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    A couple weeks back, NVIDIA made with the details of how its Shield Android gaming handset would arrive. The system will ship next month, and pre-orders are already open, letting you secure one of the $350 devices. It sure looks like everything's going smoothly with preparing for Shield's retail availability, as we just saw the handheld console pick up its FCC certification. Don't let that FCC business confuse you – even without cellular data connectivity, Shield still needs to stop by the FCC in order to clear its WiFi operation. We're excited to see Shield finally arrive for a number ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the NVIDIA Shield, its price and release date. We later talk about the BlackBerry Q5 along with the news that BBM is now coming to iOS and Android soon. Later we go through the Verizon Droid DNA, which is now free after a two-year contract pointing to a probable HTC One reaching the carrier soon. Nokia is next as the company has just unveiled their new Lumia 925 along with other features. We end today's show talking about our Google I/O predictions and obviously your Google I/O predictions as well. All this and more after the break. Stories: - ...

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    Back at the CES in early January, NVIDIA didn't just have news of its next SoCs to announce, but came ready to offer news of a new venture into mobile gaming. It unveiled what it was then calling Project Shield, an all-in-one gaming console integrating a full-sized controller and a flip-up HD screen. The Android-running system would help introduce the world to NVIDIA's latest chip, the Tegra 4. At the time, we didn't get much info about important things like price or availability, but today NVIDIA finally has those launch details ready to share. NVIDIA Shield (no more "Project") will sell ...

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    We've yet to see the first phones and tablets arrive running NVIDIA's Tegra 4 SoCs. While there was some uncertainty for awhile about NVIDIA's ability to attract an OEM to employ the Tegra 4, last month we learned that ZTE would be releasing phones featuring the Tegra 4 by the middle of the year. Even with months to go until those devices arrive, NVIDIA already has its sights set on the future of its mobile processor offerings, and at the GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, CEO Jen Hsun-Huang spelled-out what hardware is next from his company. Following Tegra 4 will be an SoC codenamed ...

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    Earlier this month, we heard that NVIDIA was running into problems getting companies interested in using its new Tegra 4 chips in their smartphones and tablets. More recently, we learned that the first of these SoCs would be made available to interested manufacturers in Q2 2013, but still didn't have a solid read on just who (besides NVIDIA itself) was interested in using them. We heard that ASUS might be a possibility, but today we get our first real confirmed OEM, with ZTE announcing plans to create phones built around Tegra 4 chips. These quad-core A15-based phones could be out even ...

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    NVIDIA's A15-based Tegra 4 SoC has the potential to be one of the big chips to arrive this year. While we've heard that the company has been having trouble getting manufacturers to commit to the Tegra 4, that's just a rumor for the moment, and the Tegra 3 certainly made it into a whole lot of products. NVIDIA announced the chip back during the CES, but so far we haven't had much of an idea of when the first Tegra 4-running products might end up launching. We finally have a preliminary timetable now, thanks to the company's revelations during a call to investors. The Tegra 4 should first ...

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    In the past, NVIDIA managed to get a leg up on other companies by introducing its dual-core and quad-core designs in advance of its competition. This time around, though, it hasn't recaptured that advantage; Samsung already has an A15 chip in the Nexus 10, and the newly-announced Qualcomm chips and Samsung's Exynos 5 Octa sound just as good, if not better than the Tegra 4. Perhaps as a result of that, some new rumors suggest that NVIDIA is having a really hard time getting manufacturers to place its Tegra 4 in their new products. According to the industry sources of Digitimes, so far only ...

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    NVIDIA isn't the only chip maker showing off new technology at this year's CES.  Qualcomm has some news, too. Just incase you don't remember, Qualcomm makes the Snapdragon SoC and in particular the S4 line that powers our high-end smartphones and tablets. To start with, Qualcomm is changing the naming scheme of their processors to help differentiate the powers and abilities of their various chipsets. The new 800 series is high-end, 600's and 400's are middle-tier, and lower-end chips are in the 200's. Let's focus on the higher-end goodies for a moment. The Qualcomm 800-series ...

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    NVIDIA has long been one of my favorite chip-making companies. Back in the PC days they were always leap-frogging ATI to see who could make the best video card on the market. NVIDIA has since moved into more than just graphics and has a fairly impressive presence in mobile technology, specifically SoCs. The best NVIDIA SoC on the market today is their Tegra 3. Unfortunately, it's starting to show its age. Not to worry, at this year's CES, NVIDIA announced the Tegra 4! Not unlike the Tegra 3, inside the Tegra 4 is a quad-core CPU with an extra "low-power core" to help extend battery life. ...

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    While not a mobile device, the just-announced Project SHIELD is NVIDIA's new portable gaming console which is the first gadget powered by the Tegra 4 SoC, also recently announced at CES 2013. It just so happens that is a "pure Android", as the manufacturer refers to it, thus giving access to any game title on the Google Play Store. It can also stream games from a PC that has one of the company's GeForce GTX GPUs at its core, with access to titles on the online STEAM game library. The Tegra 4 SoC is the one powering this gaming portable, delivering "enormous power from its custom 72-core ...

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    When it came to dual-core SoCs, and then quad-core SoCs, NVIDIA led the way. More recently, though, we've seen Samsung get the jump on it with the race to A15-based processors. In Las Vegas tonight, the stakes are high as NVIDIA gets the CES rolling with its press conference, where we've been hoping to learn how the company next plans to innovate in a very competitive mobile-processing landscape. After talking a lot about cloud-based gaming, NVIDIA came through with its big SoC news: the Tegra 4. Like the Tegra 3, the company is sticking with a four main core plus one low-power core ...

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    NVIDIA's Tegra 3 introduced many of us to quad-core SoCs, but back before those chips ever even made it to smartphones, the company was already talking about the future. Over the following several months, we learned some new details on future Tegra-series chips thanks to a few leaks, including the tidbit that the company would be introducing two new components around the start of 2013, the next-gen Wayne and the LTE-capable Grey. Today, a new leak gives us a detailed look at the former, combining the Tegra 3's 4+1-core layout with Cortex-A15 technology. We've already seen what A15s can ...

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    In the smartphone and tablet world, there's a huge rush with new technology to be the first to bring it to market. Sure, that's true for plenty of other electronics, as well, but with the kind of device turnover we see from smartphone users, as well as the incessant string of new releases from all the various manufacturers involved, this is one market where competition's especially fierce. Everyone wants to have the newest thing on their phones, whether that's a new Android build, a next-gen radio, or the latest System-on-a-Chip development. It's that last one we're taking a look at today, ...

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    Look at all the hardware you get with Google's Nexus 7 for only $200: an HD display, a gigabyte of RAM, 8GB of flash, and a quad-core Tegra 3. Think about what you're getting for your money, and then ask yourself why comparable smartphones cost so very much more. Sure, miniaturization adds to manufacturing expense, and a smaller screen means the need for higher pixel density components, but why isn't there something like the Nexus 7, but in maybe a 4.7-inch form factor, that sells for $300 or less, no contract, no subsidy? The day we see such a phone may be on its way, as NVIDIA is ...

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    UPDATED: Thanks to our readers I've been able to shake off a little of the alien brain-washing that caused me to get some parts of the article dead wrong! I've updated the article with more accurate information and have removed the inaccurate information. Have you ever gone to the supermarket and found several lanes open? It doesn't matter which lane you pick, your lane is the slowest. It's inevitable! What do you do when you see the lane next to you moving faster? You move to that lane! But then that one slows down, and you move to another, then another, and another. Soon you realize that ...

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