Nvidia unveils new Tegra Note 7 tablet with 4G LTE, announces Android 4.4 KitKat update for old model
Nvidia’s Tegra Note tablet slash platform is going to receive a hardware upgrade that will make it 4G LTE capable. New Tegra Note branded tablets with the added 4G support will become available from Nvidia’s partners in the second quarter of the year (so from April to June), and the pricing is going to be $299.
Nvidia isn’t selling tablets itself, but the Tegra Note is a turnkey solution of sorts – ready for partners to just add their own branding and handle the sales. We’ve seen a few Tegra Note branded tablets so far, but not from any major manufacturers. Nvidia however expects availability for its Tegra Notes to be expanded to Western Europe, Brazil, and Ukraine over the next few months.
EVGA will offer the Tegra Note in North America and Western Europe, Dixons in the UK, Gigabyte in Western Europe, Korea, and China, Gazer in Ukraine, Zotac in Japan and Korea, Xolo in India, Gradiente in Brazil, and Homecare in China too.
Aside from the added mobile data connectivity, specs for the new Tegra Note with 4G LTE seem to have remained the same. The tablet will come with a 7-inch 1,280×800 IPS touchscreen, a quad-core Tegra 4 processor, a 5 MP rear camera, a VGA front camera, 16 GB of internal storage, microSD card support, and Wi-Fi. The 4G LTE Tegra Note will launch running Android 4.4 KitKat.
And in a bit of good news for current Tegra Note owners, there’s a KitKat update headed your way too – regardless of your particular tablet’s manufacturer, since Nvidia is handling the updates itself. This will apparently continue to happen in the future, so perhaps this will end up to be one of the better supported tablets out there with regard to firmware updates.