Items tagged with Tegra-4

If there was any doubt that Chinese smartphone and tablet maker Xiaomi was the real deal, have a look at the company’s sales numbers for the first half of the year. Hugo Barra, who left Google and his position on the Android team last year to become Xiaomi Global’s Vice President, posted on Google+ that sales have exploded. “In H1 2014, we shipped about 26 Million phones globally, with revenues of about USD 5.3 billion,” he wrote. Those 26 million handsets represent a 271% jump of the company’s shipments over the same time period in 2013 as well as a 149% blast in... Read more...
Apple seems fairly content letting everyone else battle it out for the under-$200 tablet market share crown, and if you haven't noticed, the war that's waging down there is getting pretty intense. Google's heralded Nexus 7 has a bit of like-minded competition today courtesy of the Tegra Note. Designed by EVGA, the Tegra Note 7 packs NVIDIA's 1.8GHz Tegra 4, a stylus, a built-in 5MP rear camera, 1GB of DDR3L-1600 memory, a 7" HD IPS display (1280x800), and a VGA front-facing webcam. There's also 16GB of storage, a microSD expansion slot, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, GPS + GLONASS, an ambient... Read more...
NVIDIA may have its own reference platform to market to tablet makers, but its quad-core Tegra 4 chip is showing up in plenty of places, as well. NVIDIA and HP announced two new tablets running the processor, the HP Slate 7 Extreme and HP Slate 8 Pro, which follow two previous Tegra 4 devices, the HP SlateBook X2 and HP Slate All-In-One. HP Slate 7 Extreme The HP Slate 7 Extreme is a 7-inch (1280x800) device boasting NVIDIA’s DirectStylus technology, so you can make use of handwriting input with the included digital pen and companion apps. It also has 16GB of storage, front-facing stereo... Read more...
Ah, there it is. The rumored NVIDIA Tab device is the NVIDIA Tegra Note--not a device per se, but a platform. NVIDIA is essentially providing a reference platform other companies can use to released branded tablets. (This appears to be in the spirit of a continuation of NVIDIA’s Project KAI, which provided a reference design for Tegra 3 tablets, including the Google Nexus 7.) The 7-inch (1280x800, IPS display) Tegra Note platform features a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor with a 72-core GeForce GPU, 16GB of onboard storage, rear 5MP camera and front webcam, front-facing stereo speakers,... Read more...
The NVIDIA P1640 tablet appears to have a real product name--the NVIDIA Tegra TAB--and it’s made an appearance at the FCC. Documents show that the 7-inch device sports a variant of the Tegra 4 chip (T4OS-A2) and comes with a stylus--or at least, the “Premium Model” will. The Tegra TAB also comes loaded with the standard spate of Android apps as well as specialized software just for the device that appears to emphasize stylus input. These include Autodesk SketchBook Express, Stylus Mobile, Write (a word processor for handwriting), and NVIDIA Pen Application Launcher; Camera Awesome... Read more...
A few days ago, an unheard-of NVIDIA device showed up in some GFXBench benchmark results alongside the NVIDIA SHIELD (which we reviewed here); the device, which is apparently dubbed the NVIDIA Tegra Note Premium, has a resolution of 1280x736 (which indicates a smallish tablet form factor), and the German site that found the results said that the processor was a Tegra 4 (1.8GHz) chip, and it was running Android 4.2.2. It may also come with a stylus of some kind. NVIDIA Project SHIELD The assumption is that this mystery device could be a purely NVIDIA-branded 7-inch (or so) tablet, and now it appears... Read more...
There are plenty of AiOs around, and they pretty much all run Windows 8. Now, however, HP has unveiled a 21.5-inch model called the HP Slate 21 that runs Android Jelly Bean. There aren’t too many details out yet regarding the actual hardware inside the Slate 21, but we do know that its touch display is a full HD IPS affair and that it will run on a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor with Android 4.2 and 8GB of onboard storage, and it will have DTS sound, HP TrueVision HD webcam, WiFi Direct, and Bluetooth 3.0. There’s also plenty of support for external storage with three USB 3.0 ports.... Read more...
Although it was a standard implement years ago, few mobile devices today come with a digital stylus. Samsung, with its Galaxy Note products, is an exception, and now NVIDIA is getting in on the action with a digital stylus of its own. Powered by NVIDIA DirectStylus technology, the “low cost” pen (NVIDIA didn’t specify a price) is pressure-sensitive, so users can vary the thickness of a drawn line by adding or reducing pressure. The other end of the stylus functions just like an eraser--which also recognizes and reacts to applied pressure. NVIDIA says the technology can recognize... Read more...
We’re still not exactly sure what that Android Batman had to do with ASUS’ “We Transform” teaser campaign and event, but the company did unveil the new ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity running Tegra 4, NVIDIA’s latest and greatest mobile processor. The Transformer Pad Infinity offers a 10.1-inch LED-backlit IPS+ display with an impressive resolution of 2560x1600, onboard SonicMaster audio, and a 254mm chiclet-style QWERTY keyboard dock. The dock has its own additional battery as well as a multitouch pad, USB 3.0 port and SDXC card reader. It also sports 2GB of RAM, 32GB... Read more...
NVIDIA has not been shy about claiming that its new Tegra 4 processor is the mobile chip to beat, and indeed, looking at the numbers, it’s hard to disagree. At least one person takes issue with that claim, however, and he happens to be the Senior VP of Product Management (Raj Talluri) for NVIDIA competitor Qualcomm, maker of the Snapdragon series of mobile processors. ZTE Grand Memo 2, packing the Snapdragon 800 According to The Verge, Talluri claims that Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 can easily defeat the Tegra 4. The chip, he noted, has some impressive highlights, including having an... Read more...
Since NVIDIA announced its Tegra 4i chip with LTE integration at CES, we haven’t heard a whole lot of Tegra 4 news, but that’s changing; ZTE announced that it’s partnering with NVIDIA to release Tegra 4-based “super phones” in China, with models hitting the market by the middle of the year. ZTE says that the Tegra 4 chip will be a quad-core ARM Cortex A15 processor and offer 72 custom NVIDIA GeForce cores; certain models will also include the optional NVIDIA i500 modem which will enable worldwide 4G LTE voice and data support and fast networking, and ZTE is planning... Read more...