Sep 20 AT 9:06 AM Taylor Wimberly 11 Comments

HTC also goes with Tegra 2 for upcoming Android tablet?

A report  from DigiTimes suggest NVIDIA has scored another design win for their Tegra 2 platform as HTC will use the dual-core processor in their upcoming Android tablet.

According to sources from component makers, Pegratron will manufacture HTC’s tablet which will also feature  “multi-touch panel with a resolution of 1280×720, a 32GB solid state drive (SSD), 2GB of memory and several functions such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS”.

Just like Motorola’s tablet, we are hearing HTC will wait till early 2011 to release their Gingerbread-powered tablet. We have already seen NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 processor in several FroYo-based tablets, so we believe HTC and Motorola are only waiting on Google to finish their next version of Android.

We still don’t know much about Gingerbread and there is always the chance Google could launch it this year on a new phone for the holidays. Recent rumblings have suggested that Honeycomb will be the tablet optimized version of Android so we will have to wait and see what develops over the coming months.

HTC and Pegatron have declined to comment, but if the news turns out to be true it would provide huge momentum for NVIDIA and their Tegra platform. Most of the handset makers had been using processors made by Qualcomm and Texas Instruments, but NVIDIA’s focus on GPU technology has appeared to help them win new customers.

Heck, even Samsung is rumored to be interested in Tegra 2.

Android has traditionally been weak in the gaming department when compared with Apple, but faster hardware and increasing interest from big game devs (like id Software, Epic Games, EA, etc.) could make 2011 a breakout year for Google.

Are you sold on an Android tablet yet? What other features would you like to see HTC include in their initial offering? What do you think Google is cooking up for Gingerbread and Honeycomb?

Via: Gizmodo

Source: Digitimes

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  • http://Website aconner22

    This sounds like a winner, especially if there’s no custom skin/interface.

  • http://Website Android Ninja

    I don’t know but Samsung’s tablet seems pretty stacked. Who knows what they will build upon by then. Check out it’s pluses over iPad: http://www.examiner.com/android-in-new-york/samsung-galaxy-tab-comes-to-the-big-4

  • http://Website Jeff

    Pegatron? Is that like some kind of cyborg pegasus? Well, as long as it’s not running iOS…

  • http://XDA PAUL

    BEAUTIFUL! I CANT IMAGE SENSEUI ON A TAB… BUT GINGERBREAD IS SUPOSED TO MAKE UI’S OBSOLETE!

    • http://Website Gee

      ..probably not but I hope XDA can strip out Sense. If this tablet is around 7-8″, it’s going to be iPad 2 vs HTC Tablet for my $$.

  • http://Website JohnB

    I think Tegra 2 is going to be quite competitive. It is the first product on the market to use ARM Cortex A9 design. it will be interesting to see how Tegra 2 performs when it is used in smartphones.

    Here’s a nice article about Tegra 2 if you are interested in this platform:

    http://smartphonebenchmarks.com/forum/index.php?/topic/85-nvidia-tegra-2-tegra-250-dual-core-processor-smartphones-are-they-going-to-be-fast/

  • http://Website 2C

    I wish they would go with Tegra 2 chips for their phones because I feel Qualcomm is holding Android back as far as gaming goes.

  • http://Website bacon

    Tablets are cool toys but they are utterly useless if you own a smartphone and a laptop. With a laptop and smartphone its just as portable you can do everything a tablet can do plus much much more. I can tether my N1 to my macbook pro and use it anywhere w/o having to pay for a separate data plan. Don’t get me wrong, I love tech toys and a tricked out tablet would be dope, but I can’t justify the expense when it doesn’t gain me any perceived or actual value…