Nvidia beats forecasts for graphics chip sales

Nvidia, the largest stand-alone maker of graphics chips, beat earnings estimates for its first fiscal quarter ended May 1, thanks to stronger PC graphics chip sales and the beginning of revenues from its Tegra mobile chip business.

T-Mobile’s dual-core G2x superphone coming April 15 for $200

T-Mobile’s newest flagship Android superphone, LG’s dual-core G2x, finally has a release date: It’ll be available online on April 15 and in T-Mobile stores on April 20, for $200 with a two-year contract (and after a $50 mail-in rebate).

Nvidia launches Tegra Zone to show off flashy Android games

Now that Android devices featuring Nvidia’s powerful dual-core Tegra 2 chip are finally making their way to consumers, the company has launched its Tegra Zone app to feature games that can take advantage of the beefy hardware.

With Honeycomb, Google has a shot at catching Apple in tablets

For the first time, Google has a chance at catching up with Apple in the hot tablet computer market. That’s one of the core points I took away from Google’s press event yesterday where it showed off Honeycomb, the next version of its Android software, specifically aimed at tablets. The ball is now in Apple’s court.

Microsoft demos future Windows version running on Intel and ARM chips (video)

Microsoft said earlier today that its future version of Windows will run on chips based on ARM’s chip architecture. In front of a huge crowd at the Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer showed once again that the software worked fine on test systems based on chips from Intel, Qualcomm (Snapdragon), Texas Instruments, and Nvidia (Tegra 2).

LG launches Optimux 2X with Android, world’s first dual-core smartphone

If you had asked me earlier this year which company would introduce a dual-core phone first, I certainly wouldn’t have guessed LG. But now that is indeed what we’re getting: The Korean company today launched the Android-powered Optimus 2X, the first phone ever to sport a dual-core processor.