NVIDIA shows off Android Ice Cream Sandwich running on an Asus Transformer Prime

NVIDIA shows off Android Ice Cream Sandwich running on an Asus Transformer Prime
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has been available to developers for several days now, and the guys at NVIDIA have decided to show off the awesomeness of the platform by treating us to this neat, albeit somewhat short, video. And, of course, what better device could NVIDIA pick for the purpose than the Asus Transformer Prime – the upcoming 10.1-inch Android tablet powered by NVIDIA's very own Tegra 3 quad-core chip?

Several new Ice Cream Sandwich features are highlighted in the first part of the video, but the rest is just displaying the potential of the new chip when teamed up with Google's platform. Flawless is the term NVIDIA uses to describe the way 1080p plays on the tablet, and the Riptide video game, which is optimized for the Tegra 3, runs as smooth as silk with plenty of eye-candy in tow.

By the way, if you are interested in the Asus Transformer Prime, the tablet is already available for pre-order and is expected to start shipping soon. However, it will ship with Honeycomb out of the box, but an update to Ice Cream Sandwich is promised to be released by the end of the year. Feel free to check out the video below, and do not hesitate sharing your thoughts with us in the comments.

source: NVIDIA (YouTube) via PCMag

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Transformer Prime
  • Display 10.1" 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / Other front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3, Quad-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDHC



1. skywalker4711

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

Ok. Thats hawt!

2. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I want one of these ( actualy my wife wants it she is selling her ipad2. Why? She sees how well I can customized my Xoom and wants the same level of personlization. Go figuer.) my order is already placed.

3. Zayuh24

Posts: 149; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

I need it. NOW

4. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Boy, this tablet just made me have an orgasm!!

5. theoak

Posts: 324; Member since: Nov 16, 2011


6. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

hubba hubba

7. Jobes

Posts: 364; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I just ordered mine... bwahaha.. suck it ipad

8. jdrevolution

Posts: 87; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Mmmmmm yum, maybe I can convince a family member to gift it to me :D haha

9. LewsTherin006

Posts: 140; Member since: Nov 18, 2011

its so magical!

10. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

That made me laugh. Thanks :D

12. Jobes

Posts: 364; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

REVOLUTIONARY.... anyone who gets this will love it. If its not quad core............

11. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

I'm Envious like hell. . .

13. digicon

Posts: 121; Member since: Aug 11, 2011

Where are all the complaints about it only being shipped with Honeycomb , then "update to Ice Cream Sandwich is promised to be released by the end of the year" . I can't believe there are no posts talking about releasing a half-baked product , and this and that . . . It's precisely the opposite . ? .

14. jdrevolution

Posts: 87; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Well, it's up for pre-order now, and yes it ships with honeycomb. But the "end of the year" is only a month away, if that, depending on when they release it. So it wouldn't be long until they got updated to ICS and it's nice to see how it runs on the product. That's how I see it.

15. willywill_evo

Posts: 162; Member since: Jan 05, 2011

i might oder one just waiting to see what HTC is building,but knowing its HTC they want $750

16. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

omg that video opened ridiculously fast! o.o

17. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

now this changes everything lol .. btw awesome stuff

18. Ocean02

Posts: 28; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

So nvidia, where are the console level Tegra 3 games?

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