NVIDIA announced at their company’s annual meeting that they are working on the Kai platform for building a $199 quad-core Android tablets.
“Our strategy on Android is simply to enable quad-core tablets running Android Ice Cream Sandwich to be developed and brought out to market at the $199 price point, and the way we do that is a platform we’ve developed called Kai,” Csonger said.
“This uses a lot of the secret sauce that’s inside Tegra 3 to allow you to develop a tablet at a much lower cost, by using a lot of innovation that we’ve developed to reduce the power that’s used by the display and use lower cost components within the tablet,” he continued.
While Kai is likely a reference design, we may have already seen something similar. Earlier this year, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang announced that we might be able to see budget-priced Tegra 3 tablets this summer. To that end, NVIDIA and ASUS partnered together at CES 2012 to reveal a quad-core tablet with a shockingly low price of $250, the ASUS MeMO ME370T. Rumors and speculation suggest that the ASUS MeMO is actually the Google Nexus tablet that we may see at Computex or Google I/O this summer.
Source: The Verge