NVIDIA Tegra 4i already has support for LTE-Advanced, getting VoLTE soon
The NVIDIA Tegra 4i has been talked up as a cheaper, smaller, and more power-efficient version of NVIDIA's current top-of-the-line offering of the Tegra 4, but the 4i is already getting an upgrade to support LTE-Advanced without changing the hardware at all. And, even better it may also get VoLTE support soon.
In a pretty inspired move, NVIDIA is using a "software-defined modem" in the Tegra 4i, so these features can be added afterwards with simple software updates. So, instead of just supporting the current 100Mbps LTE, it is now also capable of handling 150Mbps LTE-Advanced service that is expected to start rolling out by the end of the year.
NVIDIA says it is also working on an update to add VoLTE to the 4i, which is also expected to start rolling out on Verizon and AT&T by the end of the year.
A "software-defined modem" seems pretty interesting. It also makes us wonder just how hackable the Tegra 4i could be.
source: The Verge