Asus Finally Unveils Transformer Prime Ice Cream Sandwich Tablet


At the AsiaD conference, Asus head Jonney Shih finally fessed up about the company’s next generation Asus Eee Pad Transformer successor, in which Shih calls the Transformer Prime. The device, like the Google smartphone called the Galaxy Nexus by Samsung, will run on the next-generation Android Ice Cream Sandwich platform, which will be the first […]

Asus Remains Committed to Transformer 2 Tablet

Amidst heated competition in both pricing and specs from Amazon’s announcement of its dual-core $200 Kindle Fire touchscreen tablet that runs a heavily skinned version of the Android operating system, Asus, which had gained fame for the success of its Transformer tablet, remains committed to the Transformer 2. The Transformer successor will up the ante […]

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


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 […]

Meizu MX Quad-Core Smartphone Gets Detailed

Meizu MX

We’ve all been wondering about the arrival of quad-core smartphones ever since NVIDIA and Qualcomm announced their plans to put said processors inside smartphones in 2012. Well, it’s not 2012 yet but it appears that we have some details about what figures to be the first quad-core smartphone on the market, the Meizu MX. The […]

Qualcomm’s 2.5GHz Quad-Core Processors Get Detailed, Due in 2012

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Not to be outdone by Intel’s announcement yesterday, Qualcomm has made an announcement of their own at the Innovation Qualcomm event in Istanbul where the chip maker outlined plans for its next-generation 2.5GHz quad-core processors that will be available to manufacturers by the end of 2011. That means that yes, there should be 2.5GHz Snapdragon […]

NVIDIA: Quad-Core Tablets by Christmas, Smartphone Next Year


Though NVIDIA had boldly promised in the past that we’ll begin to see tablets with quad-core processors–the Kal-el variety that’s been demoed before–this fall, the company says that there has been delays and devices won’t hit shelves until around Christmas. CEO┬áJen-Hsun Huang cites that manufacturers of the Android tablets are taking as much time as […]

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

Eee Pad Transformer

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 […]

NVIDIA Says Kal-El Quad-Core Tablets Coming This Fall, Phones in 2012


Need more evidence that a quad-core powered Asus Eee Pad Transformer might be coming in October? How about confirmation from NVIDIA that Kal-El quad-core powered tablets are coming this fall? That work? Good, because that’s exactly what has come out of the NVIDIA camp today. The company has confirmed the time frame to Android Central […]

Will Microsoft Buy NVIDIA to Create Proprietary Chips for Windows 8?


As Microsoft pushes ahead to try to maintain competitiveness in the tablet game by making sure that the hardware and software are more integrated to have tighter control of the user experience, the company may be eying an acquisition of chipset-maker NVIDIA, whose dual-core Tegra 2 was believed to be the reference platform for Android […]

Qualcomm: Dual-Core ARM Snapdragon CPUs Will Outperform Quad-Core Rivals


At the Qualcomm-hosted Uplinq conference in San Diego, California, Qualcomm was upbeat and optimistic about its Snapdragon chipset. The company says that its dual-core Snapdragon are efficient enough that it will out-perform quad-core offerings from rivals. Though company senior VP Rob Chandhok didn’t mention any rivals by name, he cites Qualcomm’s implementation of asynchronous processing […]

TI Announces Multi-Core ARM OMAP 4 Chipset for Windows, Android Tablets


In addition to Qualcomm’s quad-core Snapdragon coming early 2012 and NVIDIA demoing Kal-El running Windows 8, Texas Instruments’ multi-core chipset will be competitive with its rivals’ quad-core offerings using a hybrid architecture that will lead to better energy efficiency and lower power consumption. The TI OMAP4470 chip is expected to land in the first half […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

NVIDIA Says Quad-Core Mobile CPUs Coming in ‘Near Future’


NVIDIA, the maker of the dual-core Tegra 2 chips that are beginning to gain momentum in the high-end smartphone and tablet market, is saying that dual-core chips for mobile will become the standard in 2011 and that quad-core solutions will be available in the near future. The company had announced aggressive plans for its Tegra […]