Samsung’s Accessory Killing Chip May be in Galaxy Note 3

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The smartphone accessory business is a lucrative one, and new details are revealing that Samsung is aiming for dominance when it comes to cases, chargers, cables, and potentially much more when it comes to its own devices. This week news arrived that Samsung could be preparing to cut out unofficial accessories from working with its […]

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 CPUs Will Help Smartphones Replace Game Consoles

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We’ve already begun seeing the¬†cannibalization¬†of dedicated game consoles–like the Microsoft Xbox, Nintendo Wii, and Sony PlayStation–thanks to the emergence of cheap games on mobile smartphones and tablets that are readily available for consumption by the casual gaming. However, as mobile hardware becomes more powerful, Qualcomm predicts that new smartphones and tablets running its forthcoming Snapdragon […]

Qualcomm to Ship Next-Generation 28 nm Snapdragon CPUs This Year

Qualcomm put on the gas, Krait sampled ahead of schedule, first commercial 28nm device this calendar year

In the arms race of ARM-based processor, Qualcomm is increasing its research and development budget modestly and will be deploy its next-generation dual-core Snapdragon ARM-based chipset this year to manufacturers. The new chipsets will be based on a smaller 28 nm design, which would promise speed improvements while reducing the power consumption compared to today’s […]

Will Microsoft Buy NVIDIA to Create Proprietary Chips for Windows 8?

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As Microsoft pushes ahead to try to maintain competitiveness in the tablet game by making sure that the hardware and software are more integrated to have tighter control of the user experience, the company may be eying an acquisition of chipset-maker NVIDIA, whose dual-core Tegra 2 was believed to be the reference platform for Android […]

Will Your Next Netbook Come with ARM Inside?

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Having conquered the smartphone market and emerging consumer tablet market with its reference chip designs, ARM is looking towards the mobile PC market for growth and the company’s ambitious goal is to have its chips inside half of all mobile PCs sold by 2015. ARM’s reference chip designs are found in many popular consumer products, […]