NVIDIA CEO discusses the future, says we are "moments away" from dynamic, interactive app logos
He basically reiterated the company's roadmap with Tegra 3 and the rest of the gang, and said that the main competitor is Qualcomm with its Snapdragon family. Currently Tegra 2 is in 70% of non-Apple tablets, as well as 13 high-end smartphones, and that number is bound to increase.
If smartphones and tablets start selling like computers were before the mobile revolution, Jen-Hsun Huang envisions a future where NVIDIA might work on chips tailored to a specific device, not the cover-it-all approach of chipmakers now:
On the topic of Windows 8, whose ARM version was first demonstrated on a Tegra 2 platofrm, and then last month on the quad-core Tegra 3, he said that Microsoft should release it first for tablets to clearly make a statement that this is not a PC system. If Redmond manages to port Office to Windows 8 on ARM, he said, then it will have a killer platform on its hands, since everything else can be found online.
Jen-Hsun Huang also peeped into the future of interfaces, claiming that we are "moments away" from things like interactive app logos, icons constantly changing color or sophisticated textures due to the power-sipping silicon coming down the pipe. That's what we like to hear.