Google’s Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0 OS) running on an Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime tablet packing a quad-core Tegra 3 processor.
In the wake of the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime becoming available for order at stores like Best Buy in the U.S., a few more details have leaked on upcoming quad-core tablets from Acer and Lenovo, according to an Asia-based Digitimes report.
The two tablet suppliers will launch quad-core products on Google’s Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) in the first quarter to compete against Asus, according to the Taipei-based publication.
The report seems to imply–based on Digitimes’ sometimes dicey English–that the basic “concept” of the tablets will be the same as present dual-core tablets. Price, however, is stated a lot more clearly: between $ 459 and $ 599.
The Lenovo tablet is expected to feature a 1.6GHz Tegra 3 and 2GB of RAM–both specs unheard of in an Android tablet, according to a previous report at Engadget.
When Apple will join the quad-core club is not clear. Or even if Apple thinks it’s necessary. We know about the QXGA, 2048×1536 display on the next generation iPad but not whether Apple will opt for a quad-core chip to push around all of those extra pixels.