Not only did NVIDIA announce quad core technology at MWC, but they showed it working and said it would be available in tablets in August and phones at Christmas 2011. This was one day after Qualcomm announced their quad-core processor wouldn’t ship samples to customers until 2012. NVIDIA is sampling today.

• NVIDIA showed demos from web browsing to games and even a Coremark benchmark test (attached). One of the other cool things at the event was a developer from War Drum Studios. He’d been working on Kal-El for less than 24 hours and had already seen over 3x performance improvement over Tegra 2.

• NVIDIA also showed their Tegra road map to 2014. If one thing’s clear, they want to bring the speed and execution they’ve been known for in the PC space to mobile.