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Quad-core Android handsets, tablets coming soon?
Are quad-core Android handsets on the way? According to KnowYourMobile (via Pocket-Now) this is a possibility, with HTC being the supplier. Richard Goodwin reports that a leaked image of a handset called the HTC Edge has appeared online, which would be the world’s first quad-core (Tegra 3 CPU) Android handset…
HTC’s Edge is allegedly the world’s first Tegra 3-powered Android smartphone. According to Pocket-Now, specs for the handset are as follows: a 4.7-inch 720p display, 1GB of RAM, 8-megapixel camera with 28-millimeter f/2.2 lens and, of course, that AP30 Tegra 3 CPU from NVIDIA, which offers four 1.5GHz cores.
Talking of quad-core Android, DigiTimes is reporting that the Transformer 2 quad-core tablet from Asus has been delayed from its original launch tomorrow, into December. The reason for the delay? “Google reportedly agreed to provide assistance to help the machine to natively feature Android 4.0, according to sources from upstream supply chain.”
Talking of HTC, ZDNet is reporting that we can expect Android 4.0 in early 2012 on seven HTC models. It quotes the company’s facebook page:
HTC knows how excited our fans are to get their hands on Google’s latest version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich, so we’re thrilled today to announce the first wave of HTC phones that will receive upgrades: We can confirm the brand new HTC Vivid, on sale beginning today, is upgradeable to Ice Cream Sandwich. In addition, Ice Cream Sandwich is coming in early 2012 to a variety of devices including the HTC Sensation, HTC Sensation XL and HTC Sensation XE, as well as the HTC Rezound, HTC EVO 3D, HTC EVO Design 4G and HTC Amaze 4G through close integration with our carrier partners.