Today Texas Instruments announced it would “shift its wireless investment focus from products like smartphones to a broader market including industrial clients like carmakers,” a move that sent their shares down 3 percent. TI said they would continue to support their current customers, but they will not invest in supporting its customers future roadmap for tablets ... Read More »
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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 »
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.
The video below is extremely boring, but ... Read More »
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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 »
Could Google be working on a slightly updated version of the Galaxy Nexus? It wouldn’t be the first time a manufacturer refreshed a device just months after the initial release. A recent benchmark score spotted on the Nenamark site shows a Galaxy Nexus featuring a PowerVR SGX544 graphics processor.
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Earlier this month I reported that the first Android devices to support the new WiFi Display industry standard would be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4, but after meeting with Texas Instruments I now believe their OMAP4 platform will enable this exciting technology ahead of the competition.
Amazon told us the Kindle Fire was their best selling product on Black Friday and now some early Q4 numbers have arrived. A new report from iSuppli estimates that Amazon will ship 3.9 million units before the end of the year and Digitimes says that number could climb to as ... Read More »
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 »
Google mysteriously left out which dual-core 1.2 GHz processor was inside their Galaxy Nexus, but Texas Instruments just hit us up with an email to confirm it’s their newer OMAP4460. Yep, that’s the same OMAP4460 that was supposed to debut at 1.5 GHz. There were reports of problems hitting those speeds, so it looks ... Read More »
What will become the best mobile processor next year? After NVIDIA and Qualcomm just briefed us on their next-generation offerings, Texas Instruments felt the need to remind us that OMAP5 is coming in the second half of next year. Not many details have changed since we first learned about OMAP5 back ... Read More »