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Lilbits (10-23-2013): Goodbye Surface RT, hello Surface

Last year Microsoft introduced two tablets, the Surface RT and the Surface Pro. This year the company launched two more: The Surface 2 and the Surface Pro 2. Notice something missing? Any mention of RT in the cheaper tablet. Since Microsoft is also continuing to offer last year’s model as an entry-level device, it’s not […]

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Faster Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone coming to Europe

The Samsung Galaxy S4 may have been one of the fastest phones around when it launched earlier this year, but these days it’s Samsung Exynos 5 Octa or Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processors are just considered fast instead of crazy fast. Newer phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note III and LG G2 have faster Qualsomm Snapdragon […]

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Amazon tablet benchmarks hint at 2560 x 1600 pixel display, Snapdragon 800 PCU

Amazon’s expected to launch a new line of Kindle Fire tablets this fall, and according to reports, we may be able to expect models with high-definition displays and blazing-fast processors. Now benchmark results from GFXBench would seem to confirm those reports. The benchmark website has been choc full of scores and specifications for unannounced devices […]

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Nokia device with Snapdragon 800 chip shows up in benchmark results

Nokia may be working on a Windows RT tablet with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and a 1920 x 1080 pixel display. Or maybe the company’s just testing prototypes… or working on a new phone… or maybe somebody’s just playing games with the GFXBench website. Any way you look at it, test results and basic […]

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Lilbits (7-26-2013): Too many Surface RT tablets

Microsoft’s Surface RT tablet launched last year as one of the first devices to ship with Windows RT. It was an impressive achievement, with Microsoft essentially retooling its entire Windows operating system to run on devices with ARM-based chips. But while the Surface RT has long battery life, instant on capabilities, and an intriguing optional […]

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Samsung, Lenovo phones with Snapdragon 800 chips on the way

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 processor may be one of the fastest ARM-based chips around. But that doesn’t do you any good unless you can actually buy a phone or tablet using the new chip. We already know that LG’s next flagship phone will pack the Snapdragon 800 chip, and it looks like Lenovo and Samsung have […]

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Lilbits (7-01-2013): iOS 7 beta jailbroken, next Nexus 7 probably not leaked

Evidence has been making the rounds Asus is working on a new tablet with a 7 inch screen and Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor. It apparently has the model number “K009,” and featurs a 1920 x 1080 pixel display, WiFi, Bluetooth, a 5MP camera, and a 4,000mAh battery. Folks who like to speculate on these things […]

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Samsung Galaxy S4 with Snapdragon 800, LTE-Advanced hits Korea

The Samsung Galaxy S4 that’s available in the US and Europe is one of the fastest smartphones around, packing 4G LTE wireless capabilities and either a Samsung Exynos 5 Octa processor or a speedy Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chip. But if you happen to be in South Korea, you can get an even faster model. SK […]

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LG’s next Optimus G smartphone to pack a speedy Snapdragon 800 CPU

LG has announced that it’s next G series smartphone will feature Qualcomm’s most powerful processor to date. In fact, if recent benchmarks are anything to go by, the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor is one of the most powerful ARM-based chips from any company. It’ll likely show up in a number of smartphones and tablets in […]