We’re still waiting for the first Tegra 2 dual-core smartphone to become available, but that hasn’t stopped NVIDIA from preparing their next generation of chips. If this leaked roadmap is correct, we should start preparing for a new Tegra 2 every couple of months with the first being one that will support 3D displays and can be clocked at 1.2GHz. With all of the talk about LG and the possibility of them launching the first 3D phone at MWC, we could be seeing these much sooner than any anticipated. And let’s not forget that NVIDIA announced LG’s Optimus 2X as the “world’s first” Tegra 2 phone, so we won’t be surprised at all if they get the first 3D one.
The roadmap doesn’t stop there though. How does a quad-core Tegra 3 clocked at 1.5GHz sound? Remarkable right? Well what if we told you that devices could start seeing these processors in the Fall of this year? Your mind is probably blown now, so we’ll give you a minute to let that settle.
The smartphone world is evolving more quickly than I think any of us had ever imagined. We just spent a week at CES watching companies rave about their new Tegra 2 devices, but we had no idea that we’d all be moving past it in such a hurry.
Can you imagine the power of a quad-core Android phone?