Nov 04 AT 5:56 PM Taylor Wimberly 10 Comments

10 companies designing tablets with Qualcomm dual-core CPUs

The last time Qualcomm talked about their dual-core solutions, it was to tell us they had been delayed till 2011. In yesterday’s Q4 2010 earnings call, Qualcomm revealed that 10 different companies were currently designing tables based on their new dual-core Snapdragon processors.

Steven Mollenkopf, Executive Vice President and Group President, spilled the beans by saying, “In terms of dual core, we have today over 10 different companies designing tablets on our dual core solutions. So we feel very good about where they’re going. And then also in the handset space, you’ll see that as well.”

We don’t know if these dual-core tablets will be Android devices or not, but Qualcomm is behind most of the high-end smartphones from HTC and we bet the two are already working on something.

The interesting thing to note is that all of the rumored Honeycomb (Android 3.0) tablets are said to be using NVIDIA’s dual-core Tegra 2 processor. If you remember back when Android 2.0 launched, Google worked with Texas Instruments and made the OMAP3 processor the lead platform for development. It is starting to appear that NVIDIA has become the new favored son for Android 3.0.

Like most other upcoming tech, look to early January for more details. Qualcomm said we should see some new devices around the timing of CES and we will be in Las Vegas to report on what happens.

Via: Slash Gear

Source: Seeking Alpha

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    I thought Gingerbread was 3.0, not Honeycomb. You have Honeycomb 3.0 up there.

    • Alan Reboli

      Nope, Gingerbread is 2.3

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      OMG. Enough!
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      • http://Website Moo

        Maybe he is a little behind but you can’t jump down his throat when just a few months ago everybody was under the impression 3.0 was gingerbread. I remember reading the article about why the HTC Sabor is fake and one of the main reason was it was coming with gingerbread 2.5 while everyone was saying gingerbread is 3.0. With so many numbers being tossed around I don’t blame him for being a little confused and I’m sure there are tons of others too. Also if 2.2 to 3.0 doesn’t make sense why does 2.3 to 3.0 do? Just relax on those people who are still behind. Update them on the current news but you don’t have to make him look like a fool lol.

  • http://Website Andrew53517

    Hmm… I wonder if we will see any HTC phones with Dual Core Qualcomm’s on Jan. 5th? … That would be pretty good!

    Which is better, Tegra 2 or Qualcomm’s Dual Core?

    • http://Website JohnB

      “Which is better, Tegra 2 or Qualcomm’s Dual Core?”

      There are some articles written about these processors already:

      Tegra 2:
      Qualcomm MSM8x60:

      Tegra 2 is Cortex A9 based, MSM9x60 is Cortex A8 based. But Adreno 220 sounds pretty good over Tegra 2′s GPU. :)

    • http://Website Lucian Armasu

      Tegra 2 is better overall. It has support for Unreal 3 engine, and that is very attractive for a lot of big name developers that will make amazing games for the Tegra platform. Tegra will be the standard chip in 2011 for smartphones and tablets, just like Snapdragon was in 2010.

      It should also be a more efficient chip, having Cortex A9 architecture and also very specialized cores together with a “power island” core that manages the other core for battery efficiency.

      I wish HTC would stop being so tight with Qualcomm and use Tegra as well. It’s because of their patethic Adreno 200 why we don’t have too many nice games on Android, today.

      • http://Website abcd

        I heard Boxee’s box was incredibly delayed BECAUSE of Tegra 2 poor performance in video rendering – they had to re-design it out.
        So wouldn’t expect to connect a tablet based on Tegra 2 to a HDTV via HDMI…

  • http://Website Lulu

    Does anyone know what font is the Snap Dragon logo? It looks really neat

  • http://Website gad

    i can’t wait to see what 10 ” tablet is in the offing by January.looking forward to seeing what HTC has in store