I just finished up another day at Google IO and wanted to share a few tidbits prior to getting this stuff down in text. I spend a little bit of time talking about how ART improves garbage collection performance in Android L release as well as how cloud pairing of mobile devices to Chromecast works using ultrasonic authentication. The big news is obviously Android Wear and I spend a bit of time talking about Google's plans for notifications in Android and my initial experience with LG's G Watch.

Qualcomm Demos Remote Handwriting Recognition Using an Ultrasonic Pen

We've been talking about higher performance SoCs for quite a while now, but the number of applications for these things beyond making your UI faster is fairly limited today...

12 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/14/2011

HP's TouchPad at MWC 2011

HP stopped by a Qualcomm roundtable discussion to demonstrate the HP Veer, Pre 3 and TouchPad that it recently announced. Mithun covered the webOS event for us but this...

7 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/14/2011

Intel @ MWC 2011: Atom-Based Medfield SoC Now Sampling, Low-Power LTE Modems In 2012

Though we still like to think of Intel first and foremost as a computer CPU company, the fact of the matter is the company is trying its hardest to...

21 by Ryan Smith on 2/14/2011

Intel Shows Off MeeGo Tablet User Experience

While I was scheduling my Mobile World Congress meetings I got an email request from Intel. It wanted to give me a quick tour of the latest MeeGo UI...

15 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/14/2011

Qualcomm's Announces Krait CPU: The Successor to Scorpion

Last year Qualcomm told us about the MSM8960, its next-generation Snapdragon SoC based on a brand new microprocessor architecture. Today Qualcomm announced some more details on the architecture behind...

14 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/14/2011

Hands on with the Samsung Galaxy S II & Galaxy Tab 10.1

In a not completely unexpected move Samsung Mobile announced that it would be working with NVIDIA on two different projects. First and foremost is the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1...

25 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/13/2011

Samsung Intros NVIDIA Tegra 2 based Galaxy Tab 10.1 & New Superphone, Galaxy S II Debuts

Including Apple, we've covered six major players in the high end smartphone SoC space: Apple, Intel, NVIDIA, TI, Samsung and Qualcomm. Not all of these six will survive in...

19 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/13/2011

MWC 2011: LG Optimus 3D and Optimus Pad Announced

Mobile World Congress 2011 is upon us, and LG is kicking things off by announcing the Optimus 3D smartphone and the Optimus Pad tablet. The Optimus 3D is an...

4 by Vivek Gowri on 2/13/2011

CES 2011: Qualcomm Demos Snapdragon MSM8660

Qualcomm used CES to showcase their new dual-core Snapdragon parts, and they invited a group of bloggers to get their thoughts on the new chips. Qualcomm gave us a...

37 by Vivek Gowri on 1/12/2011

CES 2011: Microsoft Keynote

When Microsoft wrapped up its CES keynote on Wednesday night, they added fuel to a news-packed couple of days leading up to the start of CES. The software giant...

9 by Vivek Gowri & Ganesh T S on 1/10/2011

CES 2011: Intel WiDi 2.0 Brings New Media Extenders

One major feature of mobile Sandy Bridge is support for Intel WiDi 2.0. For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, WiDi 2.0 uses SNB’s Quick Sync engine...

15 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/10/2011

Intel Insider: Sandy Bridge Gets 1080p High Bitrate Streaming

In an attempt to ultimately raise its stock price, Intel is trying to shock and surprise investors by keeping details scarce on unannounced products. We saw the first example...

20 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/10/2011

CES 2011: Toshiba's Tablet and Glasses-Free 3D

We had a chance to visit with Toshiba on the CES 2011 show floor and were able to lay hands on their prototype Tegra 2-powered tablet along with checking...

15 by Dustin Sklavos on 1/9/2011

AMD and GlobalFoundries, CES 2011

The entities formerly known as AMD—namely, AMD and GlobalFoundries—are both here in Vegas for CES, and we had an opportunity to stop by and discuss their current and future...

73 by Jarred Walton on 1/7/2011

CES 2011: Visiting with Vendors

CES 2011 has kicked off in a major way and the talk on a lot of vendors lips is Sandy Bridge: what it means, what it brings to the...

20 by Dustin Sklavos on 1/7/2011

Intel Light Peak - Lighting up 10 Gbps links in 2011

We've covered Intel Light Peak in the past, and similarly other optical interconnect solutions from the chipmaker. At IDF 2010, Intel was showing off Light Peak once more, but...

61 by Brian Klug on 9/16/2010

Context-aware Computing, Intel Paints the Future of Devices

Traditionally a large focus of IDF is looking at future computing trends. For the longest time the name of the game was convergence. The shift to mobility highlighted many...

23 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/15/2010

AMD's Zacate APU Performance Update

It’s 12:43AM and I just got back into my hotel room. I spent the past few hours in AMD’s suite a block from IDF trying to get to the...

104 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/15/2010

Dell Shows off 10" Inspiron Duo Convertible Netbook/Tablet

Dell just demonstrated its upcoming 10-inch Inspiron Duo convertible netbook/tablet. Based on the dual core Atom N550 the Inspiron Duo runs Windows 7 Premium. The system can work as...

13 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/14/2010

First Public Demo of Oaktrail and Windows Gaming Tablet

Earlier this year Intel unveiled its Moorestown architecture, branded as the Atom Z600 series for smartphones and handhelds. Moorestown focused on a significant reduction in idle and active power...

13 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/14/2010

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