Quad-core smartphones to ship this quarter says NVIDIA's CEO
This quarter we are expecting to ship Tegra 3 based superphones," Huang said. "At Mobile World Congress is when we expect to announce these devices, and we expect to announce and ship them this quarter. "HTC is expected to show off its Quad-core, Tegra 3 powered HTC Endeavor at an event on February 26th, the day before the start of MWC.
In other news that could change the thickness of future smartphones, NVIDIA said that its 3G/4G LTE SOC will be arriving later this year. By combining what traditionally has been separate 3G and LTE chips, NVIDIA could allow manufacturers to design thinner and lighter smartphones.
source: TheVerge via AndroidGuys
18. crysiswarmonger (Posts: 78; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)
Original crysis... yes... Crysis 2... not so much
2. imkyle (Posts: 1051; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
Graphics wise the Nvidia Tegra 2 and Tegra 3 are fantastic, but I gotta give my love to the Exynos processor. Very curious to see the next generation in the Galaxy S III :)
13. cheetah2k (Posts: 1155; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)
Nvidia might have quad cores (and unfortunately based on the old A9 architecture) in phones this quarter and will probably beat Samsung to market, but what they won't have is superior hardware backing up the extra speed - eg Super Amoled HD screens, etc..
I remember when all the hype was about over the Tegra II in the Motorola Atrix (the best phone of CES.. WTF?), I jumped and bought one, only to be massively underwhelmed by it both by screen and poor CPU performance. Rubbing salt into the wounds, a few months later, Samsung released the SGSII which was far superior.
So, learning from the mistakes of 2011, I think I'll wait for Samsung to release their Exynos Quad core phones based on the A15 architecture. In the mean time, theres nothing wrong with my Galaxy Nexus :-) :-)
19. imkyle (Posts: 1051; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
Galaxy Nexus is a great phone. The screen is gorgeous.
24. theBankRobber (Posts: 666; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)
Im not sure what you mean, my photon can play any game and run any app the SGS2 can with out issues. Moto blur is not all that but as far as performance goes, My Photon does great with the 2 main categories I bought it for, games and apps.
3. Jphones (Posts: 235; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
Hell yeah love technology always somethin new to talk about. Quad core phones should be lightning quit. An hopefully we some advances in battery technology so our phones don't need so much recharging. Ha we need Duracell and Energizer to enter the Mobile phone sector.lol
4. CivicSi89 (Posts: 348; Member since: 23 Jul 2011)
wow... look at how far these devices have advanced man. Its incredible. i stil remember not too long ago thing my Motorola RAZR was amazing. Hell i even had a Nokia N-Gage. 1GHZ processors in phones came around. Then dual Core. then Quad Core. Its so crazy!!!
6. Jphones (Posts: 235; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
Ha yeah crazy we came from pagers to quad core smart phones in a little over 15yrs. Ha well that's a lifetime in technological years. What kinda crazy technologies await us in the future?
5. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
my lunch money says that the lg x3 is going to be released before the HTC endeavor
7. Jphones (Posts: 235; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
Yeah we'll see but LG got a lot of makin up to do haven't really liked any of there smart phones so far. An HTC Sense best skin I've seen on an android phone.
8. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
totally your opinion.
fact is lg is usually the first smartphone maker to release the latest technology. first touchscreen, first dual-core, first 3d, first display w. 700+ nits, first hd screen, first hsdpa+/lte phone. its only natural they release the first quad core.
14. buggerrer (Posts: 305; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)
be smart dude, they not making it first, they just announce it first, 'cuz they have there keynote first! thats all !!
17. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
Like I said below I go by international manufacturer release dates. And by those dates lg has all the firsts I listed. I didn't use announcement dates I use release dates.
23. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
*cough* Evo 3D was better and came out sooner*cough**cough*
Does anyone have any cough drops?
26. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
no, the optimus 3d was released june 17 2011, the evo 3d was released june 24 2011. i never said lg makes better products i said that they release the newest technology first. and they do.
25. gkquiambao (Posts: 62; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)
Yeah they release first. But all their products suck. Like the Optimus 2X. Its a piece of crap. The same goes with Optimus 3D. I kinda like the Optimus Black though.
22. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
Sooner doesn't mean better, especially when we're talking about LG and in such short of a time. Great spec sheets, terrible in real life. Its sad because I like LG too
27. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
i never said that sooner meant better...
9. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
I am still waiting to see how quad-core smartphones start to ship by March 31st (end of current quarter). Unless quad-core handsets are racked and stacked ready to go (and I would have expected at least one or two leaks to that effect by now), it ain't a-happening. At least not in the U.S.
Apple might be in position to ship a quad-core (A6) iPad by the end of March, but that is not a certainty given the Proview kerfuffle. And the iPad is not exactly a smartphone, either.
15. HGMIV (Posts: 52; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)
The quad-core iPad isn't even confirmed yet, I thought?
10. bikerbill12 (Posts: 3; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)
Maybe so but not I. The states . Its all motorola . First dual core HTC was first lte . And HD display .
11. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
well believe it or not most phones arent made in the states. the united states releases depend on the carrier not the manufacturer. that is why i measure who was first by the international manufacturer release date, not whenever US carriers decide to release those phones.
12. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
Is that another way to say iPhone 4§?
20. andro. (Posts: 1990; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
iphone will prob end up only having quad core in 2013
28. nickjjay (Posts: 79; Member since: 10 Oct 2011)
Thanks, Alan for posting this article. I'm am so excited about this processor comming to phones.
29. theBankRobber (Posts: 666; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)
I will just ride out on my Photon until my next upgrade , which happens to be in June 2013. As long as ICS brings the major improvements, I will stick with it. Just can't afford to buy any more phones of contract.
30. squeeb (Posts: 99; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)
But you rob banks...no spare cash floating around?