Two years ago ARM announced their Cortex-A15 CPU architecture, and now we are finally seeing it appear in devices like the new Samsung Nexus 10. This week ARM announced their new Cortex-A50 processor series, which includes ARMs first low-power 64-bit implementations of the ARMv8 architecture. This latest generation of ... Read More »
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One month ago we spotted an unknown Android device with Samsung’s next-generation Exynos 5250 chip. Today another mysterious device appeared on the GLBenchmark site with the same processor, which leads us to believe we could see some kind of announcement sooner rather than later.
Last year Qualcomm reorganized how it named its Snapdragon processors and divided them up into different series. Snapdragon S1 represented the first-gen chip found in the HTC Nexus One, then we had S2 and S3, followed by S4 that is currently featured in almost every 4G LTE phone in North America.
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Today Meizu announced that their MX Quad-core phone was coming to Mainland China and Hong Kong in June. We normally don’t cover too many Asia-only phones, but Meizu is boasting that this device is the first smartphone in the world to use Samsung’s brand new quad-core Exynos 4412 processor.
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Two years ago ARM Holdings announced their new architecture that would replace the Cortex-A9 CPU core found in most of today’s Android phones and tablets. Codenamed Project Eagle, the new Cortex-A15 CPU was dubbed an “Intel killer” since it was designed for a wide range of devices, including low-power servers, and boasted speeds up to ... Read More »
If you are an avid reader of our site (or processor nerd like me) this might not come as much of a surprise, but Samsung has finally demoed their quad-core Exynos 4412 processor in public. This upcoming chip was first spotted last November and we were unsure if it would ever see ... Read More »
Next week at Mobile World Congress we will see the debut of several Android devices that feature next-generation mobile processors. Companies like NVIDIA, Samsung, Texas Instruments, and Qualcomm will show off their latest silicon, and each one will tell us why their processor is the best.
Just like I wrote last year around this time, ... Read More »
Update: Snapdragon S4 could still be the first platform to enable WiFi Display, but OMAP4 is more likely to beat them to the punch.
Wouldn’t it be cool to walk into your living room and have your smartphone’s content automatically displayed on your TV? WiFi Display is a new industry standard that allows users ... Read More »
Early this year we made our annual trip to Las Vegas to cover CES. I chose to focus on all the semiconductor companies since I’m processor nerd, and I scheduled meetings with Qualcomm, Texas Instruments, and NVIDIA. After talking with each company and interviewing a couple employees (like NVIDIA’s Michael Rayfield), I came away with a ... Read More »
Details are still scarce at this hour, but stories have begun to break from Korea that Samsung just announced their first mobile processor to feature ARM’s Cortex-A15 core. The new dual-core Exynos 5250 is built on Samsung’s 32nm-low power HKMG process, and it will run at speeds up to 2 GHz.
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