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MediaTek announces MT8135 big.LITTLE SoC for high-end tablets

Just after revealing its True Octa-Core System-on-Chip (SoC), MediaTek announced a new chip with some rather interesting new features. The quad-core MT8135 is designed to be used on tablets that require processor-intensive operations such as heavy web browsing, hardcore gaming, and video viewing, without sacrificing power efficiency.

MediaTek unveils world’s first true 8-core processor

MediaTek has officially announced over the weekend what it calls the world's first true octa-core processor, verifying rumors earlier this month about a new eight-core chip in the works. The System-on-Chip (SoC), which MediaTek dubs "True Octa-Core", is set to rival or even surpass Samsung's own octa-core offering, the Exynos 5 Octa chip which it announced at the beginning of the year.

Samsung Exynos 5 Octa “next step” teased for next week

Well look what we have here, Samsung has begun teasing a new version of the Exynos 5 Octa processor. This is the processor currently found in some models of the Galaxy S 4, however it is also expected to be the processor used in the still-unannounced Galaxy Note III. We aren't expecting Samsung to announce the Note III until September, however this Exynos update is coming next week.

CyanogenMod Exynos 4 status update arrives

The CyanogenMod 10.1 Release Candidate phase came to an end a few days back and while that meant a general release for many users, there were some handsets that were left in a sort of hanging state. The folks at CyanogenMod made the shift from RC to general release with the promise of addressing support for the Tegra 2 and Exynos processors at a later time.

Samsung GALAXY S 4 Octa-core hits Korea shelves tomorrow

The past few days we've all been spending plenty of time following the news and release of Samsung's upcoming flagship GALAXY S 4 smartphone. Set to hit carriers in the U.S. like US Cellular, AT&T, T-Mobile and others over the next few days and weeks, but over in South Korea that 8-core model is about to be released.

Exynos 5 Octa not coming to UK Samsung GALAXY S 4

Here's some very disappointing news for those of you living in the UK. The UK version of the Samsung GALAXY S 4 will not be carrying Samsung's highly anticipated Exynos 5 Octa processor, but instead will be coming with a 1.9GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. This news has been confirmed by Samsung, and there may be a possibility that several other markets will find their S 4's shipping with a Snapdragon 600 as well.

Qualcomm and others won’t be launching 8-core processors this year

The arms and spec race on mobile devices, especially Android, has really been supercharged lately and is almost getting out of hand. In all honesty does your smartphone really need an Octa-core processor to keep Facebook and YouTube running smooth? The answer would be a no. While we don't know exactly what to expect in the foreseeable future, Qualcomm and MediaTek apparently won't be dropping Oct-core SoC's this year.
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