Nvidia CEO: Galaxy Tab is just "large phone"

By Barry Collins on Nov 15, 2010 8:10 AM
Filed under Mobility

Samsung's Galaxy Tab meets with disapproval from Nvidia chief.

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has attacked Samsung's flagship tablet for being nothing more than a "large phone".

The Nvidia boss claimed a number of manufacturers were lining up tablets running on Google Android and his company's Tegra platform, but said they wouldn't be available for a few months because the tablet makers wanted to make sure they had a good enough device to take on the iPad.

"You can't just do another product," he told CNet.com. "Look at the Samsung Galaxy Tab. It's a tablet that uses a phone operating system on a large display. A tablet is not a large phone."

Huang's criticism is curious, not least because the iPad he appears to hold in such high esteem also runs a phone operating system, iOS, which originally appeared on Apple's iPhone.

Nevertheless, Huang claims that tablets based on Nvidia's dual-core Tegra2 processor will "give you the benefit of higher performance and much, much better multitasking and better graphics".

"This isn't a fad. Everybody's building tablets because it's just so important," Huang added. "I don't remember in the history of computing [when] a singular device is being worked on by all of the industry."


This article originally appeared at pcpro.co.uk

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