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Why you should never buy a phone in the first month

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ZTE Axon M review: dual screen, single-minded

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An interview with Made for Google’s Blade Olson

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Why 8 and 10 CPU cores in smartphones are a good idea – a lesson from the kitchen

Patrick Moorhead recently wrote an article for Forbes about why 8 core CPUs are a bad idea for mobile. I think he is wrong, so here is my rebuttal.
by Gary SimsMay 13, 2015134

ARM vs X86 – Key differences explained!

ARM is the top CPU designer for mobile, Intel is the big name in PCs. Both make CPUs for Android devices, but what is the difference between them?
by Gary SimsNovember 25, 201476

ARM’s Intelligent Power Allocation adds some more clever to thermal management

ARM has some clever tech which improves the thermal management of a SoC by controlling the CPU cores and the GPU to keep the chip within its thermal budget.
by Gary SimsOctober 13, 201412

Exynos Galaxy Note 4 outlasts the competition in battery tests

The Galaxy Note 4 comes in two SoC options. The Exynos 5433 version features more efficient ARM CPU cores which help boost battery life, according to this test.
by Robert TriggsSeptember 29, 201468

ARM & Qualcomm ready themselves for the 64-bit generation

With Android L moving Google's operating system over to 64-bit, this also means big changes for the mobile market's leading processor companies. We take a look at what Qualcomm has ...
by Robert TriggsJuly 31, 201422

What to expect from smartphone hardware in late 2014 and into 2015

Handset manufacturers have been attempting to keep stagnation at bay with water resistance devices, new build materials, and various gimmicks this generation, but late-2014 and 2015 ...
by Robert TriggsJuly 18, 2014131

Galaxy Note 4 benchmark suggests that the Exynos 5433 outpaces the Snapdragon 805

According to AnTuTu, the octa-core Exynos 5433 SoC scores more than 40,000 points in the benchmark test, compared with the Snapdragon 805's 37,780 points.
by Robert TriggsJune 23, 201489

AMD announces first official Android chipset – just how good will the Cortex A53/A57 be?

AMD will release a 20nm Cortex A57 based SoC next year that will be their first official Android SoC platform. Built on project Skybridge, which will also support x86 processors.
by Jonathan FeistMay 7, 201432

Imagination Technologies announces new chips, including a PowerVR GPU and an octo-core SoC

Imagination Technologies has unveiled five new chips at MWC 2014, including new PowerVR GPU, two Warrior microprocessors, and a big.LITTLE octo-core SoC.
by Robert TriggsFebruary 25, 20143

MediaTek announces world’s first 4G LTE octa-core processor, can it challenge Qualcomm?

MediaTek announces new Cortex-A17+A7 octa-core processor. Can MediaTek challenge Qualcomm since the new chip also has built-in support for 4G LTE?
by Gary SimsFebruary 11, 201420
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