Aug 02 AT 1:28 PM Anthony Domanico 17 Comments

Kal-El won’t be available in tablets until October, phones in Q1 2012

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It’s the second day of August, and my fellow Android and Me staffers and I were starting to get excited. August was the month NVIDIA suggested the first wave of devices featuring their quad-core Kal-El processors would be available to the public.

This morning, our hearts started sinking when a post over at Fudzilla suggested Kal-El devices won’t come out in August as originally anticipated. No offense to Fudzilla, but we’re not prime to taking not-well-known blogs at their word, so we reached out to NVIDIA and received the following comment:

Project Kal-El-powered tablets are coming this Fall, and phones around the CES 2012 timeframe.NVIDIAOfficial Statement

This pushes the launch of Kal-El back a full two months to an October release for tablets and to January 2012 for phones. We received an anonymous tip that the ASUS EeePad Transformer 2 will in fact be the first tablet released powered by NVIDIA’s Kal-El processor, but NVIDIA declined comment. This seems very plausible, as Forbes and Slashgear have both recently suggested the Transformer 2 would feature Kal-El. Add the rumors that the Transformer 2 is slated for launch in October, and the puzzle pieces are starting to come together.

Another interesting tidbit from the official NVIDIA statement is that Kal-El won’t be available in phones until early Q1 2012. This lends weight to the speculation that the hotly-rumored Nexus 3 will not, in fact, be powered by NVIDIA when it launches later this year.

Though it looks like we’ll have to wait a few more months to get our hands on Kal-El, what we’ve seen so far suggests it will be very worth the wait. (Assuming the battery life is improved dramatically). For a refresher on what Kal-El can do, check out the following video we featured a few months back.

Source: Fudzilla

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  • triangle

    Looking forward to the quad-core tablets. I’ve been waiting for them instead of jumping on the current crop of dual-cores. The big question will be which one to buy. The transformer 2 could be great, but I won’t rule out the Samsung Galaxy Tab, which I got to play with at the nyc galaxy tab event in June. Samsung’s Tab is impressive.

    • kal-el alamein

      i knew android cheaters were LIARS again.
      gingerbread all over again…meandroid morons!
      lies, lies, lies

      • the helping hand

        i knew android cheaters were LIARS again.
        gingerbread all over again…meandroid morons!
        lies, lies, lies.

  • spookz

    Where is the -1 button? Was looking forward to a quad core powered Nexus…..

    • spookz

      Oh so that makes me think… Nexus 3 or wait next year for Nexus 4? hmm what do u guys think?

    • sha

      The next Nexus phone is OMAP4

      • CTown

        Really, so it won’t be made by HTC? I was helping for a true sequel to the Nexus One (as in looks)!

  • Interpol91

    Can’t wait to see the quad-core phones!! Though I’ll probably buy a new phone before then my urge for more power may make me get a quad-core. All of these technological advancements are amazing and I can’t imagine where smart phones will be 5 years down the line

  • BiGMERF

    While I am now depressed about the new Nexus not having a quad core (rumor), I do not mind the news about it being delayed a bit.. The mobile tech world is moving to fast. Quad cores coming out 6 months after dual cores come out and making your 6 month old device obsolete is crazy. They need to slow down and make sure the hardware and more importantly the SOFTWARE is ready!

  • sylar

    Wow, battery life on our phones is going to get very short. Our phones will be very powerful but we won’t be able to use them for very long.

    • Darkseider

      Short? I get better battery life with my LG G2X which is a Tegra 2 phone than I did from my OG Droid. I actually use the phone more than I did my Droid. The combination of 4G and better power management and multiple cores makes for an excellent experience.

      • BiGMERF

        Same with my sensation.. Blows away my previous nexus one and nexus s

  • THIS IS FRAGMENTATION

    wtf
    NO fragmentation??????

  • questionsquestions

    and now the “do I wait for Galaxy S2 which is just around the corner” or wait 6-10 more months for a quadcore which could have bugs in the first waves?

  • Mark

    People need to stop getting so excited. Remember the hype for dual core phones? Exactly…

  • AME

    Is Ice Cream Sandwich going to be optimized for quad core chips?

  • aj

    Oh well i will wait to jump on the tablet train when these come out. Now phones are a another story. Dual core will be fine for me

  1. Looking forward to the quad-core tablets. I’ve been waiting for them instead of jumping on the current crop of dual-cores. The big question will be which one to buy. The transformer 2 could be great, but I won’t rule out the Samsung Galaxy Tab, which I got to play with at the nyc galaxy tab event in June. Samsung’s Tab is impressive.

    • kal-el alameinGuest 4 years ago

      i knew android cheaters were LIARS again.
      gingerbread all over again…meandroid morons!
      lies, lies, lies

      • the helping handGuest 4 years ago

        i knew android cheaters were LIARS again.
        gingerbread all over again…meandroid morons!
        lies, lies, lies.

  2. Where is the -1 button? Was looking forward to a quad core powered Nexus…..

    • Oh so that makes me think… Nexus 3 or wait next year for Nexus 4? hmm what do u guys think?

    • shaGuest 4 years ago

      The next Nexus phone is OMAP4

      • Really, so it won’t be made by HTC? I was helping for a true sequel to the Nexus One (as in looks)!

  3. Can’t wait to see the quad-core phones!! Though I’ll probably buy a new phone before then my urge for more power may make me get a quad-core. All of these technological advancements are amazing and I can’t imagine where smart phones will be 5 years down the line

  4. While I am now depressed about the new Nexus not having a quad core (rumor), I do not mind the news about it being delayed a bit.. The mobile tech world is moving to fast. Quad cores coming out 6 months after dual cores come out and making your 6 month old device obsolete is crazy. They need to slow down and make sure the hardware and more importantly the SOFTWARE is ready!

  5. Wow, battery life on our phones is going to get very short. Our phones will be very powerful but we won’t be able to use them for very long.

    • DarkseiderGuest 4 years ago

      Short? I get better battery life with my LG G2X which is a Tegra 2 phone than I did from my OG Droid. I actually use the phone more than I did my Droid. The combination of 4G and better power management and multiple cores makes for an excellent experience.

  6. THIS IS FRAGMENTATIONGuest 4 years ago

    wtf
    NO fragmentation??????

  7. questionsquestionsGuest 4 years ago

    and now the “do I wait for Galaxy S2 which is just around the corner” or wait 6-10 more months for a quadcore which could have bugs in the first waves?

  8. MarkGuest 4 years ago

    People need to stop getting so excited. Remember the hype for dual core phones? Exactly…

  9. Is Ice Cream Sandwich going to be optimized for quad core chips?

  10. Oh well i will wait to jump on the tablet train when these come out. Now phones are a another story. Dual core will be fine for me