May 16 AT 5:52 PM Alberto Vildosola 16 Comments

Amazon tablets codenamed “Coyote” and “Hollywood”, powered by Tegra 2 and Tegra 3

We already know that Amazon has an entire family of Android devices in the works. But there are still some big question marks floating around these devices. Like, which CPU will they use? or how will Amazon price them? Well, today we got one step closer to knowing the answer for one of those questions.

According to BGR, Amazon is working on two Android tablets codenamed “Coyote” and “Hollywood”. Coyote will be aimed at the low-end section of the market, powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 chip. While Hollywood, will be carrying NVIDIA’s upcoming quad-core chip, the Tegra 3.

NVIDIA will supposedly release Tegra 3 in Q3, and this lines up perfectly with Taylor prediction that Amazon will announce these devices around this year’s holiday season.

It goes without saying that these Amazon devices will launch with Amazon’s App store, and I’m having a hard time imagining Google approving them as “Google experience” devices. Meaning, you won’t be able to access the Android Market. As a long-time Market user, I don’t think I’m ready to buy the same apps all over again from Amazon’s App store. But we’ll see, maybe Amazon manages to convince me.

Via: BGR

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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  • http://Website Trey

    I think it will be a tough sale to any existing Android user if they exclude Google’s Market app. Although I admire their intentions of bringing an alternative Android Market (always great to have alternatives that drive innovation), but I have bought nearly a hundred apps since my G1 and would not be willing to throw them away to start over.

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      • http://Website TWiT Commander

        Tegra 2 == low-end tablet?

        Moore’s law, baby.

  • http://Website dagamer34

    I don’t see why Google wouldn’t approve them. It’s not as if Amazon is going to be building it’s own Gmail or Maps client. And the key thing is search, which is where Google makes 99% of it’s money. To Google, Amazon is just another OEM. Heck, this might actually make tablets with Android desirable.

    The amount of money Google makes from Android Market is so minuscule that denying Google apps from this device would be counter-productive. And the all of the dust settling from abusing their position as final approval of devices that had Skype last year means that all eyes are on them for anti-trust allegations.

    • http://Website dagamer34

      Oops, I meant Skyhook.

  • http://Website rainai

    “low-end section of the market, powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra 2″

    Tegra 2 is now low-end… wow… xp

  • Eric Weiss

    I cannot wait for these to be released. I have money set aside so I can preorder as soon as they are announced.

    Looks like Taylor was off by a bit though. Releasing in Q3 does not line up perfectly with Taylor’s prediction of Q4. I mean we all know they are coming out before the holidays this year…

    • http://Website Lucian Armasu

      Nvidia said it already: tablets late Q3, phones late Q4 (regarding Tegra3)

  • http://Website Tal

    What is missing is the size of these tablets please. Verifying Taylor’s guestimate of 6″!

    And I tend to respectfully disagree with your assessment – they must be going hand in hand with Google this time around. Why would they go like Archos. Providing their own services is important but their success is just as important for Google.

  • Android Applications Development

    Please disclose the size and price of the tablets so accordingly it will get very clear as which handset is Coyote or Hollywood suites my pocket and i can make a preorder.

  • http://Website Lucian Armasu

    Alberto, yeah it does leave Tegra 2 behind, but it won’t compete with Tegra 2, it will compete with Tegra 3, and I know for sure that Tegra 3 can have 3x the FPS of Tegra 2 on a 3D game. So if Tegra 2 can get 25 FPS in that benchmark, Qualcomm chip 38, then Tegra 3 would get about 75, about twice as fast as Qualcomm’s GPU. I hope HTC will not be using *only* Qualcomm chips in the future, because it’s obvious Nvidia will leave Qualcomm behind.

    • http://Website Lucian Armasu

      Ugh, posted on wrong article. Where’s the edit button? Delete this one.

  • Rahat

    I am finding the Amazon AppStore is doing much more to help Android gain in popularity than Google’s Android Market is or has done so far.

    Google should have no problem with it as this is the fun of having Android in the first place. I can choose Amazon, while you choose Google. Same goes for mp3 stores and the exciting new cloud player apps. I could source my music from multiple channels…. and that’ll just be me. While you can stick to one that you like most. Freedom to choose some things…

    If you get an IOS device instead, you would be STUCK with Apple’s AppStore, their mp3 collections/qualities/pricing etc….

    So, I for one am excited about Amazon’s tablet. I think it should be good. Amazon has really gotten their act together and are delivering products that are less flashy and more useful like Kindle, cloud mp3 player so on.

    Google has provided the baseline, now it’s anyone’s game to take it to next level. For now I am sticking with Amazon, without ever forgetting Google.

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