Huawei to Create Its Own Quad-Core CPU to Rival Tegra 3

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At Mobile World Congress, not only did rising Chinese smartphone-manufacturer Huawei announce the company’s first smartphone in the form of the Ascend D Quad and Ascend D Quad XL smartphones–akin to Motorola’s Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR Maxx where the latter XL moniker denotes a device with a more capacious battery, but the company also […]

Faster WiFi Speeds as a Benefit of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Chips

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In addition to delivering impressive processing power and updated graphics performance, Qualcomm’s next-generation dual-core Snapdragon S4 chips will also offer faster WiFi speeds as well. The company is integration a combination radio chipset to its S4 SoC ARM architecture, which will combine WiFi, Bluetooth, and FM radios onto the processor. The new combo wireless radios […]

Texas Instruments Promises More Powerful Dual-Core OMAP5 CPUs in Quad-Core World

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Like rival mobile chip-maker Qualcomm, which had stated that its dual-core Snapdragon S4 chips will out-perform quad-core offerings from rivals, it looks like Texas Instruments may be echoing the same sentiments with a dual-core OMAP5 ARM-based chipset that may be just as powerful as commercially available quad-core CPUs today. Though TI didn’t mention competitor NVIDIA […]

Apple Screening Graphics-Intensive Games for iPad 3 Launch, TV Ads

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Tipsters to The Next Web are reporting that Apple is now looking at graphics-intensive games and apps to showcase as part of its iPad 3 launch, which is speculated to occur in March. The Cupertino, California iOS-maker had historically used apps and games to showcase the experience and hardware prowess of the company’s devices. According to […]

Microsoft Reveals More About Windows 8 for ARM, Office 15

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Microsoft is slowly releasing more information about its Windows 8 and next-generation Office 15 projects. As Windows 8 will be the first version of the Windows operating system to support both AMD’s and Intel’s x86 architecture as well as ARM-based CPUs, there have been questions surrounding the user experience of tablets and PCs on both […]

Qualcomm’s Exclusivity Coming to an End with HTC?

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After revealing disappointing financial figures for its Winter quarter, HTC revealed a couple interesting tidbits in its recent earnings call. The first being the creation of a ‘cross-disciplinary’ Studio group that will report directly to the CEO to create new and compelling products. The second of which is that the company is now more open […]

Marvell Eyes Low-Cost Entry-Level Windows Phone, Windows 8 Market

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Marvell, makers of more budget-friendly ARM chipsets, is looking at Microsoft for new growth. The company is looking to place its more affordable chipsets into entry-level Windows Phone devices catering to the Chinese market, and also in Windows 8 tablets, which will also run on ARM chipsets in addition to Intel’s and AMD’s x86 chip […]

Forget the Hype Behind Windows 8 on ARM, Try Windows XP on EVO 3D

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While the hype in the tablet and PC space behind Microsoft’s camp may be Windows 8 running with satisfying prowess on ARM processors, hackers aren’t stopping there and have taken matters into their own hands. With dual-core gigahertz plus ARM CPUs on current flagship smartphones today, hackers have now successfully created ports allowing users to […]

Windows 8 Now Said to be Stable on ARM CPU

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According to multiple sources to CNET, Windows 8 is now said to be running stable on ARM processors, and the new ARM-compatible build will be distributed to developers in February. News of the developer released was not delivered directly from sources from within Microsoft, the online publication says, but through hardware-makers who are expected to […]

Iconia Tab A510 With Tegra 3 Expected in Europe in April at €500

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Acer is expected to make its second quad-core tablet, the Iconia Tab A510, in Europe starting in April for the price of €500. The tablet will follow Acer’s more premium Iconia Tab A700. Though both devices feature a quad-core Tegra 3 processor and a 10.1-inch display, the Iconia Tab A700 ups the resolution to a 1080p […]

Motorola, Intel to Release Multiple Medfield-Powered Mobile Devices

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Intel promised us that it would be making a big splash with some consumer-ready devices in 2012 that utilizes the Atom-based Medfield architecture, and sure enough the company is making good on its promise. On stage at the chip-maker’s keynote, Intel announced a partnership with Motorola to release multiple devices starting the second half of […]

Asus Confirms 4 New Tablets

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After the release of the highly anticipated and controversial Transformer Prime, Asus has confirmed that there will be at least four new tablets coming in 2012, and many, if not all, of those may be previewed come the start of this coming week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The GottaBeMobile and Notebooks.com […]

AT&T to Show Qualcomm-Powered Windows 8 LTE Tablet at CES?

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Word on the street is that AT&T, which is growing its 4G LTE footprint, will be showcasing a Microsoft tablet that is running Windows 8 at the Consumer Electronics Show. While Microsoft had previously demoed Windows 8 on a reference Samsung tablet, this tablet that is speculated to be hawked by AT&T will be powered […]

Intel, LG to Introduce Medfield-Powered Smartphone at CES

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In a short week, Intel and LG are set to introduce a smartphone powered by the former’s Mefield chipset. The resulting consumer smartphone is expected to ship in March. According to 9to5 Google, Intel Korea head had told the Korean Times that “Intel’s chief executive Paul Otellini will release Intel’s first Android smartphone using our […]

Will Quad-Core Exynos Power Meizu’s MX Smartphone Arrive in May 2012?

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Meizu’s quad-core version of the company’s Meizu MX smartphone is expected to arrive in May 2012 this year. Not much else is known about the quad-core version of the Meizu MX smartphone at this time, though there is speculation that Samsung’s Exynos processor may be found in the quad-core iteration as the dual-core Exynos is […]

Intel’s Atom-Based Medfield CPU Offers Promising Benchmarks

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Earlier this month, Intel had begun showing of prototype Android smartphones and tablets running on its Medfield processor, an Atom-based CPU, as the company hopes to take on ARM-based chipsets in the mobile space. Now, we’re hearing that the Medfield chip can hold its ground against dual-core ARM-based chips like NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 and Qualcomm’s […]

Intel, Samsung Prepping Atom-Powered Android 4.0 Phone For Sprint?

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Come this January at the Consumer Electronics Show, some big announcements could be coming from the Intel x86 architecture camp where it relates to Google’s Android platform. There is speculation that Intel and Samsung could partner together to launch the first Atom-powered Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone for Sprint’s Now Network, giving Sprint yet […]

NVIDIA Announces Kal-el’s Birth as Tegra 3, Complete with Quad-Core

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Once known by its code name as Kal-el, NVIDIA has finally formally announced its quad-core mobile processor as the Tegra 3 chipset, following the single-core ARM-based Tegra CPU and the dual-core ARM Tegra 2. Tegra 3 is the first quad-core ARM A9 CPU in the world and will also be coupled with a 12-core GeForce […]

Intel Bets on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with 2012 Release

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Intel is awaiting the arrival of Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich mobile operating system before the first smartphone running the new mobile OS and Intel’s Atom x86 architecture gets released sometime in the first half of 2012. The company, which had previously banked on its MeeGo OS with Nokia, has shifted focus in recent […]

Tegra 3 Brains Revealed in Transformer Prime Teardown

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Along with the FCC filing with Asus’ forthcoming Eee Pad Transformer Prime, teardown photos reveal that the next-generation Transformer Android tablet will ship with a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 chipset, which is also known by its codename as Kal-el. According to Wireless Goodness, the FCC teardown photos, which reveal the internal components of the tablet, […]