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Rockchip’s RK3188 quad-core processors coming in the first half of 2013

Chinese chip maker Rockchip is showing off its upcoming quad-core RK3188 processors. The company expects to start sending samples to hardware partners in February, which means that we could see these quad-core chips show up in tablets and other devices in March, April, or May. Rockchip has a demo of a touchscreen display hooked up […]

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MediaTek MT6589 quad-core chip coming to smartphones, tablets in 2013

Taiwanese chip maker MediaTek is the latest company to throw its hat in the quad-core ring. The company’s new MT6589 processor is expected to start showing up in tablets and smartphones in early 2013. While MediaTek isn’t as well known in the West as competing chip makers such as Qualcomm, NVIDIA, Samsung, or Texas Instruments, […]

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Onda V972 tablet features an Allwinner quad-core CPU, Retina-style display

Chinese tablet maker Onda has unveiled one of the first tablets featuring Allwinner’s new quad-core processor. The Onda V972 is powered by an Allwinner A31 chip which features 4 ARM Cortex-A7 cores. The tablet also features PowerVR SGX544MP2 graphics with support for HD video, 3D graphics, and high pixel displays. That’s a good thing — […]

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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. […]