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Nvidia CEO calls Android the most "versatile" OS in history

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Nvidia CEO calls Android the most
Jen-Hsun Huang is a co-founder, president and CEO of Nvidia which means that the executive wears quite a few hats at the chip manufacturer. One hat is that of an Android fan. During Nvidia's conference call on Thursday following the release of its third quarter numbers, Huang had some positive words to say about Google's open source OS.

"Android is the most disruptive operating system that we've seen in a few decades, in a couple of decades," said Huang. He also called it the most "versatile" operating system ever seen, noting how it connects to the cloud and can also come out of the box full of apps making it useful from the moment you first boot up an Android powered device. The versatility comes from Android's ability to drive more than just smartphones. Huang notes how the OS can also be found on tablets, gaming systems, set-top boxes and all-in-one PCs.

Nvidia reported that for the third quarter, revenue for the Tegra 4 SoC more than doubled and the co-founder, president and CEO said that the success of the Tegra 4 is dependent on the success of Android. Nvidia's own Shield gaming system uses the Tegra 4 and is driven by Android. Huang sees Android becoming a very important platform for gaming moving forward. Even with this in mind, Huang says that Nvidia has very moderate expectations for Shield. Unequivocally, the big driver of Nvidia's performance next year will be the Tegra 4, says Huang, which means that Android will play a major part in the company's performance next year.

"Our initiative (is) to cultivate the gaming marketplace for Android. We believe that Android is going to be a very important platform for gaming in the future, and to do so we have to create devices that enable great gaming to happen on Android."-Jen-Hsun Huang, co-founder, presidemt and CEO, Nvidia

source: TheRegister

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posted on 07 Nov 2013, 21:04 23

1. akki20892 (Posts: 3430; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Of course no doubt.

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 21:50 5

9. joonyboy (Posts: 41; Member since: 11 Nov 2010)


hell yeah

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 22:03 1

10. madmikepr (Posts: 105; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)


wise words +1

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 22:49 4

14. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 3510; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


His opinion doesn't reflect the majority.

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 23:24 18

17. willard12 (Posts: 775; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


52% US, 82% worldwide.

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 01:01 2

28. rantao333 (Posts: 230; Member since: 21 May 2013)


the reason why android has 82% of market has nothing to do with consumer choice & preferences, its simply because there is no others available OS in the market when smartphone segment started to grow during 2007-08. Apple offering something that is never seen in any smartphone before, smartphone manufacturer had to do something before apple take up the market share.

As a matter of facts, not much companies capable of create their own OS except software tech giant like Microsoft/google/apple. Even blackberry, nokia , samsung cant come up with their own "sophisticated" OS by that time, Or fast enough to create one.

Due to Microsoft slow response (as usual) smartphone manufacturers have no other available OS for them to choose except android in order to compete with Apple.

In facts, there is only android available for the rest of smartphone manufacturer by that time, there is no choice for consumer, the choice was made by the smartphone manufacturer. its either for HTC, Samsung, Sony and the rest to develop their own OS or used the one that is cheap and available.

so, up to today, its either for a consumer to choose and Iphone or the rest of the other smartphones ( which is basically all run on android ), and majority of the consumer is not afford to buy an iphone. ( more than 80% of the world population earn less than %10/day) . so its not surprise android will dominate majority of the smartphone market.

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 08:18 2

42. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Win Mo was still around and 1 or2 in market share at that time in 2007, 2008. Manufactures that jumped on Android were gambling...and it paid off.

It woulda been a safer bet to go with WIn Mo.

Ppl chose Android when it was very unknown. You gotta give credit to Android for that...just like ppl chose the iPhone when it was very unknown.

posted on 09 Nov 2013, 06:17

49. sarge77 (Posts: 202; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


Lol people cant afford iphone its a matter of preference the phone are very competitively priced in the US so no way you can say that, if iphone availability isnt around for the rest of the world or other markets thats their loss other markets dont have contracts so they have to buy phone full priced. Most of them stick to what their used use to which is probably android. The US has high respect value for iphone and the only comment they have is what you said about affording one.
I'm still going to wait for the next phone that has Tegra 4 by end of year none is out then I'll get the htc one max

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 23:24 11

18. Shatter (Posts: 2020; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Lol this apple fanboy thinks his iPhone is better than every android device and it makes me laugh every time he tries to argue it.

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 04:57 6

36. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1195; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


I have a iPhone 5s and know that Android is better. Just waiting for my Nexus 5 to arrive before I can sell the 5s.

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 19:15 1

48. 9thWonderful (Posts: 232; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)


so why did you buy an iPhone 5S in the first place then...if you feel Android is better? that makes no sense. if I like Samsung tv's better i'm not going to buy an LG.

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 23:48 11

20. ddeath (Posts: 161; Member since: 14 Apr 2012)


Mxyzptlk probably need to get out more and see the world.

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 23:51 7

21. xfire99 (Posts: 487; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)


Worldwide marketshare 82% and that reflects already the majority.
You really need Google Glasses to see it!

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 03:30 4

31. tedkord (Posts: 4701; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


But it does reflect the truth.

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 04:28 2

35. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


His opinion is a fact.

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 08:08 2

41. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Of course it is. Some folks probably dont know what versatile means.. its times like this when you see real fanboy colors come out from anti Android folks.

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 21:05 13

2. SAYED-EJAZ (Posts: 224; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


Thanks alot google.
Cant imagine a day without using google product a day.

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 22:48 3

13. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 3510; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Google acquired android. They didn't build it from scrap.

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 23:18 8

15. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


Yeah but Android was terrible back then. Google made it what it is today.

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 23:26 6

19. willard12 (Posts: 775; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


Like Siri.

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 00:05 6

24. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


What did Apple do with BSD to get OS X?

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 00:13 4

25. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4000; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


They might as well have. Not only did they buy out Android very early in it's development, but since then they've revamped it multiple times. Android is a Google product.

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 08:20 1

43. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


No different than the iPhone being made up of different manufactures.....

Screens from LG, Samsung
Ram from Samsung
]

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 21:09

3. eisenbricher (Posts: 971; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


You stole my words, mr.huang!

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 21:09 2

4. cripton805 (Posts: 917; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


Give that man a cookie

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 22:39

12. kotan24 (Posts: 25; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


+10 "give that man a cookie" God you're killing me with that one!!! ROTFLMAO

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 00:15

26. cripton805 (Posts: 917; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


Give that cookie a man ;)

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 23:53 2

22. xfire99 (Posts: 487; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)


No...he need a break and have a KitKat! :)

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 21:13

5. LiyanaBG (Posts: 307; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)


Andriod 4 Life. IOS & Windows & Firefox os & Tizan >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> go home.

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 21:23 1

6. 9thWonderful (Posts: 232; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)


no argument here...

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 21:29

7. hafini_27 (Posts: 247; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)


You don't say

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 21:41 1

8. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6399; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


really now

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 22:33

11. Dingy_cellar_dweller (Posts: 185; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Android is also found in TV's and camera's nowadays.

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 23:19

16. alterecho (Posts: 1080; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


We don't need Mr.Huang to make us realize that. I'm skeptical of his comments (about anything), because his compliment of something arises ONLY because it benefits his company, someway or the other.
Android is versatile, because anyone is allowed to use it in their products (a good thing of course).

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 23:59 1

23. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


And this is what Linus Torvalds had to say :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYWzMvlj2RQ

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 00:51 1

27. alexfiran (Posts: 40; Member since: 13 Jun 2013)


i wish it was safer too..but can't be an open sistem and a safe one as well:(

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 01:05

29. Gemmol (Posts: 535; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


well I do not blame them, droid is the only place they put their chips beside surface from microsoft, so I would do the same if droids kept bringing me money.......I know his company would love a piece of apple money if he could, thats a stable amount of cash every year.......unless he can work out a deal with galaxy line those would give good money too

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 01:16 1

30. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1139; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


the reason why android is popular is because of apps (mostly free ones)

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 03:35 2

32. tedkord (Posts: 4701; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


The reason Android is popular is choice. Want a other with a physical keyboard? They've got one. Want a 6 inch screen. Covered. Want to use different default apps? That's your right. Want to get apps from somewhere other than Google? Go right ahead.

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 03:36 4

33. tedkord (Posts: 4701; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


The reason Android is popular is choice. Want a phone with a physical keyboard? They've got one. Want a 6 inch screen. Covered. Want to use different default apps? That's your right. Want to get apps from somewhere other than Google? Go right ahead.

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 06:19

37. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1139; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


you are only saying those stuff because of today's condition of android..
the hell are you talking about choice? they did not have those when they started from the bottom. those choices came by when they were on android 2.3 and were the latest growing os .

its just plainly apps (and a bountiful of it). something people wanted new in their phone besides texting ,calling, internet and music.
and then added HW features later

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 07:14 1

38. PBXtech (Posts: 975; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


Android has been full of choices for years, not just currently. Custom launchers, themes, OEMs to choose from, variety of handset types and styles, it's all been there for a very long time. It's not just free apps, but those do help.

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 09:58

44. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1139; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


then again symbian OS was older and did those (and still great at multitasking)

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 10:01 1

45. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


"you are only saying those stuff because of today's condition of android..the hell are you talking about choice? they did not have those when they started from the bottom. those choices came by when they were on android 2.3 and were the latest growing os"

??

The orig Droid.... physical keyboard. There has been an Android phone with a physical keyboard since at least 2009... The Eris and whatever the HTC phone(s) were on other carriers were all touch screen . Thats choice.

in 2010 the Droid X and EVO had at the time the biggest screens on Android phones.....

Being able to use different default apps has been in Android since day one.....

Same for getting apps from somewhere other than Google...and no need to jailbreak/root the phone...

Where have you been the past 5 years...? All that was before 2.3. The orig Droid launched with 2.1 or 2.2...

??

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 03:56 3

34. livyatan (Posts: 691; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


And the best thing about it is - it's only halfway through the full potential.
Once it goes 64bit and establishes itself across hundreds of million of powerful ARM v8 based tablets, we should see a portable renaissance of full blown productivity applications, as well as a rise of Android as a revolutionary gaming platform for every genre and every device.
In 3-4 years, Android should be able to do everything that windows can, on top of it's already unique capabilities.

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 07:24

39. terabyteRouser (Posts: 418; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


i don't think we can expect any objectivity on this matter considering they've invested millions of dollars into this notion

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 07:38 3

40. androidfanboy (Posts: 162; Member since: 24 Jun 2013)


He's only telling the truth and no one can fault him for that (Here comes the immature hate)

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 13:43

46. bwhiting (Posts: 167; Member since: 15 Jun 2013)


But don't both the iOS and Android also come from the base of Linux?

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 16:33

47. GoGoGalaxyNexus (Posts: 30; Member since: 01 Nov 2013)


Every smart person in the world agrees that Android is the most versatile OS for mobile devices

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