Nvidia's 4G LTE Tegra 3 Roadmap Slips a Bit
Nvidia has indicated that LTE 4G won't be available with its Tegra 3 quad-core chipset until later in the year. During the company's recent earnings call, CEO Jen-Hsun Huang said that the Tegra 3 processor with a built-in LTE baseband won't be available until 2013. Further, Huang noted that the Tegra 3 processor mated to LTE basebands from other suppliers won't be ready until the third quarter at the earliest, and may not arrive in the U.S. until closer to the end of the year. The Tegra 3 is a quad-core processor with a fifth core for low-intensity tasks. It is available in the international version of the HTC One X, though that device doesn't support LTE 4G. The U.S. version of the One X uses a Qualcomm S4 Snapdragon with two cores and LTE 4G built in.
Nvidia Debuts Tegra X1 Processor
Nvidia today announced the Tegra X1 processor, a new chip that brings the power of its Maxwell desktop architecture to mobile devices. The X1 has an octa-core 64-bit ARM processor paired with a 256-core Maxwell GPU.
Nvidia Seen Drifting Away from Smartphones
Nvidia is refocusing the efforts of its mobile chip business and will no longer place a priority on smartphones and tablets. Instead, reports The Wall Street Journal, Nvidia will focus on creating chips for gaming devices.
Google Shows Off Nexus 6 Smartphone, Nexus 9 Tablet
Google today announced Android 5.0 Lollipop and with it the first few devices to run the new operating system, the Nexus 6 and the Nexus 9. The Nexus 6 is a large-screened smartphone made by Motorola.
Nvidia Sues Qualcomm and Samsung Over Patents
Nvidia today filed legal action against Qualcomm and Samsung, alleging both firms are violating patents it holds regarding graphics processing on mobile devices. "They're using our technology for free in their devices today and they're shipping an enormous number of devices," said Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang.
Qualcomm's Latest Snapdragon Is for Entry-Level Phones
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 210, a processor and transceiver intended for entry-level smartphones and tablets. According to Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 210 supports multimode 3G/4G LTE and LTE Dual SIM configurations at low costs.
Is LTE new or something???