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Android Community Yearly Wrap-Up: 2011

This past year we've seen the Android OS grow to unimaginable heights and it has helped reassure its adopters time after time they are in good hands. Through the countless devices we've handled and reviewed, the devices and merchandise given away, and events we've attended - 2011 been one of our best year's! Though indiscrete after a while, one of our biggest changes was our AC logo. It proved to be a much welcome change to the entire community. Also, this is the first year of Device.AC - our Android Community device database. Its got the specific specs of the latest and greatest to earliest and iconic Android devices. The release of Google+ and Google Music were quite significant as well. They have brought us closer to acquaintances of all kinds - whether it be friends or co-workers.

NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core demo video leaks

What a surprise we have here, it appears NVIDIA will be going with Tegra 3 for the name of their new quad-core Kal-El mobile processors. This recently leaked promo video teases the Tegra 3 name as well as some features we can expect to see from the powerhouse quad-core chipset. Things like console-quality gaming and high speed web with embedded flash that will give us desktop level browsing experiences and more. The first thing that came to my mind was -- where can I get that prototype tablet from the video because it looks incredible (and fake). Check out the video and a few more details after the break.

ZTE 10.1″ quad-core Tegra 3 tablet spotted

ZTE is better known for their feature phones and low priced Android offerings but has been surprising the world of Android lately. ZTE appears to be going big and have stepped into the quad-core tablet game with a few Honeycomb tablets of their own. We first saw the Tegra 3 touting 7" version last week, and now it seems the 10.1" tablet is also in the wild.

Motorola XOOM 2 Revealed in leaked photos [UPDATE: More photos revealed]

It appears that the XOOM will truly have a followup in the future, the very near future it seems if these photos are to be taken as images of a real live test unit of the upcoming tablet from Motorola. This device is said by our source here to be tagged with the product number MZ617 and indeed called XOOM 2 (at least for the time being, that is.) The source of the photo also mentions that there's an HDMI and microUSB port (or two ports, one single port would mean MHL), some "big" physical flush buttons on the back, a SIM card slot, and "no SD slot at first glance." Sound alright so far?

NVIDIA shares details on Kal-El, adds a fifth core

The next revolution in the mobile market it almost here, and that is quad-core processors. We've heard tons about them in the past and are about to here plenty more in the future. Today NVIDIA is shedding some light into their world of quad-cores, project Kal-El, and even broke some news about a fifth core -- yes we said fifth as in five. Would we call that a quin-core processor?

NVIDIA roadmap leaks, Kal-El and more coming soon

NVIDIA and their Tegra 2 superchip for phones and tablets has been on a roll lately, with all the recent talk about quad-cores and Kal-El things are about to get even better this holiday season. Over the weekend a leaked roadmap showing a few us NVIDIA's upcoming plans and chips may have leaked and it shows us plans up to 2013. One interesting thing I noticed is Kal-El+ on the chart for 2012.

NVIDIA CEO talks Quad-cores and the future of mobile CPU’s

In a recent sit-down, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang broke down all sorts of good news for the mobile industry and Android. Not afraid to talk about business or revenue Huang safely discussed the future of Android tablets, quad-core processors and NVIDIA’s role as a hardware manufacturer for Android and mobile devices.

NVIDIA Announces Tegra Zone Website for all your HD gaming needs

Today NVIDIA has just announced the new TegraZone.com, a brand new website dedicated to mobile gaming on your favorite Tegra-powered superphones and tablets, and the companion site to the Tegra Zone Android app. Along with the official website launch NVIDIA has also updated the Tegra Zone Android app with new features and a brand new game called Sprinkle. See our full review of the new game here.

Notion Ink promises Adam 2 tablet for December 2011

Can you handle the Notion Ink roller coaster for a second time? Having set the benchmark for Android tablet hype, then run head-first into the practicalities and issues around bringing products to market, Notion Ink has revealed plans to introduce the second-gen Adam 2 tablet in December 2011. Speaking to Light Reading India, Notion Ink CEO Rohan Shravan confirmed that "this December you should see Adam 2 if everything goes fine" and hinted that a CES 2012 presence was likely. No hardware details have been given, but with the original Adam an early adopter of NVIDIA's Tegra 2 and Pixel Qi's sunlight-readable displays, there's already speculation that the Indian company will pair the Tegra 3 Kal-El chip with one of the new breed of Pixel Qi panels. Follow-up hardware to Adam has always been on the roadmap, and Notion Ink was confident that its customized software would populate a range of tablets. If the Adam saga taught us anything, though, it's that a solid spec-sheet isn't necessarily enough to make a convincing, best-selling product. [via Liliputing]
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