Bloomberg: Samsung drops Snapdragon 810 from Galaxy S6
Published in Mobiles


Tried it, didn’t like it, will use its own SoC instead


Samsung appears to have ditched Qualcomm for the upcoming Galaxy S flagship. According to Bloomberg, the company will use its own silicon instead.

Leaked MediaTek roadmap looks ambitious
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 20 January 2015 09:23

Leaked MediaTek roadmap looks ambitious


But sticks to 28nm for much of the year

A MediaTek SoC roadmap has been leaked on a Chinese social network, but we cannot confirm its authenticity at this point. The image was taken down by a number of sources, but GSM Arena managed to save a copy for posterity.

Google releases new Project Ara trailer
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 16 January 2015 09:03

Google releases new Project Ara trailer


Select journos get hands-on access

Google has released another Project Ara trailer-teaser and for the first time it granted hands-on access to a number of journalists.

Intel releases major graphics driver update
Published in Graphics
Friday, 16 January 2015 08:19

Intel releases major graphics driver update


4K, Chrome video, VP9 and H.265 tweaks

Intel has a new graphics driver for Haswell and Broadwell parts and it should bring a number of new features and improvements, especially for home theatre users.

MediaTek sees slowdown in tablet market
Published in News
Wednesday, 14 January 2015 09:49

MediaTek sees slowdown in tablet market


Single-digit growth this year

Chipmaker MediaTek expects to see a substantial slowdown in tablet shipments this year. The company expects single-digit growth in 2015 and its most optimistic forecast is 9%.

AMD loses three key execs
Published in News
Tuesday, 13 January 2015 07:53

AMD loses three key execs


Byrne, LaForce and Naik are out

AMD has lost three high-profile executives. The execs apparently left the company to “pursue other opportunities.”

Zotac refreshes ZBOX line-up with AMD and NV silicon
Published in News


Pocketable Mullins, Maxwell GPU for gamers

Zotac has introduced a number of new ZBOX mini-PC at CES 2015 and we’ll take a quick look at the most interesting SKUs so far.

Voluptuous LG G Flex 2 priced at €599
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 08 January 2015 09:48

Voluptuous LG G Flex 2 priced at €599


16GB version

LG’s new curvy Android flagship is set to cost €599 in Europe (SIM free), which means UK consumers are probably looking at £499. The full spec was leaked in a press release a few days ago.

Intel unveils Atom-based Compute Stick
Published in News
Wednesday, 07 January 2015 09:00

Intel unveils Atom-based Compute Stick


4-inch dongle PC

Intel has unveiled a rather odd product that may be overshadowed by bigger CES announcements, but we find the Intel Compute Stick quite interesting.

MediaTek lands Android TV deal
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 06 January 2015 18:03

MediaTek lands Android TV deal


Quad-core big.LITTLE running Android 5.0

MediaTek has struck a deal with Google to power the first UHD TV platform for Android TV. The company has some new silicon for smart tellies and plans to demonstrate Android TV at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.