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Samsung working on quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 chip with 4 extra low power cores

Samsung plans to introduce a new processor for phones, tablets and other mobile devices in February. Some folks are calling the new chip an 8-core processor, and that’s actually kind of true. But really, it will offer the performance of a high-end quad-core ARM-based processor and the power savings of a low-power quad-core ARM chip. […]

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Ainol Novo 10 Captain: Quad core tablet with 1920 x 1200 pixel screen

Chinese tablet maker Ainol plans to launch a new Android tablet with a 10 inch, 1920 x 1200 pixel display and a quad-core ATM 7029 processor this month. It’s called the Ainol Novo 10 Captain, and it’s basically what you get if you take the recently introduced Ainol Novo Hero II and give it a […]

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Ampe A10 quad-core Freescale i.MX6 tablet review

The Ampe A10 is one of the first Android tablets to feature a Freescale i.MX6 quad-core processor, so when the folks at PandaWill asked me if I’d like to review the tablet I jumped at the opportunity. Freescale’s i.MX6 Quad processor is a 1.2 GHz chip with Vivante GC2000 graphics. While it doesn’t perform quite […]

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Freescale i.MX6 quad-core CPU benchmarks (Ampe A10 tablet)

Freescale’s i.MX6 Quad processor is a 1.2 GHz quad-core chip with support 1080p HD video playback and 3D graphics. Tablets and other devices with the chip started shipping recently, and the folks at PandaWill sent me an Ampe A10 tablet with an i.MX6 processor to review. You can pick one up from PandaWill for $219.99. […]

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Coby’s upcoming tablets to feature dual, quad-core chips

Budget device maker Coby is showing off prototypes for a range of new tablets with faster processors and newer software. ARMDevices caught up with Coby and a trade show in Hong Kong, and got a look at some of the company’s upcoming tablets with dual and quad-core chips. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaKjdTm0Hek Right now most Coby tablets ship […]

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Hiapad Hi-802 PC-on-a-stick with Freescale quad-core CPU

Chinese device maker Hiapad plans to ship one of the first Android TV dongle’s with a quad-core processor starting in November. The Hiapad Hi-802 features a Freescale i.MX6 quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 chip and 1GB of RAM. According to ARMDevices, it will be available next month for $89. Like the MK802, UG802, and other Android TV […]

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Zenithink launches ZTPad C94 tablet with Freescale quad-core CPU

Chinese electronics maker Zenithink’s newest Android tablet is one of the first devices to ship with a 1.2 GHz quad-core Freescale i.MX6 processor. The Zenithink ZTPad C94 features a 10.1 inch display and it can run Android 4.0 or Android 4.1 software. A handful or sellers are already offering the tablet at AliExpress, with prices […]

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Chinese tablets with quad-core Freescale i.MX6 chips pop up for $225

It’s been nearly two years since Freecsale introduced its i.MX6 processor. The 1.2 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor hasn’t exactly taken the world by storm since then… but there are now a number of inexpensive tablets powered by Freescale’s chip. And the 10 inch tablets are reasonably cheap, with prices around $225 or less. Retailer […]

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Dev tablet with Qualcomm quad-core chip now available… for $1299

Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon S4 APQ8064 chip is the company’s first quad-core processor. It’s not available in any consumer devices yet, but if you’re willing to pay a premium for a tablet aimed at developers, you can pick up a 10 inch tablet with the newest processor for $1299. Yes, you could buy a couple of iPads or […]

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 may have Exynos quad core processor

When Samsung unveiled the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet in February the company said it would have a 1.4 GHz dual core processor. But that was then. Now it looks like the company may be giving the 10 inch tablet a bit of a spec bump before launch. Nordic Hardware spotted some benchmark results that […]

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Samsung 1.4 GHz Exynos 4 quad-core chip to power upcoming phones

Samsung has introduced its first quad-core chip, the Exynos 4 Quad. The processor is based on an ARM Cortex-A9 design and will power Samsung’s next Galaxy smartphone — which the company plans to introduce in May. That’s probably the Samsung Galaxy S III. But it’s possible we could also see this new chip in other […]

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Qualcomm shows that quad-core chips don’t have to drain your battery

Mobile processors with dual-core or quad-core designs are all the rage these days. But just because you have up to 4 processor cores capable of running at 1.5 GHz or even higher speeds doesn’t mean each core will be running in high gear all the time. If they did, that would certainly reduce battery life […]