Samsung, Lenovo, Toshiba Favored As Early Windows on ARM Tablet Vendors

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Microsoft is working on finalizing its list of vendors and manufacturers to produce Windows 8 machines running on ARM’s chip architecture, a first for the desktop PC OS as it has historically relied on Intel’s and AMD’s x86 core. The software giant is selecting three ARM chip-makers, which can then each choose two OEM hardware […]

Tegra 3 Quad-Core Tablets to Cost Just $299 in Six Months?

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We have still yet to see a Tegra 3 powered tablet hit the market but it appears there is already chatter about price drops as NVIDIA’s CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has gone on record stating that he thinks they are going to be a lot cheaper in about six months time. The first Tegra 3 tablet, […]

Lenovo to Unleash Quad-Core Ice Cream Sandwich at the End of 2011?

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Look at Transformer Prime, Lenovo’s catching up in your rear view mirror with its own Android 4.0 quad-core tablet that’s speculated to be launched at the end of this year. While there’s quite a bit of specs leaked for the device, at this point it’s still unclear if the device will be coming to the […]

ARM Mali-T658 Octo-Core Graphics Promises Console Quality Performance

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Following NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 announcement with a quad-core ARM-based CPU and the company’s own GeForce-based 12-core graphics engine, ARM has released specs for its updated Mali graphics unit. The ARM Mali graphics engine, model T400, is the graphics used in Samsung’s Exynos processor and is deployed on the South Korean smartphone-maker’s Galaxy S II smartphone, […]

Asus Announces Transformer Prime, But Is It Priced Too High?

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After having made a brief cameo in Asia, the Transformer Prime is now officially announced by Asus. The slate will come with an updated quad-core Tegra 3 chipset and a higher entry price point of $500, up by $100 from the original Transformer, and is due in December for shipment, contrary to earlier rumors that […]

NVIDIA Announces Kal-el’s Birth as Tegra 3, Complete with Quad-Core

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Once known by its code name as Kal-el, NVIDIA has finally formally announced its quad-core mobile processor as the Tegra 3 chipset, following the single-core ARM-based Tegra CPU and the dual-core ARM Tegra 2. Tegra 3 is the first quad-core ARM A9 CPU in the world and will also be coupled with a 12-core GeForce […]

Tegra 3 Brains Revealed in Transformer Prime Teardown

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Along with the FCC filing with Asus’ forthcoming Eee Pad Transformer Prime, teardown photos reveal that the next-generation Transformer Android tablet will ship with a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 chipset, which is also known by its codename as Kal-el. According to Wireless Goodness, the FCC teardown photos, which reveal the internal components of the tablet, […]

GameStop’s Android Tablet Controller May Usher In A New Gaming Era

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Ever since the first Honeycomb Android tablets started selling, both Google and Nvidia have played up their gaming capabilities. Any tablet or smartphone made in the past couple of years can run Angry Birds decently, but the Tegra 2 chip makes games with complex graphics and 3D elements really shine. So it’s no surprise that […]

NVIDIA CEO Pushes for Windows 8, Microsoft Office on ARM Tablets

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NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang calls Microsoft Office “the killer app” for ARM-based Windows tablets and claims a new version for that purpose would be “wonderful”. After ten years of not having a tablet-centric version of Office, I’d call it “miraculous.”   

Asus Finally Unveils Transformer Prime Ice Cream Sandwich Tablet

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At the AsiaD conference, Asus head Jonney Shih finally fessed up about the company’s next generation Asus Eee Pad Transformer successor, in which Shih calls the Transformer Prime. The device, like the Google smartphone called the Galaxy Nexus by Samsung, will run on the next-generation Android Ice Cream Sandwich platform, which will be the first […]

NVIDIA’s Quad-Core Kal-el ARM CPU Comes with Fifth Core

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In newly released white papers for its quad-core CPU, NVIDIA has detailed that its Kal-el ARM-based mobile architecture will come with 4 standard cores and a fifth core that will help its chipsets achieve power when needed while being energy efficient in basic use. The fifth core, called a companion core, will be used when […]

Windows 8 on a NVIDIA Kal-El ARM Tablet (Video)

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Joanna Stern at This is My Next… managed to grab a couple minutes with Michael Angiulo, VP of Windows Planning, who himself was able to grab a prototype tablet running Windows 8 on a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 Kal-El ARM processor. The brief bit of demo is impressive in that you’d never know it wasn’t […]

NVIDIA Tegra to Land in Windows Phone Handsets in 2013?

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It looks like Qualcomm may be losing its monopoly on supplying chips to Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform if a leaked NVIDIA slide is to be believed. According to the NVIDIA roadmap, the company’s Tegra processor will make it onto Windows Phone by 2013, and that chip design will be codenamed Grey. Grey, which will combine […]

NVIDIA: Quad-Core Tablets by Christmas, Smartphone Next Year

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Though NVIDIA had boldly promised in the past that we’ll begin to see tablets with quad-core processors–the Kal-el variety that’s been demoed before–this fall, the company says that there has been delays and devices won’t hit shelves until around Christmas. CEO Jen-Hsun Huang cites that manufacturers of the Android tablets are taking as much time as […]

NVIDIA: Windows 8 Tablet to Run Windows Phone 7 Apps

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Despite Microsoft’s insistence in the past that the Windows Phone operating system, as its name implies, is reserved strictly for phones and that tablets are computers that requires Windows, NVIDIA’s outspoken CEO Jen-Hsun Huang spilled a major secret that the next-generation Windows 8 for tablets will be able to run apps made for Windows Phone […]

Asus Eee Pad Transformer 2 Might Be First Kal-El Tablet

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Just a short time ago, Asus chief Jonney Shih confirmed that a sequel to his company’s wildly popular Eee Pad Transformer was on the way. He revealed no details other than to say that the device was going to be “impressive.” It has been rumored that the Eee Pad Transformer 2 would be outfitted with […]

Motorola Kore to Succeed the Motorola Xoom?

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Motorola has been on a website buying spree lately and purchases dug up by Fusible seem to  indicate that something called the Motorola KORE is on the way. The current speculation is that it’s some sort of successor to the Motorola Xoom tablet and possibly one that is going to be powered by a quad-core […]

NVIDIA Says Kal-El Quad-Core Tablets Coming This Fall, Phones in 2012

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Need more evidence that a quad-core powered Asus Eee Pad Transformer might be coming in October? How about confirmation from NVIDIA that Kal-El quad-core powered tablets are coming this fall? That work? Good, because that’s exactly what has come out of the NVIDIA camp today. The company has confirmed the time frame to Android Central […]

Asus Confirms Eee Pad Transformer 2

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We really love the Asus Eee Pad Transformer and that’s why we were extremely excited when we heard that the sequel could be arriving at some point in October with a Tegra 3 quad-core processor. And now, we’re over the moon because it looks like this rumor could very well become a reality after Asus […]