Everyone expected Samsung Electronics’ first dual-core processor to be called Orion, but it turns out that was just a codename and the final branding is Exynos (I have no idea how to pronounce it). The new name comes from the Greek words smart (exypnos) and green (prasinos) and represents Samsung’s new “smart and green” ... Read More »
In just five days Samsung will announce the successor to the Galaxy S at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Samsung has been teasing the device, but the hardware specs have remained a mystery.
We heard stories before the Nexus S launch that Samsung was testing multiple devices which could become the final product (hence ... Read More »
Last week one of our trusted sources revealed that Samsung had scrapped the planned November 11th launch of the Nexus S at Best Buy and they were already testing a new dual-core version. This news caught a lot of people by surprise because many in the industry did not expect Samsung would ... Read More »
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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 »
Not to be outdone by NVIDIA, Samsung also went ahead and announced their next-generation dual-core CPU for smartphones. Named the Orion, it will feature a pair of 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 cores paired with an enhanced GPU that offers 5x the the 3D graphics performance over the previous generation Hummingbird.
NVIDIA is also claiming 5x ... Read More »