Featured Articles

Hands on: Nvidia Shield Tablet with Android 5.0

Hands on: Nvidia Shield Tablet with Android 5.0

We broke the news of Nvidia's ambitious gaming tablet plans back in May and now the Shield tablet got a bit…

More...
Nokia N1 Android tablet ships in Q1 2015

Nokia N1 Android tablet ships in Q1 2015

Nokia has announced its first Android tablet and when we say Nokia, we don’t mean Microsoft. The Nokia N1 was designed…

More...
Marvell launches octa-core 64-bit PXA1936

Marvell launches octa-core 64-bit PXA1936

Marvell is better known for its storage controllers, but the company doesn’t want to give up on the smartphone and…

More...
TSMC 16nm FinFET Plus in risk production

TSMC 16nm FinFET Plus in risk production

TSMC’s next generation 16nm process has reached an important milestone – 16nm FinFET Plus (16FF+) is now in risk production.

More...
Nvidia GTX 970 SLI tested

Nvidia GTX 970 SLI tested

Nvidia recently released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture, with exceptional performance-per-watt. The Geforce GTX 970…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Friday, 30 March 2012 09:25

Nvidia bashes Android, sees $199 Tegra 3 tablets

Written by Peter Scott



Windows 8 is the next frontier


In an interview with the New York Times, Nvidia boss Jen-Hsun Huang hinted at dirt cheap Tegra 3 tablets and chromebooks, but he also had some unkind words for Android in general.

Huang claims Android “hasn’t developed” as he had hoped and it is still nowhere near a proper OS that could replace PCs when it comes to serious applications.

“For many people, though, work is still the primary reason to have a computer. They want Windows to work well, they want Outlook to work well. A tablet running Windows 8 with Tegra could be very nice,” he said.

Nvidia sees Android tablets of the future moving to more affordable price points, i.e. $199. Huang does not mention form-factors, but he is probably talking about compact 7-inchers.

“We took out $150 in build materials, things like expensive memory,” he said. “At $199, you can just about buy a tablet at a 7-Eleven.”

We will see exactly where Nvidia pinched pennies when the first cheap Tegra 3 tablets start rolling out, or when Google rolls out its 7-inch tablet. For now, $199 seems like a very good price point, provided build quality stays at reasonable levels.

More here.



Last modified on Friday, 30 March 2012 11:11
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments