First quad core Android tablet from Asus announced, running latest nVidia Tegra 3 chipset

It had to happen sooner or later. Dual CPU cores for tablets are now officially yesterday. Say hello to quad core tabets running nVidia’s latest Tegra 3 chipset. The interesting thing about this latest version of the Tegra system-on-a-chip is that it will use 1 CPU for ‘normal’ processing, and then an additional 4 CPU cores step in when needed for heavy lifting.

Asus have an updated version of their EEE Transformer named the Transformer Prime which will be running on the Tegra 3 chipset and available by the end of this year starting at $500.

Android tablets a plenty. New Nook Color, Amazon Fire coming soon, and quad-cores on the way

There’s an amazing variety of Android tablets out there right now. Barnes and Noble are giving their press conference this morning on their new Nook Color, which they’re saying outdoes the coming soon Amazon Fire in terms of a media consumption device.

Things are about to start getting real interesting though with the new nVidia Tegra 3 chipset which is rocking quad cores. Given that the Tegra 2 is the current powerhouse for all the fastest Android devices, this one is going to be a rocket for sure. The latest eee Transformer Prime from Asus is expected to be the first tablet to be released with the new processor, and a benchmarking app has already showed up with records of benchmarked Transformer Prime running the new chip, and surprise surprise it’s multiple times faster than anything currently out there.