At the International Consumer Electronics Show 2012, Texas Instruments demonstrated the OMAP 5 chipset which was working on a reference platform, powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
The new innovation is a 28nm system which works on a chip (SOC) that has a dual core ARM Cortex A15 CPU, a PowerVR SGX 544MP2 GPU, 2MB L2 cache, and also a dual-channel LPDDR2-533 memory interface.
The latest chipset supports 20 and 24 mega pixel cameras for 3D HD video recording located at the front or the rear of the device. It is equipped to support up to 8GB dual channel DDR3 memory and also contains 3 USB 2.0 ports besides a SATA 2.0 controller.
In an interview, vice president Remi El-Ouazzane at Texas Instruments commented, "This is the greatest platform on Earth right now... way ahead of Apple, and it's the first Cortex-A15 (which runs 2x faster than the Cortex-A9) product on the market," reports Engadget.
At present, the company is advancing the device's sampling phase. Thus, the OMAP 5 based smartphones or tablets might reach the market by late 2012 or early 2013. But when the device does arrive, it will definitely offer great performance.