NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 processor has been the top choice since being released on the Motorola Xoom. Google made the processor the preferred Honeycomb chipset, and other smartphones followed the trend by upgrading to the dual core power it offered. Now times have changed, and Google is moving on to another major chipset company for the next generation of their software.
Texas Instruments is being selected to offer their OMAP dual core processor as the "go to" chipset for devices that will run Google’s next generation Android 4.0/Ice Cream Sandwich.
TI makes incredible processors and so perhaps we will see some improvements in our next round of super-phones. This is sad news for NVIDIA though, because Google’s sponsorship brought them a lot of customers and attention. With that gone, they might not be as relevant in the mobile space anymore.“What we do is pick our partners, a semiconductor partner, an operator, and an OEM and then combine them all together. This is the device that engineers have on their desk when they come in the morning.”
What are your thoughts on this chipset switch? Can you hear that? ...NVIDIA’s stocks dropping.