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Looking Forward To A Kal-El Tablet This Month? NVIDIA Pushed Them Back To October

There has been much anticipation around the Kal-El quad-core line of processors by NVIDIA, originally appearing to be ready for release on Android tablets in August, and later on this year for mobile phones. The world’s first quad-core mobile processor, 5x faster than NVIDIA’s Tegra 2, would deliver the power/power management to take mobile tech into the future. Well today, there has been a bit of sad news coming from the NVIDIA camp. Our buddies over at Android and Me got the official word from NVIDIA, that release of Kal-El devices wouldn’t be happening for at least a couple more months. Bummer.  

Project Kal-El-powered tablets are coming this Fall, and phones around the CES 2012 timeframe.

“Coming this Fall”. It could always be worse. Looks like we will have to add NVIDIA to our list of booths to stop by during next year’s CES. Project Kal-El is definitely expected to be worth the wait, and we’re hoping the delay just means a better product at time of release. Is anyone shocked by the announcement of the delay of release?


Via: Android and MeFudzilla

  • geist

    With something this powerful on the way am I the only one hoping for a ps2 emulator on the droid? Coz I really missed out on that gen 

  • Anonymous

    doesn’t nVidia know that Kal-El is male?

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  • Shocking!  /s

    These tech companies are all full of shIt. 

  • Anonymous

    I just paid $ 23.86 for an iPhone and my girlfriend loves her Dell laptop that we got for $ 38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 42 inch LED TV to my boss for $ 665 which only cost me $ 62,81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, GrabPenny.com

    • Granted

      I’m gonna shove that penny up your spamming b-hole.

  • Anonymous

    Have fun waiting, since it doesn’t exist. The day before a Kal-El device comes out, we’ll here of the next gen processors coming out 6 months from now.     

  • Anonymous

    Have fun waiting, since it doesn’t exist.  The day before a Kal-El device comes out, we’ll here of the next gen processors coming out 6 months from now.

  • Anonymous

    I can’t wait for ice cream sandwich so the OS can utilize dual cores. Even my PC doesn’t need all 4 cores most of the time. But I’m sure the artificial benchmarks will look stunning. lol

    • Anonymous

      According to Google, Honeycomb has multi-core support at the kernel level.

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  • Staticx57

    AAs much as I want a quad core device it makes me feel better about buying the galaxy tab 10.1

  • Anonymous

    Well…luckily for me, I’ll be able to upgrade to the next super phone(from my Droid X) around March of next week…so I’ll definitely be watching for previews, reviews, etc. of all of the latest phones this year and early next year, especially since CES is Jan. 2011. Can’t wait!

    • Granted

      Same here. My upgrade is at the exact same time. I may just buy a badass calculator though, and turn it into a smart phone.

  • Themrjustinjones

    just bought my girlfriend the transformer, so by the time this thin hits the streets i going to be feinding. ima tegra 2hater but the transformers price was rite.

  • Anonymous

    I can’t wait to pick 1 of these up.Samsung waited too long to pull the trigger.I’ve enjoyed my Xoom since Feb. and Asus already said they’re releasing their Tegra 3 tablet in October so this is no shocker to me.I can wait on perfection!!!

  • I think Nvidia was over-optimistic (yes, again) about the time it takes to convince manufacturers and then to have it built into their phones. I hope they don’t do it again with Tegra 4 at CES or MWC next year to raise expectations too much about the time-frame.

  • all the better to play minecraft on!

    • Ashot Harutyunyan

      my thoughts exactly… sucks for iph*ne

  • Frstsaxman

    These manufacturers should overshoot their product delivery dates and if they get their stuff out before that date (by what the real expected date is) then they can be like “hey everyone we are so efficient and work so hard for you little folks that we got it out early!

    • Anonymous

      Please, who do you think they are? Amazon?

  • El El Kool J

    We like to complain in android world having to wait months at a time for new release dates…but I’d rather wait a few months than once a year like the I*hone users do…

    • Granted

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  • FortitudineVincimus

    I thought the rumored Amazon Hollywood was the only one rumored tablet to use a Kal-El? And that said holiday time end of year. So, still seems on track?

    • Anonymous

      No Asus already said their tablet (Tegra 3) is coming out in October.I’m ready!!

  • Anonymous

    Moto has a hard enough time with two cores.

  • Anonymous

    maybe by the time the processor is released Android will actually have something to use this power besides benchmarks.  yes i know we all get major wood over benchmarks; i still do also but lets get real folks.  it will take time for Android to have some features/apps that can take advantage of 4 cores.

    remember the pc:  folding at home, seti, and a few other expensive software packages.

    • Anonymous

      If there’s anything nvidia is good at it’s getting developers to create games that are graphically impressive.

  • Orangedude654

    So sad… I need a tablet NOW for work- but refuse to buy a Tegra 2

    • Anonymous

      Go grab the first* tablet powered by 4G LTE technology. I’m sure you can find one used.

      • *first actually means second in Motorola statements.

  • Anonymous


  • I’d want to see real-life battery statistics before I considered one.

    • Ashot Harutyunyan

      actually if u go a couple of days back droid-life had a post with a video of a guy talking about the quad core phones…. he said that u would get more performance and less battery consumption.. 

      • We hear that all of the time. Look at the battery life on the Droid 3 for many people. Some can’t even get 12 hours out of it. Granted – some of that is from crap Verizon or a user installs, but it just goes to show that real-life usage can often differ from lab and beta tests. When I hear people go buy the phone and a week later go “omg this is the best battery life ever”.. then I will believe it.

        • do you realize how little the processor consumes battery? Screen is where 70% of bat goes for most 

          • takaides

            For me, it seems to be the radios that are battery sucks. I got an Xperia Play for free and haven’t activated it yet. Since it isn’t active, I leave it in airplane mode. Current uptime, 23 days 13 hours and some change. It’s still >15% battery.

          • Anonymous

            That’s over time, if you actually use your phone you’ll find that the screen takes over 70% of the battery even with a ton of downloading.  LTE battery use might be on par with the screen though.

        • I get about 20 hours out of my Droid 3. The screen is on about 3-4 hours of that.
          Most of my power usage seems to come from the wireless radios. PenTile, while somewhat annoying, saves a lot of power on the display.

    • Anonymous

      Processor accounts for so little battery use.  Display and radios are the real culprits.

  • Zach

    Quad core phone for my next upgrade from a single core? sounds great.

    • Anonymous

      I just paid $ 22.87 for an iPaad 2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her Pana$onic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $ 38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $ 657 which only cost me $ 62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, http://to.ly/aRSH

  • Anonymous

    My contract ends in December, if there is a release date for a Kal-El phone by then, then maybe I can wait some time and get one.

  • pezjono


  • Delayed? No way! Seems like a common occurrence with Android.

    • and everywhere else

    • Anonymous

      Right, because the iPhone 5 came out in June.  Oh wait, no it didn’t.  It was delayed.

  • I came.

    • DroidzFX

      and I saw

      • Anonymous

        and I conquered.

        • Adam Elghor

          and then i jizzed

          • Anonymous

            didnt the guy in the first post do that?

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    • Anonymous

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