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Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 benchmarks show a speedy tablet

When Samsung announced their new Galaxy Note 8.0 back a few days ago, we only received a brief moment of hands-on time with the new tablet. Today however while roaming the Mobile World Congress halls we couldn't help but stop by for a second look and to run some benchmarks. We wanted to see what this 8-inch tablet that also doubles as a phone could do with that quad-core processor under the hood.

HTC One benchmarks through the roof – sets the bar high

For those who missed all of the excitement this morning, HTC just announced their brand new smartphone for 2013 that will be arriving on multiple carriers throughout the world. The new HTC One is their flagship product, and is powered by the absolute latest 1.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 series processor from Qualcomm. Since we haven't seen benchmarks of that processor yet, and the One is brand new, check out the device blasting to the top spot scoring over 12,000 in Quadrant.

Nexus 7 overclocked to 1.64 GHz, destroys benchmarks

Those awesome Android developers never let up when it comes to the cutting edge. Take the Nexus 7 for example. It rocks the NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor and packs plenty of power. Thanks to a few of our favorite developers and kernel builders we now have it overclocked to nearly 1.7 GHz, and destroying everything on the market in terms of benchmarks. More details to get started yourself below.

Galaxy S III quad-core benchmarks blow us away [Video]

Oh yeah! We couldn't forget benchmarks for the newest superphone flagship from Samsung could we? Now that Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy S III with its quad-core Exynos 1.4 GHz processor we decided to run a quick benchmark just for comparison sakes. Once we get our paws on it longer we'll have some in depth results but for now check out the results below.

ASUS Transformer Prime vs Transformer Pad TF300: benchmark battle

The Eee Pad Transformer Prime reigns supreme at the top of ASUS' tablet portfolio, but the newcommmer Transformer Pad TF300 has a lot to prove. This cheaper alternative to the flagship also has an NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, a gigabyte of RAM and it's running Ice Cream Sandwich. The Transformer Prime is the better of the two tablets (unless you want GPS signals without a dongle) but is it $120 better? If you're a performance junkie, you're about to find out. Note that all tests were made on a Transformer Prime and Transformer Pad TF300 running unmodified Android 4.0.3.

Android Community Weekly: February 18, 2012

It's time to rehash the entire weeks top stories and bring everyone up to speed before next week's big MWC event in Barcelona, Spain. First up, specifications of the HTC One X, set to be their new 'hero' device, surfaced early Wednesday morning. The One X has also had its ROM leak to the public, which made a later Android 4.0 port to the HTC Sensation a reality. The port sports HTC Sense 4.0, yet they've had to disable the Rosie launcher, keyboard, and HTC's lockscreen. They've been replaced with more stable substitutions for the time being.

LG X3 quad-core gets detailed, screenshots included

LG's next high-end smartphone has been leaked and name dropped a few times but today we have received a full slew of specs, and screenshots that basically confirms all previous reports and rumors. Following its older sibling the LG G2x and the Optimus 2x we are now hearing they'll be releasing the LG X3 quad-core Tegra 3 smartphone soon. While that isn't new, the full specs and screenshots below are brand new.

Android Community Evening Wrap-Up: February 13, 2012

We hope you all had a great weekend, and now that Monday is coming to a close, we'll play catch-up on any important news you may have missed. The Motorola DROID 4 was cracked open by iFixit today, so head on over to check out all the bits and pieces that make up your new device. DROID 4 owners will also be thrilled to know its already been rooted! You can get it now, and it works much like the method used for the DROID RAZR and RAZR Maxx.

Quadrant Benchmark update brings ICS and multi-core support

Overclockers and benchmark masters it's time to update your app and break out the watercooling. The extremely popular benchmark suite for Android has just been issued a much and long awaited update. Quadrant Standard and Advanced has just reached version 2.0 and with it comes some huge changes to the user interface and the benchmark as a whole. We now officially have Android 4.0 ICS and multi-core support.
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