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NVIDIA Tegra Note 7 Gets Connected with LTE

By Joy Hou - on 25 Feb 2014, 12:35pm

NVIDIA Tegra Note 7 Gets Connected with LTE

NVIDIA is adding its i500 LTE modem and 4G LTE cellular connection to its Tegra Note 7. The company is also expanding the 7-inch Android tablet's availability, bringing it over the next few months to Western Europe, Brazil, and Ukraine.

Image source: NVIDIA.

Armed with the Tegra 4 processor, the Tegra Note 7 runs on the Android 4.4.2 KitKat platform, and includes a stylus. Now, it's additionally available with LTE and HSPA+ mobile connectivity, and can operate on various carriers across the world. Users can now access to the web, check maps, and play videos anywhere, by purchasing a minimum data plan from their carriers.

NVIDIA's cellular LTE modem chipset, its fifth-gen i500 processor, leverages a unique software-defined radio technology, delivering new capabilities via software without requiring an entirely new chipset. Also, it's only 40% the size of conventional models but owns four times the processing capability of its predecessor.

The entire Tegra Note 7 family also received an over-the-air update that enhanced the OS to Android 4.4.2 KitKat, which includes support for Gamepad Mapper. Introduced previously for NVIDIA's Shield portable gaming and entertainment device, Gamepad Mapper turns touch-based Android games into ones that can be enjoyed with physical controls of a Bluetooth controller.

Quick recap of the Tegra Note 7 family's key specs:-

Processor Tegra 4 (with quad-core Cortex-A15 CPU and 72-core GeForce GPU)
Display 7-inch / 1,280 x 800 / HD IPS LCD display
Camera Primary 5 MP, front-facing VGA webcam
Storage 16GB (expandable up to 32GB with microSD)
Audio Front-facing HD Audio stereo speakers with a unique bass-reflex port
Stylus Chisel and Brush tips for natural writing and broad strokes
Peripherals Micro HDMI connector
OS Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Software Updates Over-the-air software updates directly from NVIDIA
Battery Life Up to 10 hours of HD video playback

The Tegra Note 7 LTE will be priced from US$299, and will roll out in selected regions starting Q2 2014.

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