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Quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 Android tablet shows some gaming goodness

While it’s no secret that the processing power required to run Google’s latest Ice Cream Sandwich update may be a little too much to handle for older Android devices, there is one that doesn’t even feel it.

That’s because it’s the first device to feature NVIDIA’s new quad-core Tegra 3 processor, and it makes light work of the fancy features found in Ice Cream Sandwich, as well as 1080p high profile video playback, and a quad-core optimized version of the game Riptide GP.

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fluffydelusions2575d ago (Edited 2575d ago )

BTW, for anyone interested this tablet releases next month $499 for 32gb model :)

MasterCornholio2574d ago

Wow that's a great price. It beats the iPad 2 in terms of performance and price. Now that is competitive.

XperiaRay

T9002574d ago (Edited 2574d ago )

Cant wait for the upcoming quadcore android cell phones loaded up with Nvidias tegra 3 processor.

At this rate phones will quickly eclipse the Vita and since Vita can already do current gen console like graphics. If Phones surpass that and get HDMI output (which they already have) along with bluetooth controller support it truely will be epic having a device that does it all.

@below

I completely agree. Androids and Iphones already have the casual market, which to be honest was the larger part of the pie. 3DS and Vita need the casual base too, unfortunately for them this wont happen. Casuals rather carry around 1 device then having multiple devices.

Since these devices are getting yearly upgrades and most people tend to change Cellphones every 2-3 years anyways, its like getting a free upgrade to graphics performance as well. Something which doesnt happen with dedicated devices like 3DS or Vita, in the long run both the dedicated devices will be left in the dust. Along with bluetooth controller support these phones may grab a good pie of the hardcore market too.

Fishy Fingers2574d ago (Edited 2574d ago )

Few more mobile device generations and we'll be at the point where stand alone devices aren't needed. Hell, for basic users we already are.

Edit: to be clear I think there's still plenty of room for Vita and 3DS, although I think this will be the last gen.

MasterCornholio2574d ago (Edited 2574d ago )

While I do agree with you on some points. It will be a long time before the majority of games take advantage of quad core processors in mobile phone. Dual core phones have been out for a while now and there are not many games that take advantage of the chips. So what I am trying to say in a more simple manner is this.

Devs won't create games with vita like graphics if there isn't an install base large enough to produce good sales.

XperiaRay

T9002574d ago

These phones sell in the millions mate, Check out the sales figures on the Iphone and Androids. They far exceed anything Vita and 3DS can do.

Question is how many people will buy such games if available on these phones, the base is certainly there. Do you possibly think in the next 6 months an Iphone 5 or Samsung s3 if announced wont sell in millions? these phones will certainly outsell the dedicated handhelds. Its because phones are a necessity these days by everyone.

If devs are making games for the Vita, porting them over to the cellphones wont be hard i can assure you of that. Its like what hey currently do, on the 3 major platforms (PC, PS3, 360) make a game for all 3 of them then port it for every system. Same will happen with the Cell phones wait and watch.

SKUD2574d ago (Edited 2574d ago )

I wonder how long the battery will last under heavy use. Never been sold yet on the whole tablet systems due to poor battery life across all platforms.

MGRogue20172574d ago (Edited 2574d ago )

It's really interesting how the cores of the processor work.. switching on & off when they're needed ti improve battery life.

See: http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Very nice technology.. but it's currently in tablets which are crap, I want to see this tech in mobile / android phones.

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