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Wednesday, 24 November 2010 11:21

LG Tegra 2 Android Q1 2011

Written by Fuad Abazovic
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Should be the first to come

A week ago Engadget managed to get some pictures of LG's dual-core Tegra 2 based phone, here.

The good news is that this phone as well as many Android tablets will get showcased at Nvidia's press event at CES 2011 and the availability of first Tegra 2 products should happen in Q1 2011.

Engadget hinted at 8MP camera, front facing camera, Android OS as well as 1080p video recording. Nvidia could not get Samsung simply as Samsung has its own ARM based dual-core coming as the successor of the Galaxy S and Qualcomm has a huge steak in HTC as far as we know.

Be aware that Tegra 2 has almost double the graphics performance of Tegra one, which means that gaming could look much better than Rage HD on an iPhone 4, which has set the bar quite high. The potential is there but we are not sure if Nvidia can convince mobile game developers to go its way. It all depends on number of Tegra 2 devices that will ship in 2011.

Motorola should also be coming with its Tegra 2 based phone and even a tablet, but it is not clear when.

Last modified on Wednesday, 24 November 2010 11:47
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+2 #1 Jigar 2010-11-24 12:15
Quote:
The potential is there but we are not sure if Nvidia can convince mobile game developers to go its way.




I am sorry, what ? This is Nvidia, they can convince anyone within gaming industry.
 
 
+5 #2 leftiszi 2010-11-24 12:32
Great stuff!

Now I wonder if they can make 3000mAh batteries any smaller.
 
 
+10 #3 Alexko 2010-11-24 13:54
"Qualcomm has a huge steak in HTC as far as we know"

They should probably eat it, then.
 
 
+2 #4 loadwick 2010-11-24 14:08
Quoting Alexko:
"Qualcomm has a huge steak in HTC as far as we know"

They should probably eat it, then.





They are letting it mature, unlike our sense of honour!
 
 
+2 #5 agent_47 2010-11-24 14:18
Quoting Jigar:
Quote:
The potential is there but we are not sure if Nvidia can convince mobile game developers to go its way.




I am sorry, what ? This is Nvidia, they can convince anyone within gaming industry.


this is phone industry...not gaming.....completely different playing field
 
 
+1 #6 loadwick 2010-11-24 14:23
It's a shame that Tegra 2 won't have the market penetration to show off its power but like Fuad said it would require a huge number of phones using this chip to be worthwhile making games for it, which is simply not going to happen.

I wonder how Tegra 2 compares to the forthcoming 28nm Qualcomm MSM8960 chips, scalable to 5GHz and the GPU has the power of the PS3 or Xbox360!!

http://www.trustedreviews.com/mobile-phones/news/2010/11/18/Qualcomm-Reveals-Next-Gen-Snapdragon/p1
 
 
+1 #7 Jigar 2010-11-24 14:24
Quoting agent_47:
Quoting Jigar:
Quote:
The potential is there but we are not sure if Nvidia can convince mobile game developers to go its way.




I am sorry, what ? This is Nvidia, they can convince anyone within gaming industry.


this is phone industry...not gaming.....completely different playing field



Oh come on, grow up. Do i need to remind you the Id belongs to gaming industry and still makes games for mobile ?
 
 
+2 #8 loadwick 2010-11-24 14:27
Might be a stupid question but why is there not a universal API like DirectX in the PC world so that a game is written in DX and then works on nvidia, AMD, Intel, PowerVR, 3DFX, Matrox...

Then it would just be a case of your phone will either run it smoothly or not.
 
 
0 #9 Jigar 2010-11-24 14:44
Quoting loadwick:
Might be a stupid question but why is there not a universal API like DirectX in the PC world so that a game is written in DX and then works on nvidia, AMD, Intel, PowerVR, 3DFX, Matrox...

Then it would just be a case of your phone will either run it smoothly or not.


Let's look at it this way, DX came because windows had a big share in the market and games were focused on this platform. But in mobile market we have apple, google, microsoft and RIM fighting for market share so we don't have the one standard... :-)
 
 
+2 #10 Exodite 2010-11-24 14:48
Quoting loadwick:
Might be a stupid question but why is there not a universal API like DirectX in the PC world so that a game is written in DX and then works on nvidia, AMD, Intel, PowerVR, 3DFX, Matrox...

There is - OpenGL ES.
 

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