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Intel Introduces Silvermont Architecture for Tablets and Smart Phones

Silvermont Intel upgraded its Atom line of mobile processors with the new Silvermont architecture. Silvermont is a Bay Trail-T System on Chip (SoC) and it's a totally new design and includes a new LTE modem. This Silvermont line of SoC is built on a 22 nanometer process, in order to be fully compatible with Intel's new generation of Haswell chips. The coo...

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Intel announces plans to pair Bay Trail SoCs with new XMM 7160 LTE chip

Intel-LogoToResizeIntel may not be one of the biggest players in the mobile world, but they are working hard to change this. Recently we reported on Intel’s acquisition of a GPS chip division that could play into their future mobile plans, but their mobile ambitions certainly don’t end there. Earlier today at Computex 2013, Intel officially revealed its ...

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Roundup: Asus devices at Computex 2013 – what you need to know

Asus mobile Now that the official Asus press conference for Computex 2013 has come and gone, it’s time to check out the highlights. This of course means looking at the latest batch of Android-powered products that will soon hit the market courtesy of Taiwan-based Asus itself.Asus Transformer Pad Infinity Asus kicked off its Computex press conference by ...

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ASUS announces MeMO Pad FHD 10 and MeMO Pad HD 7 tablets

memopad7Well, it looks like tablets are the talk of the town and it was no exception for ASUS at Computex. ASUS has just announced two tablets in their MeMO line: the MeMO Pad FHD 10 and the MeMO Pad HD 7. The FHD 10 is a 10-inch tablet boasting a 1920x1080 screen and Atom processor (!!!) and the Pad 7 is a refresher of ASUS' popular budget friendly M...

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MSI introduces three tablets, all very Apple-esque

MSI Primo 81We haven’t heard about MSI in a while, since January to be more precise when the Taiwan-based company brought the low-price Enjoy 71 tablet to market. At this year’s Computex event, MSI introduced several tablets under the Primo brand. One of them,  the Primo 81 has an interesting concept in mind; elegantly bringing Apple iPad Mini’s...

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Vodafone to launch its 4G services in the UK before the end of the summer

vodafone logo Credit: JonOakley/Flickr 4G is slowly coming online in the UK. Currently EE is the only network offering consumers a 4G service, but Vodafone is setting up to be the next big carrier to offer the faster service to its consumers. Earlier today Vodafone announced that it will be rolling out its own 4G high speed network by late summer.Vodafone is in...

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ARM launches new Cortex-A12 processor with new Mali-T622 GPU and Mali-V500 video processing

Cortex-A12-645pxARM has released details of its new Cortex-A12 processor which is designed to be a successor to the very popular Cortex-A9. Aimed at the mid-range smartphone and tablet markets, the A12 is 40 percent faster than the A9 and can be used in a big.LITTLE implementation. The new Mali-T622 GPU is OpenGL ES 3.0 compliant but yet has a 50 percent greater e...

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Acer announces 5.7-inch Liquid S1 with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

Acer Liquid S1 Acer is venturing into new device territory with the announcement of its latest Android-powered smartphone called the Liquid S1. It’s the Taiwan-based company’s first proper “phablet” in that it features a 5.7-inch 720p HD touchscreen display. Between that and its attractive exterior, it’s sure to get a lot of attenti...

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Asus Fonepad Note announced: 6-inch display, dual-core Atom processor, and a stylus

asus fonepad note Credit: Anandtech Asus just threw its hat in the supersized phone ring with the Asus Fonepad Note, a 6-inch device equipped with a stylus that promises to give the Galaxy Note 2 a run for its money.At its event at Computex 2013 in Taiwan, Asus unveiled a series of new Android devices, including a competitor to the Note 2, Optimus G Pro, and other ...

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Acer announces its first 5-inch smartphone, names it Acer Liquid S1

acer liquid s1 Over at Computex 2013 in Taipei, Acer seems to have started the fire by way of announcing several new gadgets such as the Acer Liquid S1. This smartphone happens to be Acer's first to have a size bigger than 5-inch. The Acer Liquid S1 sports a 5.7-inch HD 1280x720 screen and comes powered by Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The Acer Liquid S1 also comes ...

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From day one, Nvidia Shield will have over 25 games optimized for its Tegra 4 processor

nvidia-shield-2Just a few days ago,we reported on a new video posted to Nvidia’s blog that showed off the pre-loaded games and other special features that will come with the Shield. Now Nvidia has also revealed their plans to have 25+ games optimized and ready to go for the Shield, from day one.While Nvidia didn’t give us a full list of the games, th...

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Samsung may bring ‘big.LITTLE’ ARM processor to next generation Chromebook

Google-IO-2013 Pixel chromebook 1600 aaThe Samsung ARM Chromebook is ubiquitous to the lineup. It was the first to be offered at an attractive price point, and opened many of us up to the possibilities and benefits of Chromebooks, and Chrome OS. While not without its issues (Netflix, anyone?), The ARM Chromebook continues to pace the market.Though powerful, the ARM Chromebook has its li...

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More sources confirm Sony Xperia L4 Togari, provide more details

Sony Xperia L4Sony Xperia ZThe Sony Xperia L4, or “Togari” as it is also known, has been confirmed by two more sources, which have also provided further details about it.Interestingly enough, Greek site Tech Blog has confirmed some interesting information about the future device, saying that it would have (as previously rumored) a 6.4 inch screen wit...

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Is Samsung’s success a problem for Android? Not according to Sundar Pichai

Sundar Pichai and Walt MossbergWe opine about Samsung’s grip on Android quite a bit. Is it healthy for Android? What about TIzen? There are so many issues we concern ourselves with.It comes from a good place, though. We love Android, and would really like to see a little levelling in the market. HTC makes fantastic devices, and the LG Nexus 4 is brilliant. Those two are, u...

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Nexus 4 available in Korea, Google announces

Nexus 4The Nexus 4 is coming your way, provided you live in Korea, according to a recent Google announcement.Google Korea, quoted by Yonhap News, says that it would start selling the Nexus 4 in Korea, in order to be able to compete better with Samsung’s Galaxy devices and Apple’s iPhone. The handset is already available on the Korean Google Pl...

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Acer Computex 2013 preview video teases mysterious new devices

Acer mystery - Computex 2013 Computex 2013 is just right around the corner now, and you can be sure that there will be plenty to talk about at the world famous annual trade show in Taipei. But in case you still haven’t found anything that you think is worth looking forward to in the lead-up to it, Taiwan-based Acer is here to give you not just one, but two completely di...

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Tim Cook not worried about Android’s market share, says Apple still makes the best devices

Tim Cook If you’ve ever wanted to hear Apple CEO Tim Cook’s thoughts on the fact that the combined effort of all the players in the Android market is practically showing the iPhone and iPad out the door, well, now’s your chance. Cook recently sat down with Walt Mossberg of The Wall Street Journal for D11 at All Things D, and it is here th...

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Amazon announces its new “Login with Amazon” service for Android

login with AmazonTired of remembering dozens of usernames and passwords for each e-commerce website and gaming service? I know that I certainly am, and so does Amazon, as the company has just announced its all new “Login with Amazon” service. The new functionality will be making its way to Android, iOS, and other websites as soon as developers can implement it....

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Transferring WhatsApp chats to new devices: Ridiculously simple

whatsapp backup 3As convenient as the popular WhatsApp messenger may be, there's always a catch: You can't really use the app on more than one device at a time. This is quite annoying when you have multiple smartphones or you pick up the latest and the greatest device. But wait. What if I told you that could easily transfer over your chat history to a new...

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Rumor: Galaxy Note 3 to pack Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor

Galaxy Note 3 conceptGalaxy Note 3 conceptThe Galaxy Note 3 is said to be one of the smartphones set to launch in the coming months with a Qualcomm Snapdrong 800 processor under the hood.A new report from ZDNet Korea says that the phone will be just one of the devices expected to rely on Qualcomm’s flagship processor. The list also includes the LG Optimus G2, the Pan...

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Samsung Poised to Present New Galaxy and ATIV Devices

samsung premiere galaxy ativSamsung, the biggest smartphone manufacturer in the world, has recently sent out invites for its upcoming event in London where it is poised to announce new additions to its Galaxy and ATIV lines. The Invite to the Latest Samsung Event to Take Place in London Later in June / ...

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Play Store reportedly getting new shipping options for devices

Google-Play-store LogoAside from the availability of product, ordering devices from the Play Store is pretty easy. Google Checkout is reliable once set up properly, but there is one small issue that causes consumers to scratch their head. When you buy a device, you get it when they say you do.To be fair, you currently get 2-day shipping via UPS. The issue is, not everyo...

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Hangouts (replaces Talk)

Google Talk is one of Google's services that I've used a lot in the past. On the one hand, I appreciated it because it integrated well with Gmail, G+ and Android. On the other hand, it had several limitations, like the inability to send pictures and simple chat. Today, Hangouts (replaces Talk) has taken the place of Google Talk and has br...

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New Galaxy devices to be unveiled on June 20. S4 Active, Mini, and Zoom anyone?

Samsung Premiere 2013Samsung has just announced its “Premiere 2013” event, which will be taking place on June 20.The event will be held at the Earls Court Exhibition Centre in London, beginning at 7pm GMT — that’s 2pm EST, or 11am PST. But you’d need not worry about missing any details, no matter where you are in the world, as the entire presentation ...

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Microsoft, Samsung keen on doing glasses, prices to range from $200 to $500

Google Glass VisionWatch out, Google. Even with a headstart in developing wearable computing devices through Glass, there are two major competitors possibly on the horizon, waiting for the right opportunity to pounce.Reports indicate that Microsoft and Samsung are both keenly interested in competing against Google in its Glass efforts. Even as Google is already testi...

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Google introduces natural language search and machine recognition for photos

You know what photos we're searching for, right? (Image credit: Photographer / Shutterstock) You know what photos we’re searching for, right? (Image credit: Photographer / Shutterstock)Search is increasingly becoming human. While users from my generation have been used to search operators like “and”, “or” and the plus and minus signs, search queries are becoming more and more natural language like. Take for i...

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Samsung GT-i8800 pictures surface, could this be one of the first Samsung Tizen devices?

Samsung logo aa (3) - 600pxWith the release of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition, it’s clear that Samsung and Google are committed to working together, but that doesn’t mean the relationship is perfect. For Google, Samsung having too much power in the Android world could be potentially worrisome. For Samsung, it’s about not putting all your eggs in one b...

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How to Hack Your Google Glass and Void Warranty in the Process

hack your google glass As soon as the controversial Google Glass gizmo was released into the wild for a few thousand pre-selected developers, the question of how to hack your Google Glass was obvious for every techie who put his filthy little hands on Google's finest. The story becomes very interesting now, as Google appears to slowly encourage the Google Glass develo...

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