Tuesday, September 21, 2010

HTC also goes with Tegra 2 for upcoming Android tablet?

Via Android & Me Store

A report  from DigiTimes suggest NVIDIA has scored another design win for their Tegra 2 platform as HTC will use the dual-core processor in their upcoming Android tablet.

According to sources from component makers, Pegratron will manufacture HTC’s tablet which will also feature  ”multi-touch panel with a resolution of 1280×720, a 32GB solid state drive (SSD), 2GB of memory and several functions such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS”.

Just like Motorola’s tablet, we are hearing HTC will wait till early 2011 to release their Gingerbread-powered tablet. We have already seen NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 processor in several FroYo-based tablets, so we believe HTC and Motorola are only waiting on Google to finish their next version of Android.

We still don’t know much about Gingerbread and there is always the chance Google could launch it this year on a new phone for the holidays. Recent rumblings have suggested that Honeycomb will be the tablet optimized version of Android so we will have to wait and see what develops over the coming months.
HTC and Pegatron have declined to comment, but if the news turns out to be true it would provide huge momentum for NVIDIA and their Tegra platform. Most of the handset makers had been using processors made by Qualcomm and Texas Instruments, but NVIDIA’s focus on GPU technology has appeared to help them win new customers.

Heck, even Samsung is rumored to be interested in Tegra 2.

Android has traditionally been weak in the gaming department when compared with Apple, but faster hardware and increasing interest from big game devs (like id Software, Epic Games, EA, etc.) could make 2011 a breakout year for Google.

Are you sold on an Android tablet yet? What other features would you like to see HTC include in their initial offering? What do you think Google is cooking up for Gingerbread and Honeycomb?
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