Nvidia Claims Tegra 2 has no Compatibility issues with LTE

June 7, 2011

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With devices like the Droid Bionic being delayed and the Motorola Xoom still waiting to get the upgrade to Verizon's 4G LTE many have started to wonder if there is a compatibility problem with LTE and dual-core devices, since the Tegra 2 has been the hot selling chip on the block people have started asking questions. Today Nvidia fired back and came out swinging.

With Verizon launching the Thunderbolt, and the Droid Charge on 4G yet passing up dual-core phones like the Droid X2 that just made us wonder even more why dual-core was getting left out of the LTE love, I mean a dual-core high-res display phone packing 4G LTE would rock, so where is it? Is that the Bionic? Today it looks like those fellows over at DroidLife finally reached out to Nvidia regarding possible issues and this is what they had to say.

Tegra has no compatibility issues with LTE at all. The Tegra-powered Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G LTE tablet runs on Verizon’s LTE network and is a perfect example of Tegra working fine w/ 4G LTE. Tegra 2 interfaces with many types of modems via standard interfaces, including LTE. There is nothing inherently unique about LTE as far as Tegra 2 is concerned.

That pretty much clears that up, there isn't much else they needed to say on that topic. They went ahead and cleared their name quickly with this one so I guess that is a good thing. Now we just have to wonder what the cause really is. Does Verizon just want to control their market and once everyone jumps on the 4G LTE wagon they will release a powerhouse with both 4-6 months later that everyone will drool over and eventually pay full price for if they are still in contract? Sounds like a smart idea to me.

What do you all think, was there some issues that have now been cleared up or was it Verizon all along just releasing devices on the schedule?

[via Droid-Life]

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  • Jason

    Well we see it works with tablets, but does it work with phones? Maybe a phone battery can’t handle both Tegra 2 and LTE. Keep questioning this and maybe nVidia will push the manufacturers to release such a device sooner.

    • @GreatestJason:disqus I agree with you, when you see how the battery life on the Thunderbolt is and then something like the Sensation 4G. The Sensation from initial tests and reviews seems to last longer and it is dual core even, but a Qualcomm. I think tegra 2 and LTE just sucks to much battery but maybe not. We will see soon. Tablets have huge batteries.