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Starting last year, LG seems to have made a marketing strategy out of teasing features about their upcoming flagship devices. LG continues this strategy with today’s reveal of an interesting aspect about the upcoming LG G8 ThinQ, which we expect to be unveiled at MWC in Barcelona on February 24th. For the G7, LG had teased the capabilities of the new generation LCD screen, revealing its brightness characteristics as well as its customisation options. While the screen was indeed very bright, it was rather handicapped by bad colour calibration as well as high base power consumption. The LG V40’s OLED screen showed great picture quality characteristics, however again suffered from even worse base power consumption issues, resulting in quite disappointing battery life results of the...

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...

15 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

Verizon iPhone 4: Thoroughly Reviewed

After literally years of fruitless rumor, speculation, and waiting, the Verizon iPhone is finally here. It's a CDMA version with almost identical hardware to the GSM/UMTS version which shipped...

35 by Brian Klug on 2/13/2011

The Motorola Atrix 4G Preview

A couple of months ago I had the opportunity to join a bunch of NVIDIA employees for dinner. Among those at the table were Michael Toksvig and Tony Tamasi...

41 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/13/2011

Nokia and Microsoft Announce Strategic Partnership

Today Nokia and Microsoft have announced partnership that will collectively leverage Microsoft and Nokia's strengths and resources. Although the fruit of this long-term partnership will primarily affect Windows Phone...

66 by Mithun Chandrasekhar on 2/11/2011

Analysis of HP's event : It's Raining webOS

Today's HP webOS event was all about letting everyone know that webOS is definitely here to stay and HP is putting in massive resources (human and monetary) to ensure...

20 by Mithun Chandrasekhar on 2/9/2011

HP Announces TouchPad, Veer and Pre 3: All Powered by Qualcomm

We're here at HP's webOS 2.1 event in San Francisco. HP has announced a couple of big things today; a tablet (HP TouchPad), a (tiny) smartphone (HP Veer) and...

27 by Mithun Chandrasekhar on 2/9/2011

TI Reveals OMAP 5: The First ARM Cortex A15 SoC

TI sure does have impeccable timing. Not 12 hours after we published our LG Optimus 2X and NVIDIA Tegra 2 review, complete with a discussion of the 2011 SoC...

40 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/7/2011

LG Optimus 2X & NVIDIA Tegra 2 Review: The First Dual-Core Smartphone

2011 is going to be a year dominated by multi-core smartphone launches, but there always has to be a first. So just like that, we have our first example...

75 by Brian Klug & Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/7/2011

webOS 2.0 Overview

Seeing Palm, one of the pioneers in the PDA space, stagnate towards the end was sad. But in the Linux-based webOS, Palm would find their much needed shot in...

45 by Mithun Chandrasekhar on 2/3/2011

Google's Android Event Analysis

Today's Android event had just one real announcement; the Android Marketplace webstore (which is Live at market.android.com). The rest of it was just a Honeycomb/Motorola Xoom show-and-tell, with various...

23 by Mithun Chandrasekhar on 2/2/2011

[Updated with Gallery!] Google's Android Event, with Honeycomb and more!

We're at Google's Android event here at Mountain View. Sumptuous breakfast aside, we expect Google to talk in-depth about their Honeycomb release, other updates to the Android ecosystem and...

18 by Mithun Chandrasekhar on 2/2/2011

AT Bench Update: Now with Mobile, Smartphone, and GPU 2011 Results!

Since starting our Bench results databases, they've grown by leaps and bounds. Bench is a central place where you can compare products based on the variety of tests and...

36 by Dustin Sklavos on 2/1/2011

This Just In: LG Optimus 2X, Our First Tegra 2 Smartphone

It's been 22 days since we saw the Tegra 2 packing LG Optimus 2X at CES, and just moments ago the device arrived at our doorsteps ready for a...

28 by Brian Klug on 1/27/2011

Tablet Hands-On Roundup

2011 is the Year of the Tablet. With all due respect to the rabbit, who would have otherwise been assigned to this year, I think the tablet has earned...

49 by Vivek Gowri on 1/27/2011

Nokia N8 Review: Nokia's New Flagship

I remember one of the first mobile phones I ever used being a Nokia 5110i. It was among Nokia’s earliest of devices that packed an easy to use and...

119 by Mithun Chandrasekhar on 1/12/2011

Understanding the Verizon iPhone 4 Announcement

Earlier today Verizon did what has been rumored for a while now and announced a partnership with Apple beginning with the CDMA iPhone 4. Device pricing remains unchanged from the...

65 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/11/2011

(Updated: Video and Gallery) Apple's iPhone 4 Coming to Verizon Early Next Month, With Wireless Hotspot

Well, it's official - Verizon is getting the iPhone 4. The Apple/Verizon relationship developed over the last two years. The two companies began technical discussions starting in 2008 about...

43 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/11/2011

BaseMark GUI from RightWare Launches: SoCs Benchmarked

Rightware, makers of MobileMark, BrowserMark, and other mobile benchmarking tools recently launched a new 3D benchmark for mobile devices named BaseMark GUI. BaseMark joins our growing suite of smartphone...

20 by Brian Klug on 1/11/2011

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