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Today’s announcement is an oddball one for Arm as we see the first-ever public forward looking CPU IP roadmap detailing performance and power projections for the next two generations through to 2020. Back in May we extensively covered Arm’s next generation Cortex A76 CPU IP and how it’s meant to be a game-changer in terms of providing one of the biggest generational performance jumps in the company’s recent history. The narrative in particular focused on how the A76 now brought real competition and viable alternatives to the x86 market and in particular how it would be able to offer performance equivalent to Intel’s best mobile offerings, at much lower power. Arm sees always-connected devices with 5G connectivity as a prime opportunity for a shift in the...

Nvidia Tegra 2 - Graphics Performance Update

So I have a confession to make. Before we posted our Tegra 2 performance preview, I ran the Quake 3 demo on the Viewsonic G Tablet and the Samsung...

28 by Vivek Gowri on 12/20/2010

GLBenchmark 2.0 Released - Modern SoCs Benchmarked

We've constantly on the lookout for new benchmarks to use for benchmarking the latest SoCs in devices. Today, Kishonti Informatics released the latest version of its popular GLBenchmark suite...

64 by Brian Klug on 12/17/2010

Nexus S and Android 2.3 Review: Gingerbread for the Holidays

The Nexus S, spiritual successor to the Nexus One, is finally here. The Nexus One was supposed revolutionize in the way people buy mobile phones stateside, effectively decoupling phone...

75 by Brian Klug on 12/14/2010

First Look: Viewsonic G Tablet and Tegra 2 Performance Preview

The slate computing market is about to explode, with a literal flood of new tablets releasing over the coming months. Many of them will be Android based, running NVIDIA’s...

81 by Vivek Gowri on 12/9/2010

TI Reveals OMAP4440 Specs: Dual 1.5GHz Cortex A9, 25% Faster GPU, HDMI 1.4 3D, 1080p60

Next year is looking to be a very important year for smartphone and tablet performance. Just as we saw widespread migration to the ARM Cortex A8 and Qualcomm Scorpion...

39 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/8/2010

A Busy Day for Android - Nexus S and Gingerbread (2.3) Officially Announced

As expected, today Google announced Android 2.3 Gingerbread and the Nexus S. Android 2.3 is the latest iteration of Google’s popular smartphone platform, and includes a number of immediately...

45 by Brian Klug on 12/6/2010

Holiday Smartphone Buyer's Guide

Since there are so many smartphones on the market, we figured that the holiday season was a great time to write our first smartphone buyer's guide. And so we...

52 by Vivek Gowri on 12/4/2010

LG's Optimus 7 & Samsung's Focus Reviewed: A Tale of Two Windows Phones

The only aspect of purchasing a Windows Phone that's more difficult than jumping on the iPhone bandwagon is choosing hardware. While the OS may be polished, nearly all Windows...

34 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/3/2010

Verizon Flips the Switch on its 4G/LTE Network December 5, $50 for 5GB

Verizon just announced that on this Sunday, December 5, Verizon will launch its LTE network in the US. The network will launch in 39 cities around the country (listed...

26 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/1/2010

The Nokia E5 Review: A Cheaper E72

When Anand first asked if I wanted to review the Nokia E5-00 (referred to as E5 henceforth), I wasn’t sure what to say. Having used Nokia’s Symbian based smartphones...

40 by Mithun Chandrasekhar on 11/30/2010

Qualcomm Reveals Next-Gen Snapdragon MSM8960: 28nm, dual-core, 5x Performance Improvement

Earlier today Qualcomm briefed analysts on its Snapdragon SoC roadmap. The current Snapdragon is available in both 65nm and 45nm versions integrating a single Scorpion CPU core running at...

44 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/17/2010

HTC Surround Review: A Pocket Boombox

Even though the WP7 official unveiling is quite a ways behind us, we’ve been spending quite a lot of time with the respective Windows Phone 7 launch devices. Anand...

39 by Brian Klug on 11/13/2010

The Windows Phone 7 Review

It took Microsoft a long time, but it’s finally here - Windows Phone 7 (now sans the ‘Series’). It’s the software giant’s spiritual successor to Windows Mobile, its answer...

125 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Brian Klug on 10/20/2010

The T-Mobile G2 Preview

T-Mobile’s G2, the long awaited successor to the G1, is finally here. This is a pretty big launch for T-Mobile, probably the biggest since the original G1. The G2...

60 by Vivek Gowri on 10/7/2010

Samsung Fascinate Review: Verizon's Galaxy S Smartphone

Samsung has a Galaxy S device on basically every major carrier in the US. T-Mobile has the Vibrant, AT&T has the Captivate, Sprint has the Epic 4G, and Verizon...

73 by Brian Klug on 10/5/2010

Motorola Droid 2 Review: Rebooting the Droid

The launch of the first Motorola Droid was a watershed moment for the Android platform and Motorola alike. The original Droid’s masculine and modern industrial design showed the world...

39 by Brian Klug on 9/19/2010

Moorestown Preview: OpenPeak Tablet Benchmarked and Impressions

In IDF’s technology showcase, we got a chance to catch up with OpenPeak, makers of the OpenTablet 7, a 7” Android tablet running atop the Moorestown Atom Z6xx SoC...

8 by Brian Klug on 9/14/2010

ARM Aims at Intel, Cortex A15 Headed for Smartphones, Notebooks and Servers

Last month TI announced it was the first to license ARM’s next-generation Eagle core. Today, ARM is announcing the official name of that core: it’s the ARM Cortex A15. Architectural...

36 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/9/2010

Going Out of Order: Samsung Announces Orion Cortex A9 SoC

Last night LG announced that it would be using NVIDIA's Tegra 2 in its Optimus Series smartphones starting in Q4 2010. The most exciting part of Tegra 2 is...

14 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/7/2010

Caring for the Elderly: iOS 4.1 Speed Boost on the iPhone 3G

iPhone 3G users have been unhappy, and rightfully so. When iOS 4.0 debuted, we talked about new features like multitasking for the iPhone 3GS and how much faster the...

36 by Brian Klug on 9/7/2010

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