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Tuesday, 28 September 2010 09:28

Tegra is year later than Nvidia hoped

Written by Fuad Abazovic


OS to blame
Back in may Nvidia showed its investors a slide that featured 50 design win for Tegra 2. Compare that to just two design wins for Tegra, one of which was the ill-fated Kin smartphone.

Not a single Tegra 2 tablet or any sort of device has shipped, and the blame is on the operating system. We’ve seen some tablets showcased at CES and later at Cebit but these, mostly Taiwanese companies have postponed all of them. The word is that they got delayed as they dropped Windows 7 tablet edition in favour of Google’s Android. Today we are waiting for Gingerbread aka Android 3.0, something that should get Google’s green light for the tablet market.

Even Jensen said it during GTC, Nvidia's Tegra strategy is a whole year behind schedule and a year from where the company would like it to be, but this doesn’t appear to be much of a problem for Nvidia, as there are still no any serious tablets available on any chip based on ARM. The rest of the ARM chip community suffers at the moment just like Nvidia.

With the launch of Gingerbread Android 3.0 in Q4 we can hope to see some nice tablets in Q1 2011 but at this point no one really knows if this will actually happen. We hope for some nice tablet competition in first half of 2011 and if the pricing gets right, Android – ARM based tablets can put some pressure on the iPad, but we still see iPad as a predominant player in this market for quite some time.
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+26 #1 fudzillalololo 2010-09-28 10:05
Why Fermi sucked so bad and you used wood screws to demonstrate that fake board? Why was it delayed again and again?

nVidia: - TMSC Fault, not ours.

Tegra 3 deelayed

nVidia: - OS Fault, not ours.

Have they ever admitted on anything, even once, that it was their fault?
 
 
+10 #2 yourma2000 2010-09-28 12:36
When has hardware performance ever been hugely affected by the OS like this? it's Windows 7 ffs, it's either truely down to chip drivers or an incompatible die structure.
 
 
+15 #3 dan 2010-09-28 12:39
Fudo, the iPad IS based on an ARM chip, you idiot.
 
 
+3 #4 Nerdmaster 2010-09-28 17:13
Quoting Fudo:
OS to blame


Is that so?
 
 
+2 #5 Stewox 2010-09-28 17:36
Nvidia to blame
 
 
+1 #6 Goblerone 2010-09-28 20:07
Quote:
as there are still no any serious tablets available on any chip based on ARM.


you are so dumb i cant even
 
 
+1 #7 Goblerone 2010-09-28 20:13
Also I'm pretty sure Dell announced an Android tablet with Tegra 2 like six months ago. I guess Android isn't good enough either??

When will we find an operating system man enough to run this mythical holy grail of embedded hardware???
 
 
+2 #8 p4l1ndr0m3 2010-09-28 22:01
If nVidia is so unhappy with manufacturers then they should build their own tablet and stfu about OSes being at fault. Put your money where your mouth is!
 
 
+2 #9 tekken 2010-09-29 00:01
Quote:
but this doesn’t appear to be much of a problem for Nvidia, as there are still no any serious tablets available on any chip based on ARM. The rest of the ARM chip community suffers at the moment just like Nvidia.


You seriously just wrote that?

If you were indeed serious, anything that you write, basically all content in this site, is suspect. Good grief.
 
 
+1 #10 maans 2010-09-29 06:21
How is the IPad not ARM? Yes we hope to have some Android competition but this is all about Tegra and ARM. IPad is ARM to no?
 

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