Go through the lists of hardware specifications of the various popular dual-core Android devices, and you’ll likely notice two processors frequently come up. These would be nVidia’s Tegra 2 and Texas Instrument’s OMAP 4. And while the former was a little more favored by the earlier models such as the Motorola Atrix, lately it seems that the 4th generation of TI’s OMAP (Open Multimedia Application Platform) is gaining ground with the mobile device manufacturers. A good example here would be the Droid Bionic, a smart phone initially reported to be powered by a Tegra 2 processor but eventually reached store shelves with an OMAP 4 under the hood.
The two system-on-chips [...]
The ASUS Eee Pad Transformer 2 is to be one – if not the first – tablets that will use the new powerful quad-core NVIDIA processor codenamed Kal-El (Tegra 3). Tegra 3 was previously reported to be a quad-core processor but recent reports are mentioning that it will bear a fifth “companion” core, making the processor effectively quintiple-core, and consequently making the ASUS Eee Pad Trasfomer 2 more appealing, with better performance and battery life.
Specs1-1.3Ghz Quad (Quintuple) core Tegra 3 SoC 1GB of RAM 16GB/32GB variants Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich 1280×800 10.1 inch display
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It’s looking, as each day draws closer to November, that NVIDIA is getting closer to formally outing their Tegra 3 Quad (Quintuple) Core SoC for Android enthusiasts around the globe. Even though, way back in the day, we were told to expect Tegra 3 as early as August, things just didn’t pan out folks.
To make things seem all the more real – we had the CEO of ASUS – Jerry Shin, go on the public record with everyone’s favorite credible Taiwanese rumor factory – Digitimes – and say that they would be pricing the Transformer 2 at $499, and that we could expect it sometime in November.
Asus is rumored to be the first to go to [...]
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 (Hence “Transformer”) $499 Price-Tag Estimated 2 [...]
ZTE, a lesser known player in the smartphone market that is big in Asia, already let loose it’s quad (quintuple) core Tegra 3 tablet at a tradeshow in China but a few short moons ago.
While ZTE is much better known for its low-end Android phones in Asia than anything else, they appear to be wanting to turn the tide. With this latest leak, it appears that the giant OEM is stepping up its game, and will be bringing not one – but two Quad Core Tegra 3 tablets to market in the coming months.
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, [...]
Android tablets powered by NVIDIA’s upcoming quad-core processor, the Tegra 3 (codenamed “Kal-El”), may start becoming available before 2011 is over.
NVIDIA chief Jen-Hsun Huang told Forbes that the quad-core Android tablets may come this year, ahead of the quad-core smartphones that NVIDIA predicted earlier to reach markets this year.
NVIDIA hopes to stay ahead of chief rival Qualcomm. The latter is reported to be releasing its own quad-core processors towards the end of the year.
Both NVIDIA and Qualcomm have been mainstays in the market for high-end [...]
With the switch to ultra-powerful touchscreen smartphones, we’ve seen old market leaders such as Nokia, Sony Ericsson and RIM fall behind the companies who “got” how to build touchscreen phones in this new age of the smartphone industry. It looks like their product cycles are considerably slower than companies like HTC, Motorola, Samsung, and lately even LG.
Samsung became a big player in the Android ecosystem with the release of the Galaxy S, which was the most powerful smartphone on the market at launch, and maintained the crown for the whole 2nd half of the year 2010. LG came a little late to the party, but when they did they also tried to do it in [...]
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 called “Glowball” and it [...]
Nvidia has received a ton of free press lately, and largely due to the fact that their Dual Core Tegra 2 SoC (Solution on Chip) is set to power the latest superphones of today. Their dual-core Tegra 2 mobile processor is set to blow the lid off even the most impressive of mobile benchmarks. However, if you’ve been paying attention you’ll know that there was a leak yesterday that tipped us off to a Tegra 2 3D processor clocked up to 1.2GHz that would give mobile devices with 3D screens the power they need to run. Now, yet another leak has come to the forefront that presumably comes from the same slide as yesterday that gives us a bit of dirt on the Tegra 3 [...]