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MediaTek introduces its first ARM Cortex-A15 chip with big.LITTLE tech (MT8135)

Another day, another processor from Chinese chip maker MediaTek. Hot on the heels of the announcement of an 8-core ARM Cortex-A7 chip, MediaTek is introducing a new chip called the MT8135 with four processor cores: 2 ARM Cortex-A15 cores and 2 lower-power ARM Cortex-A7 components. For heavy-duty tasks, the higher-power processor cores kick in. The […]

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VOYO A15 tablet packs an 11.6 inch screen, Exynos 5250 processor

Chinese device maker VOYO plans to launch an Android tablet with a 2 GHz Samsung Exynos 5250 dual-core processor. It joins the growing ranks of tablets featuring the speedy ARM Cortex-A15 processor. But it’s one of the first to sport a large 11.6 inch display. Padhz reports the VOYO A15 has an 11.6 inch, 1920 […]

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Freelander introduces PD800HD tablet with Exynos 5250 processor

Chinese chip makers haven’t yet started producing processors based on ARM’s Cortex-A15 designs. But that hasn’t stopped Chinese tablet makers from adding ARM Cortex-A15 chips to their devices. A growing number of tablet makers are launching Android tablets’s with Samsung’s 1.7 GHz Exynos 5250 dual-core processor. The latest is the Freelander PD800HD. Geekbuying reports this […]

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Chinese tablets with Samsung Exynos 5250 ARM Cortex-A15 chips

Samsung’s Exynos 5250 chip is the first dual-core processor based on an ARM Cortex-A15 design. While Samsung and NVIDIA have quad-core and even octa-core chips using that architecture on the way, the Exynos 5250 is still one of the most powerful ARM-based chips on the market. Initially it was only used in a few Samsung […]

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Chinese tablets with ARM Cortex-A15 chips on the way

ARM’s Cortex-A15 processors are powerful chips that offer performance that’s almost on-par with what you’d expect from a low power desktop PC processor. But if you want to buy a tablet with an ARM Cortex-A15 chip today you’re pretty much limited to buying a Google Nexus 10 tablet. But that could change soon. AndroidPC.es reports […]

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NVIDIA pulls the wraps off Tegra 4 quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 chip

NVIDIA’s next-generation Tegra processor will be a quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 processor with 72 graphics cores. The company says the Tegra 4 will be the first quad-core chip based on ARM’s most powerful design, and at a press conference today the company showed off a couple of things that the new chip can do. In a […]

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6 new TI OMAP 5 ARM Cortex-A15 system-on-a-module designs coming soon

Texas Instruments may be scaling back its efforts to get its chips into consumer products. But the company isn’t sitting on its hands. Instead TI is aiming its next-gen chips at industrial development. Today TI unveiled 6 new system-on-a-module designs that will be available in early 2013. They’re all basically computer boards with TI OMAP […]

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Samsung Chromebook Review ($249 ARM-based model)

The Samsung Chromebook XE303 is one of the thinnest, lightest, and least expensive laptops available today. It’s the third Chromebook from Samsung, which means it’s a laptop designed to run Google’s Chrome OS operating system. The $249 laptop is also the first Chromebook to feature an ARM-based chip instead of an Intel processor, and one […]

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Samsung launches $249 Arndale developer board with Exynos 5 processor

Samsung has introduced a new developer board based on the company’s new Exynos 5 processor. That’s the same dual-core ARM Cortex-A15 chip that powers the recently released Samsung Chromebook. Interestingly, the new Arndale developer board has the same price tag as that Chromebook: $249. While the Chromebook includes a laptop shell with an 11.6 inch […]

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ARM introduces new Cortex-A15 processor design

Chip designer ARM has unveiled a new version of the company’s Cortex-A15 design. The ARM Cortex-A15 MP4 Hard Macro is a low power 28nm quad-core chip design that runs at 2 GHz. What sets the “Hard Macro” designs apart from “Soft Macro” is that the soft macro versions offer chip makers more flexibility to customize […]