Nvdia CEO Confirms Cheap Tegra 3 Tablets For Q3 2012


31.03.2012

Nvdia CEO Confirms Cheap Tegra 3 Tablets For Q3 2012

Nvidia CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang, have confirmed that more Tegra 3-powered tablet will see the light of day this summer, others than the anticipated Asus tablets and Google Nexus. He added that the rumored price of $199 is achievable.

This might be Android’s chance on the tablets market. The cheap models will be able to fight against Apple’s iPad, as the Android top models weren’t able to withstand the have iOS competition so fare. The same happened on the smartphone market, where the low-cost devices gained a lot of market share for Android.

Returning to the tablet market, Kindle Fire was a road opener coming with a price tag of $199. Even though it has only 8 GB of internal storage and it doesn’t come with a camera, Amazon’s tablet managed to control 14% of the market share in just one quarter. It’s a result less have considered achievable, especially because Kinle Fire entered a segment saturated by over 200 models.

Another interesting point of Jen-Hsun Huang’s interview was when he said that the Android development on the tablet segment was a disappointment for him  and that he is looking forward to the debut of Windows 8. “A tablet running Windows 8 with Tegra could be very nice,” said Nvidia CEO.

Well maybe the tablet market forecasts showed by analysts a month ago, saying that the tablet PC segment will be dominated by low-cost tablets by 2016, are more accurate than we expected. Other estimations showed that 2015 will be the year when the Android tablets will finally oversell iPad.

Judging by the success Amazon had with their decent but amazing Kindle Fire, I kind of agree with the estimations pointing towards a supremacy of the low-end tablets. Anyway, cheap or not, we are looking forward to see the new Tegra 3 tablets Jen-Hsun Huang have hinted for a summer market debut.

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