On Tuesday, December 27, Apple was granted yet another key patent, this time related to how the iPhone’s multitouch display functions. The patent covers the method in which an “oscillator signal interacts with a signal,” or how touch is interpreted by the operating system. While it would seem that this is a massive win for Apple, it isn’t being covered as such. There’s several good reasons for that, including [Read More...]
For those of you who ever doubted just how fast the smartphone industry moves, here’s a glimpse at the “next best thing”: The HTC Edge appears to be one of the first quad-core smartphones heading to the U.S. The ladies and gentlemen over at pocketnow got their hands on the first render of the device, which shows a 4.7-inch megadisplay with 720p resolution atop four (yes four) 1.5 GHz cores of Tegra [Read More...]
Earlier this year NVIDIA unveiled and demonstrated the world’s first mobile quad-core processor at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. This came the day after Qualcomm paper-launched their quad-core Snapdragon S4 (slated for a 2H 2012 release), so we were quite excited to see NVIDIA demonstrate a working quad-core Android tablet and commit to retail devices this year.
Initially we were expecting to see quad-core tablets with NVIDIA’s Kal-El (Tegra 3) platform in [Read More...]
NVIDIA has let loose some more technical talk about the upcoming project Kal-El chip, and are showing off a new patented process they call vSMP (variable Symmetric Multiprocessing). As part of this new tech, they tell us of a new fifth CPU core that resides on the silicon designed to maximize the power savings of multi-core processing. I’ll leave the tech talk to the whitepapers themselves (be sure to check them out [Read More...]