There were no signs of Ion 2 at the CES – apparently because of this – but the graphics maker outed the next-generation of Tegra. The Tegra 2 is more powerful than the previous generation with up to 1GHz dual core ARM Cortex A9 and has 8 processors that are used together or independently to optimize and maximize the battery power. Nvidia also announced its partnership with Adobe and Epic Games. The former will be porting the Adobe Air platform to Tegra and enable Flash Player 10.1 acceleration wheras Epic Games will bring their Unreal engine to games for Tegra 2.
Nvidia claims the new Tegra platform can give up to 16 hours of HD video playback and up to 140 hours of music on a single charge.
There are about 50 designs currently in works with Tegra 2 and we’ll see most of them coming out this year.