Intel putting finishing touches on SoFIA phones
Published in Processors


We played with one

Intel has been working hard to become a significant player in the mobile market, with very limited success. 

Nokia N1 tablet has USB Type C and Intel inside
Published in Processors


Thin, very reminiscent of iPad mini

Nokia created a lot of buzz when it announced its N1 tablet in late 2014. The tablet looked well designed and Nokia promised a price under $250. 

Fiji Radeon 390X comes with 8GB frame buffer
Published in Graphics


4GB was a limitation, coming in early summer

AMD Fiji is definitely an exciting chip, and many AMD fans are on their toes, eager to see AMD’s first interposer 2.5D High Bandwidth Memory HBM chip.

Android Wear phone swapping process painful
Published in Wearables
Wednesday, 11 March 2015 12:57

Android Wear phone swapping process painful


Factory reset of the watch helps 

Apple has finally launched the Apple Wath and all of a sudden the world will be crazy about smartwatches. This actually plays quite well for Google, as there is no doubt that the sales of Android Wear devices will spike as well. 

MediaTek's new SoC brand is Helio
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 11 March 2015 12:37

MediaTek's new SoC brand is Helio


MT6795 is now Helio X10

Starting last week, following a strong showing at the Mobile World Congress, MediaTek has a new brand name for its premium phone SoCs that is easier to remember than MT, followed by four digits. 

HTC One E9 and M9 plus spec looks good
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 10 March 2015 09:24

HTC One E9 and M9 plus spec looks good


Both rely on MediaTek 6795 SoC

HTC will be launching two cool phones to follow up the HTC One M9 release. The flagship phone looks good and performs quite well, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810. We could not get to overheat it doing our time with the device. 

Samsung's in-house modem developed over 7 years
Published in Mobiles


San Diego born and raised

Samsung's Exynos 7240 is a little miracle, and being the first mobile 14nm SoC in the market has its own benefits. 

The fact that Samsung 14nm SoC works surprised the industry
Published in Processors


No one expected such good yields

We found out one rather interesting story at the Mobile World Congress and it sheds more light on Samsung's decision to use Exynos SoCs for most markets instead of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810. 

MediaTek to license AMD graphics
Published in Graphics
Monday, 09 March 2015 09:16

MediaTek to license AMD graphics

For high-end SoCs

One of the hottest things we learned at the Mobile World Congress is that MediaTek is working with AMD on mobile SoC graphics.

World’s first Cortex-A72 SoC spotted at MWC 15
Published in Processors


MediaTek MT8173 runs prototype tablet 

We had a chance to see the world’s first Cortex-A72 CPU core in the quad-core MediaTek 8173 SoC.