Once upon a time, mobile phones used to weigh a couple of pounds (literally), feature large antennas, and very basic designs, and were used primarily to make and receive voice calls. Today’s smartphones are as much gaming machines and music players as they are devices for managing calls. However, mobile gaming is still far off from the quality of console or PC games and you might think that things will stay that way for a long, long time.
If we are to believe NVIDIA’s claims, though, this situation could well change in the (very) near future, with mobile GPU (graphics processing unit) performance set to be on-par or even surpass console power by 2014. As you can see [...]
Less than a day after announcing two new ICS-running smartphones, ZTE ups the ante with the Mimosa X, a 4.3” device running on Nvidia’s Tegra 2 System-on-a-Chip . We have already seen many devices built around Nvidia’s dual-core architecture, but the Mimosa X is special in two significant ways.
First, it holds the honor of being the first smartphone completely built on Nvidia silicon, sporting the Icera radio technology, which the Santa Clara-based giant acquired last year. Second, it’s the first phone that runs on Tegra 2 to target the mid-market, or, as Nvidia calls it, the mainstream buyer.
ZTE has announced plans to expand out of its Chinese home market, [...]
Go through the lists of hardware specifications of the various popular dual-core Android devices, and you’ll likely notice two processors frequently come up. These would be nVidia’s Tegra 2 and Texas Instrument’s OMAP 4. And while the former was a little more favored by the earlier models such as the Motorola Atrix, lately it seems that the 4th generation of TI’s OMAP (Open Multimedia Application Platform) is gaining ground with the mobile device manufacturers. A good example here would be the Droid Bionic, a smart phone initially reported to be powered by a Tegra 2 processor but eventually reached store shelves with an OMAP 4 under the hood.
The two system-on-chips [...]
You’re probably asking yourself “Who’s GIT?” That’s a fair reaction as this company is relatively new in the tablet computer market. The full name is Graphic Imaging Technology Media Group and they’re based in Brooklyn, New York.
They’re not a new company, just a new player in the mobile computing world. What better way to make a big intro than to come out with two Android Honeycomb tablets sporting hard drives you’d normally only find on heavy-duty desktops.
The tablets are called Surge and Pro and they’re twins. That is they look exactly alike from their form factor to their peripherals. Both have 10.1 inch touchscreens with 1280 x 768 resolution, run on [...]
Today’s smartphones are loaded with some seriously premium technology, the likes of which the world has never seen. It’s hard to imagine, but the dual-core phones on the market currently are about 400% more powerful than phones from two years ago. For all you original Motorola DROID owners out there, check out the benchmark disparity below.
Before the touch screen, before 4G, before dual-core processors–video streaming technology was already available, but not widely used or adopted. For those who wanted gaming on the go, the best option for playing handheld video games was to purchase a gaming device from Sony or Nintendo. Those were the only two major [...]
The Fusion Garage Grid10 tablet has quite a few things working against it. First of all, it’s from Fusion Garage, which has had a spotty history in its releases. Second, the market is a bit crowded. There are a lot of tablets in the market and there are even more coming. However, Fusion Garage is betting that the features that the Grid10 has will be enough to set it apart from the crowd. Third is the price point. HP tried to break in its Touchpad at $499 – and Fusion Garage is doing the same. Is it too expensive for what it delivers?
Well, you should be able to see if the Grid10 will be worth your money. CNET has managed to get a hands-on of the product. If you [...]
NVIDIA’s new site for Tegra-2-optimized games is now online at TegraZone.Com. The new site, just as the Tegra Zone app that NVIDIA launched last March, allows users to browse Tegra-optimized games for Tegra-powered devices.
TegraZone’s appearance resembles the Tegra Zone app for Android found in Tegra 2 devices, with additional functionality for gamers to interact with each other. According to NVIDIA’s official announcement, the TegraZone site includes community forums where users can interact and discuss their favorite Tegra-optimized games.
To celebrate the launch of the new site and also to generate more buzz, NVIDIA is giving away five Acer Iconia Tab A500 [...]
If Honeycomb tablets were likened to a plane ride, you’d be riding first-class with Lenovo’s newest addition to the Honeycomb tablets basket. Lenovo announced this week that the 10.1-inch Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet running Android 3.1 Honeycomb is now available in U.S. retail stores and partner establishments.
The cheapest model comes with 16 GB internal storage and is priced at US$500 (add US$30 for the digitizer pen). If you want more storage, you can get a 32-GB version for US$600 (with digitizer pen) or a 64-GB version for US$700 (also with digitizer pen).
Built for business and academic use, the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet “[replicates] the way [...]
Both Sprint and Motorola are holding an “exclusive luncheon” event this coming June 9 at The Metropolitan Pavilion in New York. The announcement on Sprint says that there will be demos on the latest collaborative handiwork of Sprint and Motorola.
News sources are guessing that the event will spotlight the Motorola Titanium and/or the Motorola XPRT, both Android smartphones built for business and enterprise use. Several sources also speculate that the press event may also see the Motorola Photon 4G being launched.
Reliable sources have confirmed to us that Sprint indeed will be having an Android phone equipped with NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 superchip. And, [...]
While IBM isn’t necessarily known as a maker of consumer electronics, it’s still the company behind some of the great tech you know and love. They are an incredible company, with significant experience and acumen in numerous sectors and industries. Many know that they are also the ones that brought the processing power to the PS3, in the form of the once state-of-the-art cell processor. A new collaborative effort between Big Blue and British chip designer ARM was announced very recently, with some exciting developments to soon follow. The market for tablets is growing by leaps and bounds, with leading analysts projecting that approximately 60 million tablets will be sold [...]