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The Samsung Galaxy S8's one flaw...

by Joshua Vergara 1 day ago114 comments

8 ways the Galaxy S8 is objectively better than the iPhone 7

by Kris Carlon 2 days ago164 comments

Galaxy on Fire 3: why it dares to have an ending

by Scott Adam Gordon 1 day ago8 comments

Have phones become too expensive?

by Robert Triggs 3 days ago121 comments
41 articles

ARM’s DynamIQ is the future of multi-core SoCs

ARM's newly unveiled DynamIQ micro-architecture builds on big.LITTLE to provide greater performance and design flexibility for multi-core SoCs.
by Robert TriggsMarch 21, 20171

Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 versus Apple A10 Fusion

Qualcomm's flagship SoC for 2017 is the Snapdragon 821, and Apple's is the A10 Fusion. They are both popular chips, but how do they compare? Let's find out.
by Gary SimsDecember 2, 201674

What is CPU frequency scaling?

There is a feature in Android (via the Linux kernel) which allows the clock frequency of the CPU to be varied. What is it and how does it work?
by Gary SimsFebruary 12, 20167

ARM bringing Energy-Aware Scheduling to Android

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.
by Gary SimsDecember 31, 20157
 
 

Snapdragon 820 vs Exynos 8890: the 2016 mobile SoC battle begins

We take a closer look at the mobile SoCs heading to devices in 2016, including the Snapdragon 820, Exynos 8890, Kirin 950 and MediaTek Helio X20.
by Robert TriggsNovember 11, 201529

ARM announces its next-gen CoreLink system for Heterogeneous Computing

ARM has announced its new CoreLink CCI-550 interconnect and DMC-500 memory controller, promising bandwidth improvements for next-gen mobile devices
by Robert TriggsOctober 27, 20151

Exynos 7420: Multitasking, multi-core and multiprocessing

The Exynos 7420 has an octa-core CPU, 4x Cortex-A53 cores, and 4x Cortex-A57 cores. But how much parallelism is there between the cores? We dig deep and find out.
by Gary SimsAugust 31, 201538

Up close and personal: how the Samsung Galaxy S6 uses its octa-core processor

The Exynos 7420 has an octa-core CPU, but how does the Samsung Galaxy S6 use it? We get up close and personal with it to see how it multitasks.
by Gary SimsJune 22, 201522

Fact or Fiction: Android apps only use one CPU core

Quad-core and octa-core devices seem to be the norm at the moment, but can Android apps use so many cores? I did some testing and this is what I found out.
by Darcy LaCouveeMay 25, 201583

Why 8 and 10 CPU cores in smartphones are a good idea – a lesson from the kitchen

Patrick Moorhead recently wrote an article for Forbes about why 8 core CPUs are a bad idea for mobile. I think he is wrong, so here is my rebuttal.
by Gary SimsMay 13, 2015134
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