Samsung Gear S3 to use wearables-optimized processor?

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Samsung already has a robust business developing its own processors and SoCs (systems-on-a-chip). These power many of its smartphones and more recently have begun to power some of its wearables. A second business unit may be about to get into the application processor business as well, according to South Korea’s Electronic Times News. The report suggests that Samsung Mobile will develop a […]

MediaTek to supply Samsung with quad- and octa-core chipsets in 2014

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Here is a development that is sure to surprise more than one. Samsung is set to begin using MediaTek quad- and octa-core mobile processors next year. According to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report citing CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets, a independent equity brokers and financial-services firm, the Taiwanese company will “enter the supply chain of Samsung Electronics” in the second half of […]

Next-generation Google Nexus 7 to use Qualcomm S4 Pro processor?

More changes appear to be in store for the next-generation Google Nexus 7 than had been originally reported. You can now add a change of processor to earlier rumours that it will gain a Full HD (1920×1080) display and thinner bezels. According to Pacific Crest analyst Michael McConnell, Google and ASUS will drop the NVDIA Tegra 3 processor in favour […]

Samsung Galaxy Note III to use Exynos 5 Octa processor?

An article by The Korea Times about Samsung’s chip business contains an interesting hint about the rumoured Galaxy Note III phablet. With Apple looking to reduce its business with the company with which it has been engaged in numerous lawsuits, Samsung is looking to China to replace any lost business and grow it further. To do so, Samsung Electronics CEO […]

CES 2013: Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 800 and 600 Series mobile processors

Qualcomm today unveiled two new Snapdragon families of processors along with a new numbering convention for its mobile processors. Sitting at the top of the Snapdragon lineup will be the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 family. Below it will be the Snapdragon 600, Snapdragon 400 and Snapdragon 200 families. “With the overwhelming success of our previous Qualcomm Snapdragon platforms, our mobile […]

CES 2013: NVIDIA announces Tegra 4, the “world’s fastest mobile processor”

CES 2013 unofficially kicked off this evening with NVIDIA announcing the NVIDIA Tegra SoC, billing it as “the world’s fastest mobile processor.” It combines four Cortex-A15 CPU cores, a power-efficient “2nd Generation Battery Saver Core” and a a 72-core GPU that promises six times the graphical prowess of its predecessor, the Tegra 3. It also offers worldwide 4G LTE voice […]