NVIDIA Looking to Launch 30 Phones with Tegra 3 This Year

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NVIDIA is looking to double the number of smartphone models running on its Tegra ARM-based chipset from 15 models launched in 2011 with Tegra 2 to 30 models launching this year with the quad-core Tegra 3 CPU. At its investor meeting, the company says that the phones will also be less expensive at launch than […]

No 4G LTE Integration on Tegra 3 Until 2013

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NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 + LTE chipset won’t be arriving until 2013, unfortunately in the latest report from the company. The current Tegra 3, which is described by its maker as a 4 + 1 architecture, is based on ARM’s reference design and combines a powerful processor with NVIDIA’s GeForce graphics engine. Unfortunately, due to the […]

Samsung, Google to Partner Again for Next-Generation Nexus Device?

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Sasmung and Google now have two devices together–the Samsung Nexus S, which is the second-generation Nexus product, and the Galaxy Nexys, which is the third and most recent Nexus smartphone on Google’s lineup–and a leaked Git repository suggests that the two companies will be once again partnering for a third device in the future. At […]

Intel Windows 8 Tablets, PCs to Arrive in November

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According to an industry insider, it appears that Microsoft’s next-generation touch-centric Windows 8 desktop operating system and the Intel hardware that will support the OS will debut in November. Windows 8 will also support ARM-based processor, a first for the OS, but according to CNET, “The first wave of Intel-based Windows 8 tablets are expected to land […]

Samsung Confirms Quad-Core Exynos for Galaxy S III

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If there are any doubts that quad-core Exynos processing power may not make it to Samsung’s next-generation flagship Galaxy smartphone, those doubts should be laid down to rest as the Galaxy S III is now confirmed by Samsung’s chip-making arm to utilize the quad-core Exynos processor based on the ARM CPU architecture. The quad-core Exynos […]

HTC to Cook Up Its Own Processor, But This Time for Low-End Phones

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It appears that HTC will be joining rivals Apple, Samsung, and Huawei in creating its own internally developed applications processor for its own smartphones. However, unlike its notable rivals, HTC will be reserving its own processor for low-end devices, rather than using the CPUs in high-end flagship models like Samsung’s Exynos rumored for the Galaxy […]

Smartphone Popularity Leads to Shortage of Snapdragon Chipsets

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The increase in adoption of smartphone and the powerful features of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chipset line is creating shortages that Qualcomm may not be able to address until the end of the year. The company’s recently released 28 nm architecture behind the dual-core Snapdragon S4 chipset–found on the U.S. variant of the HTC One X–provides enough […]

Lava Xolo X900 First Smartphone With Intel Medfield Processor

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Intel is taking its chipset to your pockets and the company had revealed that the first smartphone to ship with its Intel Atom-based Medfield processor would be coming this week. Now, we know that the smartphone that’s launching this week, and will be the first out of the gate with Intel’s mobile applications processor, will […]

Motorola to Rely on Snapdragon S4 for 2012 ARM-Based Smartphone Lineup?

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After having had a successful partnership with Texas Instruments with the company’s ARM-based OMAP chipset and dabbling with NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 ARM CPU on the Atrix and original Xoom, it looks like Motorola may be branching out and turning to Qualcomm where it comes to ARM processing power. The 2012 lineup of Motorola smartphones may […]

New Apple TV Supports Smaller, More Efficient Dual-Core A5 Processor

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Apple’s latest Apple TV, unveiled alongside the new third-generation iPad, utilizes a new A5 processor. At the unveiling event, Apple had said that the Apple TV would utilize a single-cpore processor on its A5 chipset, but it is now known that the A5 processor employed is actually a dual-core model with the second core turned […]

Will We Have to Wait for Q3 2013 for Quad-Core Tegra With LTE Support?

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Right now, NVIDIA’s flagship quad-core Tegra 3 ARM-based processor with GeForce graphics does not offer support for the next-generation 4G LTE mobile broadband technology, which is why AT&T and other LTE carriers are opting to use Qualcomm’s dual-core Snapdragon S4 CPU instead of Tegra 3 in a number of high profile devices like the HTC […]

Entry Level HTC One V Smartphone Holds Its Ground in Performance Tests

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While power users often dismiss entry level offerings in the smartphone space due to their anemic performance, recent advances in processing and graphics chipsets along with more efficiently tuned software code may make the HTC One V a standout crowd pleaser. Unlike the HTC One X flagship and the mid-range HTC One S, the One […]

Intel Prepping Low-Cost Medfield Education StoryBook Tablet

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In a move that would expand Intel’s low-cost education-targetted Classmate PC project to the tablet space, the chip-maker is getting ready tor elease a low-cost tablet that would run on its Medfield platform and could come pre-loaded with either Android OS or Windows 8 for touch-centric tablet environments. The tablet would be targeted at emerging […]

Intel Atom Medfield CPU Shown to Outpace Dual-Core ARM on Galaxy Nexus

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The recently launched Orange Santa Clara smartphone at Mobile World Congress was spotted recently at Germany’s CeBIT trade show complete with its single-core Atom processor from Intel known as the Medfield chipset. The chip, which is capable of HyperThreading, is clocked at 1.4 GHz and a trade show visitor was able to run some benchmarks […]

AT&T’s HTC One X Goes With Dual-Core Rather Than Quad-Core CPU

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AT&T confirmed that its 4G LTE version of the HTC flagship One X smartphone announced at Mobile World Congress will come with a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chipset rather than the quad-core Tegra 3 ‘4+1‘ CPU found on the international version. The decision to go with the dual-core Snapdragon rather than the quad-core Tegra 3 […]