NVIDIA Confirms Motorola as a Client for Tegra?
With NVIDIA gearing up its mobile push at GTC by teasing Tegra 3 and 4 mobile SoCs and announcing yearly refreshes, company CEO Jen-Hsun Huang also let it slip that Motorola will be a client of the company. In not so many words, we can deduce Motorola as a potential customer for NVIDIA’s Tegra mobile chipset line from Huang’s statement that Moto is “very important to us and will represent long term (one) of our biggest customers”.
Earlier this summer, U.S. smartphone maker Motorola had announced that it will release a 2 GHz smartphone, something that the Internet community later understood to mean dual-core 1 GHz Tegra 2 chips. Additionally, a tipster from Android and Me had also alerted the Android Web blog that Motorola will be releasing a smartphone, presumably running the Android operating system, with said NVIDIA chip, which is said to hold the name Motorola Venus, though those rumors are unconfirmed. Motorola is also said to be working on a number of tablets, which the company had acknowledged won’t be ready until 2011, and those Android tablet offerings could potentially be powered by an NVIDIA solution.
Motorola’s use of Tegra chips would mark a big change for the company as the smartphone maker has used a Texas Instruments OMAP chip in the past on its Android smartphone releases.