Will a Chromebook with All-Day Battery Life Appeal to You?

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Intel’s power-boosting and battery efficient Haswell processor, to succeed the third generation Core i-series, may make Google’s Chromebook a lot more appealing as a laptop replacement. According to Kevin Tofel of Giga Om, the Internet search giant is looking to use Intel’s next generation Haswell processor in a future Chromebook, and references for Haswell has been […]

Samsung Downplays Galaxy S4 Processor Choices

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Samsung Mobile head J.K. Shin is downplaying the company’s decision to utilize rival Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 processor in the U.S. and U.K. variants of the flagship Galaxy S4 Android smartphone. Elsewhere in the world, the Galaxy S4 will ship with Samsung’s own Exynos 5 Octa processor that has been demonstrated in prior benchmark tests to […]

Intel Looking to Break Into Windows Phone Market With Atom CPU

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After having worked with several Android manufacturers to release a number of Android phones with Intel’s x86 Atom architecture, the chip giant is looking to gain further footing inside the competitive mobile space with hopes of tackling the Windows Phone market next. According to a LinkedIn job ad, Intel is on the hunt for Windows […]

Huawei to Challenge Galaxy S4 With Its Own 8-Core CPU

While Samsung’s rumored Exynos 5 Octa processor with an 8-core design based on ARM’s Cortex A15 CPU is rumored for the Galaxy S4 smartphone, emerging Chinese smartphone-maker Huawei has said it will match Samsung with its own 8-core chipset. In an interview with Engadget, Huawei’s head of the consumer business group confirmed that an 8-core chipset […]

New Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, 800 ARM Processors Bring 75% More Awesomeness

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Qualcomm took to stage at the Consumer Electronics Show to introduce a lineup of Snapdragon processors consisting of the Snapdragon 600 and Snapradragon 800 ARM-based CPUs. These chips deliver improved processing and graphics handling capabilities compared to the current top of the line quad-core Snapdragon S4 CPUs. According to Qualcomm, these chips are now being […]

Intel Ready to Launch Next-Gen Mobile Processor

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At an industry conference in San Francisco, chip-maker Intel says that it is still on track to launch its next generation of mobile CPUs targeted at smartphones and tablets as it hopes will close the gap between its architecture and those from ARM Holdings. The company’s new chipset will be based on a 22 nm […]

Qualcomm Introduces Entry-Level Quad-Core Snapdragon S4 ARM Processor

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Just as rival Texas Instruments is exiting the smartphone processor manufacturing business, Qualcomm has announced a lower cost edition of the company’s popular Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor based on designs from ARM Holdings. Introduction of this entry-level Snapdragon S4 quad-core CPU will make it possible for manufacturers to create tablets and smartphones with lower […]

Intel: Quad-Core Atom CPUs a Possibility; LTE Support Coming in 2013

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Intel, which is trying to break into the smartphone space with its Atom-based mobile processors for Android devices, is working on improved chipsets for future phones to rival ARM Holding’s architecture, which has been dominantly used in many devices today, including Apple’s iPhone, Samsung’s Galaxy series, and HTC’s One series devices. So far, the most […]

A5X Chip Rumored for iPhone 5 With Latest Logic Board Leak

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While there is still debate about the ARM-based Apple-designed processor architecture inside the next-generation iPhone 5, there is now rumors that the iPhone will share its internals with the latest third-generation ‘new’ iPad. Though the leaked logic board photos from Chinese site Sina.com do not confirm the processor, a reports on MacRumors state that an internal source–presumably […]

With S3 Graphics Under Its Belt, Will HTC Roll Out Custom ARM Processors?

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HTC confirmed that it is intent on completing its acquisition of graphics company S3. After stating its intention to purchase S3 for $300 million for the company’s 270 patents to thwart Apple’s claims with, the S3 patent claims against Apple were dismissed forcing HTC to re-evaluate its investment. However, HTC general counsel Grace Lei confirmed […]

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 […]

NVIDIA’s Kai Platform to Bring Quad-Core Tablets Down to $199

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NVIDIA has created the Kai reference platform to help tablet manufacturers bring down the price of their tablets to $199 starting this summer, which is the same price that Amazon is selling its show-stealing Amazon Kindle Fire. According to NVIDIA, this will help to drive the price of quad-core tablets down to the price of […]

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 […]