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Commodore Is Back and Targeting the Smartphone Market With New Android Phone

For those of you too young to know who Commodore is, you should know that it was a big tech company back in the ’80s who went into the Guinness record for selling thousands of Commodore…

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Bluboo X550 Smartphone Features 5300 mAh Battery

If you were looking for a decent Android Lollipop phone that boasts a big battery to last your through the day, you might consider waiting another week. Why? A new Android-powered smartphone with a massive 5300…

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Helio X20 Shows More Gaming Performance and Power Improvements

MediaTek has just revealed what the Helio X10 successor, Helio X20, packs under the hood and it is just amazing. The major highlights of its improvements are reflected in 40% more gaming and multimedia power and…

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ARM Sheds New Light on High-End Cortex-A72 CPU

At yesterday’s annual Tech Day event, ARM shared more details about their upcoming Cortex-A72 architecture. Set to replace the current A57 performance chips, this new replacement is set to be faster, more efficient, and doing it all with a…

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MediaTek’s Latest Helio SoC Will Let You Record 4K Videos at 120 FPS

The Taiwanese mobile chip maker, MediaTek, is reportedly working on a high-end SoC lineup named Helio, which the company states will compete with its rivals, Qualcomm and Samsung. The company has revealed its latest SoC at…

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Acer Rolls Out New Iconia Tab 10 Tablet

Acer has announced its new Iconia Tab 10 tablet recently, a device that comes with top performance at an acceptable price tag as it seems from the specs and recommended price set by the company. Two…

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AMD Graphics to Be Licensed by MediaTek

MediaTek is said to have partnered up with AMD on mobile SoC graphics, as announced at the Mobile World Congress. This looks like a big change for both companies, having AMD to return to the ultra-low…

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MediaTek Wants to Get under the Hood of Chromebooks

MediaTek wants to take Intel’s place in Chromebooks and expand its reach beyond Android-powered smartphones and tablets. Up until now, MediaTek has been the leading chip manufacturer for Android devices. Kevin Jou, vice president and chief…

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Omate X Smart Watches Spotted

Late last year Omate launched TrueSmart smart watches and now it looks like they are back. This time with the Omate X Smart Watch. It connects via Bluetooth 4.0 to Apple iOS or Android devices. The user…

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MediaTek To Enter Chromebook Market, Others Could Follow

Chromebooks have currently hit a pricing “brick wall” of around $200, you’ll be hard pushed to find anything cheaper than that based on current hardware solutions: but that could all be about to change. Enter MediaTek,…

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MediaTek Continues Explosive Growth, 75% H1 YoY Increases

MediaTek have been going from strength to strength in the smartphone market largely thanks to their ability to offer dual, quad and now octa core mobile CPUs at an irresistibly low price to smartphone makers. That…

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Demand For Fingerprint Sensors To Soar This Year

Global demand for fingerprint sensors is expected to soar in the second half of this year as the Android platform has begun to mainstream support for fingerprint sensors and related applications. According to Digitimes several companies are already…

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MediaTek Announces Its Quad-Core Cortex-A7 MT8127 Soc Featuring the Mali-450 MP4 GPU

MediaTek has just announced its newest addition to its SoC empire, the MT8127, which is said to offer full hardware support for the new HEVC or H.265 video playback standard, allowing videos to play with an…

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MediaTek 64-bit LTE-enabled Quad-Core MT6732 Announced

MediaTek has revealed one of two 64-bit LET chipsets at MWC for smartphones, it being the Quad-Core MT6732, Qualcomm’s 64-bit Snapdragon 410 competition on the mid-ranged market. The CPU features four 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores,…

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MediaTek Preparing New Octa-Core Processor To Take On Snapdragon 800/805

With the recent announcement of ARM’s new Cortex A17 series MediaTek have wasted no time in sampling new processors based on the Cortex A17 design. Engadget reports that MediaTek already have new octa-core processors ready that…

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Leaked Pictures Reveal The Upcoming Oppo R1 Handset

There has been word that the Chinese manufacturer Oppo is planning to release a new Android-based handset under the name of “Oppo R1”. It appears that some new leaked images of the upcoming device have leaked…

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MediaTek To Shift Its Focus To Tablet SoC and LTE Enabled Chips In 2014

MediaTek is planning to shift its target to the tablet SoCs and LTE enabled chipsets for smartphones next year. According to TelecomTiger(via Fudzilla), MediaTek general manager of international sales and marketing Finbarr Moynihan said the company…

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Octa-Core Cortex A7 Officially Released By MediaTek

MediaTek officially released the world’s first Octa-Core Cortex A7 application processor, the MT6592, . It can easily reach speeds up to 2GHz, however 2GHz devices are not likely to be seen in devices pretty soon. This…

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Lenovo Vibe Z Announced With Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU, Dual-Sim And Flip Cover

Lenovo announced a new model of their Vibe X smartphone series, the Vibe Z. It is powered by a Qualcomm processor and a larger display, replacing the former MediaTek MT6589T chip with the Quad-Core Snapdragon 800…

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Facebook Joins GSMA To Become An Active Member Of Wireless Trade Group

Facebook has joined the GSMA, which for short is a group composed of mobile operators and other interested technology partners who work in standardizing and promoting the GSM cellular system. GSMA spokeswoman Claire Cranton told FierceWireless…

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White Box Tablet Vendors See Strong 40.4% YoY Growth In Q3 2013

Digitimes reports that Chinese white-box tablet vendors have seen very strong growth in 2013. Compared to the same Q3 period of 2012, shipments for Q3 of 2013 are up 40.4%. Compared to the last quarter, Q2…

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Goophone Inc. To Release A New Addition To Their Gadgets, The Goophone Smartwatch 3G

Chinese phone maker Goophone released a new gadget, but not a smartphone apparently. They released a Smartwatch, entitled Goophone Smartwatch 3G. It comes with an interface similar to the Windows Phone UI and running on Android…

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ARM To Announce Mali-T760 and Mali-T720 GPUs

Next-generation mobile GPUs for smartphones and tablets have been announced by ARM. The Mali-T760 and Mali-T720 have been classified for the performance and mainstream market segments, respectively. The two OpenGL ES 3.0 compatible GPUs are stated…

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Sony To Launch An Octa-Core 6-inch Phablet Codenamed “Tianchi”

Sony had a really busy year, and will not stop here it seems. After several high-end smartphones, tablets and phablets, it appears that the company also wants to offer users an alternative to the already growing…

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BLU Products Reveal 5.5 Inch Smartphone With Modest $179 SIM Free Price

BLU Products have introduced a brand new “phablet” style handset designed for people on a budget who still want a large phone. The device strikes up a strong balance between price, screen size and specifications to…

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Lenovo Reveal A1000, A3000 And S6000 Budget Tablets – $164, $229 And $329

Lenovo has just announced the availability of three budget Android powered tablets – the A1000, A3000 and S6000. The main focus of the new three tablets is to offer consumers solid value for money and the…

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Qualcomm Says It’s Not About Cores – Its Quad Is Better Than Rival Octa

Qualcomm has been losing a bit of ground to some cheaper ARM processors on the market and the company has produced a video to show why they are a smart choice if you’re looking for a…