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Hands-on with the LG Optimus 2X

The magic smartphone fairy just dropped off quite the present -- the LG Optimus 2X -- aka the world's first dual-core Android smartphone. First impressions -- and we're talking very, very initial here -- are quite good. The phone itself is a big black slab. At 4.48 inches tall and just 0.43 inches...

LG Optimus 2X now on sale in Korea, coming soon in white

The LG Optimus 2X was the first smartphone to be announced with a dual-core Tegra 2 processor, and it's also the first to market, going on sale today in Korea. You can have it right now in any color you want, so long as it's black, but a white version is coming in February. I think we can speak...

LG Optimus 2X now available for pre-order in Europe

It looks like the Optimus 2X, LG's dual-core Tegra 2-powered monster will soon be landing in Europe. UK-based online retailer Expansys is currently taking pre-orders for the device for £499.99 ($800), and is also offering it for free with a number of contracts with UK carrier Vodafone. According to...

Nvidia announces 'TegraZone' game store for Tegra-powered Android phones

  Nvidia is really proud of the Tegra 2, and for good reason. It is the first dual-core processor to be powering mobile devices and had a huge coming out party at CES this year. It looks poised to become the default processor for Gingerbread tablets as well. The biggest benefactor of much of that...

Tegra 2 brings console-quality gaming to mobile, Verizon to demo with LTE

 Nvidia got on the stage today at CES to talk about a number of things, but number one on their list was the Tegra 2 processor. They demoed the LG Optimus 2X and showcased how powerful the Tegra 2 would be for gaming. One of the coolest features was watching the online multiplayer dungeon-crawler...

NVIDIA and LG demo the Optimus 2X -- the first Tegra "superphone"

At NVIDIA's CES press conference today, LG and NVIDIA gave us all the first look at the LG Optimus 2X, which they call the "world's first Tegra 2 superphone".  It's the first phone to use NVIDIA's Tegra 2 chipset, and it's impressive to say the least.  The plan, according to LG's Yongseok Jang, was...

Live at Nvidia's press event

We're here at the Venetian in Las Vegas for Nvidia's presser. Expect a lot of hard-core processor nerd-talk, some Tegra 2 and maybe even some Honeycomb. Join us after the break! We're here at the Venetian in Las Vegas for Nvidia's presser. Expect a lot of hard-core processor nerd-talk, some...

Nvidia tells us why we want dual-core processors

Nvidia has released a whitepaper extolling all the reasons why dual-core CPU systems are the future of mobile.  It's a really good read, even though it's a little technical for the average smartphone user.  They focus a lot on speed and rendering improvements, as well as the battery use benefits of...

LG Star dual-core Tegra 2 smartphone gets the hands-on treatment from GSM-Israel

It's kind of fitting, actually, that the LG Star makes an appearance during the holiday season, and in Israel, no less. But such is the case with the 4-inch dual-core Tegra 2 monster. GSM -Israel got their hands on the unannounced device (model LGP990) and have given it some serious video...

LG Star: Dual-core Tegra 2 in 2011

We've always said that its U.S. offerings notwithstanding, LG really can crank out smartphone hardware when it wants to -- see the Optimus Z for a current example. What's coming next? Why, that's a 4-inch dual-core Tegra 2 phone you see above you, according to Engadget's tipster. It's sporting an...

Dual-core Tegra 2 smartphones are coming from LG in Q4, and Android's a pretty good bet

LG has announced it plans to use the Nvidia Tegra 2 processor in its Optimus line of high-end smartphones, starting in the fourth quarter of 2010. LG and Nvidia aren't saying whether that means Android or Windows Phone 7 (both of which have phones under the Optimus name) or both. Here's the sexy...

Toshiba announces Folio 100 tablet -- 10.1 inches of Android 2.2

Toshiba officially announced its Folio 100 tablet today -- a 10.1-inch device running Android 2.2 (Froyo).It's a very intriguing device and the specs sounds great:10.1-inch capacitive touchscreen1024 x 600Android 2.2 (Froyo)NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor16 GB internal storage (32 GB available SD...

Intel’s Moorestown Atom smartphone demoed running Android 2.1

With Computex under way, Aava Mobile demonstrated a handful of prototype smartphones, some of which we can expect to see within a year or two. One phone platform that stole the stage was the Intel Moorestown (no doubt a reference to Moores Law) with an Atom chipset and Android 2.1. It didn’t seem...

MSI reportedly has $500 Android tablet coming later this year

Want a 10-inch tablet with a big black bezel for $500, all without that Apple/AT&T baggage? MSI has one in works, says Digitimes, source of all things sometimes true. The as-yet unannounced and unnamed tablet would run an as-yet unidentified version of Android, powered by a Tegra-based...

NVIDIA's Tegra Coming To Android

NVIDIA's Tegra is something that got kind of swept under the radar here at Android Central. We weren't too familiar with the details of this ridiculously powerful "mobile computer on a chip" because it wasn't yet tooled for Android. Well, we should all get ready for Tegra because it will be...

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