NVIDIA's Mike Rayfield revealed the first smartphones based on the company's Tegra 2 SoC are expected to be available by the fourth quarter of this year.
Regarding smartphones, Rayfield confirmed that Tegra will start to appear in them this quarter and that Tegra 2 will crop-up in smartphones launched in Q4 - including the next generation of Android devices.
On that topic, Rayfield had a bit of a mea culpa. "I missed the first wave of Android," he said. "The reality is I invested more heavily in Windows Mobile/CE." He still reckons that investment will pay off but he admitted that he had underestimated how quickly Android would take off. On the plus side, Rayfield said the Tegra 2 smartphones will come out only a year after OEMs first got access to the silicon. The equivalent turn-around for Tegra was more like two years.