Tag Archive: Processors


MediaTek mobile processors: What’s the difference between ’em?

If you’ve got an Android smartphone – and let’s be honest, since you’re reading this you probably do – you’ve heard of Qualcomm and its Snapdragon processors.

Snapdragon is typically known as the processor of choice for Android smartphones, whether its in a high-end Samsung flagship or an entry-level, T-Mobile-branded ZTE device.

Alas, Qualcomm isn’t the only name in the processor game; the China-based MediaTek is its biggest competitor, especially in countries that aren’t the U.S.

If you thought Qualcomm’s  [Read More…]

Samsung Exynos processors may soon appear in ZTE and other phones

Qualcomm dominates the mobile processor market, but Samsung wants to change that.

Samsung is one of the biggest names when it comes to Android smartphones, but when you look specifically at the processors that power them, the conversation changes. Qualcomm has dominated the mobile chipset market for years now, but it would appear that Samsung’s interested in doing something about that.

According to a report from Reuters, Samsung’s beginning talks with ZTE and other OEMs to supply  [Read More…]

Guide to Qualcomm Snapdragon processors: What’s the difference in each?

Take a dive with AndroidGuys into the world of mobile processors – specifically, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Mobile Platform. From Entry-Level to Premium-Tier, we take a look at all the major Snapdragon CPUs.

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Asus Chromebox 3 announced with 8th Generation Intel Core processors

The Chromebox 3 has a new Intel Core processor, USB Type-C, Google Play Store support, and more.

Chromeboxes didn’t see nearly as much love as Chromebooks did in 2017, but so far in 2018, we’ve already gotten two big Chromebox announcements from HP and Asus. HP took the wraps off its Chromebox G2 ahead of CES 2018, and just a couple days later, we have the Asus Chromebox 3.

Asus didn’t reveal all of the Chromebox 3’s  [Read More…]

Intel, ARM and AMD processors all impacted by new Meltdown and Spectre exploits, Google issuing patches

After initial reports suggested a new security flaw was confined to Intel systems, researchers have now disclosed that nearly all modern processors are affected.

Security researchers have disclosed two new exploits that can be executed against modern processors. Dubbed “Meltdown” and “Spectre,” the exploits use similar methods to impact processors from Intel, AMD and ARM across PCs, mobile devices and in the cloud. The researchers explain:

Meltdown and Spectre exploit critical vulnerabilities in modern processors. These hardware bugs allow  [Read More…]

Kirin 970’s dual image signal processors make the Galaxy S8 camera look like a blurry mess, Huawei says

It’s definitely an understatement to say that he Samsung Galaxy S8 has a more-than capable camera. From the sensor to the lens to the image signal processing, no one would deny this fact.

Huawei, however, has a few things to say about that.

The Chinese behemoth unveiled its new Kirin 970 processor today at the IFA conference in Berlin. In addition to cramming in 5.5 billion transistors on a 10nm manufacturing process, and putting artificial intelligence directly onto  [Read More…]

Google hires former Apple chip architect to lead design on custom processors

The pieces are falling into place for Google to produce its own silicon for future Pixel devices.

Google has made a big move towards developing its own system-on-a-chip (SoC) for its own Pixel devices with the hiring of Manu Gulati, who has been helping develop chips for Apple since 2009. As first reported by Variety, Gulati has just recently updated his LinkedIn page with his new title — Lead SoC Architect at Google.

Google has reportedly been  [Read More…]

Why Xiaomi is developing its own smartphone processors

According to reports, Xiaomi will announce its new SoC within a month.

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi is looking to have more control over its own hardware. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, the company is looking to move away from Qualcomm as its primary chip provider and start developing smartphone processors for its own hardware. The report cites sources familiar with the matter who says Xiaomi is planning to release its new processor, allegedly codenamed “Pinecone”,  [Read More…]

Samsung’s Exynos processors to power Audi’s next-gen infotainment systems

You want high-end processors in everything, even your car.

Samsung doesn’t use its own Exynos processors in all of its phones and tablets, but it has struck a deal with Audi to start using its chips in its cars to power its next-generation infotainment systems. The announcement states that Samsung will be providing its “flagship” processors, which bodes well for the performance of in-dash applications.

While Audi has various other deals with chip makers to run  [Read More…]

CES 2017 Day One: Processors, convertibles, and clamshells galore

Honor 6X goes for the broke

A decent enough Android phone for a cheap enough price.

Honor is back at it with the new Honor 6X, a phone that offers far more than you’d expect for its low price — just $ 249. For that you get a 5.5-inch 1080p display, an octa-core Huawei Kirin 655 processor, 32GB of storage, 3GB of RAM, and a 12MP camera. That main camera is paired with a 2MP  [Read More…]