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Nvidia Tegra 2 tablet prototype shown, seems promising

By Matthew ยท 14 replies
May 20, 2010
  1. Nvidia let folks get up close and personal with a Foxconn-manufactured tablet prototype this evening, and based on early impressions, it's a keeper. The unnamed Android slate measures 8.9-inches and is powered by an Nvidia Tegra 2 system-on-a-chip -- which boasts eight independent processors, including a 1GHz dual-core ARM Cortex A9 CPU. There's also a gig of system memory, a front-mounted camera, two USB ports and the multi-touch WSVGA display.

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  2. gobbybobby

    gobbybobby TS Guru Posts: 549   +9

    I would say it looks great. the I remember who Foxconn are and now its only a good product.
  3. PanicX

    PanicX TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 669

    hmm.. but does it support flash?
  4. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,419   +809

    Android 2.2 (Froyo) will support Flash natively, so considering this tablet is not ready for mass consumption just yet I'd assume it will ship with a later version of Android and thus support Flash. That said, IMO this Flash support thing has spun out of control.
  5. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Posts: 855   +64

    Apples stance of not supporting Flash has caused more publicity for Adobe than their best ad campaigns of recent times. If I buy a tablet I want it to do everything - I don't want to regret my purchase. Therefore I won't buy any device that doesn't support Flash. Seems fair enough to me - maybe Apple are just waiting for people to give up and get on without using it but thats unlikely to happen any time soon.
  6. caplioui006

    caplioui006 Banned

    people are good

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  7. ^^^ wtf ^^^
  8. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,262

    Hey caplioui006 ! go spread your infection elsewhere...start with your soon to be ex-friends
  9. Darkshadoe

    Darkshadoe TS Guru Posts: 571   +112

    This is what happens when you buy Apple products...Damn you Steve Jobs!
  10. Richy2k9

    Richy2k9 TS Enthusiast Posts: 515

    hello ...

    seems interesting indeed, but i need 1 NOW! ;) ... OK will wait, but hope nothing version 10,00010 of any existing one won't steal my focus on it.

  11. If the price is about $400 and it allows external monitor/keyboard, and/or a way to sync the data between the device and a regular laptop/computer, then I will definitely buy it.

    Hope it's not vaporware... The HP Slate looked promising as well, before someone took it to a back alley and put it out of it's misery...
  12. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    This looks awesome, just wish they had more demo's of some games running. Curious to see what the end result and price will be once it's finally ready.
  13. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Evangelist Posts: 599   +56

    This looks like a yummy piece of hardware! And for those who are thinking that it may not be as good of quality as an iPad, just remember that Foxconn manufactures those too! Give it too me for $300-$400 and I will buy it! :D
  14. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,044   +794

    After googling it, i couldn't find much extra info but this does sound awesome! I would gladly have a tablet that can actually run flash rather than the iPad which can't. I don't mind if my phone can or not as its a phone so i don't really care, but the iPad lost out by not including it as your meant to sit in your living room and enjoy browsing the web yet half the web is made using flash?

    At least this will fill that spot =)
  15. In my opinion support for flash is important. Not necessarily for showing videos but most importantly for supporting rich applications. Some say that wait for HTLM5 and do applications with that. However Flash is already here and HTML5 is expected to reach the W3C Candidate Recommendation stage during 2012. So in the meantime dont produce or sell anything??? Ok, it sucks that plugin is needed most of the time but javascript powered web applications suck even more. Frameworks have to bridge the impedance mismatch between different browsers and performance may differ between browsers and debugging is tedious and slow process (read: expensive). With Flash Plugin you get same runtime environment (ActionScript Virtual Machine 2) for every application and every browser and performance wont vary as much.

    In my opinion HTML5 is just an attempt to start new browser wars, so I just want to lay back for a while and watch the fight. And at the same time produce web applications with Flash or Flex.
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