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Mario Tomás Serrafero · Jun 13, 2015

ZenFone 2 Review: Cheap, Fast, Big, Flawed

The ZenFone 2 is the culmination of a trend that has been formed ever since OEMs began to focus their efforts on affordability. The Moto G was a game-changer back in 2013, and it certainly is a nice device now -- but the game has changed dramatically since then, and users have more than a few options to sate their wishes of a good phone for a good price.   From the ultra-cheap Android One to the flagship-level OnePlus One,...

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Mario Tomás Serrafero · Mar 26, 2015

Samsung Attempts to Buy AMD – Speculation & Discussion

Samsung’s semiconductor game and their Exynos chipsets have gained a lot of traction recently given the unveiling of the S6, and its subsequent testing showing a remarkable step forward in performance and efficiency. This advancement was put to contrast with the outcome of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 chipset, which is said company’s incursion into the octa core big.LITTLE ARM model that Samsung has been perfecting over the past 3 years. Needless to say, said jump from their traditional Krait core arrangement...

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Mario Tomás Serrafero · Mar 2, 2015

Intel at MWC 2015: New Chip Branding and Details

Intel showed its face at MWC 2015 to give the world a yearly update on their upcoming line of chipsets for mobile. While last year the company focused on gathering partnerships and strengthening up their services, architectures and production, now they are revamping their Atom line of SoCs for mobile with a new brand name and a distinctive category format much like that of their i3/i5/i7 line of personal computing processors. The new scheme will be naming the chips x3, x5...

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jerdog · Aug 20, 2014

Intel Partners with Unity to Support Android on Intel-Based Devices

Intel, largely known for their long-standing reputation as the king of processors powering PCs and Macs, has lately been moving into the mobile market. With a number of devices already sporting Intel chips, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 being one of the more recognizable offerings, Intel hopes to make a splash in Android. It's not as easy as it would seem, seeing as Android was developed natively for ARM processors, though Android does have x86 support. Any serious attempt from...

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Will Verduzco · Apr 3, 2014

Android on Intel Updated to 4.4.2, Available Now for the Dell XPS12 and Intel NUC

As you are undoubtedly aware, the vast majority of Android devices run on some variant of the ARM architecture. Despite this, Intel has been hard at work on the Android on Intel project. Intel's efforts have resulted in the release of Android 4.4.2, which can be installed now on the Dell XPS12 and Intel NUC. This build, which is labeled as android-4.4.2_r1-ia0, features a 64-bit kernel optimized for Intel architecture. But unlike previous Android on Intel releases, this build is unfortunately not...

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Conan Troutman · Jul 5, 2013

Dual Boot Windows 8 and Android on Your Acer Iconia W700

The Acer Iconia W700 is a perfect blend of the tablet form factor and ultrabook specs. Sure, it's a little heavier and chunkier than your average Android tablet, but that's the price you pay for having the power of a full desktop OS like Windows 8 at your disposal. Well, at least it is if you want that experience out of the box. You could always take you're existing Android tablet and use something like the Linux on Android Project. While it's...

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Haroon Q. Raja · Mar 3, 2013

Tizen OS: Brief History, Roots, and Current Status

This year's Mobile World Conference was different from most. There were still all the device presentations, announcements, and revelations that we've come to expect from the biggest tech event of the mobile industry each year. What's different was that this time, the spotlight wasn't taken by hardware, but rather by software---and for good reason. After all, it isn't every day that three upcoming mobile operating systems backed by big names like Samsung, Intel, Mozilla, and Canonical are showcased at the...

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Jimmy McGee · Jan 7, 2013

Netgear and Intel Talk Tech at CES 2013

The day so far at CES has been filled with product announcements that, while exciting, don't excite us in the mobile development realm. Monster called up a cauldron of celebrity soup to hawk their headphones, people like Alicia Keyes and Xzibit---Yo Dawg, I heard you like celebrities... However, Netgear claimed that 802.11ac is here, and any mobile device announced from here on out will have 802.11ac capabilities. They also announced that they are "doing Google TV right" with their NeoTV...

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