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  • 28nm Snapdragon will add LTE support, faster graphics

    01/26/2011 10:46:29 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies ^ | 2010-11-18 | Jonathan Angel
    Qualcomm has shown off a new version of its Snapdragon chipset that will let handsets work with LTE (Long Term Evolution) networks as well as current 3G networks. Set to sample in 2011, the MSM8960 will also integrate Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, and an FM receiver, according to a variety of reports. The only reference we could find to the MSM8960 on Qualcomm's website is the obviously dated slide reproduced below. According to a variety of sources, however, the chipmaker detailed its new Snapdragon offering at a meeting held for analysts yesterday in New York. This slide suggests the MSM8960 was...
  • NVIDIA Tegra 3, equipped with 1.5GHz quad-core madness, teased by a familiar slide

    01/25/2011 8:22:54 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 16 replies
    engadget ^ | Jan 24th 2011 7:06AM | Vlad Savov
    How aggressive can NVIDIA get? That's the question puzzling our brainboxes right now as we gaze upon the complete version of the slide that let us know about a potential Tegra 2 3D chip over the weekend. It's not every day you hear of a 1.5GHz quad-core mobile SOC,
  • Leak shows NVIDIA Tegra 3 first with quad-core in tablets

    01/24/2011 9:57:58 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies
    Electronista ^ | Mon January 24, 2011 updated 10:15 am EST, | By Electronista Staff
    updated 10:15 am EST, Mon January 24, 2011 NVIDIA Tegra 3 leaks with late 2011 ship date NVIDIA may be first to have a shipping quad-core processor in a tablet. A new copy of the same slide that showed the Tegra 2 3D has listed the Tegra 3. The design would closely follow Qualcomm's own ambitions and see a 1.5GHz, quad-core design that would be more than twice as fast as any Tegra 2. BSON heard that triple the graphics power would be onboard to decode Blu-ray video and to power a 1920x1200 main display.To keep the power draw reasonable,...
  • Verizon unveils Xoom tablet running Android 3.0 at CES

    01/22/2011 11:00:44 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 70 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011 | 12:32 p.m. | Amanda Finnegan
    Verizon, Google and Motorola executives kicked off the official start of the Consumer Electronics Show and this year’s tablet craze with a product and partnership of their own to compete with Apple’s iPad. The first tablet running Android 3.0, also known as Honeycomb, will be on the market in February, executives announced at Verizon Communications CEO Ivan Seidenberg’s keynote Thursday. The Motorola Xoom tablet will be available exclusively on the Verizon network. Mike Maclaren, a Google engineer, joined Verizon and Motorola executives on stage to give the audience a sneak peek at the features of the Xoom and some of...
  • Intel And Microsoft Start Blaming Each Other For Completely Whiffing On Tablets

    01/21/2011 6:29:20 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Jan. 7, 2011, 10:49 AM | Matt Rosoff
    Here's more evidence of a rift between Microsoft and Intel over tablets: last night an Intel exec told CNET that Intel and PC makers like Dell have been trying to get Microsoft to tailor Windows for touch-screen tablets for years, with no luck.
  • Intel Confident it Can Beat ARM in the Mobile Space

    01/21/2011 6:22:36 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies
    Daily Tech ^ | January 21, 2011 8:48 AM | Jason Mick (Blog)
    Who, us worried? Naww... In newly released comments, an Intel spokesperson denies that Microsoft took such a stand and insists that not only is Intel at no risk, but that it will actually be able to beat ARM at power efficiency. Intel's spokesperson delivered these comments to the SF Gate. States the spokesperson, "With over 30 years of compatibility, we will easily scale down to a lower power Windows to match our Atom processor family, or any x86-based Intel chip." The company's executive leadership made similar claims during its recent earnings call.
  • Qualcomm 1.2GHz dual core ARM demonstrated

    01/14/2011 2:00:32 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    Fudzilla ^ | Friday, 14 January 2011 09:51 | Fuad Abazovic
    Big GHz fight in 2011 Qualcomm has decided to show its dual Scorpion based MSM8x60 mobile CPU and it also told the world that this CPU can hit 1.2GHz, per core that is. The chip has an Adreno 220 GPU that we know little about and of course its a 45nm chip since 28nm should be only ready in the latter part of 2011. The chip should be able to do high definition stereoscopic 3D video, and multi-party video conferencing as well as some nice gaming. It is intended for tablets and phones and you can bet that you will...
  • TI OMAP 4440 1.5GHz in 2H 2011

    01/14/2011 1:52:40 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 3 replies
    Fudzilla ^ | Friday, 14 January 2011 10:08 | Fuad Abazovic
    Heating up clock wars Whether you like it or not, the ARM revolution is happening today and these small chips are starting to matter to the world just as much as Intel and AMD chips do. They will get to many tablets and mobile phones in 2011 and onward and most of the 2011 models are dual-core. We just mentioned the 1.5GHz OMAP 4440 chip yesterday and we got confirmation from a source close to Texas Instruments that this fancy fast chip can ship in the second half of 2011. Texas (non-chainsaw) chaps do believe that that have a good...
  • AMD’s lack of vision extends beyond CEO’s office ( Apple's Tablet impacting )

    01/13/2011 12:56:31 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | Jan. 13, 2011, 12:01 a.m. EST | Therese Poletti, MarketWatch
    Commentary: Board just as culpable for chip maker’s current fateSAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Advanced Micro Devices Inc.’s board of directors may have booted CEO Dirk Meyer over a lack of strategic vision for the mobile market, but the chip maker’s problems are not going to be solved by a little house cleaning in the top suite. In fact, the board is just as responsible for signing off on decisions that distracted the company and perhaps factored into why AMD missed out on major growth areas. Earlier this week, AMD stunned both Wall Street and Silicon Valley with the news that...
  • Nokia N8 Review: Nokia's New Flagship ( Camera with phone attached??)

    01/13/2011 11:29:59 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies
    Anandtech ^ | 1/12/2011 1:00:00 AM | Mithun Chandrasekhar
    I remember one of the first mobile phones I ever used being a Nokia 5110i. It was among Nokia’s earliest of devices that packed an easy to use and straightforward interface in a supremely well-built package. Since we didn’t have as many phone launches each month back then as there are stars in the sky, the 5110i served me very well for more than 3 years without showing any signs of aging. That was in the mid to late 90’s. Fast forward to the end of this decade and we see Nokia’s current flagship, the N8-00, continuing to hold on...
  • Tesla Motors’ new sedan to feature Nvidia chips

    01/13/2011 9:28:17 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 20 replies
    Fudzilla ^ | Thursday, 13 January 2011 12:55 | Peter Scott
    Call Tegra for infotainment Nvidia’s Tegra chips have managed to find their way to a somewhat unlikely customer, California-based car maker Tesla Motors. Tesla’s new Model S, the company’s first sedan, will feature an infotainment system based on Nvidia’s SoC. The system will feature a 17-inch touchscreen in the center console and it will incorporate infotainment, navigation. It appears that a secondary 12.3-inch screen will serve as an-all digital instrument cluster and it will deliver vehicle info. The smug will love it. Nikola Tesla would have probably been proud to see his name on such a geeky car, but we...
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia arc leaked in photos, video ( Smartphone hands on HDMI Output)

    01/10/2011 8:20:17 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 16 replies ^ | Wednesday January 05, 2011. | Michael Oryl
    Video of images :Youtube version --Sony Ericsson XPERIA arc ******************************************And Handson:Sony Ericsson's beautiful Xperia arc - photos and video preview************************************EXCERPTS**********************************Gallery by Michael Oryl on Saturday January 08, 2011.We got the chance to spend a few minutes with Sony Ericsson's latest smartphone, the Xperia arc. The extremely sexy arc features a curved rear cover, as the name suggest, that measures only 8.7mm thick in its middle. The arc is powered by Google's Android 2.3 Gingerbread smartphone OS, which shines through on a 4.2-inch touchscreen display that Sony Ericsson says is powered by Sony's Bravia engine, the same technology used on Sony's...
  • Motorola Atrix 4G: Most Powerful Android Phone Ever?

    01/06/2011 11:02:18 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies
    CallingAllGeeks ^ | January 6, 2011 | Siddie
    Motorola always come up with out-of-the-world advertisements and tag lines for most of their products, one of them being the newly unveiled Motorola Atrix 4G Android phone. Motorola are calling it the world’s most powerful smartphone, though I’d like to add an ‘yet’ to that statement.The phone was released earlier today at CES, and our buddies at Engadget gave out a nice sneak-peak on the phone and what all the hype is all about. < Image Credit > Here below is the specifications of the Motorola Atrix and the “worlds most powerful smartphone” statement will now make sense; Comes packed...
  • NVIDIA's Tegra 2 Take Two: More Architectural Details and Design Wins

    01/06/2011 10:22:01 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    Anandtech ^ | 1/5/2011 2:51:00 PM | Anand Lal Shimpi & Brian Klug
    *********************************EXCERPT********************************************In the time since NVIDIA’s CES 2010 announcement, the company has shifted resources and focused its entire Tegra team on a single OS: Android. Choosing Android isn’t a hard decision to understand, of all of the available smartphone OS options it has the most momentum behind it. NVIDIA views the smartphone space like a condensed evolution of what happened in the PC industry. In fact, NVIDIA believes that within the next decade, mainstream PCs will actually be smartphones. You’ll simply connect your smartphone to a wireless display and keyboard/mouse when you’re at your desk, and just take it with you...
  • Motorola's XOOM tablet officially announced

    01/06/2011 9:15:29 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies
    Fudzilla ^ | Thursday, 06 January 2011 14:54 | Slobodan Simic
    From Verizon in Q1 Since Andy Rubin showed the prototype of Motorola's tablet running on Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS, it has been filling the news posts and now it is finally officially announced. The Motorola XOOM is a 10.1-inch slate tablet powered by Nvidia's Tegra 2 chip. The official announcement includes the specifications as well as the fact that this one will be heading to Verizon and will be available in Q1. The 4G connectivity will also be available as an update in Q2 2011. The full specification list includes a 10.1-inch capacitive screen with 1280x800 resolution, a 5 megapixel...
  • Ballmer confirms Windows for ARM

    01/06/2011 9:07:03 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    Fudzilla ^ | Thursday, 06 January 2011 11:25 | Peter Scott
    New desktop OS in the making Delightfully understated Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has confirmed that Redmond will include ARM support in its upcoming operating systems. Mind you, Microsoft has already introduced several mobile operating systems geared towards ARM devices, but this time around it appears that the outfit's next proper desktop OS will support ARM. Over the past few weeks we reported about the development on several occasions and we heard the first rumours of a ARM support in the summer of 2010. According to our sources, Microsoft developers are already developing optimized versions of Office and other popular MS...
  • Tegra 2 can play all the HD you can imagine ( Some details )

    12/23/2010 8:32:06 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies
    Fudzilla ^ | Thursday, 23 December 2010 14:05 | Fuad Abazovic
    H.264,WMV9 VC1, DivX and more We told you that we managed to see some cool Tegra 2 documentation and we can tell you that when it comes to HD video decoding, Tegra 2 can cope with numerous standards. First of them is H.264 with sub standards Baseline Profile (B frames) — 1080p/20Mbps, Main Profile (B Frames, CAVLC) — 1080p, Main Profile (B Frames, CABAC, no weighted prediction) — 720p/6Mbps and High Profile (B Frames, CABAC, no weighted prediction).
  • Microsoft to Reveal New Version of Windows ( for ARM Chips )

    12/21/2010 2:36:19 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | DECEMBER 21, 2010, 5:09 P.M. ET | BY DON CLARK AND NICK WINGFIELD
    Microsoft Corp. next month plans to discuss a new version of its widely used Windows operating system that targets low-power devices and adds support for a second strain of chip technology, according to people briefed on Microsoft company's plans.
  • LG Optimus 2X: first dual-core smartphone launches with Android, 4-inch display, 1080p recording

    12/17/2010 8:16:28 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 16 replies · 1+ views
    engadget ^ | Dec 15th 2010 9:00PM | Chris Ziegler
    That's right, it's official. Needless to say, that LG Star we recently got our paws on is very real, though it won't go by that name at retail -- just as LG's own release materials had suggested, this monster has picked up the Optimus 2X name as it morphs from a prototype into brutally fast, overpowered reality. At the phone's heart beats a dual-core Tegra 2 processor running at 1GHz, the first such configuration to be officially announced by any smartphone manufacturer (though we're expecting others any day now). In case you're wondering how such power might be used, well,...
  • First Look: Viewsonic G Tablet and Tegra 2 Performance Preview

    12/09/2010 12:55:49 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies
    anandtech ^ | 12/9/2010 3:04:00 AM | Vivek Gowri
    The slate computing market is about to explode, with a literal flood of new tablets releasing over the coming months. Many of them will be Android based, running Nvidia’s Tegra 2 SoC. Nvidia made a big deal about Tegra 2 back at CES 2010, but for some reason, it’s taken quite a bit of time for anything running the platform to hit the market. Finally, we have one - the Viewsonic G Tablet. The Tegra 2-based Viewsonic G Tablet showing the Tap UI homescreen The specs are pretty straightforward; we’ve got a 10” WSVGA display with LED backlighting, Android 2.2...