Damn, that's a huge... multi-touch Windows 8 all-in-one that doubles as what may just be the largest Android tablet around — 18.4-inches! And overheard at today's launch in Sydney: Asus is considering the potential for a 23-inch version. Here are the specs...
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June is shaping up as one hell of a showcase for next-gen mobile platforms. Apple will likely use WWDC to introduce iOS 6 and Microsoft is expected to demo Windows Phone 8 (Apollo) at its SF developer summit on June 20. Now it’s alleged that the long-rumoured 7-inch Google Nexus tablet (probably made by Asus) will be unveiled at Google I/O on June 27. Possibly with Android 5.0 Jelly Bean.
The next big version of Windows got a lacklustre reception when it first landed on a tablet. It looked and worked great, yeah, but was knocked for a little clunkiness. Now, it's running on superfast phone guts — and it will be great.
Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 is the current Android tablet wunderkind – but is it too late to the party? CES 2012 is just weeks away: expect to see a parade of shiny new Android 4.x and Windows 8 tablets, many running Nvidia’s quad-core Tegra 3 processor. First to actually hit stores could well be the Eee Pad Transformer Prime – now confirmed to hit Australian stores in January, possibly with Ice Cream Sandwich pre-installed.
Lenovo is not one to sit around and let Asus have all the super-specced tablet fun. Engadget has sniffed out a rumour that they'll be bringing their own quad-core Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) very, very soon. Monster fight!
Smartphones with dual-core processors are still a bonus — but what about four of those goddamn things? The alleged Android-y HTC Edge packs that, plus a sizzling Tegra 3 package. That's one spicy processing meatball, if PocketNow is correct.
While we're all waiting to play with tablets running on NVIDIA's smokey quad-core (plus one) wonder, Wireless Goodness got its mitts on photos of the chip in the flesh.
There's a not-so-dirty little secret about NVIDIA's upcoming Tegra 3 platform (which will soon find a home in plenty of mobile devices): the quad-core processor contained within has a fifth core for less intensive tasks.