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SoC stands for ‘system on a chip’ or ‘system on chip’ which is a way to describe that a complete electronic system (like a computer) has been integrated on a single chip that includes processors, co-processors, memory, and all the associated data buses. To qualify as an SoC, all the sub-components must be cut from the same silicon die. To learn more about SoC, read SoC: The Force That Rules All Smartphones and Tablets


Acer Chromebook With MediaTek Processor Could Be Coming Soon

07/26/2016, Most of the Chromebooks we’ve seen have launched with Intel processors. This is pretty much Intel’s territory, at least as far as laptops and desktop computers are concerned. However it seems that Intel could soon be losing more ground to mobile...

HTC ‘Sailfish’ ROM Dump ‘Confirms’ Snapdragon 820 Chipset

07/25/2016, Last month thanks to leaked information, it was revealed that HTC will be working on two Nexus handsets this year codenamed “Marlin” and “Sailfish”. If the rumors are any accurate, the Marlin is expected to be the flagship model, while Sailfish is...

TSMC Could Have The Exclusive To Apple’s A10 & A11 Chipsets

07/18/2016, According to the rumors from last year, TSMC could be getting an exclusive contract to manufacture Apple’s A10 chipset for this year’s iPhone. The rumors have persisted and earlier this year, it was “confirmed” that TSMC would be the exclusive...

SoftBank To Acquire ARM For $32 Billion

07/18/2016, Names like Qualcomm, NVIDIA, Samsung, Apple, and Huawei have been tossed around a lot when it comes to the chipsets found on our smartphones. However for the most part, a lot of these companies base their chipsets on the designs by a UK-based company...

Apple’s A10 Chipset Spotted On Geekbench, Retains Its Dual-Core

07/15/2016, We suppose it doesn’t really take a genius to guess that this year’s iPhone will pack the A10 chipset. However the exact specs of the chipset remains a mystery, or at least until now where thanks to a sighting on Geekbench, some details have been...

TSMC Rumored To Have Begin Designing Apple’s A11 Chipset

05/06/2016, This year’s iPhone 7 will most likely pack the A10 chipset, which means that based on Apple’s habits over the past few years, there is a good chance that next year’s iPhone will pack the A11 chipset under its hood. That being said, this year’s...

Intel Cancels Atom Processor, Could Exit Mobile Industry [Update]

05/01/2016, Update – According to a statement provided by Intel, “We are not exiting the mobile space. We are committed to long-term leadership and improved profitability of our mobile business and the decision to cancel these projects enable us to move...

Movidius Fathom: A USB Stick A.I Supercomputer

04/28/2016, Movidius has just launched the Fathom Neural Compute Stick, a computer dedicated to using Deep Learning training on ultra-mobile, low-power, platforms such as drones other embedded applications where every milliwatt of power, and every gram of weight,...

Surface Phone Could Sport 8GB RAM, Snapdragon 830 SoC

04/25/2016, If the rumors are to be believed, Microsoft is said to be working on a device called the Surface Phone. Ever since the Redmond company acquired Nokia’s mobile division, we have only seen Lumia handsets churned out which means that the Surface Phone...

Window 10 Mobile Will Support Unannounced Snapdragon 830 Chipset

04/17/2016, Wondering what the future of Windows 10 Mobile devices could look like? If you were worried that Microsoft will continue to churn out mid-range handsets in order to compete purely on price and value for money, you will be pleased to learn that will not be...

Samsung Galaxy Note 6 Rumored To Pack Snapdragon 823

04/12/2016, With the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, Samsung decided to equip their new flagships with Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipsets. With the Snapdragon 820 being the top of the line chipset from Qualcomm right now, it is presumed that the upcoming Galaxy Note 6...

Exynos Galaxy S7 Edge Battery Life Outlasts The Snapdragon 820

03/22/2016, Last year there was a huge fuss kicked up over the fact that Apple’s A9 chipset was made by Samsung and TSMC. The reason behind the fuss is that on paper, it was discovered that the TSMC-made chip offered up a longer battery life than the Samsung-made...

Some Of The iPhone 7’s Modem Could Be Supplied By Intel

03/04/2016, So far for Apple’s iPhones, Qualcomm has been supplying the company with the LTE modems. However according to a new rumor, it has been suggested that Intel could be supplying some of the LTE modems for the iPhone 7. If you’re wondering why this rumor...

ARM: Mobile Devices Could Be More Powerful Than Consoles In 2017

02/17/2016, Our mobile devices have certainly come a long way from back in the day of the feature phone, where monochromatic games were all we could play. However looking at phones today, they have certainly caught up fast and are now playing games with high quality...