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Asus to reportedly launch unusual-sized tablets

With the tablet market growing and getting too crowded as OEMs launch new ones almost every quarter, it takes something a bit unusual to get people to pay attention to it. Based on listings that were reportedly seen on the GFXBench database, Taiwanese brand Asus may just be launching two new tablets that are not the usual size that we’ve gotten used to with a lot of those in the market.

Sony D2203 shown to be a low-spec budget 6.1-inch giant

Most of the attention in Sony's world might be focused on the upcoming Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact, but naturally the mobile world, even Sony's, doesn't just stop there. The manufacturer is now believed to be preparing another 6-inch phablet, but this time, this D2203 comes with specs that might leave some wanting or even walking away.

Motorola Shamu benchmarks hint at a drool-worthy Nexus 6

We're back trying to figure out Google's next move when it comes to its Nexus device line. While the jury is still out on who will be bequeathed the privilege of making what people are calling the Nexus 6, one of the top contenders is Motorola, and this latest benchmarks of a certain "Shamu" device, believed to be the Nexus 6, is trying to tell us that the former Google-owned company might have something to show indeed.

AnTuTu Q2 surprises: Snapdragon 800, Nexus 5 at the top

It seems to be that time when companies are showing their report cards for the 2nd quarter of 2014. In line with that, popular benchmarking site AnTuTu is showing a few figures of its own, with rather surprising, and probably questionable, revelations. According to its data, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, as it can be found inside the Galaxy Note 3, trumps almost all other more recent processors, and that, at least in the US, the Nexus 5 is still the most popular smartphone around.

Unknown device runs MediaTek SoC, hits over 43k in AnTuTu

AnTuTu’s cred has not been all that great these days, especially as anybody who’s anybody in the smartphone manufacturing industry – particularly South Korean giant Samsungtried at one point or another to “game” its devices’ benchmark results to get higher scores. Still, anyone with enough Android knowledge would know that the higher tier scores belong to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips. But what do we have here? A MediaTek-based device beating premium Snapdragon-based devices?

Gamebench comes out with ‘usability’ benchmark app

Truth be told, ever since we found out that Samsung cheated on one of its devices AnTuTu benchmark results – which then prompted every other manufacturer to “game” their benchmarks – we started feeling “meh” about benchmark results and which handset is the greatest of them all. Gamebench wants to rebuild our faith in benchmarking with a new “usability”-centered process, featured in its new app.

LG G3 benchmarked in US on AT&T LTE

Now that we’re stateside, it’s time to benchmark the LG G3. The device may be an international version, but it does work with AT&T’s global GSM bands. Here in Charlotte, NC, we ran the device through a quick AnTuTu test while on LTE to see how it stood up to the rest of the field.
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