If you think NVIDIA’s top head Jen-Hsun Huang was kidding when he said that there is a chance that the gadget world will see some cheap Android tablets this summer, you are wrong. NVIDIA is actually going to make $199 Tegra 3 tablets a reality.
The latest revelation of NVIDIA’s working plan named Kai indicates that it is possible to create Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich tablets with quad core power just at the price of the Kindle Fire tablet from Amazon.
Kai was presented publicly for the first time at the company’s annual meeting of investors last week, when company Vice President Rob Csonger talked about it.
Explaining that Kai is not just a hardware concept; he made it clear how it is going to democratize its quad-core Tegra 3 system-on-chip. Kai thus aims to make Android Ice Cream Sandwich tablets possible at the $199 price point.
According to NVIDIA sources, the company is able to achieve this by reducing the power consumption of the display and the use of low cost innards for the slate.
The latest info from NVIDIA confirms that some of the major manufacturers have shown interest in the reference design and have started building Tegra 3 tablets on Kai platform.
Though we are not yet sure about how Kai will affect the cheap Android tablet Google is planning to make, but it is sure that the power of the quad core Tegra 3 chip along with the sweetness of the Android Ice Cream Sandwich will be soon easily accessible for a lot of gadget lovers.