Last week two companies demonstrated their next-generation mobile processors inside upcoming devices and we noticed quite the interesting contrast. NVIDIA showed off their Tegra 3 processor inside the ASUS Transformer Prime running Android 4.0 and Qualcomm unveiled their Snapdragon S4 Liquid development platform running Android 2.3.
As a lover of all things mobile, I was excited with both showings. However I’m not sure if I’m more impressed with NVIDIA’s software team [Read More...]
New details about the HTC Edge have surfaced, indicating that HTC’s first quad-core powered phone may launch in April or May of 2012. The new release timeframe falls in line with HTC’s typical spring product cycle for handsets which make their debut at Mobile World Congress in February.
While we initially speculated that HTC may be the first out the door with a Tegra 3 powered phone, we could see [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...]
Remember those rumors that Qualcomm was losing their grip on HTC and we might see future phones with NVIDIA processors? According to the latest leak from Evan Blass of PocketNow, HTC is working on a new handset called the Edge, which could be the world’s first Android phone to feature the quad-core Tegra 3 processor.
Rumored specs of the HTC Edge include:
Quad-core Tegra 3 processor Android 4.0 with Sense UI 4.0 [Read More...]
Back when Ice Cream Sandwich was officially announced we all took some joy in predicting what devices would and would not have upgrades heading their way and at the time — there was alot of love given to the HTC Sensation and EVO line of devices as well as the Amaze 4G. As it turns out, HTC agreed and have now put up a list of “first wave” devices that [Read More...]
AT&T’s first pair of LTE-capable smartphones — the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket and HTC Vivid — are available for purchase today for $ 249 and $ 199 respectively. While both phones will function fine on AT&T’s existing HSPA+ network, the cities where you can actually get LTE data are still pretty limited. As of today, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Boston, Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Athens, Ga.
Most consumers could care less which processor is inside their phone, but to the early adopters it is often seen as the most important hardware specification of any upcoming device. And when we survey the first half of 2012, the two most compelling parts will be NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4. Both promise improved performance, faster graphics, and longer battery life, so nerds will be faced with tough choice [Read More...]
Which company will deliver the first quad-core Tegra 3 Android smartphone and when will it be available? I originally predicted it would happen this year, and it looked to be on track when NVIDIA unveiled Tegra 3, saying it would arrive in tablets by August with smartphones to follow by Christmas. Unfortunately that schedule was changed to tablets in October and smartphones in Q1 2012. We have yet to get our hands [Read More...]
This is the kind of news you really can’t (or, should I say, don’t want to) make up. The Defense Information System Agency has just cleared the first ever Android device for use with secure unclassified communications. And it’s none other than the discontinued Dell Streak 5.
Armed with enhanced security features like remote wiping, device lockdown after too many incorrect [Read More...]
Samsung and AT&T this morning announced the carrier’s first LTE smartphones — the Android 2.3.5-powered Galaxy S II Skyrocket and HTC Vivid.
In addition to sporting Gingerbread (and we’d fully expect it to get an update to Ice Cream Sandwich next year), the Skyrocket has a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display at 480×800 reolution, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, an 8MP [Read More...]