Apple Migrating to ARM for Entire Computing Lineup?


Apple is speculated to be moving its entire computing lineup with its laptops and desktops to the ARM chipset and away from Intel’s architecture. The recent rumor being reported by SemiAccurate would mark Apple’s second transition to a newer chipset in its desktops and laptops, first from PowerPC to Intel, and now if true from […]

LG Creating Its Own ARM Chips in the Future


Like its South Korean rival Samsung, LG has signed a deal to license ARM designs for mobile processors in the hopes of creating its own in-house chips. The company would compete against Texas Instruments, Samsung, Apple, Qualcomm, Marvell, and others with ARM mobile chipsets. ARM Holdings, the body behind the ARM reference design, has announced […]

Samsung Plans 2 GHz Dual-Core Smartphone in 2012


With Samsung having just recently announced its own internally-made 1 GHz dual-core Exynos–codenamed Orion–processor, that chipset may soon seem dated given that the company has recently publicly commented that it hopes to release a 2 GHz dual-core smartphone in 2012. While NVIDIA was the first to market with a 1 GHz dual-core CPU based on […]

Early Batches of Eee Pad Transformer Sold Out


It looks like Asus may be suffering from the same plight as Apple as its tablet has been sold out and the company is having a hard time meeting initial demand. Early production batches of the Eee Pad Transformer, which were offered up for sale in the UK on April 6th, have been sold out […]

Intel Prematurely Announces Asus Eee Pad Slider to Use Atom CPU


While it was believed that the Asus Eee Pad Slider Android Honeycomb tablet would be utilizing a dual-core ARM-based NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor at the CES unveiling, Intel had put together a page suggesting that Asus’s Android tablet would be utilizing an Atom-based CPU instead. Though the page has since been removed, Liluputing had managed […]

Intel Atom-Powered Honeycomb Tablets Coming Later This Year


While it seems that all of Google’s Android 3.0 slates that have been released or are about to be released will utilize ARM-based chipsets, Intel is finalizing deals that will lead to Atom-based Android tablets hitting the market in the third quarter of this year, securing a major win for the world’s largest semiconductor maker, […]

After Oak Trail, Intel to Tackle Tablet Market with Cloverview CPU


During its announcement of its latest Oak Trail processors for tablets, which is based on a 45 nm manufacturing process, Intel also hinted that Cloverview will be the next tablet-capable processor to succeed the Oak Trail Atom-based processor for tablets. Cloverview will utilize an even more power efficient 32 nm manufacturing process, which is similar […]

T-Mobile LG G2X Retail Packaging Spotted


After an official unveiling at CTIA this past month, the retail box for the T-Mobile G2x made by LG has been leaked onto the web, which shows a clean white box with the logo and name of the phone as well as an image of the phone highlighted in the center of the box. Although […]

Google to Standardize Android Tablets and ARM Chips


Google may not be just standardizing the experience of Android 3.0 Honeycomb on tablets, but the Android software-maker may be looking to create a standard for the ARM-based processor that is used on those tablets according to the latest reports. How Google hopes to approach this is still unclear, but developers are said to be […]

NVIDIA Confirms Droid Bionic to Use Tegra 2 Mobile Processor


While Motorola reps had told me previously at the Verizon Wireless Motorola Droid Bionic unveiling earlier this year that the device would be utilizing a dual-core chipset solution from Texas Instruments, it turns out that information is not correct. I had caught up to both NVIDIA and Motorola at the CTIA Wireless trade show yesterday, […]

Will Droid Bionic, BlackBerry PlayBook Cost More as Result of Japan Quake?


Update 3/23/2011: Despite Motorola reps telling us at CES 2011 that the Droid Bionic for Verizon Wireless will be utilizing a Texas Instruments–that information was used and referenced in this article–NVIDIA reps at CTIA 2011 had informed us that the device actually uses the dual-core Tegra 2 mobile applications processor. As such, the Droid Bionic […]

Is Marvell to Blame for the BlackBerry PlayBook’s Launch Delay?


While RIM never really announced the PlayBook ealier than its Spring launch timeline, it is speculated that Research in Motion was hoping to launch the BlackBerry tablet in time for the holiday shopping season a few months ahead of the device’s now confirmed April 10th launch date. That delay may be caused by RIM’s partnership […]

NVIDIA Project Kal-El Mobile Processor Demo (Video)


While dual-core Tegra 2 processors are only starting to roll out on popular devices today, NVIDIA is not sitting cozy. The company has an aggressive roadmap for its Tegra line of ARM-based mobile processors, and the company is looking ahead to quad-core performance by the end of this year. I caught up with NVIDIA at […]

Asus Working on Android Tablet with Quad-Core CPU, 3D Display


After having aggressively launched a number of tablets since the beginning of the year, Asus is prepping another tablet, perhaps running the Android operating system, that will be powered by a quad-core CPU. Details are scarce at this time, but news of the Asus’s tablet plans were revealed by company CEO Jerry Chen during an […]

Samsung Galaxy S II to Come in Two Variants, One with Tegra 2


Prior to the official announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S II Android smartphone, there were rumors that Samsung may use another company’s CPU to power its own flagship Android device, and now there is news that there may be a second version of the smartphone. The NFC-equipped smartphone will come with either a Samsung Exynos […]

NVIDIA Announces Quad-Core CPU, 12-Core GPU on Mobile

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If you think the Tegra 2 is strong and powerful, you better wait for NVIDIA’s Tegra successor, codenamed Kal-El, which promises a qhopping quad-core processor coupled with a 12-core NVIDIA GPU to support display resolutions of 2,560 X 1,600 pixels. According to the chip-maker Kal-El delivers up to 5 times the performance of Tegra 2. […]

LG Optimus 3D Android Smartphone Goes with Dual-Core TI Chip


Unlike the LG Optimus 2X, unveiled at CES, the LG Optimus 3D announced for Mobile World Congress will be using a dual-core 1.0 GHz ARM-based OMAP processor from Texas Instruments rather than NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 CPU. In addition to a glasses-free 3D screen and the ability to capture images and video in 3D, the Optimus […]

MacBook Air Getting Second-Gen Intel Core CPU in June?


It looks like Apple may refresh the ultra-portable MacBook Air notebook–available currently in 11- and 13-inch screen sizes–to accommodate Intel’s second-generation Core processor, known as Sandy Bridge according to the latest Internet reports. Our own Josh Smith had written over at that the move will deliver for Apple and to consumers better graphics performance: […]

Will Samsung Galaxy S 2 Use a Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU?

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With news that Samsung’s own dual-core processor–formerly called Orion and now named Exynos–will be clocked at 1.0 GHz per core, rumors of the Galaxy S 2 next-generation flagship Android smartphone with a 1.2 GHz speculated dual-core processor indicates that the device may not sport a processor built by Samsung. The move would be surprising as […]