HTC has conceded that it "games" benchmarking tests with the new HTC One M8 , though the company argues that the maximum performance squeezed out of the 2014 flagship during profiling should be seen as an advantage, not a cheat.
Recent AnTuTu scores reveal that Huawei 's upcoming octa-core Kirin 920 comes close the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 in terms of performance. If true, this could pretty much put the Chinese manufacturer on the map as one of the chip makers that are starting to gnaw at Qualcomm's big pie. Details about the Kirin 920 are still not official, but there is some agreement as to its basic features. The processor will be utilizing the usual combination of Cortex-A15 and Cortex-A7 cores based on ARM's big.LITTLE architecture.
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With the LG G Pro 2 we’ve got what’s essentially a mix and upgrade to the LG G2 and the LG G Flex . This device is just as massive as the curved-display monster and it works with many of the same specifications of LG’s first hero device to work with back-facing buttons. This LTE-A device also works with back-facing buttons, and this time it’s humongous. The LG G Pro 2 is not a next-generation upgrade to the LG G Pro from last year. Instead it’s building on the power of the LG G2 in a much more clear path - it looks just like a sized-up LG G2 and shares several of its specifications.
When it comes to hardware, reality is far more complicated than what we see in spec sheets and promotional materials. Processors in particular, even with the same brand or model, seem to have different speeds floating around.
You don't need to cast bones or read entrails to know that smartphones arrive in predictablecycles. February, home of Mobile World Congress, is likely to see the launch of new handsets from heavy hitters likeHTC,SamsungandLG. Those new flagships will rule the mobile hill until the fall, when Apple and Google are likely to wheel out next-gen devices of their own.
Seems like only yesterday when we wrote about the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 appearing in AnTuTu ’s benchmark database – check that, it was 3 days ago. The benchmarking outfit is at it again, testing the two rumored processors for the Galaxy Note 4’s two upcoming variants – the Snapdragon 805 for the US version and the Exynos 5433 for the international version. The results are enough to raise an eyebrow at, putting the Samsung-made Exynos chip above Qualcomm’s premier processor.
Hot on the heels of news of unified builds for a number of HTC and Samsung devices, CyanogenMod is announcing that some Motorola devices will now be joining in on the fun. But even more than that, it also has some good news for present and future owners of Motorola's latest budget smartphone.
It was just a few month ago when Sony rolled out Android 4.3 Jelly Bean to some of its early 2013 devices but it seems the manufacturer isn't done yet. Up on their respective support pages, Sony has scheduled the Xperia Z, Xperia XL, and Xperia ZR smartphones, as well as the Xperia Tablet Z for another software refresh in May.
Until yesterday, the world record for fastest time in solving a Rubik's Cube was 5.27 seconds, which was set in the fall of 2011 by a Lego robot namedCubestormer 2. Thanks to the machine's successor (aptly named Cubestormer 3), the time to beat is now3.253 seconds.
It could be that HP is working on a new Android device with curious high-performance specs. Or it could be nothing. Still, the GFXBench device performance website marked the visit and benchmarking of one such device known only as “HP red”, and listed down the specs for posterity.
The Galaxy Note 4’s release is right around the corner. Checking release and reveal dates for the Galaxy Note ’s hand-held iteration over the past several years, you find one perfectly reasonable place for the device to be revealed: during IFA 2014, this September.
While you were busy running along walls and throwing missiles back at your opponents during theTitanfallbeta, countless data centers across the world were making sure that each AI-controlled Titan bodyguard had your back. Much of the frenetic action in Respawn Entertainment's debut game rests on one thing: Microsoft's Azure cloud infrastructure.
The airwaves are getting too crowded — in your living room. By treating the home the way it treats outdoor cellphone networks, Qualcomm hopes to make big business from your problem.Responding to an explosion in the number of wireless devices in people’s homes, as well as in places like coffee shops and offices, the technology industry has created standards for new types of Wi-Fi antennas.
It seems that NVIDIA is making true its reported focus on a completely new and high end " superphone " market. Its shiny new Tegra K1 processor still has to hit the market but we're already seeing a variant that has only two CPU cores but both of which carry the 64-bit architecture. At CES 2014 early this year, NVIDIA revealed the Tegra K1 processor. Being NVIDIA, the focus wasn't really on the quad-core Cortex-A15 sitting inside but on the whopping 192 GPU cores based on the chip maker's Kepler architecture. The early Tegra K1 benchmarks looked promising, blowing the competition in the mobile market out of the water and even surpassing Intel's Haswell CPU and Iris GPU offering. The only thing that toppled the Tegra K1 was a combination of an Intel CPU and a dedicated NVIDIA mobile GPU.
It was back in November of 2013 when we learned the Snapdragon 805 "Ultra UD" processor would be heading to devices in 2014 . Well, it looks like the first of these devices will be arriving in April. But before anyone gets super excited here -- this first device is going to be one aimed at developers.
What is a flagship? For some companies, it's about cramming as many features into a device as physics allows. For Huawei, it means something else entirely: Though it creates smartphones for the power-hungry crowd, its most eye-catching devices typically favor mass appeal over brawn. Exhibit A: theAscend P7, a smartphone that emphasizes design and user-friendliness over a blowsy spec sheet.
Trying to perhaps avoid a large media backlash, Qualcomm has rather silently announced its decision to not push through with its Snapdragon 802 processor. This statement comes just a month after the chip maker unveiled at CES 2014 the chip that will drive its formal venture into the realm of Smart TVs.