Smartphones

As we get ever closer to the releases of various Android vendor’s newest generation devices, Qualcomm continues its tradition of showcasing the performance of its newest generation SoC ahead of time, giving us a preview and a glimpse of what to expect of the upcoming commercial devices. This year, the company has shuffled the schedule around a bit, and instead of hosting the event at their San Diego headquarters, and we were able to get a hands-on with the Snapdragon 855 at CES before the show had started. Today we’re be looking in quite extensive detail on how exactly the new Snapdragon chipset performs, as well as shedding some light on some important unanswered technical questions on some aspects of the SoC.

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

The Palm Pre Review

When I first met Apple's iPhone, I was very impressed. Meet the first smartphone to impress me since.

94 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/19/2009

iPhone 3GS Performance: A Significant Performance Bump

What's the first thing I did with my new iPhone 3GS? Benchmarked it.

75 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/19/2009

Gigabyte GM-M8000 Mouse - A GHOST Story

We take a look at the top gaming mouse from Gigabyte and realize it might indeed be a real GHOST when it comes to gameplay.

44 by Gary Key on 6/15/2009

The iPhone 3GS Hardware Exposed & Analyzed

Two days ago Apple announced the iPhone 3GS. Today we talk about the hardware that makes it the fastest iPhone (and possibly smartphone) ever.

67 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/10/2009

Jasper Is Here: A Look at the New Xbox 360

We've finally got a Jasper in house, meaning we've also got die measurements, power consumption and more hardware details than we should have to provide about a closed box...

85 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/10/2008

Jasper Found in the Wild: 65nm Xbox 360s are Appearing

After entirely too long, Jasper has finally been discovered in the wild.

22 by Michael Andrawes on 11/28/2008

The Jasper Hunt Continues: Still Looking for the 65nm Xbox 360

So far, there has yet to be a confirmed Jasper sighting, despite a lot of false information. I don't have a lot of new info myself, but I did...

17 by Michael Andrawes on 10/24/2008

Jasper Hunting 101: Waiting for the 65nm Xbox 360

On the verge of buying a new Xbox 360? The first models to include a 65nm GPU and CPU are on their way. Their arrival is imminent...

43 by Michael Andrawes on 10/6/2008

Apple's iPhone 3G Firmware 2.1 Update: More Battery Life?

I ran some quick tests on the latest iPhone firmware which claims to improve battery life. While talk times didn't improve, battery life while using data did go up.

23 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/30/2008

Anand Reviews the Apple iPhone 3G

It's time for round two of the iPhone. Apple managed to create and steal its own hype with the iPhone 3G. On the one hand we got...

56 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/16/2008

iPhone 3G Preview - Buying Today? Find out if you Should

We're hard at work on a full iPhone 3G review, but here are some of our initial impressions for those of you buying today. The big features are...

18 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/11/2008

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