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Amazon tablet codenames leak, could sport Nvidia Kal-El APU

A total of two Amazon tablets could be in the works, both sporting different Nvidia Tegra platforms

More Amazon tablet leaks are pouring in, this time with more revealing information about the mysterious hardware within the devices.

As reported last week, Amazon could be keeping not one, but multiple Android tablet devices behind curtains for a release later this year. Website BGR, however, claims there will be two tablets total, respectively codenamed “Coyote” and “Hollywood.”

The more budget-friendly “Coyote” tablet will reportedly sport an Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, which is becoming more and more common amongst Android tablet releases. The “Hollywood” tablet, however, could be Amazon’s ace card, as BGR sources predict it to be shipping with Nvidia’s Kal-El processor. For those not familiar, Kal-El is expected to be the successor to the Tegra 2 platform with its quad-core CPU and 12-core GPU. The launch of the Kal-El platform is still set for a late 2011 release, which would fall nicely with the rumored release date of the Amazon tablets.

Many questions still remain, however, about the screen sizes, RAM, Android version, and price, so we are definitely keeping both ears open for any additional info regarding Amazon’s jump into the Android tablet world.


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Allen Ngo, 2011-05-17 (Update: 2012-05-26)