Last we heard from NVIDIA, they were talking a little smack about Windows 7 on tablets and not getting much love from phone OEMs (despite a push starting two years ago to get in on Windows Mobile).
And while the Zune HD features the original Tegra, not much has been revealed about the Tegra 2's plans outside of 'it's coming'.
Now it looks like LG is the first major smartphone OEM to commit themselves to the powerhouse CPU coming out Q4 of this year. The Tegra 2 is no slouch, featuring
...the first mobile dual-core CPU, the only ultra low-power NVIDIA GeForce(r) GPU and the first 1080p HD mobile video processor. Taking full advantage of the two speedy 1 GHz processors sharing the workload in Tegra 2, consumers can experience up to 2x faster web browsing and up to 5x faster gaming performance over single core processors running at 1 GHz. NVIDIA's leadership in graphics also delivers flawless 1080p HD video playback, console-quality gaming and amazing 3D capabilities.
Sounds quite promising and LG intends such a CPU for their Optimus line, which includes Android and Windows Phone 7 devices, though no word on whether both OSs will get the Tegra 2 treatment.
All of this sounds good, what with Intel getting ready to re-enter the market and Microsoft perhaps unfairly committed to Qualcomm, we say the more the competition the merrier.
Finally, no word on whether those current LG devices featuring Windows Phone 7 (C900/E900) have a Tegra 2 or Qualcomm, though we're leaning towards the latter. Who knows about production-ready devices though. We'll keep an eye out.
Read the whole press release after the break...