Amazon is working on two Android tablets, dual-core “Coyote” and quad-core “Hollywood”
As time passes, the number of rumors surrounding Amazon and the fact that apparently it’s working on one or more Android devices becomes larger and larger. We’ve heard that Amazon is working on an Android-powered tablet to be launched later this year a couple of weeks ago, and now we have more information.
According to one of BGR‘s tipsters, Amazon is working on not one, but two different Android tablets. The lower-end offering will have a dual-core processor and at the moment goes by the codename Coyote. It will use Nvidia’s Tegra 2 platform.
Alongside whatever Coyote ends up being called will be another tablet, codenamed Hollywood. This will use Nvidia’s next-gen mobile platform codenamed Project Kal-El and first shown at Mobile World Congress this February. As such, the Hollywood will have a quad-core processor that Nvidia promises will deliver five times the performance of the Tegra 2.
And before you call shenanigans on this one, consider that Nvidia has said that it expects Kal-El to be inside shipping tablets by August. That clearly makes all of the above possible. We’ll have to wait and see, but somehow we have a feeling that we’ll be seeing more and more leaks about Amazon tablets in the near future. So many, in fact, that there will be few people doubting that Amazon is actually doing something cool with Android.
In a final rather offtopic note, it’s interesting to see both HTC and Amazon working on Android-powered devices codenamed Hollywood. Sure, one is a phone and the other a tablet, but it’s an interesting coincidence. If it is a coincidence.