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 […]

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 […]

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’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 […]

Samsung Introduces Faster Exynos CPU, Better Camera Sensors

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Samsung had introduced two new chips that will make smartphones even better. The company had introduced a faster version of its ARM-based dual-core Exynos processor, which is one of the stand-out features of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S II smartphone, along with a better camera sensor that can capture better stills and videos. The new Exynos […]

NVIDIA’s Quad-Core Kal-el ARM CPU Comes with Fifth Core

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In newly released white papers for its quad-core CPU, NVIDIA has detailed that its Kal-el ARM-based mobile architecture will come with 4 standard cores and a fifth core that will help its chipsets achieve power when needed while being energy efficient in basic use. The fifth core, called a companion core, will be used when […]

Intel Promises Medfield Atom Android Tablet in 2012, Reveals Some Details

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At the booth on the show floor of the IDF 2011 conference, I had spoken to several Intel representatives about the company’s efforts to break into the Android market. Intel reps had revealed a couple interesting tidbits about the chip-maker’s relationship with Google, its efforts with Honeycomb and smartphones, and plans for Medfield Atom-based Android […]

IDF: Intel Keeps Atom-Powered Samsung Windows 8 Tab Behind Glass

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Intel had used its IDF conference in San Francisco, which was held at the same time as Microsoft’s Build conference in Southern California, to show off to attendees the potential of Intel hardware. In Southern California, Microsoft had given attendees at Build a taste of what Windows 8 would look and feel like utilizing the […]

IDF: Autonomous Arachnoid Bot is Printed Via 3D and Learns to Walk Via Atom CPU

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Intel researchers were showing off the capabilities of the company’s Atom processor inside a new robot project that they were developing. The project takes the form of a robot arachnid, similar in concept to Sony’s robot dog named Aibo of yore, where the creature would be autonomous–meaning no remote control through user input. Rather, utilizing […]

NVIDIA Tegra to Land in Windows Phone Handsets in 2013?

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It looks like Qualcomm may be losing its monopoly on supplying chips to Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform if a leaked NVIDIA slide is to be believed. According to the NVIDIA roadmap, the company’s Tegra processor will make it onto Windows Phone by 2013, and that chip design will be codenamed Grey. Grey, which will combine […]

Asus Eee Pad Transformer 2 Might Be First Kal-El Tablet

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Just a short time ago, Asus chief Jonney Shih confirmed that a sequel to his company’s wildly popular Eee Pad Transformer was on the way. He revealed no details other than to say that the device was going to be “impressive.” It has been rumored that the Eee Pad Transformer 2 would be outfitted with […]

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 CPUs Will Help Smartphones Replace Game Consoles

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We’ve already begun seeing the¬†cannibalization¬†of dedicated game consoles–like the Microsoft Xbox, Nintendo Wii, and Sony PlayStation–thanks to the emergence of cheap games on mobile smartphones and tablets that are readily available for consumption by the casual gaming. However, as mobile hardware becomes more powerful, Qualcomm predicts that new smartphones and tablets running its forthcoming Snapdragon […]

Qualcomm’s New Snapdragon Branding Urges Power Users to Choose S4 Chips

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Following Nokia‘s move to simplify its smartphone line, Qualcomm may be doing the same in trying to simplify the branding behind its various mobile Snapdragon processors to allow customers to easily discern between a high-end and an entry-level smartphone with its chipset. The new branding convention will be S1, S2, S3, and S4 where S1 […]