A few days ago we talked about how Apple might have started work on their smaller 7-inch variant of the New iPad. And now, we have Nvidia unveiling their 'Kai', an Android tablet device to directly compete with the celebrated Kindle Fire. In fact, its price range is also kept around $199. However, the contraption is expected to be infused with a much better 'powertrain' than that of Fire.
Now, before we go ga ga over yet another 'Fire killer', it should be duly noted that Nvidia showcased their project to exhibit what can be done with their touted Tegra 3 processor. Known as a 'reference platform', the Kai will demonstrate the credible low-cost side of affairs of a quad core processing system to potential manufacturers.
However, the commercial impact of this endeavor can have far reaching effects on the current electronic market. According to Nvidia VP Rob Csonger, the Kai will have the latest Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) version, which will be complimented by a robust quad core processor. In contrast, the dual core Kindle Fire totally eschews the tablet oriented OSes from Google (like Honeycomb or ICS), in favor of a heavily customized Android 2.3 (Gingerbread).