Posts tagged with: Intel
  • by | April 3, 2014 11:24 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple's confirmed dates for its World Wide Developer's Conference, and what we expect to see. We then talk about Intel's attempt to bring 64-bit architecture to Android 4.4 KitKat. Samsung follows the rumors as we land a leaked image for the Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom, though with another name. Then we talk about Microsoft's possible launch date for the developer preview of Windows Phone 8.1. We end today's show talking about Google's possible new business in the cellular carrier department, though depending on Google Fiber in a way. All this and ...

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  • by | April 3, 2014 12:19 PM

    64-bit processors are slowly making their way to smartphones. Apple's got a head start, and Android's likely to start following sometime this year. We've already seen a lot of groundwork laid for 64-bit on Android, and even heard about efforts towards 64-bit chips. But for that hardware to do its job, it needs 64-bit-aware software in place. Android's Linux roots give it a head start at preparing for 64-bit hardware, but someone still needs to implement all that Linux 64-bit stuff over on the Android codebase. We're still waiting for such support from Google and the AOSP, but today we hear ...

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  • by | March 10, 2014 8:05 PM

    Slowly but surely, Intel's been making headway back into the mobile device market, and after the past couple years of seeing Intel SoCs pop up here and there, 2014 finally feels like the year when Intel might make its impression felt on mainstream smartphones and tablets. The company had some big announcements to make back at MWC, talking about the introduction of 64-bit mobile chips and arrangements with a number of OEMs, but now we hear a new theory that could really help put Intel-based Androids on the map, with rumors that an Intel chip could power Google's next tablet. Fair warning: ...

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  • by | February 6, 2014 8:04 PM

    2013 saw Intel make some of its most significant progress to date in getting its chips back into mobile electronics. Sure, 2012 had early entries like the Motorola Razr i, but by last year Intel was really stepping up the number of products incorporating its silicon. Even really high-profile names like Samsung were experimenting with Intel SoCs. But could Intel be trying just a bit too hard to reclaim some of its glory days, like when XScale chips were a staple of the PDA scene? A new report claims that Intel has been subsidizing sales of its Atom chips to such an extent that it's not ...

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  • by | January 28, 2014 3:36 PM

    Last year, we were lucky to hear about developments in the Tizen world maybe once or twice a month. But the arrival of 2014 has really seen Tizen taking on a higher profile, and as we anticipate the coming launch of its first commercial hardware, more and more Tizen news has been coming out of the woodwork. Yesterday we checked out a possible render of a Tizen handset, though we had a few reservations about just how legitimate it might be. Today we follow that up with an in-the-wild shot of some more Tizen hardware, and this time with a lot more certainty that we're looking at the real ...

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  • by | January 8, 2014 11:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Microsoft's recent claims that Windows Phone has surpassed the iPhone in 24 markets, and what that really means. Nokia follows the news as Verizon has just spilled the beans on the Nokia Lumia Icon. Ubuntu is next as Canonical has just confirmed hardware for later in 2014. Apple then takes the stage as more reports on the progress of the iWatch sound badder than we expected. We end today's show talking about Intel's plans to bring us dual OS platform chips in the near future. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Microsoft claims that ...

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  • by | January 8, 2014 7:38 AM

    Even though Intel dominated the world of desktop and mobile processors years ago, one of the things we never quite understood is why they sold their XScale ARM-based processor division years ago. It seems that the company didn't quite understand the potential behind ARM, and that took a toll on their growth in the last couple of years as the company has struggled to be relevant in mobile. Those who thought that the PC would never succumb to the Post PC revolution have been proven to be wrong, and Intel's new strategy could help them gain the relevance they've been searching for. Intel's ...

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  • by | January 6, 2014 5:28 PM

    Considering all the teasers it had been dropping, we sure had some pretty high expectations for today's ASUS CES announcement. The company had been hinting at a dual-boot Android/Windows tablet, and a later video sure seemed to imply we'd be seeing new smartphones in 4, 5, and 6-inch screen sizes. Now that's all been confirmed, as well as some surprises. The Transformer Book Duet is ASUS's new dual-boot, hybrid, all-sorts-of-convertible tablet. It goes from Android to Windows 8.1 at the touch of a button, and from tablet to notebook with its keyboard dock. There's a beefy Intel Core i7 ...

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  • by | November 7, 2013 4:52 PM

    If Tizen really is Samsung's future, as well as the platform the company would love to be using on a plurality of its smartphones going forward, it sure has a funny way of expressing it. After all, we've been patiently waiting for the arrival of the first consumer-focused Tizen hardware, and so far have come up wanting. Over the summer, a launch in August or September was looking possible, but we later heard that Samsung could be pushing things back. Then we were hoping for some kind of grand announcement at the company's Developers Conference late last month, but once again the only news ...

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  • by | September 17, 2013 4:16 PM

    Say what you will about the actual benefits 64-bit processing delivers, how hardware isn't anywhere near ready to take full advantage of such silicon, and we're only getting ahead of ourselves: when Apple confirmed the 64-bit A7 for the iPhone 5S, it made 64-bit support something shoppers are going to start looking for, tangible improvements be damned. We've already seen responses from other OEMs, like when Samsung talked about its own 64-bit ambitions last week. Now we're getting a sign that Android could soon be getting the platform-level support it will need for future 64-bit hardware, ...

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  • by | August 30, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about some of the screenshots leaked of the Galaxy Gear companion app for Samsung devices, aside from some more revealing patents of a future Motorola smart watch. We later talk about the Sony Honami and the first leaked gallery of the phone. The iPhone 5S is next as we have some carrier support information to back the name now. Intel surprised our radar after that since it seems they want to go into the smartphone business. We end today's show talking about the new HTC Fetch and HTC Mini+, even though we debate their functionality. All this and ...

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  • by | August 30, 2013 4:04 PM

    Intel is doing better and better at getting its SoCs into mobile devices. After a slow start, we began to see the pack pick up a little this year, with Intel scoring some wins like getting its chips into new Samsung tablets. We fully expect to see Intel continue to push for the use of its silicon in such models, but now a new FCC regulatory filing has us thinking about Intel building its own hardware from the ground up, with the appearance of paperwork for Intel model CZ120. The docs are unambiguous about the nature of this device, plainly identifying it as an Intel smartphone. There's no ...

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  • by | July 3, 2013 4:45 PM

    Yesterday we heard that Samsung may be pushing back the launch of its first Tizen hardware from right around the end of summer to a couple months later. According to what the sources behind this claim, this was a calculated decision made in order to give the platform more time to develop a respectable assortment of apps. We wondered at the time if this was a sign of much worse news than anyone was letting on, and it looks like we're not alone; industry rumor maven Eldar Murtazin has taken to Twitter to suggest that this isn't just a delay, but the beginning of the end for Tizen. Murtazin ...

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  • by | June 4, 2013 7:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Toshiba's new line-up of tablets and why these don't really move the dot for the company in their mobile endeavors. Then we talk about Intel as the company has landed two new mobile processors and has even won Samsung as a customer with the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1. We look at the smartphone market share statistics and notice the supremacy of Android, the growth of iOS and Windows Phone and the decline of BlackBerry. HTC is next as we talk about their dramatic increase in revenue for May and also the price increase of the HTC One. We end today's show ...

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  • by | June 4, 2013 3:39 PM

    Yesterday, we heard Samsung announce a couple new tablets, including the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1. That version of the Tab 3 popped up on our radar the week prior when some rumors crossed our desk, suggesting that this device could mark the start of a new business relationship between Samsung and Intel, as rather than the standard Exynos or Snapdragon, the 10.1 was said to be powered by one of Intel's SoCs. That would be very interesting if true, and signal a new, higher profile for Intel's efforts to get its chips into Android devices. Problem was, when we finally got official word of the Tab 3 ...

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