The Galaxy S6 Edge, Huawei Watch, Xperia Z4 Tablet, Moto E 2015 and Xperia M4 Aqua all have gotten new forums here at XDA. If you want the latest and greatest in hardware as of now, the Galaxy S6 Edge's top-tier processor, memory, and camera will most likely fulfill your everyday needs with blazing speed, and extra screen-space to boot. Huawei seems to have nailed the smartwatch with their new Huawei Watch, a classy-looking but also durable and powerful Android Wear...
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.
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