Nvidia has announced that Android tablets will be equipped with quad-core processors before the years end. According to Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO of Nvidia, the high-end computing tablets featuring quad-core processors will hit the shelves before Christmas this year.
There is still no news regarding the availability of quad-core smartphones. Huang told The Wall Street Journal:
We’re trying to get there as fast as possible. Some of it is related to getting the industrial design as wonderful as possible, and some of it’s related to tuning and performance. But it’s going to be pretty great.
Nearly 70% of the Android tablets are powered by Nvidia’s ARM based processors. Nvidia expects Android based tablets to capture more than 50% of the tablet market over the next four years. Based on the expected growth of Android devices in the tablet market, Nvidia is predicting that its mobile processor revenues will jump from $2 billion this year to $20 billion by 2015. Furthermore, the company also expects its GPU business to climb from $4.5 billion to $7 billion by 2015. These projections highlight the importance and growth potential of the mobile processor market segment. Huang told CNET:
If you don’t have a mobile strategy, you’re in deep turd. If you’re not in mobile processors now, you’re seven years too late.
Though Nvidia has invested heavily in Android and have a great working relationship with Google, the chip maker has not pegged its future on Android. Nvidia’s quad-core processor will also target Windows 8 tablets and laptops . Huang expects Windows 8 to amaze the tablet users. He said:
Windows 8 on ARM is going to be delightful. The future personal computer post-Windows 8 is going to change your mind about Windows altogether.