Benchmark Confirms Unreleased Motorola Droid 3 Specs


Early benchmarks on the Nenamark benchmarking site confirms some preliminary specs of the upcoming, yet unreleased Motorola Droid 3 smartphone destined for Verizon Wireless. The Android smartphone was shown by the benchmark to come with a PowerVR SGX540 graphics processor, suggesting that it would be arriving a dual-core gigahertz applications processor by Texas Instruments, and […]

Adobe Updates Flash to Version 10.3 for Android


Adobe has just pushed out an update to its Adobe Flash Player plugin for the Android platform, bringing the version number to 10.3 and matching the available update on the PC and Mac platforms. The latest version of Adobe Flash 10.3 supports Android OS version 2.2 (Froyo), 2.3 (Gingerbread), 3.0 (Honeycomb), and the latest Android […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

Screen shot 2011 02 15 at 11.41

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. […]

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?

samsung logo

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 […]

Samsung Dual-Core Mobile Orion CPU Now Called Exynos


Samsung has unveiled the branding off of the company’s dual-core 1.0 GHz mobile processor, which will compete with the NVIDIA Tegra 2 chipset and those from Qualcomm, Texas Instruments, and others. Previously rumored and known as the Orion processor, Samsung’s mobile solution is called Exynos, derived from the Greek words exypnos–smart–and prasinos–green–highlighting the company’s smart […]

Next-Gen PlayStation Portable to Have Quad-Core ARM CPU, Quad-Core GPU


As the world looks on to the future of mobile processing beyond dual-core CPUs that are starting to make their way into products such as the Motorola Atrix 4G and the Xoom tablet, Sony has just announced that its next-generation PlayStation Portable (PSP) gaming platform will be sporting a quad-core processor along with powerful quad-core […]

Tegra 3 Going Quad-Core Later This Year with HD Display Support


Along with going 3D for its Tegra 2 processors in Spring, NVIDIA will be upping the mobile processing ante with a quad-core Tegra 3 release come this fall according to a leaked slide revealing the company’s roadmap obtained by Engadget. The leak isn’t surprising as the company had previously already alluded to quad-core mobile processors […]

NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 Goes 3D in Spring 2011


With 3D displays and screens still attracting a lot of attention, especially on the smaller screen, NVIDIA is positioning itself to capitalize on the emerging market with its mobile chipsets. The dual-core ARM Cortex A9-based Tegra 2 will add 3D capabilities come this Spring according to a leaked slide from Tech Eye. The company’s Tegra […]

Will NVIDIA Announce a Quad-Core Tegra 3 CPU at MWC?


In an interview with NVIDIA’s Tegra general manager Mike Rayfield with Hexus, the launch date for the next-generation Tegra 3 chipset was revealed. Though Rayfield didn’t mention an exact date, he did say “It will be in production around the same time as my competitors’ first dual-cores will.” In the past, NVIDIA has stated that […]

Apple’s Next-Gen A4 CPU to Grace iPad 2, iPhone 5 with Dual-Core Computing


Apple is expected to unveil its next-generation system on a chip (SoC) design that will succeed the company’s proprietary A4 processor in its next-generation mobile computing products, including the next iPad and iPhone. The chip itself may also make it into Apple TV, which at this time shares its A4 processor with the iPhone, and […]

Acer ICONIA Tab to Launch with 4G LTE on Verizon


Acer today announced at CES that its ICONIA Tab A500 will be a 4G LTE tablet that will debut on Verizon Wireless’s nascent 4G network. The gaming and mobile-centric 10.1-inch slate will run Android OS and have a user interface layer on top called Acer UI 4.5. It will support HD playback and comes with […]

AMD to Enter Tablet Market with Deccan APU Mobile Chipset

Logo Advanced Micro Devices AMD

Chip-maker AMD is looking to enter the tablet and netbook business by providing the processor (CPU) and graphics (GPU) capabilities through the Deccan APU, or accelerated processing unit, platform. AMD’s Deccan APU will most notably compete against rival Intel’s Atom-based processors. Intel’s Oak Trail platform is expected to make an entry into the netbook, tablet, […]