Tegra devices will get support from Nvidia till the manufacturer support the device.
Nvidia, whose chip has been used as the processor for these devices, has announced that it will be supporting all Tegra device till their manufacturer is supporting it. So basically now all the Tegra based devices will get a lifetime support from Nvidia.
Nvidia is the parent company and Tegra is its brand.
"Nvidia provides support until the hardware partner chooses to no longer support the device. So, for instance, Nvidia will support the Xoom on all versions of Android Motorola requests until Motorola ceases to support the Xoom. The same goes for ViewSonic with the G-Tablet, Notion Ink with the Adam, Acer with the Iconia, LG with the Optimus 2X and so on," a company official declared in an official blog post on the Nvidia Tegra developers forum.
Usually long after the company launches a particular product, newer development keep on coming on those devices and the support only cease once the device is declared End of Life.
What this means for the common users is that Nvidia Tegra chip based devices can now expect to get performance upgrades, tweaks and patches that will keep them in shape while abundant number of application will also keep featuring as the software development kit will be available to all developers.
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