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Actions Semiconductor joins the 64-bit chip party

Actions Semiconductor’s first 64-it processor is on the way. The ATM9009 is a quad-core chip based on ARM Cortex-A53 architecture, and it’s designed for high-end Android tablets and TV boxes. The chip features PowerVR G6230 graphics, support for HEVC/H.265 4K Ultra HD video playback, and Actions says the processor can handle displays up to 2560 […]

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Lilbits (6-27-2014): Android L keyboard runs on Android K (and older) phones

The next major version of Android isn’t due out until this fall, but now that Google has released factory images for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 as well as a software developer kit, it’s possible to try it out. That’s great news for developers… but casual users might want to wait a while. Android […]

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Lilbits (8-15-2013): Kobo Arc HD tablets on the way?

Bookseller Kobo offers a line of eReaders and tablets. And unlike Barnes & Noble, there’s good reason to believe that Kobo has no plans to stop selling Android tablets anytime soon. A few weeks ago details about an unannounced product called the Kobo Arc 10 HD started making the rounds. It’s expected to feature a […]

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Actions Semiconductor introduces new dual-core chip for budget tablets

Chip maker Actions Semicuonductor has introduced a new 1.2 GHz dual-core chip aimed at low-cost tablets and other devices. It’s called the ATM7023A and it’s an ARM Cortex-A9 chip. The new chip supports 1080p HD video playback and encoding, works with android 4.2.2, supports up to 2GB of RAM, and features “quick boot technology” for […]