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


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, […]

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


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


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, […]

NVIDIA Tegra to Land in Windows Phone Handsets in 2013?


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


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┬áJen-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


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 […]

AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II Coming with Tegra 2 CPU, Not Exynos?


According to the latest FCC filing, the Samsung Galaxy S II, which is Samsung’s most popular smartphone to date and still not yet available in the U.S., may be getting a brain swap. Rather than launching with the company’s own Exynos processor, the Galaxy S II, model GT-i9103, which comes with AT&T-compatible 3G/4G bands, was […]

Texas Instruments the Preferred Chip-Maker for Google’s Ice Cream Sandwich?


There is now speculation that Google is dumping NVIDIA, whose dual-core chipset helped to shape Android 3.0 Honeycomb, in favor of Texas Instruments for its Ice Cream Sandwich platform, which will begin the process of merging the tablet and smartphone editions of Android into one platform. The company’s OMAP 4 chip will be the reference […]

NVIDIA Eyes Qualcomm with Icera Acquisition


NVIDIA has its eyes set on mobile as the Tegra 2-chip-maker is hoping to integrate more features into its smartphone CPU through the recent announcement of the Icera acquisition. Icera, a UK-based company, develops 3G and 4G baseband processors for use in phones and modems, and is said to be more efficient than those coming […]

NVIDIA Tegra Zone App for Android Apps Launches

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It can be tough to find the right apps in the Android Market and especially difficult finding games that take advantage of all the mobile horsepower stuffed in the latest Android phones and tablets. NVIDIA’s trying to ease the pain a bit by launching the Tegra Zone app for Android devices today. Tegra Zone is […]

NVIDIA Announces Quad-Core CPU, 12-Core GPU on Mobile

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If you think the Tegra 2 is strong and powerful, you better wait for NVIDIA’s Tegra successor, codenamed Kal-El, which promises a qhopping quad-core processor coupled with a 12-core NVIDIA GPU to support display resolutions of 2,560 X 1,600 pixels. According to the chip-maker Kal-El delivers up to 5 times the performance of Tegra 2. […]

Will NVIDIA Announce a Quad-Core Tegra 3 CPU at MWC?


In an interview with NVIDIA’s Tegra general manager Mike Rayfield with Hexus, the launch date for the next-generation Tegra 3 chipset was revealed. Though Rayfield didn’t mention an exact date, he did say “It will be in production around the same time as my competitors’ first dual-cores will.” In the past, NVIDIA has stated that […]

Will the G-Slate be 3D Enabled and Capable?


An LG France spokesperson claims that the G-Slate, which would be coming to T-Mobile USA, would not only have a 3D glasses-free display, but could also record and encode 3D video as well according to Unwired View. Though not a lot of information is known about the Tegra 2-powered 8.9-inch tablet that’s made by LG, […]

Acer ICONIA Tab to Launch with 4G LTE on Verizon


Acer today announced at CES that its ICONIA Tab A500 will be a 4G LTE tablet that will debut on Verizon Wireless’s nascent 4G network. The gaming and mobile-centric 10.1-inch slate will run Android OS and have a user interface layer on top called Acer UI 4.5. It will support HD playback and comes with […]

AutoBeMobile: NVIDIA powering displays of BMW, Tesla car models


Word out of NVIDIA is their processors will be powering infotainment and navigation systems in certain car models from BMW and electric car specialist Tesla Motors. Also revealed is the location at CES 2011 where you are most likely to find Xavier waffling on whether to stick with Mercedes for his next car.

NVIDIA Says Quad-Core Mobile CPUs Coming in ‘Near Future’


NVIDIA, the maker of the dual-core Tegra 2 chips that are beginning to gain momentum in the high-end smartphone and tablet market, is saying that dual-core chips for mobile will become the standard in 2011 and that quad-core solutions will be available in the near future. The company had announced aggressive plans for its Tegra […]

Auto Stereo 3D Gaming Coming to Android Phones and Tablets

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Scaleform is showing off some interesting technology at the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference. The company develops tools for game developers and it was showing off a demo of a Flash 3D gaming UI, running on NVIDIA’s mobile Tegra platform. 3D on mobile devices is something I’d like to see, but I’m not about to wear […]

NVIDIA Tegra 2 Android Slate Demo

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Our friends from just published a video of a prototype slate Android device. It’s apparently an NVIDIA reference design that utilizes second generation Tegra graphics. As you can guess, this 8.9″ slate falls into the content consumption device category. NVIDIA is showing off the device playing Backbreaker, a football game, at Google I/O.

Tegra Chip Problems Delay Future Tablets?


I’m going to caveat this post by saying it is April Fools Day. That said, I don’t think this info qualifies as a prank, but I would qualify it as a rumor. According to SlashGear, there is word that NVidia is having some difficulty with its Tegra chipsets and this is going to force a […]

Fortune on the Potential Fortune of Tablets


This is an interesting read on the potential fortune of Tablets from Fortune. Beginning with a quote from NVida that says “we’ve found our most personal computer” that is a morph of of a line often uttered in the days where only Microsoft was in the Tablet PC space, it is full of promise of […]