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    For once, let's try and talk about NVIDIA without getting too caught up in its SoC struggles so far in 2013 – the past is the past, and right now NVIDIA is looking to move forward, repositioning itself as not just the company behind a mobile SoC, but as a designer of products build around such chips in its own right. That's meant devices like the Shield gaming console, and more recently the Tegra Note tablet. After announcing that tablet platform back in September, it's finally time for the slate to start arriving, and today NVIDIA details the start of US sales. As you'll remember, ...

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    We already don't find ourselves talking about the NVIDIA Tegra 4 too much, as the SoC has failed to take off in any meaningful way with this year's crop of smartphones. But for as little attention as the Tegra 4 has seen, the Tegra 4i has found itself getting even the shorter end of that stick; we haven't mentioned the chip since March, when rumors suggested in might show up in the hardware that ultimately arrived as the Moto X. On its latest earnings call this week, NVIDIA talked a little about its plans to bring the 4i to prominence, and finally get it into some hardware early next year. ...

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    2013's been a year of upsets for some major industry players. BlackBerry failed to see its latest platform take off, and now it looks like the company is going to be sold. HTC didn't get quite the boost from the One it was hoping for, and may be facing quarterly losses. And while this Nokia business might be good for Microsoft and Windows Phone in general, it hardly speaks to Nokia's success. When we're talking about companies that have seriously seen their standings tank over the course of they year, I think we absolutely have to include NVIDIA. Back in January, NVIDIA got the year ...

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    For the past several weeks, we've been seeing more and more signs of NVIDIA's work towards an Android tablet. That's included benchmarks, a number of leaked pics, and even the device's regulatory certification; by all accounts, the tablet seemed nearly ready to go. As it turns out, that wasn't far from the truth, and today NVIDIA formally announced the Tegra Note. The big news concerns how the tablet will be sold. NVIDIA isn't just going to release the Tegra Note itself, and instead a number of different partners will introduce the tablet to markets in regions around the world: EVGA, PNY, ...

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    As much as we loved the Microsoft Surface Pro, we won't deny that the Surface RT was simply one of those products that only a mother could love. Beautifully designed, but terribly clunky in its performance, and app support. Some of us still believe that a second stab at the project would give it a better chance, but most of us still debate if Microsoft will build a second-generation model after the $900M in losses. Still, new statements by some people that are highly involved could prove otherwise. The Surface RT, love it or hate it, was powered by a Tegra 3, and NVIDIA's CEO just came on ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google Play Music All Access, which is now available in 9 more countries in Europe. We later talk about MixBit, which is the new invention behind the founders of YouTube. NVIDIA tablets are next as 2014 teases some Tegra 5 processors and tablets from the company running them. We later talk about the Sony Honami that's slated for IFA, and which is apparently going to be named the Sony Xperia i1. We end today talking about the possible retail price of Google Glass. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Google Play Music All Access goes ...

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    With the gaming-focused Shield, NVIDIA has demonstrated that it's not content to just build the SoCs that go into mobile devices, and is fully capable of putting out some complete hardware of its own. What's next for the company, though? Another gaming device? A full-on smartphone? Some rumors suggest that NVIDIA might be looking to enter the tablet market, and could have one or two such models ready to go in 2014. There's already some evidence in benchmark results pointing to the existence of a lower-end NVIDIA tablet running a Tegra 4 and having a 7-inch 1280 x 800 display. This one ...

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    About a month ago, the final launch details for the NVIDIA Shield started falling into place. We saw pre-orders for the Android portable gaming console open one month ago today, and those of you who got your orders in have been waiting for Shield to begin shipping this month. With this first Tegra 4 device just about to drop, NVIDIA has gone ahead and sweetened the deal already, announcing a pre-release price cut on Shield. We started out with Shield going for just about $350. This morning, however, NVIDIA has announced a $50 price reduction, bringing its tag down to nearly $300. NVIDIA ...

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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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    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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