Lenovo’s newest addition to the Honeycomb tablets basket. Lenovo announced this week that the 10.1-inch Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet running Android 3.1 Honeycomb is now available in U.S. retail stores and partner establishments. The cheapest model comes with 16 GB internal storage and is priced at US$500 (add US$30 for the digitizer pen). If you want more storage, you can get a 32-GB version for US$600 (with digitizer pen) or a 64-GB version for US$700 (also with digitizer pen). Built for business and academic use, the Lenovo…

Asus Transformer 2, Kal-El, and the Future of Notebooks (and Tablets)

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Nvidia promised us (again) that we’ll see their latest Tegra chip at the end of August in tablets. I don’t know if it’s their fault, or the manufacturers’ fault for adopting the chip late, or perhaps they all wanted to wait for Android 4.0 to launch it together with Kal-El/Tegra 3, but the first tablets with Kal-El got delayed until October. The first tablet that is supposed to have this quad core 1.5 Ghz chip is apparently Asus’ next-gen Transformer tablet. The first Transformer The first Transformer was probably the most loved Android tablet from the first wave of Honeycomb…

Nvidia’s Tegra 3 CPU Maybe Android’s Ace Against Apple’s A5

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Right now, one of the main advantages that iOS products have over Android ones is the fact they’ve got the A5 backing them. Apple maybe focused on aesthetic design but they’re no slouch in the engineering department either. The current generation of Tegra 2′s ca’t even compare to the A5. Well, that’s about to change. Nvidia has already started showing off its Tegra 3 CPU, code-named Kal-el, and like the Kryptonian it’s named after, it looks to be super-strong, featuring four processing cores, twelve GeForce graphics units and stereoscopic 3D support. The tech demo for the Tegra 3’s capabilities is…

6 Apps To Install On Your Honeycomb Tablet

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by 3 years ago
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Honeycomb tablets continue to be a hot item in everyone’s to-buy lists. The best way to take advantage of the better tech is to install apps optimized for Android 3.0 and above. We’ve covered a bunch of these apps before but we feel that the growing ecosystem of Honeycomb apps needs a second look. Here are a few more apps you can install into your device to realize its full potential. 1. Google Earth (free) Wow your friends (and yourself) with the updated Google Earth app, made especially for Honeycomb. What’s new you ask? Well there’s the 3D view where you can…

LG Optimus 2X a dual-core LG Star?

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Here is a video of the LG Optimus 2X perhaps also known as the LG Star (SU660). Alledgely set for the Korean market, the video above displays this device working with HDMI the way phones should work with HDMI. It’s seamless, smooth and works rather well. This device looks very similar to the LG Star that we have already given some read-time too. The difference allegedly being that the LG Optimus 2X is a dual-core equivalent. In a video presented after the break, we get to see the Optimus 2X apparently wipe the floor with the Samsung Galaxy S. Of…