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

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.


source: TheRegister

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49 Comments

1. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Of course no doubt.

9. joonyboy

Posts: 43; Member since: Nov 11, 2010

hell yeah

10. madmikepr

Posts: 138; Member since: Aug 09, 2011

wise words +1

14. Mxyzptlk unregistered

His opinion doesn't reflect the majority.

17. willard12 unregistered

52% US, 82% worldwide.

28. rantao333

Posts: 346; Member since: May 21, 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.

42. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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.

49. sarge77

Posts: 202; Member since: Mar 14, 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

18. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 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.

36. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 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.

48. 9thWonderful

Posts: 232; Member since: Jan 24, 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.

20. ddeath

Posts: 170; Member since: Apr 14, 2012

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

21. xfire99

Posts: 1206; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

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

31. tedkord

Posts: 17397; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

But it does reflect the truth.

35. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

His opinion is a fact.

41. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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.

2. SAYED-EJAZ

Posts: 225; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

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

13. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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

15. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

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

19. willard12 unregistered

Like Siri.

24. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

What did Apple do with BSD to get OS X?

25. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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.

43. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

No different than the iPhone being made up of different manufactures..... Screens from LG, Samsung Ram from Samsung ]

3. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

You stole my words, mr.huang!

4. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Give that man a cookie

12. kotan24

Posts: 311; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

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

26. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Give that cookie a man ;)

22. xfire99

Posts: 1206; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

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

5. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

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

6. 9thWonderful

Posts: 232; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

no argument here...

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