by Joe Levi | April 11, 2013 1:59 PM
At the core of every smartphone, phablet, tablet, computer, or piece of electronic equipment is a processor. Processors aren't as simple as a single chip anymore. The processor inside mobile devices today is what's called a "System on a chip", or SoC for short. This SoC includes a lot of "processors". Some handle video, some handle traditional "CPU" tasks. Others take care of your cellular, WiFi, and Bluetooth radios. Still more process audio, and others monitor and handle the vast array of sensors that are tucked away snugly inside modern phones and tablets. Each SoC has its advantages ...
by Anton D. Nagy | March 10, 2013 5:56 AM
...and it's not the Samsung Galaxy S IV! Wait, what? Got to love marketing talk as well as companies trying to steal the show from each other. Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy S IV on March 14 in New York and Lava has just sent out invites for an event happening on the same day, a couple of hours earlier. Lava has released smartphones with Intel processors in the past and the device which the company will unveil this Thursday will also run Intel, touted as the "fastest smartphone ever". The chip-maker has unveiled its new SoC line-up at this year's MWC, dubbed Clover Trail+. ...
by Anton D. Nagy | January 8, 2013 2:23 AM
Intel introduced its new Lexington (Z2420) platform for mobile devices at CES 2o13, a follow-up to its previous Medfield SoC, however, aimed at emerging markets. The chipset is optimized for Android applications and the processor clocks as high as 1.2GHz, making use of hyper-threading technology. There is support for five-megapixel main camera and 1.3-megapixel webcam, 1080p 30 fps video and HSPA+ data speeds. Graphics duties are carrier out by the PowerVR SGX 540 GPU. Acer and Xolo are already employing the Lexington platform in their smartphones, as pictured above. However, no more ...
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