Quad-Core Android Tablet Demo Video Unveiled By NVIDIA

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Nvidia’s newest SoC, dubbed Kal-El is a stunning combination between a quad-core CPU and a 12-core GPU able to offer amazing dynamic lightning and movement performances. Kal-El is part the Tegra 3 architecture bringing four 1.5 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 cores on a single processor and a 12-core Nvidia GPU able to render 3D stereo, all crammed on the same chip. As surprising as it might seem, this killer combination has been particularly designed for smartphones and tablets, not your big ole desktop computer.

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Confirmed: Apple Policy Fails to Determine Eligibility of MacBook Pro NVIDIA GPU Problems

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In July 2008 Nvidia admitted a high failure rate in some of their graphics processors due to a “packaging defect.” Hold up now, this reason is not explained in much detail beyond that. But many technicians are attributing this problem to improperly applied heat-transfer material (that silver gook that allows thermal energy to transfer from the chip to your heatsink and cooling fan.) The faulty Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT graphics processor was the GPU chip affected and the problems inevitably resulted in the loss of video or the inability to boot your MacBook Pro entirely. Again, they say a “packaging defect” was the problem. Would it be safe to say the MacBook Pro is the packaging? Nvidia was unavailable to comment on this “packaging problem” as they do not discuss agreements about their hardware partners.

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Quad-Core Kal-El Android Devices Coming This August

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Realistically thought of as the Tegra 2 successor, Kal-El will be the world’s first mobile quad-core CPU. NVIDIA is already sending out samples and they expect Android devices will start getting releaseed with Kal-El under the hood this August.

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KFA2 Nvidia GeForce GTX460 graphics card is the world’s first wireless GPU

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The KFA2 GeForce GTX460 graphics card is the first desktop GPU that has taken things wireless. This multi-antenna’d beast can transmit HD video over thin air with WHDI, effectively creating a new bread of media centers for your home entertainment setup, or one crazy ass gaming system. Five antennas extend out the rear of the PCI Express card that will transmit 1080p 60Hz video over a 40MHz channel in the 5GHz unlicensed band.

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Android 3.0 Honeycomb to use NVIDIA Tegra 2 as reference platform

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When it comes to the Nexus phones from Google, it’s clear that they quickly become the reference design for other smartphones using the same OS. The Nexus S, for example, is the first to do Android 2.3 Gingerbread. So, what’s going to happen with the next iteration?

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Acer Android + Windows tablets unveiled alongside a dual screen hybrid

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Some people may lead you to believe that the tablet market is already saturated with the Apple iPad and none of these other competitors are going to matter. I beg to differ. The market is just heating up and Acer has thrown its name into the arena with at least two Android powered tablets for next year.

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Nvidia supporting Google Android at Computex

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The big bang of computing devices into the mobile space clearly looked like Apple’s iPhone. But as this new universe cools and expands at an unthinkable rate, the early constellations are coalescing around (Google’s) Android’s impressive gravitational field. At the annual Computex show in Taipei, Apple’s iPad has once again set the bar; the hip device this year is the tablet. But where Microsoft’s Windows and Android are both represented, a clear preference for the Android is emerging (sorry again, Steve Ballmer).

“Windows is too big and it’s too full featured for smartbooks and tablets,” Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO at Nvidia said, speaking with reporters in Taipei on Monday. Smartbook is a term used to describe low-cost laptops containing processors designed by Arm instead of x86 chips from Intel or Advanced Micro Devices. “The good news is that we finally have an operating system to unite behind. Android is an operating system that has gained a tremendous amount of momentum all over the world,” Huang said. Strong words in an industry still ruled by Microsoft’s founding principles of fear, uncertainty, and doubt.

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