Tablets

In a bombshell of a press release issued this morning, Imagination has announced that Apple has informed their long-time GPU partner that they will be winding down their use of Imagination’s IP. Specifically, Apple expects that they will no longer be using Imagination’s IP in 15 to 24 months. Furthermore the GPU design that replaces Imagination’s designs will be, according to Imagination, “a separate, independent graphics design.” In other words, Apple is developing their own GPU, and when that is ready, they will be dropping Imagination’s GPU designs entirely. This alone would be big news, however the story doesn’t stop there. As Apple’s long-time GPU partner and the provider for the basis of all of Apple’s SoCs going back to the very first iPhone, Imagination...

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

Microsoft Announces Surface Enterprise Initiative, Partners With Dell, HP, And More

This morning, Corporate VP of the Windows and Devices Group Yusuf Mehdi made a fairly startling announcement. Microsoft has created a new partnership to help drive Windows 10 adoption...

21 by Brett Howse on 9/8/2015

Acer Announces Predator 8 Gaming Tablet With Intel Atom x7 And Android 5.1

Acer has introduced a dedicated gaming tablet called the Predator 8. This is a new play from Acer and has some pretty interesting hardware packed in. All of it...

41 by Brett Howse on 9/3/2015

Toshiba Announces UHD Satellite Radius 12, Satellite Radius 14, And Satellite Click 10 PCs At IFA

Toshiba announced a trio of convertible notebooks today. The two Satellite devices offer a 360° hinge, and the third device is the Satellite Click 10 which is a tablet...

13 by Brett Howse on 9/3/2015

Qualcomm Announces Kryo CPU Details: Quad Core 2.2 GHz, 14nm FinFET

Today, Qualcomm announced a number of details in the Snapdragon 820, specifically about their Kryo CPU. Given that the Snapdragon 810 was a somewhat standard 4x Cortex-A57/4x Cortex-A53, it...

60 by Joshua Ho on 9/2/2015

Lenovo Unveils A Trio Of New Android Tablets.

Today Lenovo has launched three new Android tablets in their YOGA Tab series. In order the new devices are the YOGA Tab 3 8", the YOGA Tab 3 10"...

6 by Brandon Chester on 9/2/2015

The ASUS ZenPad S (Z580CA) Review

When I think of ASUS and Android, the first thing that comes to mind is their past portfolio of Android tablets. ASUS has been making Android tablets since the...

114 by Brandon Chester on 8/31/2015

Microsoft Makes Cortana For Android Available As A Public Beta

Earlier this year Microsoft announced that their digital assistant Cortana would be making its way to iOS and Android in addition to its launch on Windows Phone and Windows...

12 by Brandon Chester on 8/24/2015

Understanding Intel's Dynamic Power and Thermal Framework 8.1: Smarter Throttling

In mobile, thermal throttling is effectively a fact of life as modern, thin tablets and smartphones leave little room for implementing high-performance fans. We can use CMOS scaling to...

32 by Joshua Ho on 8/21/2015

Understanding Qualcomm's ImproveTouch

Although the Xperia Z4 Tablet was announced as far back as MWC, it wasn’t until recently that the enhanced noise rejection of the touchscreen was really shown off. At...

13 by Joshua Ho on 8/18/2015

Qualcomm Details the Adreno 530 GPU and ISP inside the Snapdragon 820

Snapdragon 820 is still a mystery as far as official information from Qualcomm goes. However, today Qualcomm has given a bit of insight into their upcoming SoC. While there's...

66 by Brandon Chester on 8/12/2015

Google Redesigns Hangouts for Android With Version 4.0

Today Google shipped a major update to their Hangouts application for Android. Ever since Hangouts for iOS was updated to 4.0 a little over a month ago Android users...

30 by Brandon Chester on 8/10/2015

Google Commits To Monthly Security Updates For Nexus Devices

Security updates on mobile operating systems have typically been bundled inside larger patches that include other bug fixes and improvements. Unfortunately, the world of security exploits isn't tuned to...

41 by Brandon Chester on 8/5/2015

NVIDIA Initiates Safety Recall of SHIELD Tablets (Update: 4 Units Have Overheated)

NVIDIA sends word this morning that they are initiating a recall on the SHIELD Tablet. Being announced today and taking effect immediately, the tablets are being voluntarily recalled by...

30 by Ryan Smith on 7/31/2015

Samsung Announces The 8.0" and 9.7" Galaxy Tab S2 Tablets

Today Samsung announced the Galaxy Tab S2, the followup to last year's Galaxy Tab S tablets. In our review of the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and 10.5 we ultimately...

49 by Brandon Chester on 7/19/2015

HP Announces Windows 10 Devices And Services

With Windows 10 coming in about two weeks, the amount of news from OEMs is ramping up as they prepare for the Windows 10 rollout. HP has some new...

15 by Brett Howse on 7/14/2015

SanDisk Announces iNAND 7232: eMMC 5.1, 128GB, and SLC/TLC

Today at MWC Shanghai, SanDisk announced a follow-up to their iNAND 7132 eMMC solution, the iNAND 7232. For those that are unfamiliar with the iNAND 7132, I would refer...

25 by Joshua Ho on 7/13/2015

Apple Launches iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan Public Betas

At this year's WWDC Apple announced that like OS X Yosemite, OS X El Capitan would go through a period where public betas were available to a certain group...

15 by Brandon Chester on 7/9/2015

The Dell Venue 10 7040 Review

When the first modern tablets were introduced to the market they were primary focused on facilitating content consumption. During the keynote where Steve Jobs unveiled the original iPad, he...

49 by Brandon Chester on 6/30/2015

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