If you weren't already excited about the upcoming release of Google's Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) platform or the Eee Pad Transformer Prime tablet from Asus, you will be after watching a video of the two working together with NVIDIA's Tegra 3 quad-core processor. This is the kind of technology threesome that should appeal to anywhere, regardless of which way you swing (yes, we're looking at you, diehard iOS fans).
"Google has done a great job on ICS and has made the platform open to the ecosystem and easy to develop on. Thanks to Google’s developer support, NVIDIA’s experienced software team was able to work with Asus to quickly bring up Android 4.0 ICS on the Transformer Prime," NVIDIA said in a blog post.
NVIDIA says the embedded video above was recorded on November 16, just two days after the source code for ICS was made publicly available. Even though it's only an early demo, you can already see Ice Cream Sandwich dripping with all kinds of rad, from silky smooth transitions to impeccable 1080p playback performance, and even a quick look at fully optimized gaming that taps into all four cores of NVIDIA's Tegra 3 processor.
Transformer Prime Full System Specs
In addition to the Tegra 3 chip and Android 4.0 software, the Transformer Prime also features a 10.1-inch WXGA IPS+ capacitive touchscreen display, 1GB of DDR2 memory, 32GB/64GB eMMC flash memory, 8MP rear-facing camera, 1.2MP front-facing camera, micro HDMI port, microSD card slot, and various other odds and ends.