Toshiba first to adopt Tegra 4 in devices?
NVIDIA unveiled their Tegra 4 SoC at CES earlier this year, but the processor may not be receiving the same response as its earlier models. According to a report by Digitimes, Toshiba is the only adopter of the quad-core processor so far, with other manufacturers exploring different options.
According to the publication's supply chain sources, Toshiba is the only smartphone or tablet manufacturer to have officially decided to use the Tegra 4 CPU, and there is significant competition from Qualcomm, MediaTek and others. As a result of the reduced interest in the Tegra 4, NVIDIA may be forced to take measures, including a possibility of reducing prices on their Tegra 3 CPU.
The sources also named ASUS and Acer as two companies apprehensive about the Tegra 4, probably due to their smaller tablets. This line of thought is exemplified by either companies current 7" devices, with the Acer Iconia B1-A71 running a MediaTek MTK 8317T and the ASUS MeMo Pad featuring a VIA Wonder Media SoC.