Nvidia Tegra Note 7 Receives Major Update to Android 4.3

Image: NvidiaImage: NvidiaNvidia has updated its blog with news that the Tegra Note 7 is currently receiving an over-the-air update that enhances the tablet with new features and capabilities. Don't have a Tegra Note 7 yet? Consumers can purchase one online from EVGA, ADVENT, Gigabyte, Shenzhen Homecare Technology, ZOTAC and XOLO.

Nvidia said on Thursday that the stylus experience is now "enhanced" with support for left-handed users and improvements to the overall response. There's also now a DirectStylus help option under the tablet's settings menu, and a stylus removal and insert notification on the notification bar. Users also now have the ability to capture the notification bar with full-screen capture.

In addition to these new features, the Tegra Note 7's camera is receiving an always-on high-dynamic range (AOHDR) capability. According to Nvidia, AOHDR utilizes Tegra 4's processing power and Chimera computational photography architecture. Also included is video stabilization for shake-free video.

Nvidia reports that the update brings a number of security and bug fixes, and the ability to transfer app and data files from the internal storage to a microSD card. On the operating system front, the Tegra Note 7 tablet will be upgraded to Android 4.3 "Jelly Bean" platform.

The Tegra Note 7 consists of a 7-inch IPS display with a 1280 x 800 resolution. This screen is backed by Nvidia's Tegra 4 SoC, 1 GB of RAM, and a battery promising 10 hours of HD video playback. The tablet also includes 16 GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot for up to 32 GB of additional storage, a 5MP camera on the back and a VGA camera on the front.

The stylus comes with Chisel and Brush tips for natural writing and broad strokes. Other Tegra Note 7 features include front-facing "HD Audio" stereo speakers, microHDMI output, and over-the-air software updates provided by Nvidia, such as the one rolling out on Monday.

Read our Nvidia Tegra Note 7 Review here.

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  • pogsnet
    1GB RAM for a tablet? looks like low end.
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  • renz496
    Anonymous said:
    1GB RAM for a tablet? looks like low end.


    well this device is budget tablet to begin with. also the OS is pretty much stock so 1GB should be plenty. other than low res and ram this device perform real well. at this price range there is no other tablet can beat TN7 in term of performance
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  • InvalidError
    Anonymous said:
    1GB RAM for a tablet? looks like low end.

    Well, the Tegra Note is a ~$200 tablet and it does have an SD slot and pen input which the N7v2 lacks. I would say that puts it roughly on par.

    This is the sort of sacrifice that has to be made when you want to hit a specific price point and still make some profit out of it. The ~$5 extra to put 2GB RAM instead of 1GB would have pushed the retail price over the magical $199.99 psychological threshold, considerably reducing its impulse-buy appeal.

    That said, I agree that 2GB would have made it a much more future-proof option.
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