Google Android OS loaded tablets running quad-core Nvidia processor will be released later this year, Forbes quoted Nvidia’s chief executive officer Jen-Hsun Huang as saying.
Currently, most of the tablets come with a single core processor while few new devices like Samsung Galaxy Tab and Acer Iconia come with dual core processors. If the said Android tablet indeed come with a quad-core processor than it will lend huge computing power to the device — enhancing its multitasking capability by multifold.
Nvidia’s next generation quad-core mobile platform processor — Tegra 3 System-on-a-Chip (SoC), currently codenamed as Project Kal-El, will be shown by the end of this year. Next year, we may get to see quad-core processors running smartphones as well.
At the Mobile World Congress 2011 earlier this year, Nvidia talked about the Tegra 2 SoC successor and stated that the tablets running Tegra 3 will debut this year. Nvidia’s next generation Project Kal-el will have four processing cores and 12 GPU cores on single die for the tablets.
The first quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 Soc based tablet is expected to be shown at the CTIA Enterprise and Application on October 11 in San Diego, USA. However, the first tablet based on the processor will be available for purchase only by Christmas.
The major question to think over here – are the mobile/tablet operating systems as well as applications capable enough to make the best of the quad-core processors?