Rumors have been spreading around, pertaining to why the Droid Bionic was delayed and why the Verizon Motorola Xoom has taken so long to receive the 4G LTE upgrade. One of the oft-suspected culprits is the idea that NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 processor doesn’t play nice with Verizon’s super-fast 4G LTE Network.
Well, it turns out NVIDIA was none too happy with these rumors. In an attempt to silence critics, NVIDIA issued the following statement today regarding Tegra’s compatibility with Verizon’s LTE network:
Tegra has no compatibility issues with LTE at all. The Tegra-powered Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G LTE tablet runs on Verizon’s LTE network and is a perfect example of Tegra working fine w/ 4G LTE. Tegra 2 interfaces with many types of modems via standard interfaces, including LTE. There is nothing inherently unique about LTE as far as Tegra 2 is concerned.NVIDIAvia Droid-Life
I’m not big on taking statements at face value, but I look forward to the day when I’m able to get my hands on a Tegra 2-toting LTE device to test out for myself. Hopefully we’ll start to see these devices pop up in the next month or two.
Now that NVIDIA has cleared this one up, anyone want to speculate on why the Bionic was delayed? How about the Motorola Xoom? Or do you not buy NVIDIA’s statement about their processor? Sound off below.