Today Qualcomm announced the expansion of their upcoming Snapdragon S4 platform to cover all tiers of smartphones and tablets. New chipsets to join the S4 family include MSM8660A, MSM8260A, MSM8630, MSM8230, MSM8627, MSM8227, APQ8060A and APQ8030. This is in addition to the previously announced MSM8960, MSM8930 and APQ8064. The press release was light ... Read More »
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Most consumers could care less which processor is inside their phone, but to the early adopters it’s often seen as the most important hardware specification of any upcoming device. When we survey the first half of 2012, the two most compelling parts will be NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4. ... Read More »
Pop quiz. Would you rather have a dual-core or quad-core processor inside your next Android device? Common sense might lead you to believe that more cores are better, but it’s actually a lot more complex than that.
Last week Qualcomm invited me to their headquarters for a briefing on their upcoming Krait architecture and I got ... Read More »
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Could you imagine an HTC smartphone launching early next year powered by NVIDIA’s cinco-core Kal-El? We normally think of HTC as joined at the hip with Qualcomm, since the overwhelming majority of their devices use a Snapdragon processor. But the Taiwanese handset maker might finally be ready to dance with a new partner.
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For several months now the Android blogosphere has assumed that Texas Instruments’ OMAP4 will be the lead platform for the next version of Android, codenamed Ice Cream Sandwich. But we don’t know which specific processor will be inside the Nexus Prime.
Many of us speculated Google would go ... Read More »
The first dual-core phone in the USA, the Motorola Atrix 4G, goes on pre-sale this weekend and it will be available in AT&T stores by March 3rd. That device is powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 processor, but many other semiconductor companies are also working on dual-core solutions.
Qualcomm has their third-generationg, ... Read More »
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 »
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 ... 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 ... Read More »
Some readers were concerned when they learned the T-Mobile G2 would have a CPU running at only 800 MHz, but some leaked graphics benchmarks indicate it should have roughly the same performance as the Samsung Galaxy S and the Motorola Droid X/2.
HTC held the performance crown for a short while when the Nexus One ... Read More »