If you thought Tegra 2 based dual core phones are enough to live a year’s life before quad cores arrive, then you probably might be wrong. Nvidia is hinting that Tegra 3 based Quad core phones would start shipping in 2011, starting with Nexus 3.
Nexus 3 is coming out in next few months, but until recently the processor was unknown. But what was known for sure is that it would ship with Android 4.0 IceCream Sandwich.
But at NVIDIA’s earnings call yesterday, CEO Jen-Hsun Huang hinted at a possible partnership with Google for the release of Ice Cream Sandwich, saying:
… we’re working very closely with Google on Ice Cream Sandwich, and it’s a very important new generation of operating system based on starting from the Honeycomb base and I’m expecting it to be really terrific. And so we’re working very closely with the Google team, and Tegra will be surely be wonderful for Ice Cream when it comes.
We’re really excited about the work that they’re doing on Ice Cream. And I can’t comment too much more other than that, but we’re working very closely with their teams on the Ice Cream Sandwich. And as all of these products — they will come to the market when they’re great, and I’m certainly expecting them to be great on this year.
And Google already said at Google IO that Nexus 3 would be the first device to get IceCream sandwich. All rays of light form one beam: Nexus 3 is going to be powered by Tegra 3, a super processor for the smartphone.
Nvidia Tegra 3 Specs & facts:
- World’s first mobile quad-core CPU
- New 12-Core NVIDIA GPU with support for 3D stereo
- Resolutions upto 2560 x 1600.
- 5x faster than the Tegra 2
Qualcomm, TI aren’t going to rest, lets see what offerings would they come up with. Android is going to get a lot of traction.