Earlier this week, Nvidia has disclosed that their Icera 410 LTE modem has been approved for AT&T’s network. This is a big step forward for Nvidia’s Tegra chips, which so far have lacked any sort of integration with LTE chips. It’s too bad that it took Nvidia so long, because Qualcomm took advantage of their edge in this area, and sold more S4 chips with integrated LTE than they can supply by the end of the year.
Nvidia also announced that the Icera 500 LTE modem will be available by the end of the year, but there’ll still be no full integration with the Tegra 3 chips. For now, the modem will just go alongside the Tegra 3 SoC, and we can [...]
The awesome giveaway that we are running together with NVIDIA is in full swing, and today the sweepstake enters its third and final week.
In case you need a refresher, you have a shot at winning one of the seven Prize Packs offered by NVIDIA to celebrate the first anniversary of the TegraZone or one of the three Prize Packs that we are giving away to our loyal readers.
We’ve already announced the name of the first winner of a Tegra 3-powered ASUS Transformer Pad 300. His name is Christian Damian from Los Angeles, CA. Congratulations, Christian and let us know how you like your shiny new toys!
One prize down, nine more to go! Soon, we will reveal the [...]
Most chip makers have long realized that, in the future, they are going to need to integrate LTE and 3G modems with their SoCs if they want to be competitive. This brings down the price of components, which is a benefit to potential customers and it also reduces time-to-market.
The latter has been a problem for Nvidia with Tegra 3, because just as they were starting to get a window of opportunity in the mobile market, here comes Qualcomm with their S4 SoC, which has integrated LTE, and takes away market share from them, in several major markets where LTE is mandatory for new mobile devices.
But Nvidia was one of the first to realize this trend of integrating LTE [...]
We’ve seen a slew of low-cost Android 4.0 tablets flooding the market courtesy of some Chinese manufacturers. These devices, that fall in the $100 – $250 price range, are quite impressive in their own right, boasting impressive builds and form factors. The low-cost is thanks to compromises in display resolution, RAM (generally 512MB), cameras, processors (generally single core processors, or 1Ghz dual-core processors). Everything said and done, there is obviously something more attractive about a 1920×1200 display resolution with a 1.5 Ghz quad-core processor. That is, if you can ignore that $600+ price tag.
Will there ever be a way to produce [...]
If you’re an Android user who loves to root your phone, you’re probably well versed on the benefits of apps that allow you to control your phone’s CPU. From over and under clocking, to setting CPU governors, apps such as SetCPU give you ultimate control over the performance and power saving of your device. Now the good folks over at XDA-Developers have developed a similar app for the quad-core HTC One X.
CoreControl, created by XDA member Meltus, allows you to control how many cores in the HTC One X are active at time. Root access is of course a requirement, and the app will simply force close on an unrooted device. The app is quite useful if you aren’t getting the [...]
KDDI and Fujitsu have just launched a powerful new Android smartphone which is scheduled to be released in Japan in early July. The device – known as the Fujitsu Arrows Z ISW13F – is a very capable device and that would likely be a big hit if it were to reach either the European or North American market. Why do we say so? What more can you ask for from an Android device with 1.5GHz Tegra 3 Quad Core processor, 13MP camera, and a waterproof and dust-proof design? Give it a catchy name, a nice $199 subsidized price, and you have a device that can go toe to toe with HTC’s One X aka EVO 4G LTE, and Samsung’s S3. Sadly though, it’s never likely to be [...]
Hey guys! Whether you love spending quality time with iconic characters like Sonic the Hedgehog or you want to blow off steam in the adrenaline-filled ShadowGun, a Tegra-powered tablet is the ideal gaming device. Light-weight, powerful, delivering amazing graphics and buttery smooth animations, Tegra 3 devices offer a gaming experience that are finally beginning to rival consoles.
Now you can win your own Tegra 3-powered beast, an ASUS Transformer Pad 300, along with all the accessories you need to reach gaming nirvana. For all you gamers out there, we’ve partnered with NVIDIA and ASUS to bring you amazing prize packs made of:ASUS Transformer Pad 300 ASUS Mobile [...]
Nintendo may have the plumbing power of Mario on its side, but Sega has the cooler and faster Sonic the Hedgehog, one of the world’s most celebrated game icons.
Making the jump from console to the Android platform seemed to take forever, but when Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I finally made it to Android, the game was well worth the wait. It’s no wonder why the sequel of the game is so eagerly anticipated by Android gamers worldwide. Now, blue hedgehog fans, you’re just in luck, as Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II was launched today exclusively for Tegra-3 powered Android devices.
The Tegra 3 version of Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II provides a gaming [...]
It’s been one year since NVIDIA debuted the Tegra Zone, the premier destination to get games optimized for Tegra specific hardware. The jump in performance from Tegra 2 to Tegra 3 was absolutely massive, and the number of quality titles that keep popping keep getting better as time goes by. If you’ve never seen them in action, then you’re missing out, as the titles of today optimized for Tegra 3 hardware are getting very close to console like quality. To celebrate their one year anniversary, they’re giving away some a most excellent prize pack!
What’s in the Prize PackASUS Transformer Pad ASUS Mobile dock Logitech game [...]
Feeling the pinch from Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4, Samsung’s Exynos 4412, and other SoC debutants, Nvidia plans to follow up its quad-core Tegra 3 processor with a Tegra 3+ this year. The news was revealed by Nvidia general manager Mike Rayfield during a tech conference in Seattle. Speaking to PC World, Rayfield stated that the Tegra 3+ will be “a pretty significant bump” from its predecessor and “it’ll be high performance.”
But that’s not all that Nvidia has up its sleeve. An updated version of Tegra 3 will come with an integrated LTE modem, which would open the lucrative North American mobile market to Nvidia. Rayfield said that the current Tegra 3 could actually play [...]