We joked about the Droid RAZR being overshadowed this week by the Galaxy Nexus, and in doing so we made a mistake. I incorrectly stated several times that the Droid RAZR featured the 1.2 GHz OMAP4430, but it actually has the newer 1.2 GHz OMAP4460, which happens to be the same exact processor found ... Read More »
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Why are game developers so excited to develop for the Tegra 2 platform? NVIDIA just released a new whitepaper titled Bringing High-End Graphics to Handheld Devices (.pdf) that details their GeForce GPU architecture, compares performance with the leading PowerVR SGX540 GPU, and explains the benefits to the end user. If you are a hard-core geek, ... Read More »
Do smartphone benchmarks even matter? A lot of people would say “Nope” and I would agree with some, but we still like to run them every time a new version of Android is released or when a new processor hits the market. This last week Google launched the Nexus S with Android 2.3, so ... Read More »
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Today Texas Instruments announced that their new OMAP4440 processor will be go into production by the second half of 2011. This dual-core processor boasts clock speeds of 1.5 GHz per ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore and it includes a PowerVR SGX540 GPU. The OMAP4440 also includes other feature enhancements like the ability to support 1080p stereoscopic 3D playback ... Read More »
Last month we got a look at some leaked benchmark scores and determined the HTC G2 was going to offer about the same performance as the Samsung Galaxy S. Now we finally got a G2 in-house so I thought it was time to put both devices head to head and see which is faster.
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Among the most interesting highlights of the phone is its mysterious high-powered graphics processing unit. Samsungâ€™s Omar Khan claimed their 1 GHz platform could â€œprocess a staggering 90 million triangles per secondâ€ in a keynote speech at CTIA.
Did you know the Samsung Galaxy S contains the fastest graphics processing unit of any Android phone? Neither did I because Samsung felt that spec wasnâ€™t important enough to include in their official press release.