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Nvidia Teams Up With Google For Nexus 7

Google made its debut in the tablet space this June with the launch of its new Nexus 7 tablet (left), a 7-inch device with a brand new Android Jelly Bean OS, nine hours of video playback and a modest $199 price tag.

But, under the hood of it all is Nvidia's Tegra 3 mobile processor, which turned out to be a pretty hefty design win for the chip-maker, considering the 16 GB version of the tablet sold out in less than a month. Tegra 3, a quad-core chip capable of reaching speeds up to 1.4 GHz, is low-power enough to be targeted at mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones. Despite touting the "quad-core" tagline, the chip actually includes a fifth "companion core" that helps conserve power and ensure a longer battery life.

Tegra 3 has had a few design wins since its November launch, and the chip is also found today in Asus’ Eee Pad Transformer Prime and the Acer Iconia Tab A700.

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