Dec 01 AT 2:50 PM Taylor Wimberly 50 Comments

Quad-core processors coming to Android devices in the near future

I’m not sure who coined the phrase first, but those “Chuck Norris quad-core  processors” that everyone likes to joke about on Twitter could make their way into Android devices sooner than you think.

Buried inside NVIDIA’s multi-core whitepaper from yesterday was an interesting note that quad-core CPUs are coming “in the near future”. If you remember the public comments from NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, he said that Tegra 3 is almost done and Tegra 4 is being built right now. “Every single year, there will be a new Tegra”.

We don’t know what NVIDIA’s definition of “in the near future” means, but if dual-core Tegra 2 CPUs are arriving right now then it makes perfect sense that Tegra 3 (or Tegra 4) could move to a quad-core architecture and be available within the next year.

So if you just purchased a new Android phone and were sad about missing out on the first wave of dual-core devices, just remember that something more awesome is always around the corner and quad-core CPUs should be available by the time your contract expires.

Dual-core processors will be the standard in 2011, and quad-core is coming in the near future.NVIDIA whitepaper

Source: NVIDIA

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