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Nvidia shows off video of quad core Asus tablet running Android Ice Cream Sandwich

Graphics chipset maker Nvidia has published footage of the recently announced Asus Eee Pad TransformerPrime - with the very latest Google mobile OS, before the tablet ships with Android 'Honeycomb' 3.2 in January.

Nvidia launched the Tegra 3 at the start of the month, which is their latest chipset to run tablets and mobile phones that arrives with a quad core processor and a 12 core GPU.

This chipset is the successor to the Tegra 2 dual core CPU that is found in mobile phones such as the Motorola Atrix, Motorola Xoom and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.

Asus unveiled at the same time their Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime tablet, which will be the first device to arrive with the Tegra 3 chipset, in January next year.

The Prime is the new version of their Transformer device that is accompanied by sturdy attachable keyboard, which transforms the product into a laptop – hence the name.

The well-established peripheral manufacturer’s Prime is an update to the Tegra 2 based tablet from earlier this year; One Mobile Ring has reviewed the Transformer here and published a hands on walkthrough in pictures here and on video here.

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