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The fun never stops here, folks. This has certainly been a rollercoaster of a ride thus far, and shows no signs of slowing down. The Galaxy S3 launch date rumors have ranged from early 2012... to mid-summer, but now we have yet another rumor vying for our attention and analysis. This time we have reports that indicate that the Galaxy S3 might be launched as soon as April.  ZDNet Korea i...

Intel Atom processor z2460

The Intel Atom “Medfield” chip will finally be available in some smartphones this year, after Intel promised for at least 3 years that they would enter the smartphone market. Unfortunately... for Intel, I think they are just rushing in with Medfield, because I don’t think it’s competitive enough in power consumption, and it’s quickly losing the performance game, too. That’s w...

s4-vs-tegra3

Dual core or quad core? Which should you pick? If the decision was that simple, I’m sure most people would just go with the quad core chip. But what if the dual core chip this time is... more powerful than the quad core one? From what we’ve seen in the benchmarks so far, it seems that the S4 beats the quad core Tegra 3 in most situations, except in some browsing tests and graph...

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First of all, I think Nvidia has done us a great favor, and we should be thankful to them. I wouldn’t say they’ve brought all the 3D games to Android. That ¬†isn’t true or... close to being true, but they’ve certainly done their part, and have tried to bring high quality games not just in content but also in graphics to the Android platform, thanks to the Tegra Zone...

Android World

Android’s success has been phenomenal over the past 2 years, and we all know it. It grew from a few percentage points market share to 30% in a year, and now it’s over 50% globally,... which means out of 2 new smartphone sales, one of them is an Android device. But at some point this has to stop, right? It’s not like Android can keep growing forever. Or can it?

Well, obvi...

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Samsung is not perfect, and I think they are following the wrong strategy by releasing many rehashed devices lately. Still, this is how they have done business over the past several years. I’ve... been amazed at Samsung’s ability to make the Galaxy S the phone of the year, twice in a row already. When the original Galaxy S launched, it was unbeatable for at least 7 months until the first dual core...

HTC 1 concept - Designed by Andrew Kim

I’m sure HTC fans will remember this image. It’s the HTC 1 concept made a designer called Andrew Kim, who was obviously... a big fan of HTC at the time, too. It got picked up by some major blogs, and became quite popular because it was a very interesting design compared to what was on the market in early 2010. It still does...

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This quad core 1.5 Ghz Exynos chip isn’t exactly a surprise, because Samsung talked about it (Exynos 4412) before. Not to mention that there were plenty of Galaxy S3 rumors that said it... has a quad core 1.5 Ghz processor. But they haven’t shown it yet, and they will get the opportunity to do so at MWC very soon.

The Exynos 4412 is made at 32nm, so it should be more efficie...

Krait-0106

While it’s not completely surprising if you understand where Krait is coming from as an architectural overhaul for Qualcomm’s CPU’s that finally has out of order execution,... but also many performance improvements and bigger memory bandwidth, the Krait architecture and the dual core 1.5 Ghz S4 chip that is based on it manage to show some impressive numbers in benchmarks, m...

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You thought 2011 was going to be the year of the tablets, but ended up disappointed with the showing of tablets in 2011? I don’t blame you. Both Google and the initial tablet manufacturers... screwed up with the launch of the “real tablets” with Android 3.0x Honeycomb. Google did it with the half-baked Honeycomb, and it was obvious it was rushed with Motorola scrambling to release...