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NVIDIA Tegra 4i already has support for LTE-Advanced, getting VoLTE soon

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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

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posted on 21 May 2013, 19:48 1

1. james004 (Posts: 471; Member since: 15 May 2013)


still waiting for some device to come out with tegra 4. so we can see the comparison of it and snapdragon S-series and Exynos.

posted on 21 May 2013, 19:53

2. james004 (Posts: 471; Member since: 15 May 2013)


youtu.be/tyg7pSVR7hQ

posted on 21 May 2013, 20:00 2

3. FlushGordon (unregistered)


As usual, This chip will be a lot weaker than Qualcomm and Exynos

Overpromising and underdelivering has always been their thing

posted on 21 May 2013, 20:42

4. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Nvidia gpu in the tegra 4 is a great example of you can have a lot of cores but if they are not efficient what good are they.

posted on 21 May 2013, 21:25 1

5. moronman66 (Posts: 159; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)


I thought the same thing, and I know everyone says benchmarks aren't everything, and I agree, but they did manage to beat both the Snapdragon 600 and the Exynos 5 Octa in AnTuTu with 36,000, albeit with a lower resolution display than the GS4 (720p, on Project Shield). They might have something good going this year, or I could be completely wrong.

posted on 21 May 2013, 21:44 1

6. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Nvidia does do one thing right and that is software/driver support.

posted on 21 May 2013, 23:16 1

7. jove39 (Posts: 1246; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


And despite all this nvidia can't find oem partner?

posted on 22 May 2013, 01:36 1

8. FlushGordon (unregistered)


They have learned their lessons with the underwhelming dogturd called Tegra 3

''Fool me once shame on you...Fool me twice shame on me''

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