At the beginning of this year, Tegra 2 were the hottest SoCs on the planet. All Android geeks out there were eagerly waiting to get their hands on a Tegra 2 powered handset. Tegra 2 deserved all the attention it got since it was the first ever dual-core SoC to be used across any mobile device. This in by itself is no small feat.
Fast forward to year-end, and things are looking the same, except that this time we have Tegra 3 which is gathering all the limelight. The Tegra 3 is going to become the first ever quad-core SoC ever to be used in a consumer-oriented device. This consumer-oriented device is the Asus Transformer Prime, which Asus had announced a few weeks ago. The Transformer Prime is the successor to the original Transformer, which without a doubt has been one of the most popular Android tablets of the year.
When A-soos announced the Prime, it stated that the tablet will come with Android 3.2 Honeycomb but will get the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update soon after. Today, Nvidia and Asus have joined hands to show us all future-Prime owners, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich running on the Transformer Prime.
Below is the video I am talking about :
Asus and Nvidia team managed to get Ice Cream Sandwich up and running on the Prime in only 3 days, and from the video it looks like they have done an incredible job. This is also the first time we get to see how Ice Cream Sandwich actually looks like on a tablet. The Prime looks super-smooth in the above video, and was easily able to playback a 1080p video and Riptide GP 2, which has been optimized for Tegra 3.
The only thing I did wish was that Nvidia and A-soos made the video a bit longer. By releasing such a short teaser, both the companies have only added fuel to all the peoples’ desire of buying the Prime.
The Transformer Prime is all set to go on sale in the United States this December for $499.