Oct 18 AT 5:15 PM Taylor Wimberly 21 Comments

NVIDIA Tegra 3 video leaks out


Surprise. It looks like NVIDIA will be going with Tegra 3 as the name of their quad-core processor they had been referring to as Kal-El. We first saw this next-generation processor back in February. I got overly excited when we were told that quad-core Android tablets would appear around August, but it’s now October and we are still waiting.

ASUS has been rumored to have the first Kal-El device with their upcoming Transformer 2, which we expected to go on sale in November for $499. We just witnessed a lackluster CTIA where ASUS could have easily stole the show with a Transformer 2 showing, but maybe they decided to wait for the AsiaD conference like Google.

We know that ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih will be appearing at the Hong Kong event along with Google’s Andy Rubin and Samsung EVP Dr. Won-Pyo Hong. Google has told us that the next version of Android will unify the smartphone and tablet code bases, so it’s possible that we could see a second Ice Cream Sandwich device in addition to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

Is Jonney Shih announcing the Tegra-3-powered Transformer 2 tonight at Google’s Ice Cream Sandwich event or is NVIDIA trying to take advantage of tonight’s announcement with their own surprise? Developing…

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  • Nathan

    Like to see it on phones first but tablets work to.

  • http://gearnyt.dk Daniel Lomholt

    Couldn’t it be awesome on Galaxy Nexus? Omg. Just sayin!

  • shadowfoxpd

    Holy crap. As much as I care about Tehran 3, I want a transparent tablet like that!

    • http://gplus.to/anujahooja anujahooja

      I was thinking the same thing! lol

  • aj

    It will be great for tablets. Hopefully they will start to become more useful slowly replacing laptops atleast. But unless they can run .exes like windows or even a mac laptop, tablets are still an unjustifiable purchase unless you gots lots of $$$$$$$$$. Which i for one dont. But thanks to the Big Adroid BBQ i won a Samsung galaxy tab google i/o edition(sorry had to brag a bit) :))))

    • https://plus.google.com/105652260730187717963/posts erik

      wouldn’t an .apk be considered the .exe (or .dmg for mac) of android? i’m trying to figure out what you meant exactly…

  • Slith

    If the Nexus and Transformer 2 are both released on November 10th, I’m going to need a second job or credit card.

  • Richard Yarrell

    Definately off topic here but what the HELL..(5) Galaxy Nexus devices announced TONIGHT and YES SPRINT WILL GET ONE ON DAY ONE….I definately will get one myself….I always believe in having the best EVO 3D EARLIER THIS YEAR and GALAXY NEXUS END OF THIS YEAR…I would say that’s a great year of 2011….http://www.technobuffalo.com/rumors/droid-razr-who-nexus-prime-coming-to-multiple-carriers-bringing-cold-desserts/

  • nephariouz

    So is it Johny Chan or Johny Chin?

    • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

      It’s Shin lol. I fixed it.

  • http://gplus.to/anujahooja anujahooja

    The style of video is really similar to the Honeycomb announcement, so it’s probably going to be a topic tonight. However, I think it’ll be a look into the future of ICS capabilities moreso than a device tonight…

  • Adam

    the video is private. WTF?

    • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

      Video was up, down, and now up again.

  • Rising33

    Why is this video private?

  • Rising33

    The freaking transparent tablet looks fresh!!! Too bad I cant see the video.

  • Here is the video

  • ChaosKiller

    Am I the only one that saw the 2.1 statusbar in the vid? :)

    • supercaliber64

      who knows when they shot the vid, or with what …

  • thechad

    NVIDIA Tegra 3 is awesome

  • supercaliber64

    killer commercial, I like the break dancing at the end