The first tablet with an NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor is on the way, and there’s a chance we could see more soon. So what kind of performance can we expect from the platform? If early benchmark results are anything to go by, it really is one of the fastest ARM-based chips to date.
Phoronix reports that the processor is comparable to an Intel Celeron J1900 Bay Trail chip when it comes to Linux-based CPU performance tests. And Chinese site Evolife reports that the Tegra K1 outperforms the Tegra 4 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 in Android tests.
Here’s a roundup of tech news from around the web.
- NVIDIA Tegra K1 pitted against Tegra 4, Snapdragon 801 in benchmarks, comes out on top
Interestingly, the benchmarks seem to be running on an unannounced device featuring 4GB of RAM, which could be influencing the outcome as well. [Evolife]
- Samsung Galaxy S5 Active specs leaked
Speaking of information gleaned from benchmarking apps, it looks like Samsung’s new water-resistant, semi-rugged phone will have a Snapdragon 800 CPU, 2GB of RAM, and a full HD display, among other things. [SamMobile]
- Samsung will launch something colorful, tablet-like on June 12th
I love it when corporate blogs pretend they’re not owned by the company they cover and pretend to parse the available details in order to predict future announcements… Anyway, there’s a good chance Samsung is getting ready to launch its new line of Galaxy Tab S tablets with AMOLED displays. [Samsung Tomorrow]
- Samsung Chromebook 2 reviewed, found a bit confusing
Samsung’s new Chromebook is faster than its predecessor… which would probably be enough to recommend it if the Chromebook 2 didn’t also have to compete with Intel Haswell-powered Chrome OS laptops which are both cheaper and more powerful. [ComputerWorld]
- Have an Oppo Find 7a but wish it as the OnePlus One? Just install the CyanogenMod 11S ROM
The two phones share nearly identical hardware… so it shouldn’t be a huge surprise that software from one can work on the other… although some features including the rear camera, NFC, and storage seem to need a bit of work. [Phandroid]
- Wonder why the OnePlus One offers top tier specs for just $299? Because it’s being sold at cost
The OnePlus One is surprisingly cheap for a phone with a full HD display, a Snapdragon 801 CPU, and other premium specs. The reason OnePlus can sell it so cheap is because the company’s first phone is essentially a marketing tactic that’s being sold for just about what it costs to make it. [TechRadar]
- Minuum single-line keyboard app adds support for themes
The keyboard app is designed to take up as little screen space as possible. But that doesn’t mean it can’t look nice. [Minuum]
- Sailfish launcher app for Android coming by the end of June
Folks who like the look of Sailfish OS but don’t actually want to replace their Android phones might be able to have the best of both worlds this summer… although Jolla probably hopes to use the launcher as a recruitment tool to hook people on its software. [The Jolla Blog]