"super smart phone". Its like an oxymoron
NV has been trying to call Tegra devices "superphones" since the Tegra 2 days. It didn't fit then, it doesn't fit now, but they'll keep plugging away at it.
I think it's telling that the first Tegra 4 device isn't a Samsung. It's not even an LG, Motorola, or HTC. Hell -- it's not even a Lenovo, ZTE, or Huwei.
Speaking of ZTE, they were supposed to have the first Tegra 4 phone. http://www.engadget.com/2013/07/15/zte-geek-u988s-tegra-4-phone/
Tegra 4 isn't really a phone SoC. Like the Cortex-A15, it's got a power consumption point that's just going to fit more comfortably in tablets. That doesn't mean there aren't going to be *any* Tegra 4 phones, but Jen-Hsun has already said earlier this spring that they pushed T4 out to bring T4i in closer.
I'd bet $1 that NV's next major push is going to be into budget and maybe midrange smartphones withe Tegra 4i. It won't be as sexy as far as raw horsepower, but the high-clocked r4 version of the Cortex-A9 should offer excellent performance in that space. T4 will win a little space in tablets, maybe, but NV's own guidance suggests that we shouldn't expect T4 to replicate T3's success.
I think you're a grump ol' Andy Rooney, Joel. :)
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Yeah but Dave Andy Rooney generally or at least very often told the bare truth !
As far as smart phones go I have been very satisfied with my rooted Galaxy S4
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