Processor

CPU-Z comes to Android after years on the PC

Today we have some excellent news for all you PC and Android enthusiasts. After years and years of being one of the go-to programs on desktops, CPU-Z has arrived for Android. The popular tool is extremely useful in many usage scenarios and will give you important info about the CPU (processor) of your PC, and in this case, or Android devices.

OpenCL drivers on Nexus 4 and 10 is a hint at the future

An interesting story is making the rounds and flooding our inbox this morning regarding OpenCL drivers in Android devices. The folks from AnandTech have confirmed that both the Nexus 4, and Google's Nexus 10 have OpenCL drivers in the stock firmware. For those that don't understand what this means, it's a hint at the future of both CPU and GPU performance on our mobile devices. Read on for more details.

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.

Qualcomm unveils the RF360 with a push towards global 4G LTE support

Qualcomm has come forward with an official announcement for their RF360 Front End Solution. This is described as being a "comprehensive, system-level solution" that takes the issue of radio band fragmentation into consideration. Or in simpler terms, the Qualcomm RF360 Front End Solution will allow OEMs to integrate a single and global 4G LTE design in mobile devices.

3 GHz NovaThor L8580 eQuad mobile processor claims to be world’s fastest

ST-Ericsson’s NovaThor mobile processors might not be a household name, but they've been putting a lot of effort lately into their mobile lineup. For those that are unaware, their processors power the Galaxy S III Mini, the Sony Xperia Go, and a few other mid-range devices from yester-year. However their new quad-core 3.0 GHz silicon is claiming to be the world's fastest mobile CPU.

Qualcomm details ‘always-on’ Snapdragon voice activation features

When Qualcomm announced their new Snapdragon 600 and 800 series processors earlier this year for mobile devices they left a few fancy features and details out of the picture. Today however the folks from Qualcomm are back in the news and are sharing information on multiple neat new features we'll be seeing in upcoming Snapdragon-powered device. One being their voice activation. Read on for more details.
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