were wondering what Hugo Barra was up to since he left for Xiaomi.
The China-based Android smartphone manufacturer today announced the Mi d, a 7.9-inch Android tablet starting at $240. It comes in a spectrum of colors features Nvidia’s newest mobile processor, the 2.2GHz quad-core Tegra K1. The system-on-a-chip was announced earlier this year at CES. It’s a mobile processor with 192 graphics cores, which chief executive n Hsun Huang had originally positioned as being fit for a mobile game console. There’s no indicator that’s what Xiaomi is going for here, but it sure is a powerful piece of hardware.
Xiaomi also announced a—frankly perplexing—Smart TV called the Mi TV 2. It’s a 49-inch television with a 3D, 4K display it runs on Android 4.1. Inside it features a Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage. It also features Bluetooth 4.0, so you can wirelessly connect a gaming controller headphones to play, presumably, Android-compatible games.
There’s no word on whether the tablet or television will make its way to the , but it’s fun to imagine that Barra’s been working on a batch of super-powered “id killers” 4K Android-powered televisions, even if it is a far cry from his relatively humble beginnings at .