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Getting to know MediaTek and its SoC portfolio

MediaTek has repeatedly made headlines with its multi-core mobile SoCs in the past few years, but why is the company so keen to cram more cores into phones?
avatarby Tab TimesMay 19, 20150 comments

Samsung chief vows to bring foldable screens to devices by 2016

According to SammyMobile, Vice Chairman and CEO, Oh-Hyun Kwon, ran the rule over its roadmap at the Samsung Analyst Day in Korea on Wednesday and highlighted that ‘curved’ – like the one featuring on the Galaxy Round – and ‘bended’ screens will come to market over the next year. Fold-able displays are then expected to arrive in 2016 through to 2017. Of course, innovation like this doesn’t come without obstacles and this is something Samsung has even recognized. The firm said at the event that there were numerous “technical challenges”, which presumably could entail also trying to make foldable processors and [...]
avatarby Tab TimesNovember 6, 20130 comments

Here comes the first wave of Windows 8.1-based Bay Trail tablets

The tablets, with starting prices from $299 to $350, include Dell's Venue 8 Pro, Toshiba's Encore and Asustek's Transformer Book T100. These new Windows 8.1 tablets are lighter and thinner than the initial batch of Windows 8 tablets that started shipping last year. Coming a bit later are more expensive and more powerful tablets like the Surface Pro 2 based on Intel's fourth-generation Core processors code-named Haswell that will be positioned more as true notebook replacements. Source article
avatarby Tab TimesOctober 12, 20130 comments

Intel could launch new tablet processors in late 2014

Citing sources in the supply chain, Digitimes reports that Intel will ship a small number of sample Cherry Trail processors to vendors in late 2013, and goes onto claim that the chipmaker could reveal more details on the new system-on-chip (SoC) at Computex 2014. But Intel, the world’s largest chipmaker, will also be turning its gaze to the smartphone market with sources convinced that the firm will announce the 22nm Merrifield SoC in late 2013, followed by the Moorefield and Morganfield designs in the first quarter of 2015. Merrifield is expected to offer a performance boost of around 50% and a longer battery life when compared against Intel’s current [...]
avatarby Tab TimesAugust 21, 20130 comments

New Intel chief reckons tablets will fall below $150 this holiday season

Speaking on his first quarterly earnings call on Wednesday, Krzanich stressed that Intel is now watching out for the “next big thing”, after coming late to the tablet party. "We've not always lived up to the standard we've set for ourselves," said Krzanich, in comments reported by The Verge and other tech publications. However, despite Intel’s late move in the mobility space, Krzanich is confident that consumers will be able to get their hands on seriously cheap Bay Trail-powered tablets, for “$199 and below” as the year wears on. "Some you'll see even lower — $150, and below that, as we go through [...]
avatarby Tab TimesJuly 18, 20130 comments

Google’s next-gen Nexus 7 expected July 24th

Other indications that a new Nexus 7 is coming include Android Central’s post of a photo showing an inventory screen for a retail store that includes several models of “Nexus 2″ tablets.  They’re all listed as having quad-core processors, and the 16GB model has a $229 price tag while a 32GB model is listed at $269. Engadget also received a few shots of documents from OfficeMax about a “new Google Nexus 7″ which is built by Asus and which will have 32GB of storage and sell for $269.99. Source article
avatarby Tab TimesJuly 17, 20130 comments

You can now buy Dell’s convertible XPS 12 ultrabook

Dell claims that the fourth-generation Core processors improve the device’s speed by 1.6 times and battery life by 2.5 hours. The addition of NFC means that users will be able to transfer files by touching their device to other NFC-compatible products. All of this means that the new XPS 12, which succeeds the original model launched last year, will start from $1,199. For this, buyers will get an XPS 12 ultrabook with an Intel Core i5-4200U processor, 4GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD. Those willing to pay up to $1,399 will get a Core i7-4500U processor and 8GB of RAM, while another $200 bumps memory up to 512GB.  The XPS 12 transforms into a tablet [...]
avatarby Tab TimesJuly 15, 20130 comments
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