Mobile NVIDIA Tegra K1 Outperforms Intel’s PC-Class Haswell Graphics

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NVIDIA stunned the mobile world last week at the Consumer Electronics Show by announcing its 192-core Tegra K1 mobile processor that’s based on ARM Holdings’ ARM Cortex A15 architecture coupled with Keplar graphics designed for mobile computing. Just how good is the NVIDIA Tegra K1? For starters, it won the Gotta Be Mobile Best of CES […]

Samsung’s Need for Speed: Galaxy S5 May Match iPhone 5s’ Raw Performance

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It’s speculated that Samsung will choose the Consumer Electronics Show in early January to announce two new processors that will appear in the company’s upcoming flagship phones and tablets to take on Apple’s best. The company is now believed to be announcing an Exynos 6 processor along with a beefier Exynos S CPU, the latter […]

Why the Entry Level Snapdragon 410 Is Significant

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Though the Snapdragon 410 is introduced as a humble upgrade to the entry-level Snapdragon 400 application processor–Qualcomm has a mid-range 600 series and flagship 800 series–the Snapdragon 410 chipset is a significant and important introduction for the mobile world. Not only will the chipset introduce incremental processing and graphics update to the Snapdragon 400 CPU, […]

MobileDemand: Why the iPad May Not Be the Right Tablet for Your Work

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With the iPad taking over businesses large and small–American Airlines is equipping its pilots with Apple’s tablets and Nordstrom department stores have replaced bulky cash registers in favor of iPads for point-of-sales terminals–it’s hard to imagine a world without consumer-grade tablets. However, if you’re running a business, especially a mobile business where employees are frequently […]

Samsung’s 64-Bit Exynos Should Worry Windows

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Samsung has confirmed plans to transition to a 64-bit application processor for its ARM-based Exynos CPU using a two-step approach, and the move should have Microsoft and its Windows business unit concerned. Following Apple’s lead in transitioning to 64-bit with the Apple-designed A7 on the iPhone 5s, iPad Air, and iPad mini with Retina Display, […]

iPhone 6 to Come With Intel Inside?

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The processor on the next iPhone could be manufactured by Intel. While the A7S or A8 processor or whatever Apple will name it will still be designed by the Cupertino, California iPhone-maker, the processor could potentially be manufactured and produced by Intel in a new agreement between Intel and ARM. According to a report on Forbes, Intel is […]

Surface Mini: Microsoft Leaves iPad mini Uncontested in 2013

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Going small is the new going big, at least where tablets are concerned. Microsoft is now said to be joining the smaller tablet craze, but that move won’t be happening until early next year when the new Surface Mini will debut. A smaller 7- to 8-inch surface was rumored to be arriving alongside the Surface […]

iPhone 5S Could Have a Whopping 3 GHz A7 Processor

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Apple, which uses its own ARM-based processor design for its mobile smartphones and tablets, may be able to deliver an A7 processor for the iPhone 5S with a 3 GHz clock speed without any compromise to battery life. The chipset will utilize Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company’s 20 nm architecture to achieve 25 percent less energy […]

Breaking Up is Hard to Do for Apple and Samsung

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After having each other succeed for the better part of a decade, Apple and its business partner-gone rival Samsung is finding what Neil Sedaka had sung about in his hit song, Breaking Up is Hard to Do. We’ve talked a little about how globalization is making it difficult for Apple to distance itself from its fiercest […]

Samsung’s Galaxy S4 With Intel Inside Could Rule the World

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It looks like Samsung may be working on a new version of the Galaxy S4 flagship smartphone, this time eschewing the ARM-based Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 and the Exynos 5 Octa processors for a competing Intel Atom CPU at its heart. A slide revealed by Engadget from Intel’s presentation shows off new mobile devices that have been […]

ARM Holdings Should Brace Itself for Potential Samsung Exit

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ARM Holdings, the company whose processor designs is used in an overwhelming majority of the smartphones available today, is the dominant chip-maker in the mobile space after Intel’s initial failure to break into mobility. However, a changing mobile climate and repeated murmurs of a rumored tiff between Samsung and Android should have ARM scared. Rumors […]

Intel Atom CPU Edges Early Victory Over Samsung Galaxy S4 in Benchmarks

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In an early benchmark test, the Lenovo IdeaPhone K900 is boasting an early victory over the highly coveted Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphoone, with the former using a dual-core Intel Atom Clover Trail+ processor and the latter powered by an ARM CPU. It’s unclear if the Galaxy S4 being tested is one that’s using Samsung’s Exynos […]

Intel Looking to Break Into Windows Phone Market With Atom CPU

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After having worked with several Android manufacturers to release a number of Android phones with Intel’s x86 Atom architecture, the chip giant is looking to gain further footing inside the competitive mobile space with hopes of tackling the Windows Phone market next. According to a LinkedIn job ad, Intel is on the hunt for Windows […]

Samsung ATIV Tab: No One Knows What Windows RT in the U.S.

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Samsung made some news at the Consumer Electronics Show by announcing it won’t be releasing one of its previously announced products, at least in the U.S. market. According to the South Korean tech giant, the Windows RT-powered ATIV Tab won’t be headed to the U.S. market because it’s confusing and the average consumer doesn’t understand […]

Samsung Exynos 5 Octa May Not Upgrade Graphics Abilities

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The new Samsung Exynos 5 Octa processor may not improve on its predecessor in every way, according to AnandTech. Samsung announced the Exynos 5 Octa at CES, saying the new chip will sport eight total cores. The new chip will use four Cortex A7 cores and four Cortex A15 cores compared to the Exynos 4, […]

New Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, 800 ARM Processors Bring 75% More Awesomeness

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Qualcomm took to stage at the Consumer Electronics Show to introduce a lineup of Snapdragon processors consisting of the Snapdragon 600 and Snapradragon 800 ARM-based CPUs. These chips deliver improved processing and graphics handling capabilities compared to the current top of the line quad-core Snapdragon S4 CPUs. According to Qualcomm, these chips are now being […]

Nokia to Unveil Windows RT Slate at Mobile World Congress?

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Nokia may be working on yet another Microsoft-based product outside of its Windows Phone Lumia lineup. This time, the Finnish smartphone-maker may be prepping a tablet based on Microsoft’s Windows RT operating system that may be taking center stage at a launch event in February at the Mobile World Congress trade show. This isn’t the […]

Apple’s Next-Gen A7 Processor May Not Be Made by Samsung

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While Apple and Samsung have been known recently as bitter competitors with heavy lawsuits against each other, the two companies do have business relationships where Samsung is a major component supplier to Apple for its products, including memory, processors, and displays. However, as competition heats up in the mobile space where Samsung’s Galaxy Player music […]