After Qualcomm got the early jump over NVIDIA in the LTE and quad-core processing chip race, NVIDIA surely must be feeling the pressure. NVIDIA already have their Tegra 3 quad-core processor and plan to back it up with a Tegra 3+ processor sometime in Q3 2012. Speaking to PC World, Rayfield stated that the Tegra 3+ will be “a pretty significant bump” from its predecessor and “it’ll be high performance.”
An updated version of Tegra 3 will come with an integrated LTE modem, which would open the lucrative North American mobile market to Nvidia. Rayfield said that the current Tegra 3 could actually play nice with an LTE modem; it’s just that “the guy who has LTE isn’t all that excited about working with me.”
The LTE compatibility issues have surely affected the 4-plus-1 CPU in the US. However several devices have still such as the Asus Transformer Prime, the upcoming Asus Transformer Pad 300, Acer Iconia Tab A510, the international version of HTC OneX, and others. Keeping in sync with the NVIDIA roadmap we expect a Q3 2012 release.