Processor

Intel Bay Trail quad-core processors set to bring power to Android tablets

Intel has struggled with the mobile markets, but their new chip today aims to fix that. Earlier this year Intel released their new Haswell 4th gen processors which finally brought serious power and battery life to laptops and ultrabooks. Today they company announced their new hybrid chip for laptops and tablets both called Bay Trail, which they hope can deliver the same boost to mobile devices.

Apple A7 and M7 CPUs come to contextually compute: Motorola X8 on watch

With smartphones these days we've been seeing a trend of faster processors with more cores. Things like 2.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800's to Samsung's 8-core CPU and more. Do we really need all of that on a smartphone in our pocket? A few manufactures don't think so. Motorola last month unveiled their new Moto X and DROID lineup with a dual-core (8 chip) X8 computing system, and now it appears Apple has something similar with their new iPhone 5S.

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.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 to dominate the market “in the coming months”

If you're the proud owner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 or HTC One, you're running the latest and greatest quad-core processor from Qualcomm. They've been a staple in the mobile market as of late, and are leading the charge on top-tier smartphones, and in the 4G LTE market as well. Today we had a moment to talk with Qualcomm about their upcoming tech following this weeks earnings report, and learned some exciting news about their next chip, the Snapdragon 800.

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.

MediaTek 2GHz MT6592 8-core chipset rumored for market arrival early 2014

Word has surfaced from a couple sources in China that MediaTek is working on a full 8-core offering, the MT6592 2GHz chipset, which is rumored to begin shipping in the last quarter of this year. If the leaks pan out, this will trump Samsung's Exynos 5 Octa offering in terms of pure core usage, due to the Exynox 5 Octa utilizing big.LITTLE tech with four Cortex-A15 and four Cortex-A7 cores.

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.
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