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Smartphones, tablets driving growth in the DRAM industry

by: LucianAugust 11, 2012
Smartphones and tablets have replaced PC's and laptops as the engine of growth for DRAM companies. As the demand for mobile devices with higher and higher performance increases, so will the demand for bigger-capacity and faster mobile DRAM.
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Sony LT25 ‘Tsubasa’ with Qualcomm S4 and ICS will be a global phone

by: LucianAugust 11, 2012
Sony LT25 ‘Tsubasa’ will be Sony first global phone with LTE, thanks to the Qualcomm S4 chip inside. But will this be enough for Sony to start being successful in the western market?
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Google improves mobile search UI with card-based interface reminiscent of Google Now

by: LucianAugust 11, 2012
Google is taking the success of Google Now and expanding it to their mobile search site with Google Now cards-like answers, powered by Knowledge Graph. Take a look at the type of cards they are making available for mobile search site on smartphones and tablets.
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Nokia poll says QWERTY keyboards still rule

by: LucianAugust 11, 2012
Nokia's online poll shows that the majority of users prefer QWERTY keyboards over touchscreen phones. But is this representative of the entire mobile market, or is Nokia looking at data skewed toward the old way of using smartphones?
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Digia buys Qt from Nokia, promises support for Android, iOS & Windows 8

by: LucianAugust 10, 2012
Developers have been concerned about the future of Qt now that Nokia does not have a use for it anymore. Fortunately, they've decided to sell it to Digia, which has committed to take good care of Qt and further develop it. Digia goes as far as promise that they will include cross-platform support. Could we be looking at a future in which Qt enables apps that run on Android, iOS and Windows 8?
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OTA Update Center: easy solution for devs of custom ROMS

by: LucianAugust 10, 2012
Developers and users alike finally have a system that allows them to update devices that use custom ROM's with the latest versions in a very intuitive way.
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Open source Doom 3 gets ported to Android [video]

by: LucianAugust 9, 2012

Doom 3 is a science fiction horror video game made by id Software, that was released in 2004 for Windows. It’s been id Software’s most successful game so far, selling over 3.5 million copies. Later it was adapted to the Linux platform, then Mac OS X, and after that, to the Xbox and Xbox360 consoles.

After this whole success, id Software decided to open source Doom 3 last year, so now anyone can  try and port it to any platform they want. That’s how we’re now able to see developers trying to port Doom 3 to Android. The ported game is still in pre-alpha stage, so don’t expect it to work very well. Plus, for a 2004 game I think you need a more [...]

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CyanogenMod 9 stable release is out for the Galaxy Nexus

by: LucianAugust 9, 2012

The CyanogenMod team released the RC1 version of CM9 just before Google I/O started. A couple of weeks later, RC2 was launched, and now it seems that CyanogenMod 9 stable is trickling out for some devices. Well, truth be told, they’ve only released it for the Galaxy Nexus so far, which may be why the team hasn’t made an official post about it yet. I’m sure that once at least a couple dozen phones will support it, they will announce it.

Reaching the stable version of CM9 is a very big deal for the developers that have been working on it for so long, because it has been a huge project. When they started porting ICS over, they’ve had to basically [...]

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Samsung reveals Exynos 5 Dual (5250): what you need to know about the world’s first Cortex A15 SoC

by: LucianAugust 9, 2012

Samsung has just released the whitepaper for their long-awaited Exynos 5250 SoC, now called the Exynos 5 Dual, and there’s a lot of interesting information to be discovered in it.

The Exynos 5 Dual will be the world’s first Cortex A15-based chip, when it will ship later this year, presumably inside the 11.8-inch tablet Samsung is going to launch later this year. Samsung had to wait for this A15-based chip to support the very high WQXGA (2560×1600) resolution of the Galaxy Tab 11.6.

Some of the most important features of the newly unveiled Exynos 5250 are:

Dual-core 1.7 Ghz Cortex A15 CPU Mali T604 GPU OpenGL ES 3.0 OpenCL 1.1 full [...]
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Jelly Bean app encryption issues force Google to disable the feature

by: LucianAugust 9, 2012

The Verge

Piracy is a problem for developers on any platform, and pirating an app on Android is not that much harder than doing it on Windows. Some would say the piracy on Android is a lot higher than on iOS, but some developers have disproved this. Since most of the piracy happens in China, for both Android and iOS, where people wouldn’t pay for the apps anyway, the piracy rates between the 2 platforms are not that different.

However, since Android started being known in the media for being a piracy haven because it’s more “open”, Google has started working [...]

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