Quad-core Asus Transformer 2 may be released November 7th
0. phoneArena 11 Oct 2011, 18:19 posted on
A new posting from a UK retailer is suggesting that the Asus Eee Pad Transformer 2 may be released November 7th, and may even be packing a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 chipset...
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1. android1234 (Posts: 135; Member since: 09 Feb 2010)
Quadcore is not yet optimized for the apps, so I don't think it will make a huge difference just yet, only better internet browsing.
8. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2700; Member since: 26 May 2011)
Android Ice Cream Sandwich is expected to be optimized for multiple cores, so devs should be getting on board with optimization too.
11. android1234 (Posts: 135; Member since: 09 Feb 2010)
So are honeycomb tablets supposed to be upgraded to ICS as well, or is ICS just for phones?
13. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
Ics is supposed to unite both phones and tabs (and TV) so yes
15. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)
ICS is for phones, tablets and Google TV
18. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
one sandwich to rule them all!!!
they are taking the iOS route and having the same OS on every system.. thankfully though, its android and muuuch more functional. :)
12. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
There are already some quad core apps (mostly games) and if ics supports multiple cores will be covered, and the tegra looks insane to me
2. sorcio46 (Posts: 435; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)
One day rumors 'll kill me :D. As old owner of TF-101 I am very interested to see the performances gap between Tegra 2 to 3
16. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)
=eBvaDtshLY8towards the end they show the difference of the game running on 2 cores vs 4
3. Phullofphil (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)
Yes a little early as far as apps considering apps nowadays barely use dual core but had a 500 dollar price tag that is a pretty good deal. What bothers me more about the apse not dealing with quad core is the comp onen not really working well with each other. A phoner tablet can have the greatest components in the world but if there is a choke point then there's no use to have a lot of those good components. Like with this new quad core processor what good is it unless it has more ram and better ram. There is ever areas that need to match as well but the most important part I think is the battery technology which is 1 of them more major choke points in a smartphone.
4. Matty (Posts: 15; Member since: 06 Jul 2011)
I think its best to wait on a ICS tablet that may be released around the same time frame or slightly later. I'm pretty sure this wont get updated for at least a month or 2 after its release and I'm fairly confident and it would be logical to assume Google will release an ICS sandwich tablet soon to show off the unified UI and android version.
5. Hi (unregistered)
It should come with 2GB of RAM
7. Phullofphil (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)
Actually if I remember right the reason for this quad core is to split up the power between the 2 there is 1 that handles the high power any other side clocked a little lower that saves battery life and run stuff to do not need a higher frequency processor. Just in case you can tell about my misspellings all of this is done through voice recognition on my bionic and there is a lot of background noise
9. AppleFUD (unregistered)
The Tegra 3 isn't a big price bump if any at all. The chips are only about $20. That's not a reason for a price bump especially on a second gen which we should be seeing overall saving of parts--decreased price on capacitive touch screens and memory, the two main costs of tablets.
The nice thing about getting the Tegra 3 is, it will be a tablet/SoC that will have a pretty long life.
14. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
The cheap transformer had 16GB the 32 was around that price, but I think getting rid of the16 gb one is a bad idea
10. cheetah2k (Posts: 1507; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)
Amazing that Asus seems to be onboard first with Quad Cores... What happened to Motorola being the flagship Google tab...??
17. Tom (unregistered)
The price is actually closer to £530 as the listing is minus VAT - ouch!