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Nintendo may have the plumbing power of Mario on its side, but Sega has the cooler and faster Sonic the Hedgehog, one of the world’s most celebrated game icons.

Making the jump from... console to the Android platform seemed to take forever, but when Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I finally made it to Android, the game was well worth the wait. It’s no wonder why the sequel of the...

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In an increasingly hostile business environment, it seems Nvidia has found its safe haven in patent licensing firm Intellectual Ventures. The two have joined forces to buy 500 patents related... to LTE, LTE-Advanced, and 3G/4G technologies from IPWireless. The ownership of the patents is equally divided between the two companies, while IPWireless gets to retain perpetual, royalty-free access t...

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Feeling the pinch from Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4, Samsung’s Exynos 4412, and other SoC debutants, Nvidia plans to follow up its quad-core Tegra 3 processor with a Tegra 3+ this year. The... news was revealed by Nvidia general manager Mike Rayfield during a tech conference in Seattle. Speaking to PC World, Rayfield stated that the Tegra 3+ will be “a pretty significant bump” from its...

Tegra-3

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...

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NVIDIA is one of the most well-known, respected and established names in the industry of graphics processing manufacturing. While this may be true, the US-based company has struggled to gain... profitability due to a variety of environmental and economic events of the past few years.

After being named Forbes’ “Company of the Year’’ in 2007, Jen-Hsun Huang’s electronics giant...

qualcomm ultraportable laptops

Although Qualcomm’s dual-core Snapdragon S4 (based on the ARM Cotrex A15 architecture) holds out well against other competitors in the smartphone / tablet SoC market, such as the Nvidia... Tegra 3, it looks like Qualcomm is about to release a quad-core version as well, one that will target the ultra-portable laptop market, as well as the next generation of superphones.

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In a recent interview with Forbes, Nvidia’s CEO Jen-Hsun Huang stated that the group of companies that manufacture ARM-based mobile processors are beginning to create a dent in Intel’s impressive... global CPU market share lead. Granted, as smartphone sales have recently surpassed PC sales, this is obviously something Intel should watch out for in the future. But when it comes to numbers, Intel sti...

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Over the past few years, major chip manufacturers seemed to focus more and more on providing the best bang-for-the-buck-per-power-consumption ratio. I wouldn’t go as far as to call it a defining... trend, but it is definitely a shift from the strict performance-based orientation chip makers had a decade ago. While yesterday, we’ve talked about the most power efficient CPU architecture out there...

ARM Cortex-M0+

Regular Android Authority readers, as well as tech-buffs, know that the mobile processor market is (and has been for the past years) under an almost complete ARM dominance. OK, so what about the big... smartphone CPU manufacturers, such Qualcomm, Nvidia, Samsung, Texas Instruments, or Apple? Don’t they have anything to “say” about this? Well, the thing is most smartphone CPU’s are act...

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When it comes to today’s smartphones, there’s a lot of interest around what devices are getting what SoC (System on a Chip). Many expected 2012 to be the year of the quad-core smartphone, but... it’s much more likely that dual-core processors will still continue to show up in flagship superphones and attract a lot of customers from the substantial mid-end market.

The five major tech c...