NVIDIA Tegra 3+ with LTE won’t arrive until Q4

April 19, 2012
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Today we've just received some more information from the folks at NVIDIA regarding their plans for now, and for the future. With the quad-core Tegra 3 processor already taking the world by storm the next step is Tegra 3 with 4G LTE integration. Currently folks like AT&T have changed to Qualcomm in order to support LTE and today's NVIDIA roadmap shows they won't have an answer to that until Q4 or later.

Now we've seen this roadmap of NVIDIA's future plans in the past (linked to below), but that was only a leak and not confirmed. Today NVIDIA themselves while speaking at a conference in Seattle shared the slide you see above, confirming when we can expect a Tegra 3 quad-core powered LTE device. If you were hoping T-Mobile or Verizon would be announcing an HTC One X with a quad-core and LTE sadly that won't be happening any time soon.

Last year NVIDIA acquired the 3G and 4G LTE modem provider Icera, and we can expect that to be integrated into their Tegra 3, and possibly other products like "wayne" as shown in the slide later this year. If the roadmap provided today is accurate we can expect Tegra 3+ powered LTE devices later this year, then hopefully Tegra 4 will be released in Q2 of 2013 like we mentioned here. It looks like we'll be waiting until Thanksgiving or Christmas for project "Grey" (aka Tegra 3+) to arrive with four cores and LTE speeds. Who will want one for Christmas?


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  • Theyellowhand

    i dunno…by that time wouldn’t i want to just wait for the tegra 4 chip to come out…

  • Ibexx

    Author of this article is mistaken. Tegra 3 LTE will arrive in Q3 of 2012, and Tegra 4 integrated with LTE will come as early as Q1 2013. These pieces of info have been officially announced or revealed by NV high officials.

    Seems to be the author deliberately moved the time frame for both one quarter later.  (Not gonna help Qualcomm, sir!)

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

       Qualcomm doesn’t need any help.

      And looking at that roadmap I’d say Q4 for T3 with LTE sounds right. Look how close Grey+Icera is to 2013.

      I hope we see T4 is Q1 also, that would be awesome