A drained battery is a common problem Android users face every day. The more cores your top-of-the-line phone has, the more battery power it consumes. In most cases, all the cores are running even when your phone is in standby mode, consuming precious battery life even if you’re not using your device. Here’s a simple modification for the Sprint Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 that will put your phone’s other CPU cores to sleep when they are not needed.
Developed by XDA Developers member eugene373, the CPU Sleeper, Battery Saver mod also works on all dual-core and quad-core devices. What it does is simply putting CPU 1, 2, and 3 offline when the phone’s [...]
System on a chip infrastructures are all the rage with smartphone and tablet platforms. Employing them results in lower power consumption without sacrificing performance. MediaTek, one of the smaller players in the SoC area, is set to launch new quad-core SoC products by the first quarter of 2013.
DigiTimes reports that MediaTek plans to launch the MT6588 chip, which features a quad-core Cortex A7 processor running at 1.5 GHz or 1.7 GHz. The chip will support WCDMA and TD-SCDMA (used by China Mobile) network technologies.
The chip will also feature support for up to 1280×800 pixel displays, 1080p video playback and up to 13 megapixel cameras. The MT6588 [...]
Asus has been dominating the Android tablet market in recent months. From the incredible Nexus 7, to the ever-popular line of Transformer Pads, Asus has really opened the door to a new realm of tablet computing. This leads me to ask, which Asus tablet is the all-around best?
When asking this question, it’s important to consider price, hardware, software, accessories, and many other options. I’ve narrowed the candidates down to the Transfromer Pad TF300T and the Transformer Pad Infinity TF700T. Both devices have incredibly advantageous traits. From their 10-inch display, to their optional keyboard dock, it only seemed right to pit these powerhouses [...]
Although LG have recently announced that they’ve managed to sell north of 3 million LTE smartphones in a number of 10 countries worldwide, the South Korean manufacturer is still struggling to make profit out of its mobile business.
It’s in this context that LG has confirmed rumors regarding a new LG smartphone that will feature a quad-core processor as well as a camera with a resolution bigger than 10 megapixels. More detailed specs are currently unavailable, although we do expect the said smartphone to be a notable improvement over the LG Optimus 4X, a smartphone also equipped with a quad-core processor, albeit with a lesser, 8MP camera.
If a recent report from The [...]
After initially choosing Android over IOS, one must then decide which Android phone suits them the most. Whittling down your choice can be tedious, as you will be presented with a large number of phones from a large number of manufacturers. Looking to pick up a high-end Android handset manufactured by Samsung? You’ll be faced with purchasing one of Sammy’s three recent creations- the Galaxy Nexus, the Galaxy S2, or the Galaxy S3.
Today we will be pitting the flagship Galaxy Nexus against the spec-heavy Galaxy S3. Now, it is a given that the GS3 is a newer, more powerful phone than the Galaxy Nexus. But, for all you Android lovers [...]
I have a confession to make. When I first laid eyes on the Samsung Galaxy S3, I thought the design was unappealing and uninspired. I felt that the styling was a bit dated; akin to a slight upgrade of the Nexus One. From the initial launch invitation which featured marble white and blue blobs, I expected something more raw, more edgy. I was expecting a fusion of liquid metal and styling from Verizon’s iconic Droid campaigns. I was expecting to be impressed, to be blown to pieces with something completely revolutionary.
Thankfully, I was invited to the launch event here in Malaysia, and my first impressions have been ripped to tatters. After having had the [...]
While some might say the Samsung Galaxy S3 rumor madness might have gotten a bit out of hand lately, it simply doesn’t mean we should stop reporting the speculations as we get a hold of them, as we might miss something important and accurate. One thing can be sure – this is the most important device launch in Samsung’s short Android device launch history.
The latest rumor comes as a confirmation of an older rumor, which itself followed upon an even older speculation (are you still following me?) and seems to almost set in stone that the future Samsung flagship’s processor. According to some “credible sources” cited by the guys at The Verge, the Galaxy S3 [...]
Chinese manufacturer Meizu has announced that it will ship its first quad-core smartphone this June. Styled as the Meizu MX Quad-core, the flagship phone will be the first in the world to use Samsung’s Exynos A9 chip and its 32nm HKMG technology. Although Meizu didn’t specify the clock speed of the processor, speed junkies need not worry, because Meizu claims that the CPU will be 60% faster than the dual-core variant of the Meizu MX, with the GPU receiving a 50% performance boost.
The power-efficient Exynos A9 chip on the Meizu MX Quad-core also means that the phone will draw less power, with a claimed CPU power consumption that is 20% smaller than previous iterations. [...]
The advent of the smartphone brought with it a dramatic shift in how people work, communicate, and play. Of course, the primary use of the ‘cellphone’ is still to make and receive phone calls, but our mobile devices are increasingly being utilized for a wide variety of other purposes. Email, social networking apps, internet browsing, and serious gaming capabilities mean that we have all the information we need at our fingertips and are never far away from breaking news or the next party invite.
Quite simply, the increasing demands we are placing on mobile devices have brought about the necessity for more powerful processing. We have moved on from [...]