Will Verduzco · Dec 26, 2013 at 03:00 pm

Android 4.3 Rolling Out to the Nvidia Tegra Note 7, Brings HDR and Stylus Improvements

Google’s first generation Nexus 7 prominently featured Nvidia’s Tegra 3 System-on-a-Chip. When Google and Asus decided to ditch the Tegra platform and instead use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Pro as the foundation of the new Nexus 7 (2013), Nvidia saw this as an opportunity to create their own tablet based on the Tegra 4. They gave it quite a few extra features, such as active stylus support, and with that, the Nvidia Tegra Note 7 was born.

The Tegra Note 7 launched with a nearly stock version of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Now, the device has received its first major update. The firmware revision bumps up the android version to 4.3, and it also brings several new features to the device.

The most significant new feature is a new always-on HDR (AOHDR) feature, which leverages the Tegra-specific Chimera instruction set to produce HDR images with minimal processing time. The update also brings software-based video stabilization and other optimizations to camera performance. Additionally, the stylus functionality has been improved, and apps can now be transferred to an external microSD card—a feature which has been removed from stock Android for quite some time.

All in all, this update brings some significant new functionality to the device, and if you’re a current Tegra Note 7 owner, it makes for a great Holiday treat. Do you own a Tegra Note 7? If so, how do you like the update? Let us know in the comments below. And if you happen to own the tablet and want to gain some oh so sweet root access, make your way over to XDA Forum Member Ksehwail‘s Tegra Note 7 root thread.

[Source: Nvidia Blog | Via Android and Me]


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willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician. View willverduzco's posts and articles here.
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