November 23, 2014

NVIDIA Kal-El Tablets Coming This Year, Smartphones Due Next Year

NVIDIA is a world renowned technology brand with many fans in the mobile world. Just about everyone is familiar with Tegra 2, the first dual-core mobile processor which was introduced in the LG Optimus 2X. A lot of smartphones and tablets are now coming with Tegra 2 processors, and its performance is welcomed by users.

We recently received some information on NVIDIA Kal-El which is the codename of their first ever mobile quad-core processor. Kal-El is said to run 5X faster than Tegra 2 and if you haven’t had the chance to view our video demo, take a look. Trust me, we were all speechless by its amazing performance.

Rumor has it that ASUS and Motorola are working on Kal-El tablets and it seems that it will happen soon, as NVIDIA CEO and president Jen-Hsun Huang officially spilled the beans that Kal-El will be available for tablets later this year. He told Forbes that “We’re the only people seriously on the dance floor with Qualcomm,” and “We’re really the only two active players.” Jen-Hsun Huang said smartphones with Kal-El will most likely be out by the first half of 2012. He also stated that more than 100 million Tegra 2 powered smartphones have been shipped thus far giving NVIDIA 50% of the Android smartphone market while maintaining a whopping 70% of the Android tablet market.

Well, we all can see that NVIDIA is headed in the right direction and soon the day will come when the first quad-core tablet breaks out into the market. Maybe the first Ice Cream Sandwich tablet will feature Kal-El, who knows. Anyway, I can’t wait for it, what about you? Share your thoughts with us below.

Source: BGR

  • http://twitter.com/_r1ch Richard Pawley

    nVidia 50% of the Android smartphone market? I’d seriously doubt it – maybe more like 5%? 70% of the tablet market is much more believable due to it being the foundation for Honeycomb devices, but smartphones? No way. 

    • Ed

      Atrix, G2X, SGS2, etc

      I can see them having half the smartphone market.

  • http://twitter.com/_r1ch Richard Pawley

    nVidia 50% of the Android smartphone market? I’d seriously doubt it – maybe more like 5%? 70% of the tablet market is much more believable due to it being the foundation for Honeycomb devices, but smartphones? No way. 

  • Anonymous

    After Google decided to go with the OMAP4 for the Nexus Prime, I’ve lost faith in Tegra/NVIDIA. It seems that it’s not developer friendly (oh, and Tegra 2 can’t run many HD movies I got on my PC, and finally, the Atrix stutters real bad with Live Wallpapers)…