One of Amazon’s Upcoming Tablets Might Have A Quad Core CPU

May 17, 2011 at 4:56 am

Amazon Family

It was just a few weeks ago that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos confirmed that Amazon will be bringing out a family of devices based on Android, but we’d need to “stay tuned” for further details.  Now we have a rumor from BGR‘s tipsters that two of these devices have been named.  The entry level tablet will be dubbed the “Coyote” and will feature the dual core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor with some unknown version of Android.  What we find a little more exciting, though is the big guy nicknamed “Hollywood”.  This one is rumored to be powered by the newer Kal-el T30 quad core processor.

This would seem to make sense as the expected release of the Amazon tablets is Q4 of 2011 or Q1 2012.  The quad core Kal-el was shipping to NVIDIA partners back around MWC, and we were being told that it would show up in smartphones and tablets around the end of the year.  In the world of manufacturers that probably means we won’t actually see them on the market until post-CES 2012, but we can hope.  The Kal-el architecture boasts roughly 5X the performance over the Tegra 2, according to NVIDIA’s showcase at MWC.  All of this is rumor at the moment, with no official confirmation from Amazon.  Of course, this is something we’ll be watching very closely.  Stay tuned for more as it rolls out.

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