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, […]

Quark Inside: Intel’s Plan to Tackle the Smartwatch and Wearables Market

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Intel’s Developer Forum happening this week in San Francisco, California was largely overshadowed by Apple’s unveiling of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c smartphones, but new Intel processors could help the iPhone hardware stay connected to wearable computing devices like smartwatches. At the IDF showcase, Intel CEO Brian Krzanhich had introduced a new processor called […]

Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Benchmarked with Snapdragon 800 CPU, International Version to Use Exynos?

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Further fueling the speculation on Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 dual-CPU strategy, depending on what market you’re located in, we’re now hearing that the Verizon Wireless version of the phablet may be powered by Qualcomm’s flagship processor. In a leaked benchmark result, posted on Techkiddy, for the Verizon version, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3′s benchmarks were shown […]

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 […]

Microsoft to Add to Confusion and Make Multiple Variants of Surface RT Tablets?

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It looks like upcoming versions of Microsoft’s Surface RT tablet, a slate computing device that runs the company’s ARM-based Windows RT operating system, may come in multiple different variants supporting multiple processors. While the initial Surface RT that’s still being sold today is shipping exclusively with NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 processor, a future version of the […]

Nokia Begins Testing Quad-Core Lumia Smartphone

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Current Windows Phone 8 models today are limited to just a dual-core processor, up from the single-core CPU support on Windows Phone 7 models last year, but that is about to change as Nokia is beginning to test quad-core processors on an un-announced Windows Phone 8 model. The test was done using the GFXBench tool, which […]

Intel’s Merrifield Could Be a Huge Smartphone Game Changer in 2014

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At the Computex show, chip-maker Intel had shown off designs for its latest chipsets for high-end computing as well as for more power conservative smartphones. Merrifield, which is an Atom processor based around a 22 nm design, is one such chip that Intel was showing off, and the silicon could have a huge impact in […]

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 […]

Intel Teases Powerful, But Quiet Tablet

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In announcing some of its next generation chipsets, Intel also teased a new tablet design that is aimed at delivering plenty of performance and power while at the same time promising a quieter computing experience. The tablet itself will utilize Intel’s powerful fourth generation Core i-processor code named Haswell while using a fan-less design. News […]

Intel to Distance Itself From Netbooks, Dumps Atom Brand on Laptops, Convertible

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In a bid to distance itself from the failed netbook computing form factor, Intel will not be using its Atom brand in upcoming laptops and convertible devices. However, Atom will continue to exist in standalone tablets. “When Intel speaks to customers internally about micro-architectures, Atom is out, Silvermont is in,” the world’s largest chip-maker told CNET.  According […]

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 […]

Liquid Cooling Coming to Smartphones to Keep Pockets Cool

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Liquid cooling is typically found on bigger rigs, like your car radiator and inside gaming PCs to keep those hot engines cool. Given the increasing power of mobile processors–which means that more heat would be generated–Japanese phone-maker NEC is looking to cool down the hot swelters with liquid cooling. Liquid cooling will be coming to […]

Intel Makes Galaxy Tab 3 the Fastest Android Tablet

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A report from GL Brenchmark suggests that Samsung may be switching from processors based on UK-based ARM Holdings’ designs to Intel’s x86 architecture on its newest tablet. Specs and benchmarks for what is believed to be Samsung’s third generation and un-announced tablet series show the device running on a Clover Trail Atom processor made from Intel. […]

Intel’s Silvermont Atom Processors Promise Double CPU, GPU Performance

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Intel has been aggressively updating its mobile Atom architecture for processors as it hopes to shift the landscape of mobile devices from ARM Holdings’ reference chip designs to its own x86 platform. With the new Silvermont platform for its Atom processor series, Intel is promising notebooks, tablets, and smartphones to be fast, efficient, and power-friendly. […]

Will We See a $200 Android Notebook with Intel Atom on Monday?

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Intel is set to announce its next-generation Atom processor, code named Bay Trail and based on the Silvermont architecture, come this Monday at its Santa Clara, California headquarters. The news may open up the tablet and computing market to new devices with a price tag as low as $200. Citing the usual sources familiar with […]

Will a Chromebook with All-Day Battery Life Appeal to You?

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Intel’s power-boosting and battery efficient Haswell processor, to succeed the third generation Core i-series, may make Google’s Chromebook a lot more appealing as a laptop replacement. According to Kevin Tofel of Giga Om, the Internet search giant is looking to use Intel’s next generation Haswell processor in a future Chromebook, and references for Haswell has been […]

Samsung Downplays Galaxy S4 Processor Choices

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Samsung Mobile head J.K. Shin is downplaying the company’s decision to utilize rival Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 processor in the U.S. and U.K. variants of the flagship Galaxy S4 Android smartphone. Elsewhere in the world, the Galaxy S4 will ship with Samsung’s own Exynos 5 Octa processor that has been demonstrated in prior benchmark tests to […]

Look Out Nexus 7! $200 Windows Tablets Are Coming.

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While netbooks may be on their last legs, just don’t expect inexpensively priced Windows products to be out of vogue. Chip-maker and Microsoft partner Intel is predicting that we’ll soon be seeing $200 tablets running Windows 8–not the simplified Windows RT–operating system on the Atom architecture. This would be a significant drop in price, considering […]

Nokia Mulling Quad-Core Snapdragon 800 CPU on 41-Megapixel Lumia EOS?

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Rumors of the Nokia Lumia EOS smartphone, which was rumored to have been debuted earlier this year at the Mobile World Congress, are starting to pick up again and this time Nokia is rumored to be considering one of the most advanced processors announced in 2013. According to the latest rumors, Nokia is deciding between […]