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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.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 series quad-core benchmarks: This thing is fast

It's the moment we've all been waiting for. Ever since Qualcomm announced their Snapdragon 600 and 800 processors, we've been wanting to get our hands on them. The Snapdragon 600 outperforms anything on the mobile market as we've seen with the HTC One and Galaxy S4, but it's about to get even hotter with their faster, better, more efficient 2.3 GHz quad-core 800 series processor. We have our hands all over their developer kits below.

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.

Snapdragon 800 mass production begins in May

QUALCOMM has its SoCs inside some of the most popular Android devices on the market. Those devices include smartphone such as the GALAXY S 4 and HTC One among others. QUALCOMM's most popular SoC right now is the Snapdragon 600. The company is gearing up for mass production of its next-generation SoC.

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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