NVIDIA MWC Invite Promises Quad-Core Firsts


Hope of the next iPad running a quad-core processor may be rapidly diminishing, but there’s plenty of other quad-core gear still on the horizon for us to be looking forward to. Some of the most anticipated devices are the first wave of Android-powered quad-core smartphones from the likes of HTC and LG, which we hope to get a chance to see at the Mobile World Congress later this month. At the heart of many of these models we’ll find NVIDIA’s quad-core Tegra 3 chip. The company is understandably excited about all the attention its processor is getting, and has just started distributing invites to a MWC event where it claims we’ll get to see some “quad-core firsts”.

We wonder if NVIDIA’s teaser means that we’ll actually learn about something new done with the Tegra 3, but if it’s just talking about quad-core smartphones in general, we’re pretty sure the boat’s already sailed on that opportunity.

At the least, we might get a chance to learn about other hardware built around Tegra 3 chips that we haven’t yet caught wind of. While other companies are working on their own quad-core offerings, like Samsung and the Exynos 5450 that’s been rumored, Tegra 3 is going to drive the start of this movement, just like the Tegra 2 did for dual-core devices. That just means there are plenty of possibilities for what NVIDIA might be planning to show-off. Any guesses?

Source: CNET

Via: AndroidGuys

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen’s first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he’s convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he’s not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits

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