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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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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about how NVIDIA's CEO has begun teasing the future of Microsoft's Surface tablets. Samsung is next as "confirmed" reports say that the Galaxy Note III will launch with Android 4.3. New leaks also talk about a possible change in manufacturer for the future Nexus 10. Then we go through some new reports that the future Nexus smartphone will be made by Motorola. We end todays' show talking the new ads that have reached Google Maps. All this and more after the break. Stories: - NVIDIA CEO teases the second-generation Surface - Samsung Galaxy Note III ...

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    As much as we loved the Microsoft Surface Pro, we won't deny that the Surface RT was simply one of those products that only a mother could love. Beautifully designed, but terribly clunky in its performance, and app support. Some of us still believe that a second stab at the project would give it a better chance, but most of us still debate if Microsoft will build a second-generation model after the $900M in losses. Still, new statements by some people that are highly involved could prove otherwise. The Surface RT, love it or hate it, was powered by a Tegra 3, and NVIDIA's CEO just came on ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google Play Music All Access, which is now available in 9 more countries in Europe. We later talk about MixBit, which is the new invention behind the founders of YouTube. NVIDIA tablets are next as 2014 teases some Tegra 5 processors and tablets from the company running them. We later talk about the Sony Honami that's slated for IFA, and which is apparently going to be named the Sony Xperia i1. We end today talking about the possible retail price of Google Glass. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Google Play Music All Access goes ...

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    With the gaming-focused Shield, NVIDIA has demonstrated that it's not content to just build the SoCs that go into mobile devices, and is fully capable of putting out some complete hardware of its own. What's next for the company, though? Another gaming device? A full-on smartphone? Some rumors suggest that NVIDIA might be looking to enter the tablet market, and could have one or two such models ready to go in 2014. There's already some evidence in benchmark results pointing to the existence of a lower-end NVIDIA tablet running a Tegra 4 and having a 7-inch 1280 x 800 display. This one ...

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    At CES this year, NVIDIA held a press conference, where both the Tegra 4 and Shield were announced. The NVIDIA Shield is a Tegra 4-powered portable gaming console which runs Android. The design is practically a relatively generic looking game controller with a 5-inch 720p display that hinges open like any other clamshell device. And the rest of its internals are on par with most other high-end Android smartphones: 2GB RAM, 16GB fixed storage, Wi-Fi b/g/n, microSD card slot, etc. We'll have to put this device to the test to see if it's worth the hefty $299 price tag. In the meantime, be ...

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    We just heard about Samsung's plans to refresh its still-new Exynos 5 Octa chip, but it's far from the only company looking to the future of its SoCs. So far this year, NVIDIA's been struggling to attract interest in the Tegra 4. Even if that chip fails to repeat the success of the Tegra 3, NVIDIA still has a few cards up its sleeve, and just showed off one of its upcoming advancements, the new mobile Kepler GPU used by the company's Logan project. Kepler is the architecture NVIDIA uses for its latest PC video cards, so the same sorts of capabilities are present here, just in a less ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Instagram Video, and what this means to the few that actually use Twitter's Vine service. NVIDIA is next as the company is shaving-off some money from the price-tag of their NVIDIA Shield. Liquid Cooling is next as both Apple and Samsung are reportedly in advanced projects that will allow future iPhones and Samsung Galaxies to offer this technology. Microsoft and Nokia make the headlines next since rumors had them working on a Nokia buy-out weeks ago. We end today's show talking about the Samsung Premiere event and all the Galaxy and ATIV ...

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    About a month ago, the final launch details for the NVIDIA Shield started falling into place. We saw pre-orders for the Android portable gaming console open one month ago today, and those of you who got your orders in have been waiting for Shield to begin shipping this month. With this first Tegra 4 device just about to drop, NVIDIA has gone ahead and sweetened the deal already, announcing a pre-release price cut on Shield. We started out with Shield going for just about $350. This morning, however, NVIDIA has announced a $50 price reduction, bringing its tag down to nearly $300. NVIDIA ...

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    A couple weeks back, NVIDIA made with the details of how its Shield Android gaming handset would arrive. The system will ship next month, and pre-orders are already open, letting you secure one of the $350 devices. It sure looks like everything's going smoothly with preparing for Shield's retail availability, as we just saw the handheld console pick up its FCC certification. Don't let that FCC business confuse you – even without cellular data connectivity, Shield still needs to stop by the FCC in order to clear its WiFi operation. We're excited to see Shield finally arrive for a number ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the NVIDIA Shield, its price and release date. We later talk about the BlackBerry Q5 along with the news that BBM is now coming to iOS and Android soon. Later we go through the Verizon Droid DNA, which is now free after a two-year contract pointing to a probable HTC One reaching the carrier soon. Nokia is next as the company has just unveiled their new Lumia 925 along with other features. We end today's show talking about our Google I/O predictions and obviously your Google I/O predictions as well. All this and more after the break. Stories: - ...

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    Back at the CES in early January, NVIDIA didn't just have news of its next SoCs to announce, but came ready to offer news of a new venture into mobile gaming. It unveiled what it was then calling Project Shield, an all-in-one gaming console integrating a full-sized controller and a flip-up HD screen. The Android-running system would help introduce the world to NVIDIA's latest chip, the Tegra 4. At the time, we didn't get much info about important things like price or availability, but today NVIDIA finally has those launch details ready to share. NVIDIA Shield (no more "Project") will sell ...

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    We've yet to see the first phones and tablets arrive running NVIDIA's Tegra 4 SoCs. While there was some uncertainty for awhile about NVIDIA's ability to attract an OEM to employ the Tegra 4, last month we learned that ZTE would be releasing phones featuring the Tegra 4 by the middle of the year. Even with months to go until those devices arrive, NVIDIA already has its sights set on the future of its mobile processor offerings, and at the GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, CEO Jen Hsun-Huang spelled-out what hardware is next from his company. Following Tegra 4 will be an SoC codenamed ...

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    Earlier this month, we heard that NVIDIA was running into problems getting companies interested in using its new Tegra 4 chips in their smartphones and tablets. More recently, we learned that the first of these SoCs would be made available to interested manufacturers in Q2 2013, but still didn't have a solid read on just who (besides NVIDIA itself) was interested in using them. We heard that ASUS might be a possibility, but today we get our first real confirmed OEM, with ZTE announcing plans to create phones built around Tegra 4 chips. These quad-core A15-based phones could be out even ...

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    NVIDIA's A15-based Tegra 4 SoC has the potential to be one of the big chips to arrive this year. While we've heard that the company has been having trouble getting manufacturers to commit to the Tegra 4, that's just a rumor for the moment, and the Tegra 3 certainly made it into a whole lot of products. NVIDIA announced the chip back during the CES, but so far we haven't had much of an idea of when the first Tegra 4-running products might end up launching. We finally have a preliminary timetable now, thanks to the company's revelations during a call to investors. The Tegra 4 should first ...

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    In the past, NVIDIA managed to get a leg up on other companies by introducing its dual-core and quad-core designs in advance of its competition. This time around, though, it hasn't recaptured that advantage; Samsung already has an A15 chip in the Nexus 10, and the newly-announced Qualcomm chips and Samsung's Exynos 5 Octa sound just as good, if not better than the Tegra 4. Perhaps as a result of that, some new rumors suggest that NVIDIA is having a really hard time getting manufacturers to place its Tegra 4 in their new products. According to the industry sources of Digitimes, so far only ...

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    NVIDIA isn't the only chip maker showing off new technology at this year's CES.  Qualcomm has some news, too. Just incase you don't remember, Qualcomm makes the Snapdragon SoC and in particular the S4 line that powers our high-end smartphones and tablets. To start with, Qualcomm is changing the naming scheme of their processors to help differentiate the powers and abilities of their various chipsets. The new 800 series is high-end, 600's and 400's are middle-tier, and lower-end chips are in the 200's. Let's focus on the higher-end goodies for a moment. The Qualcomm 800-series ...

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    NVIDIA has long been one of my favorite chip-making companies. Back in the PC days they were always leap-frogging ATI to see who could make the best video card on the market. NVIDIA has since moved into more than just graphics and has a fairly impressive presence in mobile technology, specifically SoCs. The best NVIDIA SoC on the market today is their Tegra 3. Unfortunately, it's starting to show its age. Not to worry, at this year's CES, NVIDIA announced the Tegra 4! Not unlike the Tegra 3, inside the Tegra 4 is a quad-core CPU with an extra "low-power core" to help extend battery life. ...

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    While not a mobile device, the just-announced Project SHIELD is NVIDIA's new portable gaming console which is the first gadget powered by the Tegra 4 SoC, also recently announced at CES 2013. It just so happens that is a "pure Android", as the manufacturer refers to it, thus giving access to any game title on the Google Play Store. It can also stream games from a PC that has one of the company's GeForce GTX GPUs at its core, with access to titles on the online STEAM game library. The Tegra 4 SoC is the one powering this gaming portable, delivering "enormous power from its custom 72-core ...

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