NVIDIA’s Tegra gets Android port and full 1080p streaming

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Can your phone or PDA power a 1080p set without dropping frames or run a fully 3d interface without any hiccups? Can your PDA plug into a laptop body and power it up as if it was a full blown laptop? Well then your obviously not holding a NVidia Tegra powered device, which makes sense since their not on sale yet. The Tegra APX 2600 chipset that NVIDIA is showing off is where all their tech demos has just about every consumer that see’s it and with some hope many manufacturers dieing for it to release so it can start hitting their products.

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Lets just get this out of the way Tegra isn’t a phone it’s a hardware platform that will be in just about any type of portable or handheld device (and probably televisions etc as well). No your beloved iPhone is not going to outperform a Tegra powered device but if Apple is smart they should get Tegra for their next generation iPhone because as NVIDIA showed off this hardware rocks! One thing that might shy Apple away is the fact that one of the tech demos they were showing off was the fact they had ported over Android to run on one of the proof of concept devices. Then again that was sitting next to another device that was streaming 1080p video to a massive plasma, with a supposed 10 hour battery life, so maybe apple could overlook the fact that a competitor would be using the same hardware? :)

The android device was apparently quite responsive and fluid even thought they only ported android over recently and only had a few weeks to work on it. If your interested in seeing more head over to the source for videos of the proof of concept devices in action, just don’t drool too much on your keyboard, I mean even if the fact you could probably stream your high def copy of star wars, right next to reading the latest medical coding training courses and surfing the internet on a device no bigger than an iPod plugged into your plasma at home. Wow that’s just hot thinking about it :)

Source: Engadget

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