Texas Instruments to produce dual-core 1.5GHz processor for second half of 2011
Unfortunately for TI, one of its biggest customers, Motorola, has already decided to go with NVIDIA's Tegra 2 dual-core processor for its Android based tablet and for its flagship smartphones (Motorola Olympus on AT&T and the Motorola Etna for Verizon). So the question is, who will be purchasing these chips and for what product? Because production is not starting until the second half of 2011, any phone or tablet using TI's new processor won't be coming to market until about a year from now.
The new OMAP 4440 will be able to support 1080p stereoscopic 3D playback (meaning 3D with no glasses) and will support two 12MP cameras in parallel which means it offers the ability to shoot pictures in 3D. Add this to the improvements in browser and graphic speed, and you can see why we are anxious to learn if any handsets are being developed with this new chip set.