ARMDevices caught up with the company for an overview, which you can see below, and then MP4Nation grabbed some in-house footage of Rockchip benchmarking an RK29xx-powered smartphone prototype. The device managed a Quadrant score of over 1,900 points, besting a TI OMAP3530 powered tablet by around 400 points. Rockchip expect to officially launch the RK29xx chipsets at CES 2011 next week. Rockchip RK29xx Overview: [youtube mFTvklDv7eU] Rockchip RK29xx Testing: [youtube KuZnKHBwM5g]
IT168. Rumored to be a replacement to the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 mini pro, the handset is powered by a 1GHz processor with the Adreno 205 GPU, and has a 3.0-inch 320 x 480 multitouch display. As for that benchmarking, the Sony Ericsson scores 1,553 in Quadrant and 42.5fps in Neocore. In fact the only real annoyance is the flipped button layout on the front, though we're sure most buyers would be willing to overlook that whenever the new handset gets official. [via Engadget]
DROID 2 smartphone, the successor to the popular DROID, has shown up in the wild again, this time for a hands-on preview. Android and Me acquired a DROID 2 and promptly ran some benchmarks on its 1GHz Texas Instruments OMAP3630 processor; that, and its doubled memory from the original DROID, helped it score almost twice as much in GPU tests. Meanwhile CPU testing showed the new DROID 2 to be the best performing Android 2.1 handset to-date, and since Android 2.2 - which will likely be pushed out as an update shortly after the DROID 2 reaches shelves - boosts performance even more, we could be looking at the fastest Google phone so far. Of course, also waiting in the wings is the DROID X, basically the same internal hardware but a larger display, better camera and HDMI output. We're hoping to see Verizon's new line at their event this coming Wednesday. [youtube FCEMRZIHZY8]
by our experience of Flash 10.1 on the Google Nexus One, but it looks like fettled versions of the code are performing more successfully. Adobe Flash evangelist Michaël Chaize has been running some comparison benchmarks between Flash 10.1 and HTML5 video on his Nexus One, and it turns out Flash is "much faster".