Gary Sims(673 posts)

Gary has been a tech writer for over a decade and specializes in open source systems. He has a Bachelor's degree in Business Information Systems.He has many years of experience in system design and development as well as system administration, system security and networking protocols. He also knows several programming languages, as he was previously a software engineer for 10 years.




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Qualcomm releases Snapdragon Wear 2100 to enhance the wearable experience

by: Gary SimsFebruary 11, 2016
Following the success of the Snapdragon 400 in Android Wear devices, Qualcomm has decided to start making wearable specific chips. The first is the Snapdragon Wear 2100.
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In-depth look: Just how good are the Cortex-A72 and Mali T880 in the Kirin 950?

by: Gary SimsFebruary 5, 2016
One of the key CPU core designs for 2016 (and beyond) is the Cortex-A72, and we are now starting to see the first smartphones with SoCs using the Cortex-A72. One of the first is the Huawei Mate 8 with its Kirin 950 processor. Read on to find out about its performance levels.
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Qualcomm Quick Charge vs Oppo VOOC vs MediaTek PumpExpress+ vs Motorola TurboPower vs the others (updated)

by: Gary SimsFebruary 4, 2016
Which is the best fast charging system for smartphones? I compare QC 2.0, VOOC, PumpExpress+, TurboPower, Smartpower and Adaptive Fast Charging.
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Jide releases some of the Remix OS source code, attempts GPL compliance

by: Gary SimsJanuary 21, 2016
Jide wasn't respecting its obligations to release the source code for some of the open source projects it was using, however it is now making amends.
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Raspberry Pi Zero review

by: Gary SimsJanuary 18, 2016
The new Raspberry Pi Zero is small, elegant and cheap. For $5 you get a computer on a circuit board that can run Linux, has 512MB of RAM and a VideoCore IV GPU.
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I want to develop Android Apps – What languages should I learn?

by: Gary SimsJanuary 18, 2016
Developing Android apps can be rewarding, both personally and financially. Assuming you have a certain level of technical knowledge then it is possible to develop Android apps yourself. But what programming languages do you need to learn?
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Top Android performance problems faced by app developers

by: Gary SimsJanuary 8, 2016
To help you write faster, more efficient Android apps, here is our list of the top 4 Android performance problems faced by app developers.
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Custom cores versus ARM cores, what is it all about?

by: Gary SimsJanuary 7, 2016
You have probably come across the term "custom core." So what is a custom core? Why do people make such a fuss about them? And, who designs them? Let's find out.
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ARM bringing Energy-Aware Scheduling to Android

by: Gary SimsDecember 31, 2015
The EAS project is trying to solve a design limitation of two Linux power-management subsystems - they don’t coordinate their decisions with the scheduler.
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Who makes the best SoC: Intel vs Qualcomm vs Samsung

by: Gary SimsDecember 24, 2015
Qualcomm and Samsung are the biggest mobile chip makers. However the world's largest overall chip maker is Intel, but does it make good mobile processors?
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