First Tegra 4 smartphones and tablets will launch in August at the earliest
0. phoneArena 14 Feb 2013, 08:51 posted on
NVIDIA's latest generation mobile SoC, the Tegra 4, was unveiled about a month ago at CES 2013. We even saw several devices powered by it, including a 10-inch tablet by Vizio and NVIDIA's very own Project Shield gaming console. That doesn't mean, however, that we'll see any Tegra 4-equipped smartphones or tablets on the market anytime soon. In fact, it will take months for NVIDIA to start shipping the chip to interested manufacturers, which isn't good news...
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1. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
Kinda late are we nvidia? 1st half of this year every company is using qualcomm quad core chips
5. nikenturd (unregistered)
Probably because they berate their product so high but ending up getting embarrassed by Qualcomm and Exynos. funny how the Tegra 4 became the world's fastest mobile CPU only to get squashed by Qualcomm several days after, lol
17. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
My atrix have the tegra 2. was hoping for the tegra 4 earlier this year so can play my games too the fullest of nvidia graphics
14. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1111; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
True but the Tegra 4 also is moreso going to compete with the Snapdragon 600 and 800 series which will also be released in the second half of this year. It will also be going up against the Exynos Octa processor. I'm not saying that the Tegra 4 is as good of a performer as those two processors (it's still too early to tell), but nVidia imagines themselves competing with the 600/800 as well as the Exynos Octa.
18. Phullofphil (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)
Tegera is way bad off. They have been coming out with there new chip at the beginning of each yea and way befor the competitors. That was the only reason they got huge market share because although slower than the rest they came out with it first by up to six mnthes. They needed to skip the tegera 4 and go strait to the 5 in a way it's gona maybe have to go for mid range market.
2. wendygarett (unregistered)
"All of this does not bode well for the future of NVIDIA as a player on the mobile SoC arena. Being late to the market with a next-gen quad-core offering will surely have an impact on its sales figures, especially when its competitor – Qualcomm"
umm no, who wants crapdragon anyway? I rather take unknown Chinese chip instead...
3. baza58 (Posts: 19; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)
I used to don't like Snapdragons but from S4 they are really good processors.
16. JC557 (Posts: 1321; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
Snapdragons are pretty good processors prior to the 4. The one found in the Droid Incredible was nice and fast while the 2nd and 3rd gen are pretty efficient compared to OMAP especially when it comes to stand-by.
12. jove39 (Posts: 1819; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
may be you are only one to hate snapdragon!
4. nikenturd (unregistered)
Presenting bronze medalist Nvidia'....hurrray
6. jove39 (Posts: 1819; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Nvidia...used to be first in market earlier...with dual and quad core soc...but this time...qualcomm will take over.
7. sonofzeus (Posts: 95; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
a chip manufacturing company which is SLOW.............LOL
8. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
Looks like the M7 uses a S4 pro for sure. Talk about fail.
9. JWS65 (Posts: 32; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)
Now that TI OMAP is pretty much gone from mobile, this essentially leaves Qualcomm as the only major mobile chip supplier this year, at least for the firs half. Samsung has kept their Exynos line reserved for their own flagship devices, but they might start mobile chip business too.
11. omar300 (Posts: 209; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)
Snapdragon 800 and 600 not 400. fix the article.
13. pfroo40 (Posts: 28; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)
With Tegra 2 and Tegra 2 Nvidia made it to market a little ahead of the curve, but was quickly eclipsed by dual/quad cores from Samsung and Qualcomm. Now, they're not even ahead of the curve for release time and are already behind in performance...
15. pfroo40 (Posts: 28; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)
That was meant to be Tegra 3 for the second one...