CES 2013 has not started, at least not officially, but the first media events already took place in Las Vegas. Android Authority attended the NVIDIA presser a few hours ago, and we have already shown you the hot new Tegra 4 SoC and the unexpected NVIDIA Tegra 4-based, Android-running Project Shield console/game controller.
But we’re certainly more interested in the first Tegra 4 devices that will be launched later this year, and it looks like Vizio will make the first tablet that will feature NVIDIA’s newest SoC – or at least it’s the first company to make public such a device.
The Verge had a sit down with Vizio officials and has more details about this unnamed 10.1-inch device. And it seems that Vizio is interested in making a hot comeback to the tablet business with a device that’s ready to take on the Nexus 10, at least on paper.
While it lacks a strong product name for now, the Vizio tablet will house the Tegra 4 SoC and run stock Android 4.2 Jelly Bean right out of the box, which is certainly interesting. Furthermore, the tablet will offer a high-end display with a 2560 x 1600 resolution, which puts it on par with Samsung’s Nexus 10.
Other specs include 32GB of storage, Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi support, two cameras of unspecified resolution but what’s apparently really surprising about the device is that it’s a lot thinner than you’d expect a 10-inch tablet to be.
Pricing details and availability details are not official at this time, but we’ll certainly keep an eye out for them for you.
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This might just make me hold off my Nexus 10 order…
Not sure I understand what you’re saying… is Vizio hardware bad or something?
sd card slot?
Excellent, another well specced device running Stock Android. I really hope 2013 is the year that manufacturers realise this is the way to go. For fast updates and reduced fragmentation, it surely makes the best sense (pun intended).
Yes HTC should do this
Definitely worth trying out in person and checking on the reviews to see how she does. So far it’s looking good on paper and in theory but could fall on it’s face with poor execution. But with the mentioned spec sheet it should do well. Can’t wait to find out!
That’s the kind of screen I’d like to see in my netbook.