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Allwinner launches new quad-core, octa-core chips (R16, R40, R58)

Chip maker Allwinner’s processors may not be popular with tablet makers these days, but the company’s chips continue to power a number of TV boxes, and the company’s taking aim at new markets such as VR headsets. The company recently launched three new processors that could be used in a range of applications. The Allwinner R16 […]

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Allwinner’s new tablet designs feature Qualcomm chips

Allwinner and Qualcomm both make ARM-based processors that are used in devices like Android tablets. But while the US-based Qualcomm’s chips are very popular in the US and Europe, Allwinner’s chips are popular in China (where they compete with models from Rockchip and MediaTek). So while you’d think Allwinner and Qualcomm would be competing for market […]

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V3 VR headset with a 1080p display sells for $130 (or less)

Chinese chip maker Allwinner recently unveiled a platform for low-cost all-in-one virtual reality headsets called the Allwinner H8vr. While the company admits that its low-cost, low-power solution might not be able to handle heavy-duty VR games, it should be good enough for 360-degree video experiences… and did I mention it’s cheap? Geekbuying is now selling […]

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Allwinner believes the future of VR is all-in-one headsets

Virtual Reality systems are still in their infancy, but right now some of the most popular models are basically Google Cardboard-style headsets that you slide a phone into and Oculus Rift/HTC Vive-style headsets that are designed to connect to a PC or game console. But recently we’ve started to see a handful of all-in-one VR […]

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PINE64 single-board computer coming to Kickstarter soon for $15

A few years ago the idea of a fully-functional computer with a $35 price tag seemed crazy. These days you can find models that sell for as little as $5 or $9. But the Raspberry Pi Zero and CHIP aren’t particularly powerful. Neither is the PINE64… but it’s more powerful than most other devices that sell for […]

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Allwinner unveils R58 octa-core chip for laptops, TV boxes

Chinese chip maker Allwinner is introducing a new line of ARM-based processors aimed at  a variety of devices including laptops, TV boxes, and “Internet of Things” connected devices such as smart Bluetooth speakers. The most powerful of the bunch is the Allwinner R58 octa-core chip which could power devices like laptop computers. In fact, Charbax […]

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Allwinner to help Qualcomm get Snapdragon chips into cheap tablets

Chip makers Allwinner and Qualcomm have announced a bizarre-sounding agreement designed to help Qualcomm get its chips into more low-cost tablets. Allwinner is a Chinese fabless semiconductor company that designs its own chips, which are often used in cheap tablets produced in China. But for the most part those tablets are WiFi-only. Qualcomm, meanwhile, is […]