NVIDIA's Tegra 2 SoC may receive a big sales boost as word is going around that Google has chosen the chip to be the reference platform for Android 2.3 "Honeycomb" devices:
An analyst has claimed NVIDIA's Tegra 2 SoC has been made the reference design for the next version of Google's Android mobile OS, which is codenamed Honeycomb, will probably be version 3.0, and will be the first version to be optimised for tablets.
There are several benefits to getting cozy with Google in the mobile phone space; look at the HTC Desire. Not only did its development benefit from the work HTC did on the Nexus One, but it was the first (after the Nexus) to get Android 2.2, presumably because of this head start. As a result the Desire has probably been HTC's most successful smartphone.
This benefit is set to be illustrated once more when, as has been rumoured, the Samsung Galaxy S - on which the Nexus S is based - is the first to move to Android 2.3.