NViDIA Rumored to Lead Push for Better, Cheap Android Phones & Tablets


NVIDIA may get into the smartphone and tablet manufacturing market, but it won’t sell its devices directly to consumers. The Mobile Review, by way of Unwired View, claims NVIDIA is planning to make reference designs which are manufactured by smaller regional companies without the NVIDIA name attached. According to the report NVIDIA will make its own devices […]

Hands On With NVIDIA Project Shield

NVIDIA Project Shield 1

Project Shield is NVIDIA’s first attempt at creating its own mobile device, and after a few minutes with the device it seems like an impressive first effort. Holding the NVIDIA Shield feels a lot like holding a game controller like the Xbox 360 or Dreamcast controller. It’s somewhat large, but still easy to hold, and […]

NVIDIA Announces Project Shield Android Console In a Controller

Nvidia Project Shield

NVIDIA announced Project Shield, a Tegra 4 powered Android game console built into a controller capable of playing games on the go or on an HDTV. The Shield console uses a Tegra 4 processor to run pure Android on a 5-inch 720p “Retinal Display” or any other display up to 4K via HDMI. Shield lets gamers […]

NVIDIA Announces Tegra 4 For Smartphones and Tablets

Tegra 4

The new NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor for smartphones and tablets delivers faster browsing, better graphic performance and, finally, support for 4G LTE. Like the Tegra 3, the new NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor uses four cores plus one low-power processor, but the four cores are now A15 cores instead of the A9 cores found in the Tegra 3, […]

HTC to Be First with NVIDIA Tegra 4 Phone?


There seems to be a lot of HTC rumors lately, especially with the flagship HTC M7 that’s speculated for a 2013 arrival, and the latest rumor suggests that HTC may be edging out competitors to be the first out of the gate with partner NVIDIA’s latest silicon in the form of the Tegra 4 chipset. […]

NVIDIA’s Quad-Core Tegra 3 CPU Will Work With 4G LTE Modems


NVIDIA has confirmed that its quad-core Tegra 3 CPU is compatible with separate 4G LTE modems. At this time, the current implementation of the Tegra 3 applications processor combines a quad-core CPU along with a GeForce graphics engine, but does not have an integrated modem within the same chip. According to NVIDIA, partner Fujitsu will […]

NVIDIA Pushing for Affordable Quad-Core Smartphones This Year


With the quad-core Google Nexus 7 tablet to retail starting at just $200, chip-maker NVIDIA proves that premium hardware does not have to cost premium prices. Now, after having demonstrated that it could bring its quad-core Tegra 3 chipset to an affordable tablet market, NVIDIA is pushing into the smartphone space and is saying that […]

Dead Trigger On Tegra 3 Shows Console-quality Graphics

Dead Trigger

Madfinger’s Dead Trigger is the game developer’s follow-up to Shadowgun HD, and it looks even better than the previous title. Dead Trigger looks like a straightforward zombie first-person shooter. Players take their guns to small hordes of zombies as they slowly walk through corridors. Survivors either need to mow down as many zombies as possible […]

Nyko Announces Gamepads for Tegra-equipped Tablets

Nyko PlayPad

Nyko and Nvidia want to make gaming on Android devices more like gaming on consoles with a new collection of PlayPad controllers. The new Nyko PlayPad and PlayPad Pro controllers are specially designed for games running on Tegra devices. Nvidia is helping Nyko create the controllers to make sure they work with as many Tegra […]

NVIDIA Looking to Launch 30 Phones with Tegra 3 This Year


NVIDIA is looking to double the number of smartphone models running on its Tegra ARM-based chipset from 15 models launched in 2011 with Tegra 2 to 30 models launching this year with the quad-core Tegra 3 CPU. At its investor meeting, the company says that the phones will also be less expensive at launch than […]

Nvidia Icera Modem Approved For AT&T 4G LTE


Nvidia-powered tablets and clamshell devices are now approved to run on AT&T’s 4G LTE network. Nvidia announced today that it’s Icera 410 LTE modem chipset is now validated on AT&T’s network. That means manufacturers can use the modem in their devices, letting those devices connect to AT&T’s 4G LTE network (as well as the carrier’s 2G, […]

NVIDIA’s Kai Platform to Bring Quad-Core Tablets Down to $199


NVIDIA has created the Kai reference platform to help tablet manufacturers bring down the price of their tablets to $199 starting this summer, which is the same price that Amazon is selling its show-stealing Amazon Kindle Fire. According to NVIDIA, this will help to drive the price of quad-core tablets down to the price of […]

ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity Series Launch Gets Closer

ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity Series Launch Gets Closer

In February, ASUS announced two new Transformer Pad tablets. The Transformer Pad 300 which launched last month and the Transformer Pad Infinity which has yet to launch in the U.S. However, it now looks like the Transformer Pad Infinity has finally moved closer to release as the device has passed through the FCC with flying […]

Nvidia Offers Faster Cloud Gaming With GeForce Grid

GeForce Grid

Nvidia is using its new Kepler GPUs to make cloud gaming faster than it was before. Today, Nvidia announced its new GeForce Grid, a system of powerful, inexpensive servers that can make cloud gaming better. Nvidia won’t start its own cloud gaming service, but it will sell the GeForce Grid system for other companies to […]

No 4G LTE Integration on Tegra 3 Until 2013


NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 + LTE chipset won’t be arriving until 2013, unfortunately in the latest report from the company. The current Tegra 3, which is described by its maker as a 4 + 1 architecture, is based on ARM’s reference design and combines a powerful processor with NVIDIA’s GeForce graphics engine. Unfortunately, due to the […]

Dual-Core and Quad-Core HTC One X Models Benchmarked Side by Side


A new video shows us how the U.S. version of the HTC One X compares to the international version of the phone. The video of the two phones comes from YouTube user Josh Krek who tested the Rogers version of the HTC One X which uses a dual-core Snapdragon S4 CPU and the international version […]

White LG Flagship Optimus 4X HD Appears On Video


With buzz surrounding the HTC One X and its Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE variant along with much speculation behind the rumored quad-core Samsung Galaxy S III flagship, it seems that many people have forgotten about LG’s own flagship in the form of the quad-core Tegra 3-powered Optimus 4X HD. To keep the buxx going, […]