Author Archives: Brittany Hillen


Intel Atom Z2580 processor takes 20% hit following AnTuTu revision

In case you missed it, earlier this month many questioned the AnTuTu benchmark results for Intel's Atom Z2580 processor, which showed it ranking above offerings from Samsung, Qualcomm, and NVIDIA. Such complaints led to a revelation by consulting firm BDTI that the instructions were not being completely executed by the Intel processor, and as a result AnTuTu has released an updated version to correct the issue.

Blu Dash 4.5 quad-core unlocked handset begins shipping today

BLU has announced the availability of its Blu Dash 4.5 handset, which is being offered unlocked as a budget handset for $139 USD. Despite the price, the device packs decent specs, including a MediaTek MT6589M 1.2GHz quad-core processor and support for 4G LTE networks. The Blu Dash is being sold online through "several" retailers in the US.

LG Display introduces world’s slimmest full HD smartphone LCD

LG Display has introduced a super-slim full HD LCD panel, which it says is the world's slimmest offering in its category. The display measures in at 5.2-inches, and has a resolution of 1920 x 1080, with the goal being to reduce the overall thickness, weight, and "grip-ability" of modern handsets. There wasn't any word on when the LCD will be made available.

Moto X marketing budget rumored to near half a billion

According to sources who spoke to The Wall Street Journal, Google plans to drop hundreds of millions of dollars - up to $500 million, and possibly more - on marketing the upcoming Moto X flagship handset. The budget will be for marketing that takes place in the United States, as well as "some overseas markets," with it being offered by Sprint, Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile.

Samsung GALAXY S 4 Active now available in UK

The Samsung GALAXY S 4 Active has gone up for sale in the UK with the sim-free variety being found for about £465, with the price varying based on the retailer. Some retailers are showing a 1 week delay in shipping times, however, so some might find themselves having to wait a bit to nab it from their preferred store.

Panasonic teams with Norwegian Airlines to bring first in-flight Android entertainment system

Long flights are tedious, to understate it, and in-flight entertainment options have traditionally been lacking. While fliers can take a device with them, the device is separate from the flying experience, something that has fueled the newly announced partnership between Panasonic Aviation and Norwegian Airlines to launch the first-ever in-flight Android entertainment system.
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