The closer we get to the one year anniversary of the Galaxy Nexus unveiling, the stranger a complete lack of future Nexus leaks become. We’ve certainly heard a couple rumors, but by this time last year, the blogosphere was lighting up non-stop with Nexus news. Today, even with the appearance of a user agent profile ... Read More »
While most of us are fussing over the new Samsung Galaxy S III or the HTC One series, MEIZU has released the MX 4-Core. As the name implies, the Android 4.0.3 handset features a quad-core processor – the same 1.4GHz Exynos Cortex A9 chipset found in the European version of the Samsung Galaxy S III. ... Read More »
It’s been a little more than a year since the Motorola XOOM made its debut as the first Android device running on Google’s tablet version of the OS – Honeycomb. At the time, Motorola priced its Wi-Fi only version of the XOOM at $599 for an experience which wasn’t quite ready for prime time. Fortunately ... Read More »
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Sometimes less really is more. Qualcomm has been telling us their dual-core Snapdragon S4 is faster than competing quad-core chips and now Texas Instruments is echoing that same message. This time they take a direct shot at NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 by matching it up with their OMAP5 development platform.
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One billion people will own smartphones in four years, says Forrester, a research company. A large portion of that growth over the next couple years will come when owners of feature phones finally switch over to smartphones. Companies like MediaTek will accelerate this transition by delivering high performance chips to entry-level Android devices.
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Today Texas Instruments announced their new OMAP5 platform, which they think till transform the concept of mobile because it “creates disruptive mobile experiences akin to Henry Ford’s transformative automobile advancements.” The 28nm OMAP5 platform features over a dozen specialized cores, but the ones we care about are the two Cortex-A15 MPcores which offer speeds ... Read More »
All I want for Christmas is a dual-core superphone, but it doesn’t look like Santa is going to deliver one this year. Why am I so excited about this one hardware spec for my next Android device? To put it very simply, dual-core processors will raise the bar for performance and capabilities in mobile devices ... Read More »
We have known for awhile now that Samsung was working on a dual-core processor named Orion (which is based on ARM’s Cortex-A9 design), but the GPU remained a mystery until recently. Samsung chose the PowerVR SGX540 GPU from Imagination Technology for their Hummingbird processor (found in the Galaxy S lineup), but they ... Read More »
NVIDIA has been promising Tegra 2 smartphones and tablets in the second half of this year, but there have been rumblings of a possible delay and we were starting to wonder if they could hit their deadline. Those fears were laid to rest today when NVIDIA confirmed once again that Tegra 2 ... Read More »
Motorola shipped 2.3 million smartphones in Q1, but their goal is to move 12-14 million by the end of the year. They remain on track to launch at least 20 models, with eight out the door so far, so we still have a dozen new smartphones on the way. Co-CEO Sanjay Jha said on Wednesday ... Read More »