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    Yesterday we saw the LG G2 Mini get confirmed, but the announcement was a little odd. We didn't see a formal press release from LG, and though it was clear we were dealing with official information, there were a few holes in the specifics. For instance, while we learned that the phone wasn't going to get the Snapdragon 800 that had been rumored, we didn't learn specifically which SoC would power the handset – all we knew was that it was a 1.2GHz quad-core chip. As it turns out, the situation's slightly more complicated than that, and today we hear about three different versions of the G2 ...

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    For all the months we spend looking forward to the CES, thinking about which devices we might see, and planning whose booth we're going to hit first, it sure can go by in a flash. Sure, it doesn't seem like it when you're in the thick of things, but looking back on it now, just a week later, it's already starting to seem like a distant memory. Part of that has to be due to just how close we are to MWC, and how quickly we have to transition back into that building-up role as we field the mountains of new rumors for what we'll see there, but before we put CES 2014 to bed, we're bringing you ...

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    I've got four cores in my Nexus 5. My old Nexus 7 has four cores. Some of today's smartphones have eight cores (though it's arguable whether or not they can use all eight at the same time). My desktop computer has four hyper-threaded cores, so it looks like I have eight. Now, news out of CES 2014 is that NVIDIA has a 192-core processor: the Tegra K1, and it just might power your next smartphone or tablet. 192-cores: that's what the headlines are saying, but they're wrong -- sort of. Let's take a look at what goes into an SoC, and why NVIDIA's new Tegra K1 might not be all it's cracked up ...

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    After much of our disappointment with Nvidia's Tegra 3 mobile processor, and the slow adoption of the Tegra 4, we'll admit that most of us were waiting to see if Nvidia's Tegra 5 would help the chipmaker have a more promising 2014. Nvidia has been famous for religiously using CES as their launch platform for every new mobile processor that we've known in the last couple of years, but this time, we didn't really get a Tegra 5. What Nvidia has unveiled today is actually something much bigger. The company has just announced their new Nvidia Tegra K1 mobile processor, and what makes this chip ...

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    For once, let's try and talk about NVIDIA without getting too caught up in its SoC struggles so far in 2013 – the past is the past, and right now NVIDIA is looking to move forward, repositioning itself as not just the company behind a mobile SoC, but as a designer of products build around such chips in its own right. That's meant devices like the Shield gaming console, and more recently the Tegra Note tablet. After announcing that tablet platform back in September, it's finally time for the slate to start arriving, and today NVIDIA details the start of US sales. As you'll remember, ...

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    We already don't find ourselves talking about the NVIDIA Tegra 4 too much, as the SoC has failed to take off in any meaningful way with this year's crop of smartphones. But for as little attention as the Tegra 4 has seen, the Tegra 4i has found itself getting even the shorter end of that stick; we haven't mentioned the chip since March, when rumors suggested in might show up in the hardware that ultimately arrived as the Moto X. On its latest earnings call this week, NVIDIA talked a little about its plans to bring the 4i to prominence, and finally get it into some hardware early next year. ...

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    While not too many OEMs flocked to the Tegra 4 this year, NVIDIA made the best of a bad situation by releasing some hardware of its own, bringing us the Shield Android portable gaming console this past summer. While that lets you play Android games with the benefit of real hardware controls, that's only been one part of Shield's allure: you could also use the device to play full PC games, streamed over WiFi with the help of your GeForce GTX graphics card. While that feature's been available, NVIDIA's kept it under beta. Well, it's finally about time for it to go official, and the company ...

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    2013's been a year of upsets for some major industry players. BlackBerry failed to see its latest platform take off, and now it looks like the company is going to be sold. HTC didn't get quite the boost from the One it was hoping for, and may be facing quarterly losses. And while this Nokia business might be good for Microsoft and Windows Phone in general, it hardly speaks to Nokia's success. When we're talking about companies that have seriously seen their standings tank over the course of they year, I think we absolutely have to include NVIDIA. Back in January, NVIDIA got the year ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about HP's introduction of a couple of new Android tablets running on Tegra 4 hardware. Microsoft is next as Steve Ballmer discusses the reality of Windows Phone 8, the Surface, and other flops, even though we also have some hot leaks of Windows Phone 8.1 as well. Google is next as the company has now made their Quickoffice service free for all Android and iOS customers. Then we talk about the Moto X going affordable on Republic Wireless, which also makes the plan for it affordable. We end today's show talking about the Nexus 5, Android 4.4 KitKat ...

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    Recent rumors have suggested that HP might be curious about getting back into the smartphone game with a possible Windows Phone release, but as far as the recent products we've actually seen from HP go, the name of the game has been tablets. Today we hear from HP to expect more along that line, as the company unveils five new tablets, including one based on a design we just shared with you. Yesterday NVIDIA announced its Tegra Note tablet platform, with news that the actual hardware would be licensed to other manufacturers to sell as their own. HP may be one of the first to do so, as the ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about NVIDIA's new Tegra Note platform, and what we can expect from it. Then we talk about YouTube's plans to enhance their mobile application to allow offline video on mobile devices. CyanogenMod is next as the service has now officially become a company dubbed CyanogenMod Inc. and plans to enhance their user experience with Android. BlackBerry is next as we talk about their new BlackBerry Z30, specific dates for BBM to reach Android and iOS, and then the sad news that 40% of their work force will get laid off. We end today's show talking about the ...

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    For the past several weeks, we've been seeing more and more signs of NVIDIA's work towards an Android tablet. That's included benchmarks, a number of leaked pics, and even the device's regulatory certification; by all accounts, the tablet seemed nearly ready to go. As it turns out, that wasn't far from the truth, and today NVIDIA formally announced the Tegra Note. The big news concerns how the tablet will be sold. NVIDIA isn't just going to release the Tegra Note itself, and instead a number of different partners will introduce the tablet to markets in regions around the world: EVGA, PNY, ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Acer's launch of the world's first smartphone to allow you to film video in 4K resolution, aside from the launch of another Android tablet. Then we talk about NVIDIA, and the leaks of their probable tablet line-up. Sony is next as their Smart Shot lens-camera has been leaked in a full gallery of photos. Then we talk about the first leaked photo of the Samsung Galaxy Gear, and our thoughts about it. We end todays' show talking about the some leaked photos of the iPhone 5C and the contents of its manual, aside from its resemblance to the iPod ...

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    NVIDIA's SoCs have powered many a tablet over the years, but the company itself has yet to release such a device under its own name; certainly, with products like Shield, it's clear that NVIDIA is reconsidering the greater role it wants to play in the hardware market. This summer, rumors have suggested that NVIDIA might be working on a pair of Android tablets. While one may run a next-gen Tegra 5 chip and still be quite a way's off, we've already started seeing leaks of a seven-inch NVIDIA tablet. Today we get some new imagery to look over, While much lower resolution than the leaked pics ...

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    Last week we talked about the idea of NVIDIA releasing some tablets of its own, including a seven-incher based on the Tegra 4, as well as a higher-end tablet running a next-gen Tegra 5. While we still wait to get more details on the latter, a whole bunch of new info has surfaced on this Tegra 4 tablet, including benchmarks and imagery. While we heard the name Tegra Note Premium before, this time the tablet pops up in AnTuTu as the TegraTab7-Premium – that may mean multiple versions of the hardware, or simply a name that's yet to be finalized. Performance looks quite impressive, with the ...

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