One stop solution for greatness
Qualcomm and a few top managers have been underlining the importances of SoC integration – Snapdragon 820 has top WiFi, top LTE, top GPU, quite powerful DSP and custom cores.
Full of glue
IFixit have managed to prove that you really don’t get what you pay for when it opened the back of Apple’s Surface knock-off the iPad Pro. Apparently you pay for a lot of glue to hold it all together and make it impossible to fix.
It means nothing to me
Blackberry’s first Android Priv is doing rather well, but now it appears that the ‘other fruity cult’ is about to release another one.
Acer has finally opened up pre-orders for its first gaming tablet – the Predator 8.
Can handle all of the Gecko family
Silicon Labs has announced broad support for ARM mbed OS within the energy-friendly EFM32 Gecko MCU based around ARM Cortex-M processors.
AMD and Nvidia doing well
Beancounters at JPR have been adding up the numbers and dividing by their shoe size and worked out that GPU shipments are up for both Nvidia and AMD.
Fanboy thinks x86 is doomed
Intel is about to lose its lucrative contract to supply Apple gear as Jobs’ Mob thinks its own ARM based chips can do better
Not the big bang expected
Chinese vendors Huawei and Xiaomi appear to be holding back from a big push on the notebook market.
Still makes Macs of course
The grand mufti of the Apple cargo cult has shown that he still has his fingers on the technology pulse by claiming that the world wants to dump their PCs to buy his overpriced Surface Clone knock-off.