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[theinquirer] Google's next Nexus 7 tablet will shun Nvidia in favour of Qualcomm

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HARDWARE DESIGNER Google is working on a sequel to its Google Nexus 7 tablet, which won't have an Nvidia Tegra 3 chip but rather a Qualcomm processor.

Reuters reported that Google is currently working on its second generation Nexus 7 tablet ahead of its release in July this year. The firm reportedly is sticking with Asus to build the device, but will be switching out the Nvidia Tegra 3 processor for a Qualcomm Snapdragon chip. Although the exact processor model is not named, Google apparently favoured a Qualcomm chip for "power reasons", according to Reuters' unnamed source.

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Ouch..
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Not really how that's an ouch.. It makes sense to go to either a powerful chip, or one of equal power that uses less power.. Tegra 3 really isn't that special these days.
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Not really how that's an ouch.. It makes sense to go to either a powerful chip, or one of equal power that uses less power.. Tegra 3 really isn't that special these days.

Still, those are sales that Nvidia could have had.
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I'll wager that Tegra 4 is a tad expensive too.
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I'll wager that Tegra 4 is a tad expensive too.

And power hungry, so is Nvidia going to start hating on Qualcomm now like they are doing to AMD?
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And power hungry, so is Nvidia going to start hating on Qualcomm now like they are doing to AMD?

I wouldn't be surprised if they did that. While the performance of the Tegra 4 might be greater than to any other mobile chip, the power consumption will not make it suitable for smartphones.
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Still, those are sales that Nvidia could have had.

Was that your reasoning for making this thread?
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Was that your reasoning for making this thread?

No?
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And power hungry, so is Nvidia going to start hating on Qualcomm now like they are doing to AMD?

Probably not wink.gif the situation is different. There are more tablet and mobile devices to supply.
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I think its more to do that Nvidia could not give them T4 to represent a $200 device.
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