We've all heard the rumors about why the XOOM hasn't gotten its LTE implant yet, and why the Droid Bionic was delayed - and there was a lot of speculation that said it was because of incompatibility between the Tegra 2 chip and Verizon's LTE. NVIDIA has made a statement regarding the matter, and says that is simply not true. See for yourself:

Tegra has no compatibility issues with LTE at all. The Tegra-powered Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G LTE tablet runs on Verizon’s LTE network and is a perfect example of Tegra working fine w/ 4G LTE. Tegra 2 interfaces with many types of modems via standard interfaces, including LTE. There is nothing inherently unique about LTE as far as Tegra 2 is concerned.

There it is, straight form the horses mouth, with the upcoming LTE infused Galaxy Tab 10.1 cited as proof that compatibility is not the issue. We're not really sure where these rumors began in the first place - but considering that both the XOOM and the Bionic are both Motorola products, I've always been inclined to believe that issue was one that was within the house of Moto, not NVIDIA. Either way - now we know the truth about Tegra 2 and LTE, we should see the Droid Bionic soon, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 should be out later this month. All is right with the world.

[Droid Life]

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  • Raphael

    I guess that passes the buck to moto. The question still remains that is there is NO LTE tegra 2 device (phone or tablet) available or even with a release date. I guess we'll have to take nvidia's word for it that the galaxy tab 10.1 works perfectly fine even though they don't have a release date for it.

    • commentguy2010

      Verizon is taking pre orders for the samsung, saying they will announce release date soon

  • Elvis

    We all know moto has been a bunch of phonies the past year or so... no big surprise here, I love em' but they better get their acts together IMO :/

  • Matt W

    I also don't know where such rumours come from. Tegra 2 doesn't include any part of the comms platform, so there's no reason at all for it to be incompatible with LTE chips.

    Unless it couldn't handle the data rate, but I think it should be fast enough :)