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Google Pixel 4 hands-on: Picture perfect in nearly every way

Eric Zeman October 15, 2019 770 shares
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Behind the scenes: Google’s Pixel cameras aren’t trying to be cameras at all

David Imel October 15, 2019 871 shares
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Google Pixel Buds 2 hands-on: The best earbuds I’ve not listened to

Kris Carlon October 15, 2019 273 shares
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Huawei Mate 30 Pro vs Mate 20 Pro: Worth a yearly upgrade?

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What’s inside the Xiaomi Surge S1 processor? – Gary explains

Earlier this year Xiaomi launched its own processor, the Surge S1. It is an Cortex-A53 octa-core processor with a Mali-T860 GPU. But what else is inside?
Gary SimsJuly 10, 2017557 shares
 

ARM’s DynamIQ is the future of multi-core SoCs

ARM's newly unveiled DynamIQ micro-architecture builds on big.LITTLE to provide greater performance and design flexibility for multi-core SoCs.
Robert TriggsMarch 21, 2017530 shares
 

Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 versus Apple A10 Fusion

Qualcomm's flagship SoC for 2017 is the Snapdragon 821, and Apple's is the A10 Fusion. They are both popular chips, but how do they compare? Let's find out.
Gary SimsDecember 2, 20162080 shares
 

What is CPU frequency scaling?

There is a feature in Android (via the Linux kernel) which allows the clock frequency of the CPU to be varied. What is it and how does it work?
Gary SimsFebruary 12, 2016935 shares
 

ARM bringing Energy-Aware Scheduling to Android

The EAS project is trying to solve a design limitation of two Linux power-management subsystems - they don’t coordinate their decisions with the scheduler.
Gary SimsDecember 31, 2015241 shares
 

Snapdragon 820 vs Exynos 8890: the 2016 mobile SoC battle begins

We take a closer look at the mobile SoCs heading to devices in 2016, including the Snapdragon 820, Exynos 8890, Kirin 950 and MediaTek Helio X20.
Robert TriggsNovember 11, 20151310 shares
 

ARM announces its next-gen CoreLink system for Heterogeneous Computing

ARM has announced its new CoreLink CCI-550 interconnect and DMC-500 memory controller, promising bandwidth improvements for next-gen mobile devices
Robert TriggsOctober 27, 2015348 shares
 

Exynos 7420: Multitasking, multi-core and multiprocessing

The Exynos 7420 has an octa-core CPU, 4x Cortex-A53 cores, and 4x Cortex-A57 cores. But how much parallelism is there between the cores? We dig deep and find out.
Gary SimsAugust 31, 20151342 shares
 

Up close and personal: how the Samsung Galaxy S6 uses its octa-core processor

The Exynos 7420 has an octa-core CPU, but how does the Samsung Galaxy S6 use it? We get up close and personal with it to see how it multitasks.
Gary SimsJune 22, 2015662 shares
 

Fact or Fiction: Android apps only use one CPU core

Quad-core and octa-core devices seem to be the norm at the moment, but can Android apps use so many cores? I did some testing and this is what I found out.
Darcy LaCouveeMay 25, 20151991 shares
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