Nvidia co-founder Jen-Hsun Huang has insisted that Android tablets will overtake Apple's market-leading iPad in the same way as Android phones have taken the smartphone crown.
Apple has established a huge market for its iPad, and the arrival of the iPad 2 this year has cemented its lead in the tablet market.
But Nvidia's Huang told the Reuters Technology Conference that Android tablets – many of which run Nvidia's Tegra 2 technology – will rein in Apple's offerings.
"The Android phone took only two and a half years to achieve the momentum that we're talking about. I would expect the same thing on Honeycomb tablets," Huang said
Something that may help Android tablets is Nvidia's next generation processor – codenamed Kal-El (Superman's Krypton name).
Huang said that the processor had already earned a place in the plans of ten major next-gen devices.
"It's got to be at least ten. We have five major phone companies and we have five major PC (manufacturers)," he said.
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