In an interview with CNET, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has for-the-most-part admitted that his company is moving on from the smartphone market to instead focus its efforts elsewhere. After their Tegra 4i failed to catch on in the main-stream market, Huang has realized that they would rather spend time adding value to certain areas of the mobile tech world, like in cars or gaming-specific devices, set-top boxes, and even in TVs. That doesn’t mean that we won’t see a Tegra superphone or tablet at some point, but NVIDIA is going to make one unless someone wants to make the “Porsche of tablets or phones.” (more…)
More details on the Blackphone were released this morning, as it has been announced that the privacy-optimized smartphone will be powered by an NVIDIA Tegra 4i processor and i500 LTE modem. To this point, there was no exact word on which SoC would be used on the device, and it is almost a shocker to hear that it will be an NVIDIA chip; not that it’s a bad thing. (more…)
This morning, NVIDIA unveiled a new family member in the Tegra family tree, the Tegra Note 7 LTE. The device is the same as the Tegra Note tablet they released last year, manufactured by EVGA, but comes with 4G LTE and HSPA+ connectivity. Support for LTE is through AT&T and T-Mobile, as it appears that Verizon or Sprint are not listed as supported bands.
Taking place in Las Vegas this week is CTIA, another annual mobile/tech industry conference much like CES that takes place in January. Some well-known names are attending this year’s meetup, companies such as HTC, NVIDIA, LG and Verizon are all in attendance. Demoing their Tegra 4i processor with built in i500 LTE modem is Santa Clara’s NVIDIA, showing the industry that thanks to an update, their chip is capable of flying through large amounts of data in no time at all. (more…)
Last week, the vice president of investor relations for NVIDIA, Rob Csongor, spoke of the company’s mobile strategies moving forward through 2013 and beyond. Currently, Samsung and Apple make up exactly 50% of this year’s first quarter mobile sales, so according to Csongor, NVIDIA will look to partner with the “other half” of the market such as HTC, ZTE, Huawei and other lower-placed companies to push its line of mobile processor. (more…)
The Tegra 4i has us all excited. It’s basically the Tegra 4 with matched performance and matched battery life, but finally brings integrated 4G LTE capabilities. All of those specs make this upcoming processor something to keep an eye out for. NVIDIA is currently at MWC and put out a short video showing off some of the features of their newest mobile chip. (more…)
Just minutes ago, NVIDIA and ZTE announced that the first smartphones equipped with the Tegra 4 processor would hit the market sometime before mid-2013. ZTE is a Chinese OEM, which means the device will probably not hit our shores, but it is great news that manufacturers are taking the initial steps in investing in the processor and its capabilities. (more…)
This morning, NVIDIA announced the newest member to the Tegra 4 family called the Tegra 4i. This is their first LTE integrated chip, so if it’s adopted by phone manufacturers, we should finally start to see more Tegra-equipped smartphones in the mass market. In the past, Tegra chips were separate from LTE modems, which gave Qualcomm and their integrated Snapdragon processors a head start on LTE phones. With this new Tegra 4i chip and the technology behind it, NVIDIA may have a winning formula, one that will target the mainstream phone market, with Tegra 4 still powering superphones. (more…)