Qualcomm announced and offered some details on their next-generation Snapdragon, the 805 and it looks like MediaTek has some news of their own. In the case of MediaTek, they have unveiled the MT6592 which they are touting as the "world's first true octa-core mobile platform." MediaTek has also said this will include an eight-core application processor combined with multimedia capabilities and mobile connectivity in an effort to achieve "a perfect balance of performance and power consumption."
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 may be the high-end processor mobile users are looking to have power their handset at the moment, however a new top of the line has been announced this morning. Qualcomm has unveiled the Snapdragon 805 "Ultra HD" processor which will feature the an Adreno 420 GPU and is described as being the "first mobile processor to offer system-level Ultra HD support."
Acer rolled out the C720 Chromebook lineup back in October. At the time that meant the C720-2800 which had a price tag of $249.99. Well, flashing forward a little more than a month and there is now a second model in the lineup. This latest is the C720-2848 and it brings a similar set of specs with a lower price point.
Cyanogen formed into a company recently and also announced a partnership with OPPO. The partnership news brought word of the OPPO N1 which will be available in two forms -- one that can easily have CyanogenMod installed and a limited edition model that will be running it out of the box. Well, it looks like Steve Kondik is also starting work on another handset, this one with an even faster processor.
News out of South Korea suggests their new Exynos chipset will be a incredible 14nm, which would bring a host of desired features for mobile devices.
Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 800, the ARM chip manufacturer is now reportedly already working on its next generation Snapdragon chip.
Qualcomm has created something called the "Ultimate Photobooth" which is able to capture 540 degree GIFs. This setup makes use of 130 HTC One smartphones and is designed to show off the power of the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. In the case of the HTC One, that would be a quad-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600 processor.
Acer has officially announced the C720 Chromebook, and as we had been expecting to happen, this one has arrived with Haswell. In this case, the processor will be an Intel Celeron 2955U processor based on the Intel Haswell micro-architecture. The processor will be paired with 4GB of RAM and the notebook will sport an 11.6-inch display with a resolution of 1366 x 768.
Lenovo launched the K900 smartphone with Intel Inside and many had assumed the follow-up device would have a similar Intel processor on the inside. That follow-up is the Lenovo Vibe Z, which was also known as the K910. Regardless though, Lenovo quietly unveiled the handset in China recently and it seems they just as quietly detailed the handset with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor.
Apple created some buzz when they announced the 64-bit A7 processor in the iPhone 5s and as we later learned, similar support may not be all that far off for Android. In fact, Samsung, by way of the Korean press, confirmed they would have smartphones with 64-bit processors in the future. Samsung did not offer specifics in terms of the processor at the time, however a recent report from Tech World has revealed that Qualcomm is working on such a chip.