What are the first few things you look for when you want to buy a tablet? The answer definitely depends on each one’s preferences, tastes and needs, but a few factors will certainly play a major role in all of your decisions – screen quality, performance and battery life.
Intel chips could soon power the iPad, suggests a new rumor
Last month we reported on a rumor that Apple was considering ditching Intel on the Mac, and would rely on their own ARM chips instead. Now yet another new rumor arrives, and it is the polar opposite. Instead of relying less on Intel, the new rumor suggests that the iPhone and iPad might soon run on chips built by Intel.
Samsung’s Galaxy S3 is still the most popular phone in the UK, Nexus 4 is the surprising number five
Having no serious competition in the Android universe ever since its launch, Samsung’s Galaxy S3 was bound to suffer a drop in popularity after the introduction of Apple’s iPhone 5. And while we can’t go as far as say the S3 is still selling as it did three or six months back, it’s definitely not fallen as some expected.
Dual-core ARM Cortex-A15 faster than Intel Atom and quad-core Cortex-A9
When Apple released the iPhone 5 it didn't contain a quad-core CPU as many people had expected, however Apple did claim that the new phone was up to twice as fast as its predecessor. The most likely reason that Apple could make such a claim is that its A6 CPU uses the Cortex-A15 architecture. With the recent release of Google's new Chromebook, which is powered by Samsung's Cortex-A15 based Exynos 5 Dual (Exynos 5250), the benchmarking gurus have now had a chance to really test the new architecture from ARM and the results are amazing.
Google Play revenue up 311%, but still four times less than Apple’s App Store
The T-Mobile iPhone rumor has had its ups and downs ever since AT&T was the sole U.S. mobile operator to sell the iOS handset in the country, but Apple never launched any of its iPhone models with the carrier.
Heads continue to roll at Apple over Maps fiasco. Why doesn’t Apple just concede to Google Maps?
Apple's Maps application in iOS frankly sucks. Apple seems to be making an effort do do something about it, and the company has reportedly edged out a key executive responsible for Maps development. Will this help accelerate development and improvement on the platform, or should Apple just bite the bullet and let Google Maps handle what it does best?
Apple reportedly going to replace Samsung chips with TSMC CPUs next year
There’s probably no greater rivalry in the mobile space right now than the one between Apple and Samsung, although one could argue that the Apple vs Google battle is also quite important for the mobile market.