Mobile

Project Tango at this point is probably not new to anyone reading this as we’ve discussed it before, but in the past few years Google has been hard at work making positional tracking and localization into a consumer-ready application. While there was an early tablet available with an Nvidia Tegra SoC inside, there were a number of issues on both hardware and software. As the Tegra SoC was not really designed for workloads that Project Tango puts on a mobile device, much of the work was done on the GPU and CPU, with offloading to dedicated coprocessors like ST-M’s Cortex M3 MCUs for sensor hub and timestamp functionality, computer vision accelerators like a VPU from Movidius, and other chips that ultimately increased BOM and...

HTC Launches the One M9+ Supreme Camera Edition

Today, HTC launched the One M9+ Supreme Camera Edition. The rather verbose and mildly surreal name probably gives away what this phone is, which is a variant of the...

22 by Joshua Ho on 9/29/2015

Hands On With the Nexus 5X and 6P

Today Google announced several new devices at their September 2015 launch event in San Francisco. By far the most anticipated devices were the two new Nexus phones that were...

116 by Brandon Chester on 9/29/2015

Apple’s A9 SoC Is Dual Sourced From Samsung & TSMC

Picking up from our conversation this morning on Apple’s A9 SoC, the crew over at Chipworks has been working hard over the weekend to decap A9 and their first...

99 by Ryan Smith on 9/28/2015

iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus Preliminary Results

At this point the iPhone release cycle is pretty well understood. One year, Apple releases the design refresh that changes the external design significantly while generally focusing on evolving...

185 by Joshua Ho on 9/28/2015

Meizu Announces New PRO 5

Today Meizu launches its new high-end flagship, the PRO 5. It was expected for Meizu to market this device as the MX5 Pro but it seems Meizu has chosen...

56 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/23/2015

Xiaomi Announces the Mi 4c with Snapdragon 808

It’s hard to get away from the term ‘flagship killer’ these days in the smartphone space. Alongside the top-model lines from Apple, Samsung, LG and others is a band...

21 by Ian Cutress on 9/22/2015

Google Launches Android Pay On Google Play

Today Google officially began the roll out of Android Pay by releasing the Android Pay application on the Google Play Store. Android Pay was announced earlier this year at...

24 by Brandon Chester on 9/18/2015

The Apple iOS 9 Review

2015 has been a pretty big year for Apple as a company. Product launches this year included the Apple Watch, the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, the iPad Mini...

227 by Brandon Chester on 9/16/2015

Qualcomm Announces Quick Charge 3.0: Intelligent Voltage Control

One of the other features that was announced for multiple Snapdragon SoCs at the 3G/LTE Summit in Hong Kong was Quick Charge 3.0, which will be supported on the...

27 by Joshua Ho on 9/15/2015

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 430, 617 SoCs: Incremental Updates

While the Snapdragon 820 is most likely to capture public attention as a halo product, Qualcomm has also been working on updating their mid-range SoCs. The first update announced...

40 by Joshua Ho on 9/15/2015

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 820 Modem Configuration: X12 LTE

At Qualcomm’s 3G/LTE Summit in Hong Kong, Qualcomm released some details about the modem that will be integrated into their Snapdragon 820 SoC. On the LTE side, Qualcomm is...

14 by Joshua Ho on 9/15/2015

The Xiaomi Mi Note Pro and Mi Note Review

Xiaomi has always been a significant part of the Android ecosystem - even before they had ever launched a phone, they were already getting some level of attention from...

93 by Joshua Ho on 9/11/2015

Hands on With the iPad Pro and iPad Mini 4

While the iPhones are an important aspect of Apple’s September annual announcements, the real surprise of the show was the iPad Pro and iPad Mini 4. For those that...

183 by Joshua Ho on 9/10/2015

Hands On With the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus

While the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are relatively the same phone on the surface compared to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, in just about half an hour...

74 by Joshua Ho on 9/9/2015

Apple Announces the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus

Today, Apple announced their refresh of the iPhone 6 lineup, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. For those that are unfamiliar with Apple’s “s” refreshes, these are years...

61 by Joshua Ho on 9/9/2015

Apple Announces Release Dates for iOS 9, watchOS 2, and OS X El Capitan

Today Apple made a number of new announcements at their fall 2015 event. There are two new iPhones, two new iPads, and a new Apple TV set top box...

7 by Brandon Chester on 9/9/2015

Apple Announces the iPad Pro and iPad Mini 4

Today Apple held their fall launch event, and it was the biggest event that the company has held in quite some time. We got firm launch dates for iOS...

128 by Brandon Chester on 9/9/2015

Samsung Announces 12Gb LPDDR4 DRAM For Mobile Devices

Today Samsung Electronics announced that they have begun mass production of the memory industry's first 12Gb LPDDR4 DRAM on their 20nm manufacturing process. These new chips offer 50% greater...

37 by Brandon Chester on 9/8/2015

Samsung Gear S2 Launch Event & Hands-On

After quite a long day yesterday here in Berlin I finally managed to catch a breath to sit down and go over what was likely the biggest reveal over...

31 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/4/2015

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