A decent number of smart phones have been launched in the year 2012 with quad-core processors but Nvidia has added fuel to fire by announcing that around 30 more quad-core smart phones based on the Tegra 3 quad-core processor are to be released by the end of the year. The announcement was made by the General Manager of Nvidia Mike Rayfield. It was also stated that the new phones will not only be faster, but also cheaper than the current smart phones in the market.
New smart phones based on the quad-core technology of the Tegra 3 processor cannot come any sooner for Android as even the most devoted Android OS users have complained that the OS is available only on smart phones with dual core processors, but come 2012 that has changed. In the ever changing hardware race that Android hardware is a part of, it isn’t easy to determine why Android phones have only been using dual core processors till now. While the economics may play a part of its own, but cutting corners has always been the benchmark for Android. They simply have not yet found a way to fit a 4G LTE radio and a quad-core processor in a thin form of a smart phone.
Nvidia also announced that its first LTE modem has received he required certification for the AT&T network. When the Icera 410 and the futuristic Tegra processors will be combined, they deliver speeds not yet realised by mankind. The senior Vice President for Mobile Communications at Nvidia, Mr. Stan Boland has said that this certification makes the way for LTE devices which will be powered through Icera on the AT&T network a reality and this may lead to such smart phones appearing on the market by the end of 2012 or the beginning of 2013.