Texas Instruments the Preferred Chip-Maker for Google’s Ice Cream Sandwich?


There is now speculation that Google is dumping NVIDIA, whose dual-core chipset helped to shape Android 3.0 Honeycomb, in favor of Texas Instruments for its Ice Cream Sandwich platform, which will begin the process of merging the tablet and smartphone editions of Android into one platform. The company’s OMAP 4 chip will be the reference […]

AT&T’s Promotional Video of the Motorola Atrix Misleading?

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I had recently stopped by an AT&T corporate-owned retail store to check out the recent crop of phones and accessories, and on my visit I found that most of AT&T’s Android-based smartphone come pre-loaded with a looping video tutorial that highlights the features of the devices; when a user interacts with the phone and touches […]

NVIDIA CEO Blames Pricing, OEMs for Lackluster Android Tablet Sales


Though the industry and Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha had attributed the lack of native Android apps optimized for the tablet experience for the poor sales of the first Honeycomb tablet, the Motorola Xoom, NVIDIA says the problem is more than just software, laying blame on poor sales of the initial batch of Honeycomb tablets due […]

HTC Sensation Spotted at FCC, T-Mobile Release Getting Closer

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The HTC Sensation, one of the most powerful phones, is sitting at U.S. regulatory agency FCC for approval. The device features a dual-core 1.2 GHz CPU, high resolution qHD display, an array of wireless radios and sensors, and can be seen as an HTC EVO 3D for Sprint without the 3D screen or dual rear […]

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 […]

T-Mobile LG G2X Android Super Phone Reboots Randomly, Freezes?

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Select users have been noticing that the newly launched LG G2X Android smartphone for T-Mobile USA with a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor is suffering from either random reboots or freezes. Users who have experienced the problem were able to take their devices into T-Mobile where the carrier was able to swap out the device […]

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 […]

HTC Watch Video Streaming Service to Debut with HTC Sensation


Following Samsung’s launch of the Media Hub for its own smartphones and tablets, HTC will be debuting its own video streaming service called HTC Watch that will appear first on the HTC Sensation 4.3-inch Android smartphone featuring a 2D qHD and 1.2 GHz dual-core Snapdragon CPU. However, with fragmented, OEM-created media experiences, the convenience factor […]

Qualcomm Confirms HTC Sensation’s Dual-Core Snapdragon CPU


In a tweet, Qualcomm Germany has confirmed the existence of the oft-rumored HTC Sensation Android smartphone, which has also gone by the name HTC Pyramid and is tied with T-Mobile USA in the States. Qualcomm’s Twitter message serves to confirm and promote the company’s mobile dual-core 1.2 GHz processor that’s coming to the HTC smartphone. […]

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 […]

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, […]

LG G2X, G-Slate Expected for an April 20th Release on T-Mobile


T-Mobile USA and LG are expected to be announcing the retail availability of its latest G-franchise which consists of the G-Slate, a re-badged version of the Optimus Pad, and the LG G2X, which is expected as a re-branded version of the LG Optimus 2X. The anticipated announcement may happen next week at the CTIA tradeshow, […]

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 […]

Will the HTC Pyramid Run Android 3.0 Honeycomb?


Chinese website XDA.cn is once again the source for the HTC Pyramid leak, which is said to be coming to T-Mobile USA with its dual-core CPU. According to the website, the phone will be sporting a very high resolution–Retina Display comparable–4.3-inch qHD display, which is a 960-540 touchscreen of the same variety used on the […]

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 […]