Tried it, didn’t like it, will use its own SoC instead
Samsung appears to have ditched Qualcomm for the upcoming Galaxy S flagship. According to Bloomberg, the company will use its own silicon instead.
But sticks to 28nm for much of the year
A MediaTek SoC roadmap has been leaked on a Chinese social network, but we cannot confirm its authenticity at this point. The image was taken down by a number of sources, but GSM Arena managed to save a copy for posterity.
Select journos get hands-on access
Google has released another Project Ara trailer-teaser and for the first time it granted hands-on access to a number of journalists.
4K, Chrome video, VP9 and H.265 tweaks
Intel has a new graphics driver for Haswell and Broadwell parts and it should bring a number of new features and improvements, especially for home theatre users.
Single-digit growth this year
Chipmaker MediaTek expects to see a substantial slowdown in tablet shipments this year. The company expects single-digit growth in 2015 and its most optimistic forecast is 9%.
Byrne, LaForce and Naik are out
AMD has lost three high-profile executives. The execs apparently left the company to “pursue other opportunities.”
Pocketable Mullins, Maxwell GPU for gamers
Zotac has introduced a number of new ZBOX mini-PC at CES 2015 and we’ll take a quick look at the most interesting SKUs so far.
LG’s new curvy Android flagship is set to cost €599 in Europe (SIM free), which means UK consumers are probably looking at £499. The full spec was leaked in a press release a few days ago.
4-inch dongle PC
Intel has unveiled a rather odd product that may be overshadowed by bigger CES announcements, but we find the Intel Compute Stick quite interesting.
Quad-core big.LITTLE running Android 5.0
MediaTek has struck a deal with Google to power the first UHD TV platform for Android TV. The company has some new silicon for smart tellies and plans to demonstrate Android TV at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.