Proving the adage that imitation is flattery, Google’s engineers are busily getting it together to bring something ‘magical’ to answer Apple’s magical iPad, at least that’s what Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang says.

Speaking during his company’s Q3 financial call, he promised his company would start to develop its phone and tablet design wins. He also waxed lyrical on Google’s Android folk, “they’re building a magical product,” he gushed.

“So I’m looking forward to the next generation of Android phones and tablets that are coming out. And I think it’s going to really, really surprise people and delight consumers everywhere.”

(Writer’s note: Presumably they’ll be almost as good as the current generation iPad?)

“Now it’s going to take something absolutely great to compete against the iPad and the iPhone, as we all know. Because both of those devices are quite amazing devices. And so it’s going to take something that is truly remarkable to compete against it. And I think Andy and his team, and all of our engineers here working with them, and all of our partners around the world working on it, are going to absolutely deliver,” he added.

Still, Apple’s long-time graphics processor supplier made sure to say some good things about his regular customer, of course.

“You can’t just put an operating system on a tablet and hope that — on a piece of glass and hope that you’re going to compete against the iPad,” he says.

“The iPad is a wonderful product. And if you’re going to give that wonderful product a run for its money, you better build something absolutely exquisite. And so whether it’s the quality of the work of the craftsmanship that our teams are working on, or the capabilities of these devices, they have to be absolutely ground-breaking or why would anybody come to buy them?”

Oh, and one more thing (if you work for Gartner or IDC perhaps you should take note and reflect this notion in, you know, future PC market share analysis).

“The market potential is so huge, and this is the future of computing,” said the Nvidia boss.

Via: ZDnet and Seeking Alpha

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