by Stephen Schenck | January 9, 2013 11:34 AM
Huawei's really been stepping-up its game at this year's CES, and between the Ascend D2, Mate, and W1, there's a decent chance that at least one of the company's new offerings has managed to intrigue you. We're already finding ourselves looking beyond even those brand-new smartphones to what the company could have next, after hearing about the company's pending move to A15-based HiSilicon K3V3 SoCs. There's little doubt that A15 is going to be huge this year; we've already seen what it can do for the Nexus 10, and as more chip manufacturers incorporate it into their designs, we'll get to ...
by Joe Levi | November 23, 2012 10:35 AM
It seems like just yesterday we were starting to see dual-core processors arrive in our smartphones and tablets. Today you'll have a difficult time finding one that only has a single core. Most current phones and tabs have either dual- or quad-cores powering them -- some even have five! Before we jump into what one would do with eight-cores, let's go back to that 5-core oddity for a moment. NVIDIA's Kal-El has what they call a "companion core" that the OS doesn't even know exists. The chipset itself hands off various tasks to the little processor, which only runs at 500MHz to save power. ...
by Jaime Rivera | August 10, 2012 11:28 AM
There's no denying that Samsung wrote the book on how to build a speedy processor. Still today, the dual-core Samsung Galaxy S II is one of the fastest smartphones in the world, and don't let me start talking about the Galaxy S III. We've known that Samsung has been working on a new Exynos variant since late last year. Current generation processors are based on the Cortex A9 architecture while the new Exynos Dual 5 will be based on the Cortex A15, so don't let the step back to dual-core worry you. Now, what makes this processor even more special is its support for the new Mali-T604 GPU. ...
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