nvidia drops tegraIt is said that nearly every Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet that will roll out in the first half of this year is tipped to come with a 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core chip, but it must be said, not all Tegra 2 devices are alike. In fact, the latest Tegra 2 platform is known by its codename Ventana, where earlier models are called Betelgeuse and Harmony. Word on the street has it that NVIDIA no longer intends to release any new Android drivers for these older devices. Don’t rule out the possibility of porting over Android 3.0 Honeycomb to said older devices the moment the source code is available, but you won’t be able to enjoy hardware video acceleration though. If one were to make a projection, then it means older tablets will not get official Honeycomb updates either.

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