More Details of NVIDIA's Tegra Roadmap of Superheroes Revealed
NVIDIA sure knows how to tantalize its geek audience with the code names for its Tegra chips.
Back in February, we've seen the company revealing its upcoming roadmap of quad-core Tegra chips. What got us interested was the code names for its lineup, which includes Superman's Kryptonian name, Kal-El and notable superheroes such as Logan, otherwise known as Wolverine.
While the details were scarce at that time, the folks from Heise.de got their hands on a more detailed roadmap during the Citi Technology Conference. Sometime in 2012, an update to the Kal-El quad-core processors should be available, covering the tablets and superphones category.
Meanwhile, more familiar names such as Wayne (presumably related to Batman) and Grey (from Marvel's X-Men series) are slated for a late 2012 to early 2013 release. Both SoC chips are also targeted at specific categories, the former taking over the tablets and superphones portfolio from Kal-El+ while Grey tackles the smartphone arena at a lower price point.
Interestingly, the roadmap also shows some of the operating systems that will be tied to the Tegra roadmap. Google's Android is a given member, with the slew of Android Honeycomb tablets powered by NVIDIA's Tegra 2 processors.
Microsoft is also an expected partner, considering how the Redmond-based company will be going all out to load Windows 8 on notebooks and perhaps even tablets, while it plans to bolster the Windows Phone lineup with more capable hardware.