10/26/2011, This video (courtesy of ARMdevices.net) shows an ARM Cortex 15MP reference design chip running a build of Android. A reference design chip is built just to test (and prove) that the chip design works as advertised. ARM will then sell this design to silicon vendors, who will build the final processors used in smartphones and tablet. For more information about systems on a chip, head to our SoC post.
10/19/2011, ARM has just announced the Cortex A7, a small CPU core that is only 1/5 of the size of the popular Cortex A8 which was used in countless smartphone system on a chip (SoC). ARM says that its Cortex A7 processor provides better performance and uses less power when compared to the A8. Today, most phones are powered by one or more Cortex A9, and in the future, some designs […]
09/29/2011, If the newly announced Amazon Kindle Fire’s price of $199 is still too expensive for your liking, a new tablet on the market dubbed the N5Zero could feature a price point that will satisfy those shopping on a budget.
01/24/2011, Tegra 3 specs: this leaked slide is almost as good as an official announcement. Tegra 2 will indeed have 4-cores and a graphics processor that will be 3X faster
10/27/2010, Developers out there might want to take note that the PandaBoard development tool for mobile application developers is now shipping, helping developers to create OMAP4-compatible apps for Android, Angstrom, Chrome, MeeGo and Ubuntu-based devices. The board sports a dual-core 1GHz TI OMAP4 processor, 1GB of RAM, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1. It also supports 1080p 30fps video output via its HDMI port. Aside from that, a DVI-D connector is also available, […]
09/09/2010, ARM has announced a new Cortex A15 MPCore processor that will allow devices to run at speeds up to 2.5GHz. It’s designed to be used in tablet, large-screen portable devices, not to mention mobile phones. It’s claimed that this processor is capable of pumping out five times the performance of today’s smartphone processors without affecting battery consumption. The improved numeric crunching ability will offer better functionality for 3D navigation, augmented […]
06/10/2010, Think that the Nexus One is pretty fast with its 1GHz Snapdragon processor? According to Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha, the company is hoping to come up with a 2GHz Android-powered smartphone, and even going so far as to claim that such a device would be on the market by the end of 2010. Which processor wasn’t specifically mentioned, but with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon line supposedly only reaching 1.5GHz this year, some […]
04/20/2010, This is still far from an official confirmation, but reports are coming in that the upcoming iPhone 4G could be powered by Apple’s A4 processor, which is the same processor used by the iPad. Considering the comfortable way the A4 processor is able to handle the iPad, it wouldn’t be too much of a surprise if Apple did decide to use its homegrown A4 chip. Said chip is a modified, […]
02/05/2010, Looks like the future is bright for mobile devices, especially since ARM has revealed the roadmap for future iterations of its Cortex-A series of chips. The upcoming chip is codenamed Eagle, and is estimated to have 3 billion units produced annually. While there isn’t too much information on it revealed just yet, we do know that it’s targeted at smartphones, mobile computing and digital TV products. Word is that it’ll […]
01/21/2010, According to Northeast Securities analyst Ashok Kumar, Apple’s upcoming tablet will be available on Verizon Wireless. It’s speculated that Verizon will be subsidizing about $200 of the tablet’s price, though you’ll be required to agree to a 2-year data service plan of around $60/month. There is also talk of the possibility of a “dock” that would provide a physical keyboard and charging solution for the tablet. Aside from that, it’s […]
12/01/2009, Renesas’ latest ARM Cortex A8 has just been announced, where this application engine for mobile devices will target next generation handsets in addition to smartphones and netbooks. Known formally as the SH-Mobile Application Engine 4 (SH73720), this little processor is full well capable of handing full HD 1080p video recording, high-speed 3D graphics rendering, video playback at 30fps and an advanced gaming experience amongs others. We can’t wait to see […]