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Google's Nexus 4, 7, 10 strategy: Openness at all costs

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There have been plenty of rumors about how the Nexus program was going to grow and change with this year’s announcement. Now that we have all the details, it looks like almost none of them were right. There is no Nexus certification program, and the dream of multiple Nexus phones...
Google's Nexus 4, 7, 10 strategy: Openness at all costs

Canonical unveils Ubuntu OS for phones, doubles as desktop OS

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In a world dominated by iOS and junk-food-inspired Android operating systems, Canonical, developers of Ubuntu, feel there’s room for a mobile version of its user-friendly Linux distribution. However, rather than provide what is solely a mobile OS, Canonical boasts that this OS can actually plug into a PC and turn...
Canonical unveils Ubuntu OS for phones, doubles as desktop OS
Samsung unveils Exynos 5 Dual, the first Cortex-A15 SoC
RCA reinvents mobile TV for the tablet universe

AMD Will Build 64-bit ARM based Opteron CPUs for Servers, Production in 2014

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Last year AMD officially became an ARM licensee, although the deal wasn't publicized at the time. Fast forward to June 2012 and we saw the first fruits of that deal: AMD announced it would integrate ARM's Cortex A5 core into its 2013 APUs to enable TrustZone support. Today comes...
AMD Will Build 64-bit ARM based Opteron CPUs for Servers, Production in 2014

NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor details leaked: 4-plus-1 cores, 28nm, six times the power of Tegra 3

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NVIDIA's next superhero-themed mobile chipset has possibly made an early appearance in a leaked side in China, and it looks like it wants to go toe-to-toe with the latest processors from Samsung and Qualcomm. The Tegra 4 (codenamed Wayne) will apparently offer the same power-efficient 28nm process found on...
NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor details leaked: 4-plus-1 cores, 28nm, six times the power of Tegra 3

Aakash 2 to land in April, set budget tablet lovers back a measly $40

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The device that started as a $10 laptop, graduated to a $35 tablet and settled on a $60 reality is about to get its first successor: the Aakash 2. Like its predecessor, the new Aakash is twist on a DataWind Ubislate, namely the Ubislate 7+. According to TechSnapr, $40...
Aakash 2 to land in April, set budget tablet lovers back a measly $40

ARM intros low-power, quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 variant

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ARM on Tuesday rolled out a unique variant on the Cortex-A15 designed to bring the next-generation chip to shelves faster and with less power use. A new hard macro variant that has fixed specifications, including quad cores clocked at 2GHz based on a 28 nanometer TSMC-made (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company)...
ARM intros low-power, quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 variant

3G Chromebook appears on Amazon, Newegg for $330

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When Google announced its new Samsung-built 11.6-inch Chromebook Thursday critics noted the new mobile PC won't support 3G or 4G. But for road warriors who want baked-in cellular connectivity, it appears Google will in fact supply a 3G version of the new browser-in-a-box priced at $330, an extra $80...
3G Chromebook appears on Amazon, Newegg for $330
Atom vs. Cortex-A15 vs. Krait vs. Tegra 3: Which mobile CPU is the most power efficient?
Will AMD Pull an ARM Chip Out of Its Hat?
Nexus 10 available November 13th starting at $399; hands-on photos and video

Samsung at CES: Flexible displays, low-power LCDs, and all-new CPU designs

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Samsung’s CES keynote was an all-around look at the work the company is doing on a variety of fronts. CPU technology was front and center, including the announcement of the new Exynos 5 Octa. This new chip is the first SoC to implement ARM’s big.LITTLE architecture from any manufacturer. The Exynos...
Samsung at CES: Flexible displays, low-power LCDs, and all-new CPU designs

New Samsung Cortex A15-based chip opens door to "Retina" Android tablets

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The block diagram for Samsung's new Exynos 5 Dual SoC Samsung Samsung has just released details about its new Exynos 5 5250 SoC for mobile devices. This dual-core, 1.7GHz chip is the first one on the market to feature the new Cortex A15 CPU architecture from ARM, which will...
New Samsung Cortex A15-based chip opens door to "Retina" Android tablets

Mobile chip wars rage on as Samsung debuts its quad-core

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Samsung introduced its next generation mobile chip, the Exynos 4 Quad, on Thursday, with claims of faster speeds and lower power consumption. The company is planning debut the Galaxy S III smartphone next week, which Samsung says will be the first handset to use the new chip. The new Exynos...
Mobile chip wars rage on as Samsung debuts its quad-core

Asus drops quad-core Tegra 3 in favor of dual-core S4 in new Transformer tablet

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In a move that will shock and disgust bleeding-edge technophiles everywhere, Asus has announced at Mobile World Congress 2012 that its new Transformer Pads — the high-end Infinity Series — will use the recently-announced dual-core Qualcomm S4 SoC. The critically acclaimed Transformer Prime, the Infinity Series’ predecessor which was released...
Asus drops quad-core Tegra 3 in favor of dual-core S4 in new Transformer tablet

Hands-on demo with TI's OMAP5 platform at MWC (video)

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It's TI's time to brag. We first met OMAP5 when the company's VP of the OMAP division, Remi El-Ouazzane, unveiled the developer's reference platform on our stage at CES. While there, he boasted OMAP5 as "the greatest platform on Earth right now," but we were given only a few...
Hands-on demo with TI's OMAP5 platform at MWC (video)

Alcatel prepping One Touch Scribe HD phone with quad-core MediaTek chipset

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If you remember the MediaTek MT6589 that we recently took for a spin, you might recall that it holds the curious designation as containing the world's first quad-core Cortex A7 1GHz+ CPU. Interestingly, we've just learned that this snappy, efficient chip will be included in Alcatel's upcoming One Touch...
Alcatel prepping One Touch Scribe HD phone with quad-core MediaTek chipset
AMD and ARM partner up to battle Intel in the server space

How the iPhone 5 got its 'insanely great' A6 processor

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It's hard not to be impressed by the A6 engine in the new iPhone 5, since it's now proven to deliver a double-shot of great performance and class-leading battery life. But silicon stories like that don't happen over night or even over the course of a year -- in...
How the iPhone 5 got its 'insanely great' A6 processor

Apple's A6 processor could be company's first custom-designed CPU core

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A report on on Saturday reveals Apple's new A6 processor is actually the company's first attempt at designing a custom ARMv7 core, possibly debunking earlier claims that the silicon was using ARM's A9 or A15 Cortex designs....
Apple's A6 processor could be company's first custom-designed CPU core

MediaTek plans for quad-core chips in budget smartphones by early 2013

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As much as MediaTek is known for powering budget smartphones, the company is keen to make a fast track into the big leagues. Or bigger, at any rate. General manager Xie Qingjiang explains to China Times that MediaTek should have a quad-core, 28-nanometer mobile processor in production between the...
MediaTek plans for quad-core chips in budget smartphones by early 2013
New Aakash tablet boosts specs for same $40 price

Bunnie Huang building an open, ARM-based laptop, might even sell you one if you ask nicely

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How do you follow-up creating Chumby, exposing illicit microSD card production and building an open-source radiation detector? If you answered "go to Disneyland," then you aren't Andrew "Bunnie" Huang -- who is now designing and building his very own laptop. Powered by an ARM Cortex A9 and running Linux,...
Bunnie Huang building an open, ARM-based laptop, might even sell you one if you ask nicely

FXI Cotton Candy ICS-on-a-stick gets May release date, sweetened design

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Is that an Ice Cream Sandwich riding shotgun atop your Cotton Candy stick? It may sound like a delicious carnival delight, but munching on this bad boy will send you to the hospital faster than a family pack of deep-fried Oreos. Keeping up the confection theme, FXI has coined...
FXI Cotton Candy ICS-on-a-stick gets May release date, sweetened design

AMD to add ARM processors to boost chip security

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Back in February, AMD raised the possibility that future processors from the company might include ARM cores. The assumption at the time was that these ARM cores would be used for computation. The company has revealed its first plans for chips combining x86 and ARM cores, but it turns out...
AMD to add ARM processors to boost chip security

Energy Sistem beefs up its budget i8 slate with Ice Cream Sandwich inside

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Low-cost tablets are a dime a dozen in the Android world, what with no name offerings from Ainovo to budget stalwarts like Archos. But there's always room for more competition and Energy Sistem seems intent on elbowing its way to a prominent place at the bottom. A mild update...
Energy Sistem beefs up its budget i8 slate with Ice Cream Sandwich inside

Huawei's MediaPad 7 Lite gets detailed specs, shipping dates

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When Huawei revealed its new MediaPad 7 Lite slate, it wasn't generous with the details, but now we've got a few more to share with you. The final specifications are out, so we now know for sure that the ICS tab will arrive packing a 7-inch IPS display (1,024...
Huawei's MediaPad 7 Lite gets detailed specs, shipping dates

Nexus 10 hands-on (video)

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The Samsung-made Nexus 10 just landed in our hands, and we had a little time to take it for a spin. It's no secret that this particular tablet is ready for some serious hand-to-hand combat against the iPad, possessing a rather stunning set of components and solid build quality....
Nexus 10 hands-on (video)
AT&T first to announce LG Optimus G in the US
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