Posts tagged with: X8
  • by | October 7, 2013 7:39 AM

    We truly live in an amazing time. We have some of the most technologically advanced consumer electronics known to man, and we carry them around in our pockets! Although processors and GPUs have progressed at an almost alarming rate, one vital component has not kept up: the battery. Doing anything with our smartphones and tablets requires that they're "awake" -- the processor, RAM, and who knows what else has to be warmed up and consuming power to check email or get notifications. Today's processors can quickly scale from just a few hundred MHz up to a few thousand fairly quickly, and they ...

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  • by | August 15, 2013 1:14 PM

    If you thought the Palm commercials of 2009 were as weird as mobile tech advertising would ever get, HTC and Robert Downey Jr. have something to show you. That's the conversation that kicks off this week's edition of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast, and it's followed by some heartening news about this year's IFA in Berlin. If the rumors hold true, we should be in for some powerfully geeky, if unconventional, tech in Germany this year - and even if they don't, we've got plenty to talk about in the way of chipsets, Nexii, smartwatches, and phablets. If none of those terms make sense to you, ...

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  • by | August 14, 2013 7:22 AM

    When we talk about "chips", some immediately think of the Central Processor (or CPU). Today, the "chip" is so much more than that. Often times it's more than a single discreet chip, which we used to call a "chipset". Today, it's more accurately described as a system on a chip (or SoC). You're familiar with the Tegra from NVIDIA, the Snapdragon from Qualcomm, Intel's Atom, and others. Now Google has gotten in the game (sort of), with its own Motorola X8 SoC. Like we've said in the past, the Motorola X8 is a dual-core central processor clocked at 1.7 GHz with a quad-core graphics processor, ...

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