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Wednesday Poll: Adjust Tablet Plans After NVIDIA’s Quad-core Announcement?

NVIDIA shocked the mobile world yesterday when they announced that their new “Kal-el” quad-core processor could possibly ship in tablets by August and in phones by the end of 2011.  This move was completely unexpected, but also a little odd especially with so few products on the market running their current processor, the Tegra 2.  We couldn’t help but think about reconsidering our plans to buy not only a XOOM, but even a DROID BIONIC.  Both are going to be impressive devices, but if there is a chance you could own a quad-core device by Fall, would you be willing to wait?  And as far as phones go, who wants to be locked into a contract when we could have a quad-core device in 10 months?

Change of phone/tablet plans after hearing NVIDIA's quad-core news?

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  • http://twitter.com/amd683 AMD Dude

    for phones i dont think android will be able to utilize quad core yet until watever comes out for android version k

  • Beneathonyxskies

    I might wait till they come out and destroy the XOOM and all the other tablets in specs and performance and then pick up an outdated XOOM that will hopefully be much cheaper : )

  • puffycow

    If I keep waiting because something better is coming out then I’ll never buy anything.

    • Uplink

      Amen to that

  • J Dub

    I want this in a netbook not a tablet as I said earlier. I want something I can actually be productive on that is super portable. That and my renewal comes up around Christmas this year. Def looking for an open bootloader, hard keyboard, quad core, and great battery life. By great I mean Android great. Like a solid 24 hours. Blackberry battery life on large screen, super fast, do everything Android devices is just too far fetched.

  • Picodroid

    Oh my god, even more retarded responses.
    They said by the end of 2011, not summer. The Bionic won’t be out until mid-Q2. A Kal-El powered device likely won’t hit until right before Christmas and I’d be willing to bet EVERY SINGLE THING I own that it won’t be a smartphone. We won’t see any smartphones with a processor like the Kal-El until mid 2012, if we’re lucky.

    It’s stupid to wait any more than a month, two is pushing it, for the next technology. Any longer than that and you’re still waiting for what you were originally waiting for, and guess what? You’ll hear about the generation 2, or a completely different and much better technology “at the end of this year/early next year” and you’ll be stuck in an endless cycle of waiting. Don’t be dumb; get what’s best when you’re ready to get some as long as you know nothing much better will be out in the next couple weeks.

  • Anonymous

    My contract doesn’t end until November anyway so I have some time on the phone size. As far as a tablet, I’m not buying one on contract so if quad core does come out and is amazing I could always sell the device and get another one.

  • Anonymous

    I wasn’t going to get one soon anyway considering Im broke….

  • michaelbrandonw

    Im going with snapdragon. I love my Netflix too much.

  • michaelbrandonw

    Im going with snapdragon. I love my Netflix too much.

  • usmitcboy

    Or… … how about enabling FULL GPU acceleration so my phone isn’t so damn laggy & I won’t need a 4-core processor, 45 minute battery life phone to run butter smooth! Sounds more enticing to me!!!

  • Anonymous

    I can’t replace my launch droid1 till this november anyway, so this development has me excited. I really hope something’s out w/ this by November. A phone, hopefully.

  • Anonymous

    Where’s the option for “I’ll sign a 1yr contract for the Thunderbolt then upgrade when a Quad Core phone is available on Verizon”?