Throughout the world, if there's one universal constant in the smartphone and mobile device market, it's Arm. Whether it's mobile chip makers basing their SoCs on Arm's fully synthesized CPU cores, or just relying on the Arm ISA and designing their own chips, at the end of the day, Arm underlies virtually all of it. That kind of market saturation and relevance is a testament to all of the hard work that Arm has done in the last few decades getting to this point, but it's also a grave responsibility – for most mobile SoCs, their performance only moves forward as quickly as Arm's own CPU core designs and associated IP do. Consequently, we've seen Arm settle into a yearly cadence for their client IP...
This Just In: Apple iPad 3G, Same Speed as iPhone 3GS over 3G?
Today the first iPad 3Gs will go on sale starting at 5PM at Apple Retail Stores and Best Buy. Those who preordered at the time of announcement should be...11 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/30/2010
Apple's Intrinsity Acquisition: Winners and Losers
Intrinsity is not a name immediately recognized by today's average consumer. However, keen followers of the application processor market recognize its claim to fame as the firm behind the...24 by Ganesh T S on 4/28/2010
Apple's iPad - The AnandTech Review
It's one of the most polarizing devices I've ever seen launch. It generated more hype, more attention and more emotion (both positive and negative) from those who witnessed it...108 by Anand Lal Shimpi, Brian Klug & Vivek Gowri on 4/7/2010
Apple's iPad A4 SoC: Faster than the Nexus One's Snapdragon?
You all should know me well enough by now. What do you think was the first thing I did once UPS dropped off my iPad this afternoon? I've been wanting...159 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/3/2010
Anand's Google Nexus One Review
Off and on I've used Android devices since the platform's inception, dating back to the T-Mobile G1. And man, did I hate the G1. It was slow, lacked any...95 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/3/2010
Apple iPad: The FCC Dissects it So We Don't Have To
We've been keeping an eye out for the iPad's inevitable FCC Filing, and although initial documents posted today at a number of sites, the images of the all important...20 by Brian Klug on 4/2/2010
AT&T 3G MicroCell: A Comprehensive Exploration
Over the past two years the carrier debate has really heated up. AT&T has been dangling its waning iPhone exclusivity while Verizon has poked fun at the former's 3G...63 by Brian Klug on 4/1/2010
Smartphone Silicon: The 2010 CTIA Wireless Show Roundup
With the exception of Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 Series announcements over the past couple of months, the smartphone market hasn't really been all that interesting. We're at a transition...24 by Ganesh T S on 3/31/2010
Palm WebOS, Pre and Pixi – Where Are We Now?
The last few weeks have seen a flurry of activity surrounding Palm, the former PDA and smartphone leader which, in recent years, has fallen on hard times. Given that...45 by Joseph Berthiaume on 3/23/2010
Windows Phone 7: The AnandTech Guide
Microsoft has been behaving rather strange these past few years. After spending much of 2006 in denial about the threat the iPhone posed, we're finally seeing the beginnings...55 by Brian Klug on 3/21/2010
Windows Phone 7 Series at MIX10
Microsoft answered nearly all of the questions we had about Windows Phone 7 Series after Mobile World Congress at this year's MIX. 7 series is quickly shaping up to...26 by Brian Klug on 3/16/2010
THX Certified HDTVs - Useful or Just Marketing?
THX is well known for its audio standards. But when you see THX on an HDTV panel, what does that mean? Loyd digs in to find out.31 by Loyd Case on 3/6/2010
Windows Phone 7 Series Takeaway
Microsoft has finally unveiled its platform to return to feature competition in the smartphone space. Is it enough to hang with the likes of Android, iPhone OS and webOS?40 by Brian Klug on 2/22/2010
The Apple iPad - Anand's Analysis
For not actually shipping a product, there's a lot to take in based on today's iPad announcement. We wrestle with available information to figure out where this thing...155 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/27/2010
NVIDIA Introduces dual Cortex A9 based Tegra 2
NVIDIA's new SoC has a pair of ARM Cortex A9s on a single die. If you thought the A8 was fast, this is going to blow your mind.55 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/7/2010
XBMC & Broadcom Bring 1080p Decode Upgrade to ill-equipped netbooks, nettops, Apple TVs
Have $30? Thanks to the XBMC team and Broadcom you now have a way of upgrading your anemic netbook, nettop, AppleTV or Mac Mini to a HTPC capable...54 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/29/2009
Epic Demonstrates Unreal Engine 3 for the iPod Touch/iPhone 3GS
Preparing for the ultra mobile future, Epic Games showed us an exclusive demo of Unreal Engine 3 running on a 3rd generation iPod touch.54 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/22/2009
Anand's Thoughts on the Kindle 2 and Marvell Making Affordable eBook Readers
A couple of weeks ago Marvell announced its ARMADA line of custom ARM based SoCs. We have a little more detail on one of its members: the 166E...52 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/3/2009
Understanding the iPhone 3GS
The iPhone 3GS improves performance by leaps and bounds over its predecessor. Today, we go through its architecture and understand how.60 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/7/2009
Lab Update: The Pre, Nokia and Intel, SSDs and More
I provide some brief looks into what's going on in my lab this week and next.37 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/24/2009