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Last month, Google announced that ICS devices represented close to 11% of the total Android devices, and now a new report is saying that ICS saw a 50% increase on Android devices, jumping to... 16% after a month. Gingerbread still owns the lion share of the market, sitting at 60%, and Froyo is now less than ICS, at 15.5%. Jelly Bean is now at 0.8%, thanks to the popular Nexus 7 and the upgra...

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Around the same time when Nokia announced their partnership with Microsoft to use WP7 as a replacement for their Symbian S60 OS for high-end devices, we got word of a Linux-based operating system... called Meltemi, that was supposed to replace Symbian S40.

Symbian S40 is on all of Nokia’s “feature phones” for the mass-market, with a price range between $50 and $200 (unlocked)...

mediatek chip

MediaTek is the leader in the low-end of the chip market, bringing 550 million chipsets to the market last year alone (mostly in non-Android feature phones).

MediaTek now aims to take... over the low-end Android market, with powerful, yet inexpensive dual-core 1Ghz Cortex A9 chips (MT6577), for smartphones that cost under $200 (contract-free) and run Android 4.0 or later.

The G...

allwinner cheap android tablet chips

Allwinner is a chip maker not a tablet maker, but right now, the Chinese company’s products are a very popular choice for ~$100 Android devices, whether we’re talking about cheap... Android tablets or those sub-$100 pocket PCs based on ARM chips.

Allwinner chips usually have a 1-1.5 Ghz Cortex A8 CPU, coupled with a powerful Mali400 GPU (same as the one in the Galaxy S2)...

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ARM has been getting a lot of praises on their idea for the big.LITTLE technology, because it shows them not only a leader in mobile chip performance, but they are moving forward with higher and higher... performance. Their chips still remain low-power overall and in the future they claim they will achieve this through big.LITTLE technology.

Big.LITTLE means they are going to pair up a very...

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ARM has completely dominated the mobile market for more than a decade, with over 90% market share, but it wasn’t until the rise of modern... smartphones that we started to witness chips more powerful than anyone could have ever imagined we’d see in phones — chips that are now even starting to threaten Intel’s dominance and the...