Nvidia Tegra 2 Android TabletsReady for a Tegra 2 Android Honeycomb Tablet to start the new year?  At CES 2011 Tegra 2 Android Tablets are expected to highlight the show, bringing the next-gen chipset poised to raise the tablet standard.

The Nvidia Tegra 2 processor was first announced at CES 2010 and over the course of the last 11 months manufacturers have had more than enough time to make friends with the chipset.  Rumored manufacturers who have received Tegra 2 orders include Asustek Computer, Acer and Toshiba as well as mobile orders from Motorola, LG and HTC.

At this point we’ve heard word that the LG Optimus PAD purportedly packs the Tegra 2 as well the Motorola Motopad, a tablet Google fully endorses.  A HTC device is also expected, bringing a minimum of three Tegra 2 Android tablets for CES 2011.  As the saying goes, when it rains it pours and that is exactly what DigiTimes expects to see come January.

LG Optimus Pad sports a Tegra2 Processor

All three of these Tegra 2 tablets will run Android Honeycomb.  Honeycomb is often referred to as Android 3.0, a title once reserved for Android Gingerbread.  When these tablets take center stage at CES, it is expected they’ll start shipping in the first half of 2011.

Assuming  all the manufacturers who are ordering Tegra 2 chipsets receive adequate supply, you’d be safe to assume announcements for no less than six tablets.  The Samsung Galaxy Tab is the blockbuster this holiday season, but we don’t expect the honeymoon to last long with January being but a hop, skip and a jump away.

RIM’s BlackBerry Playbook, a possible upgrade to the Dell Streak and a handful of Tegra 2 Android tablets have 2011 shaping up to be quite a treat.  If there ever was a time the iPad should consider a massive hardware overhaul, we’d reckon that time is now.  So what’s it going to be, anyone up for a Tegra 2 Android Tablet or does the need for business have you leaning for the Playbook?

via DigiTimes

  • Dogmann55

    Tegra2 processors where hot news as you have pointed last March and if they do eventually arrive Q1 next year i have a feeling its going to be to little to late as compared to the next gen processors and GPU's from their rivals it looks like they will be hardly as impressive as they were nearly a year ago. I have no idea just why its taken them so long to start appearing in devices other than vaporware but i just don't see them being that great by todays standards especially when the CEO has said Tegra3 processors are coming soon mind you if its the same coming soon as the Tegra2 has showed we will be looking at 2012 before we can actually use them.

  • JJ

    I think Qualcomm's MSM8960 would be better than tegra considering it will have 5 times the power if my desire and use 75% less power. The graphics performance is probably over exaggerated though

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