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NVIDIA CEO: Windows 8 on ARM should target tablets first

NVIDIA CEO: Windows 8 on ARM should target tablets first

NVIDIA president Jen-Hsun Huang has warned Microsoft not to position Windows 8 on ARM as PCs, arguing that tablets should be the company's first focus. The outspoken CEO described his argument as coming from "a finesse perspective" in an interview with AllThingsD, and a hope that Microsoft puts its software emphasis on bringing full Office support to the ARM-based version of the platform. "That would be the killer app," Huang reckons.

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NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor promotional video leaks

NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor promotional video leaks

It's time to see our first advertisement-based demonstration of the capabilities of what was up until now simply called Project Kal-El, NVIDIA's next-level chip for mobile devices. This promotional video shows off a few key points NVIDIA hopes to put forth in regards to the awesomeness of having FOUR CPU cores in a single chip sitting on a tablet-like device, though the transparent nature of the device in this video might have you scratching your head wondering where all the metal went. Have a bit of fun watching what appears very much to be the first look at get at what NVIDIA has decided to call no simpler a name than NVIDIA Tegra 3.

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NVIDIA expands on Project Kal-El, adds a fifth core

NVIDIA expands on Project Kal-El, adds a fifth core

Those interested in the processing power of mobile devices running any and all operating systems should be aware of NVIDIA's Project Kal-El, a quad core CPU the group is prepping for a late 2011 released. We first learned about this project (and future projects with similar code-names) back at Mobile World Congress 2011 where we also got our first eyes-on look at the processing power it presented via a game called Great Battles: Medieval. It was here that we got our first glance at a quad core processor working on a mobile platform, and as it was said back then, multi-core processing is, and will continue to be, massively important to mobile computing. What NVIDIA provides us today is a stripped-down and simple look at why the next generation, quad core, is much better than dual core in basically every way.

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NVIDIA Kal-El tablet support promised for Windows 8 developer program

NVIDIA Kal-El tablet support promised for Windows 8 developer program

Soon after the big reveal for Windows 8 at Microsoft's BUILD conference, system on chip manufacturers NVIDIA stepped up to present their Windows 8 Developer Program, made to help those creating future applications for the Windows 8 platform. Noting that this program will include both tools and resources for "hundreds of millions of ARM and x86-based devices" that will soon be using Windows 8, NVIDIA added that all four of their processor brands will support Windows 8 in full. This includes, you guessed it, NVIDIA's upcoming quad-core Tegra processor codenamed Project Kal-El. Kal-El, for those of you that do not know, is an ARM-based system on what NVIDIA reminds us is "on a chip that will power lightweight, energy-efficient tablets and notebooks." Deliverance!

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Intel to show Windows 8 tablets, ultrabooks at Build

Intel to show Windows 8 tablets, ultrabooks at Build

Intel may be showing off some tablets and ultrabooks running Windows 8 at both the Intel Developer Forum and at Microsoft's Build developer conference, which kicks off tomorrow. We'll be covering the Build event live, so make sure to check back for all the developments. It's believed that Microsoft could be giving away a Windows 8 tablet from Samsung, so there should be some good Windows 8 hardware to see this week.

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Samsung Windows 8 Tablet Tipped for Microsoft Conference next week

Samsung Windows 8 Tablet Tipped for Microsoft Conference next week

There's a whole big bunch of information just gushing out today on what may be a release of Samsung's next big tablet, running Windows 8 and carrying a 10-inch display aimed directly at, you guessed it, competing with the iPad. This device has been confirmed by Korea Economic Daily as being, again, a Samsung / Windows 8 device and that it is the first time Microsoft has collaborated with Samsung on such a piece of hardware. An announcement date inside next week would fall directly on the time Microsoft’s BUILD developers’ conference will be taking place, so it's certainly not outside the realm of speculation to see it become a reality.

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Asus Eee Pad Transformer 2 Possible in Bid for First NVIDIA Kal-El Quad-Core Tablet

Asus Eee Pad Transformer 2 Possible in Bid for First NVIDIA Kal-El Quad-Core Tablet

A supposed collection of "multiple" sources have confirmed that the very first NVIDIA Kal-El quad-core processor toting tablet will be a next-generation Asus device, very possibly called the Asus Eee Pad Transformer 2. The Kal-El chipset is an object of some discussion of late on when the quad-core chipset would be released, be it Q3 of 2011, Q4, or beyond. What we're to understand today is that the SoC will be at least a month out from now and that it'll be coming into play on the Asus Transformer 2.

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Eee Pad Transformer 2 in October as ASUS ramps up supply chain?

Eee Pad Transformer 2 in October as ASUS ramps up supply chain?

ASUS' successor to the Eee Pad Transformer is due in October, according to the latest leaks from the Taipei supply chain, with the company keen to commercialize on the success of the first-gen Honeycomb tablet. To avoid the manufacturing shortages that saw production unable to keep up with demand first time around, DigiTimes reports, ASUS has contracted two touchscreen suppliers rather than the original one.

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