Chip makers AMD and VIA aren’t in the habit of releasing tablets… but they’ve been known to show off tablets featuring their technology.
This week at Mobile World Congress AMD is showcasing a reference design for a 64-bit Windows tablet featuring its upcoming “Mullins” low-power processor. Meanwhile VIA is showing off a reference design for a tablet that runs Firefox OS.
Here’s a roundup of tech news from around the web.
- This is VIA’s 7 inch Vixen Firefox tablet prorotype
We already knew the tablet would feature a 7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, and a 1.2 GHz VIA ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core CPU with Mali 400 graphics. Now we also know what it looks like. [APC]
- AMD shows off Mullins Windows tablet reference design
The prototype is built by Quanta, has a 1920 x 1080 pixel display, and runs Windows 8.1 64-bit. It has a 60GB mSATA solid state drive and supports USB 3.0. It’s powered by a 4.5W AMD chip. [Fudzilla]
- Next-gen ZTE Projector Hotspot already in the works
It’ll reportedly offer better color and brightness and use less power in order to offer longer battery life. [Engadget Chinese]
- Intel adds 4 more Bay Trail Celeron, Pentium chips to lineup
The new Celeron N2807, N2830, N2930, and Pentium N3530 dual and quad-core chips should offer modest performance enhancements, and the N2830 features support for C0 stepping. [CPU World]
- Rockchip RK3288 specs revealed
Rockchip’s new RK3288 quad-core ARM Cortex-A17 processor with Mali T76x graphics is on the way, and now we have a better idea of what to expect from the new chip from the Chinese company. [CNX Software]