Smartphones

Today Basemark released a new cross-platform benchmark, aptly named Basemark GPU. The new benchmark is a result of what is claimed to be two and a half years of development. The key characteristic of Basemark GPU is that it's aiming for all platforms and graphics APIs. By default it uses different workload complexities on desktop and mobile in order to match the expected performance of the platform. However the desktop client can also be set to the mobile profile to allow for more apples-to-apples testing with mobile devices. Today's launch includes Windows, Linux and Android releases, supporting OpenGL and Vulkan graphics APIs. In the coming months it's said that we'll see DirectX 12 and Metal (iOS) added to the mix. The benchmark also supports selectable...

The HTC Droid Incredible Review, Clearly Better than the Nexus One

I'm very proud of companies like ASUS and HTC. These aren't your tradtional consumer electronics companies. They have their roots in the OEM business, working hard but for very...

59 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/10/2010

Intel Alleges Windows Phone 7 Not Optimized for High Performance, Won't Support It

For those of you who haven't read today's Moorestown Architecture article I'd highly recommend it. This is quite possibly one of the biggest introductions we've seen in the past...

21 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/5/2010

Intel Unveils Moorestown and the Atom Z600, The Fastest Smartphone Platform?

When I wrote my first article on Intel's Atom architecture I called it The Journey Begins. I did so because while Atom has made a nice home in netbooks...

68 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/4/2010

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...

96 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

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