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Renesas introduces APE6 8-core processor for phones and tablets

Japanese chip-maker Renesas plans to launch a new mobile processor that bears an uncanny resemblance to Samsung’s Exynos 5 Octa. Like the Samsung chip, the new Renesas APE6 is an 8-core chip that pairs 4 ARM Cortex-A15 processor cores with 4 lower-power ARM Cortex-A7 cores. Since the chip uses ARM’s big.LITTLE technology, that means that […]

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Asus Padfone Infinity: A quad-core, 1080p phone that turns into a tablet

Asus is introducing its next-generation Padfone, and as you might expect, the new Padfone Infinity has a faster processor and higher resolution display than earlier members of the Padfone family. It’s a 5 inch phone with a 1080p display and a 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. […]

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Intel unveils Clover Trail+ dual core chips for smartphones

Intel is fleshing out its plans for a line of low-power, dual-core processors for smartphones. Last year the company introduces its first 32nm single core chips, code-named Medfield. This year Intel will be adding dual-core Clover Trail+ chips to the lineup. We first heard about Clover Trail+ at CES in January, but at the time […]

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HP introduces its first Android tablet: The $169 HP Slate 7

After dabbling in the tablet space with Windows and ill-fated webOS models over the past few years, HP is launching its first Android tablet. The HP Slate 7 is a 7 inch tablet which packs mediocre specs and a low price… perhaps HP learned something when the $499 HP TouchPad sold poorly only until the […]

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Lenovo introduces new low-end, mid-range 7, 10 inch tablets

Lenovo has unveiled three new Android tablets, and while the company’s not ready to talk pricing yet, it looks like Lenovo isn’t aiming high with its new 7 and 10 inch tablets. All three models feature low to mid-range specs, which suggests they’ll also carry low to mid-range price tags. Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 The A1000 […]

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Samsung’s HomeSync 1TB Android-based media server streams apps to your TV, keeps your data in sync

Samsung makes phones, tablets, and televisions that can run apps. Now the company is also offering a set-top-box that can bring Android apps to your TV, let you stream content from your mobile device to a TV, or keep your data synchronized between devices. It’s called the Samsung HomeSync, and it’s a home media server […]

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is an Android tablet that’s also a huge phone

Samsung has taken the wraps off its latest poorly-kept secret: the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0. As the name suggests, it’s a tablet with an 8 inch display and a digital pen that lets you write notes or draw on the screen. But it also has one of Samsung’s fastest processors, and the international version of […]