Following Qualcomm's and Apple's lead, Samsung is working to replace the ARM designed Cortex processor cores in its next generation of Exynos processors.
Is this a good move by Samsung or should it stick with ARM designed cores?
Analyst says Intel beating ARM in benchmarks was a sham
The GPU and mobile SoC maker Nvidia announced that it will make available its GPU and visual computing technologies for licensing by any interested company. The move will allow chipmakers such as Samsung to use Nvidia GPUs in their mobile systems on a chip.
AA Weekly: top Android news of the week, June 9, 2013
This week, Asus showed off a bunch of great tablets, some running Intel, Samsung won a ban of old Apple products, the Prism scandal erupted, and the Xperia Z Google Edition has been pretty much confirmed. Full details and video after the break.
ARM launches new Cortex-A12 processor with new Mali-T622 GPU and Mali-V500 video processing
ARM has released details of its new Cortex-A12 processor which is designed to be a successor to the very popular Cortex-A9. Aimed at the mid-range smartphone and tablet markets, the A12 is 40 percent faster than the A9. If you buy a mid-range Android smartphone in 2014 it could well be powered by this design.
Samsung has chosen (or has been forced) to ship the Galaxy S4 with two different processors - one model contains the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 and the other Samsung's very own Exynos Octa. What most consumers don't know is that Samsung might be in a position to increase the performance of Exynos Octa based Galaxy S4 devices by as much as 10 percent this summer just by releasing new software.
2.6 billion ARM-based chips shipped in Q1 2013, more big.LITTLE chips on the way
Most smartphones and tablets are running an ARM-based SoC, so it's not surprising that ARM has announced that 2.6 billion chips shipped in Q1 2013 using it's technology, resulting in revenue worth $269.9 (£170.3) million.
New revision of BeagleBone Black takes on Raspberry Pi by dropping price to just $45
The Raspberry Pi is facing some stiff competition from the BeagleBone Black. The latest revision of the Beagle single board computer (SBC) is now available for just $45. The extra $10, compared to the price of a Raspberry Pi, gets you some worth while upgrades.