May 17 AT 3:00 PM Alberto Vildosola 13 Comments

NVIDIA CEO: Android will beat the iPad in under 3 years, ten OEMs are already working on Tegra 3 devices

At the Reuters Global Technology Summit this morning, CEO and co-founder of NVIDIA Jen-Hsun Huang, went on the offensive against Android’s competitors. Jen-Hsun predicted that Android tablets will surpass the iPad in about 30 months from now — or 2 and a half years.

Huang believes that Android tablets will follow the same trajectory that Android phones did, which overtook the iPhone in just 2 years. In Huang’s own words:

The Android phone took only two and a half years to achieve the momentum that we're talking about. I would expect the same thing on Honeycomb tabletsJen-Hsun HuangCEO of NVIDIA

NVIDIA’s CEO is certain that future versions of Android will allow the platform to beat the iPad. This is similar to what happened with Android phones. The platform got off to a slow start with the T-Mobile G1, and then came the Motorola Droid powered by a much better Android 2.0, and the rest it’s history.

Although there are some differences between the tablet and phone market, we have to agree with Huang. Android for tablets will improve with time, once it’s rock solid, manufacturers will take the platform and run with it.

At another point during his talk, Huang didn’t waste the opportunity to tease us about the company’s upcoming mobile quad-core chip: Tegra 3. According to Huang, the company is already working with phone manufacturers to bring Tegra 3 to market. Specifically, he said:

It's got to be at least 10. We have five major phone companies and we have five major PC (manufacturers)Jen-Hsun HuangCEO of NVIDIA

Who are those “five major phone companies”? I have no idea, but if I was a betting man I’d say Motorola, Samsung, and LG are on that list.

It sure feels like we’re reliving the early days of Android. Honeycomb feels unfinished just like Android 1.0, the Motorola Xoom like the G1 is not flying off the shelves, and we have an incredibly fast chip coming in the near future — back then it was Qualcomm’s Snapdragon.

Via: CrunchGear

Source: Reuters

Alberto is a college student living somewhere between Miami, Sarasota and the World Wide Web. Although a former iPhone owner, Alberto is now a proud Android enthusiast. You can follow Alberto on Twitter and Google+ for his thoughts unworthy of an article.

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  • Edgar Cervantes

    My guess would be: HTC, Motorola, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, and LG…

  • Clark Wimberly

    Jen-Hsun is the man.

  • Alberto Vildosola

    Isn’t HTC all buddy-buddy with Qualcomm? Sony Ericsson it’s a good candidate though

    • Edgar Cervantes

      Yeah HTC is pretty loyal to Qualcomm, but I just can’t think of another company that I can consider to be a “main manufacturer.” I mean, maybe Dell…

  • http://Website Matt

    Asus already confirmed they were working on a quad core tablet. That’s why I can’t wait got the transformer 2

  • http://Website Tom

    Of course android tablets will out sell the ipad, the real question should be when will android get better games than ios.

    I could care a less about which os has more users, I want the one with better apps.

    • http://Website 0019

      I couldn’t care less: It is not possible for me to be less interested.
      I could care less: It is possible for me to be less interested.

      Please know the difference, it COULD save your life.

      • http://Website Kiljoy616

        Oh snap a English school teacher is here like anyone cares

  • http://Website Joe

    The tablets will overtake the ipad at a slower rate than the phones because apple is currently very aggressively getting a ton of schools to buy the ipad.

    Secondly, I won’t even consider buying a tablet until ice cream sandwich is released because honeycomb is currently junk since there’s very few apps and google isn’t releasing the source code for it.

    • rhy

      Exactly: And Honeycomb will continue to suck UNTIL they release the source code. They’re in a double bind. Code sucks, won’t release it, so code continues to suck. They should just release it and quit being stupid and corporate.

  • http://Website Dennis

    I hope he realizes that the phone market and tablet market are two completely distinctive markets. On the phone side, you had the iPhone on only one network. Android assaulted with double barrels on all fronts. Also, phones are a necessity so purchasing an Android phone can be counted as a necessity. The tablet market however is more of a luxury than anything. Millions of people out there (even if they have the money) can’t justify buying a tablet due to real world use.

    Android will overtake the iPad eventually but I predict a slower rate than the phone market.

    • http://Website Terberculosis

      I strongly disagree with the assertion that tablets aren’t necessary. Millions of consumers are going to realize that a tablet is just as cheap as a decent laptop, but easier to use and just as capable.

      I like to consider myself a enthusiast ( I have 4 computers within arms reach right now) but since I bought my iPad, I have been using it more than any other machine.

      Most consumers don’t need anything more than a tablet ( maybe with a keyboard dock). These things are going to change the consumer landscape.

      I am not proposing that laptops or desktops are going to disappear, but I think in a few years they will probably be playing second and third fiddle (respectively).

  • http://Website Kiljoy616

    Right ROFL, of course keep telling your self that.