6-Hour Screen on Time Guy, Explain Yourself

I can’t take it anymore. I need to know now. You, 6-hour screen on time guy, it’s time to explain it all. I want to know details. I want to know if you are even attached to a cell network (because I don’t believe that you are). I want to know, how on Earth, you have 6 or 7 or 8 hours in a day to stare at a screen. I want to know what apps you use all of the time to even get to that many hours of screen on time. I want to know which network, which phone, what your brightness is set at, if you use Bluetooth at all, are your location settings tweaked, and anything else you can think of that might help us all get to the bottom of this. (Please just don’t tell me you root, bro.)  (more…)

Samsung’s JK Shin Talks Decision of Exynos Processor Over Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810

Now that we have passed the Galaxy S6 unveiling from Samsung, it is official that the Korea-based company opted to use in-house Exynos silicon to power its two newest flagship devices, instead of contracting out the job to San Diego-based Qualcomm for its Snapdragon 810 chipset.

What makes the situation important were the early reports that devices running the Snapdragon 810 were seeing overheating issues, with LG coming right out and denying the reports completely. However, whatever the case may be, Qualcomm lost its chance to power the newest Samsung devices, and now we are left with a new 64-bit octa-core Exynos processor inside both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge.  (more…)

No Snapdragon 810 for the Galaxy S6, Says Report

Qualcomm’s new mobile processor, known as the Snapdragon 810, will be featured in almost every high-end Android smartphone over the next year, well, except for one that may be the biggest and most important, according to Bloomberg. If you had not guessed it (or read the title), then yes, I am talking about the Samsung Galaxy S6. “People with direct knowledge of the matter” told Bloomberg that Qualcomm’s latest silicon overheated during the Samsung’s testing, so they are passing on it and instead going with their own microprocessor, likely the newest Exynos(more…)

Samsung Announces New Quad-Core Exynos ModAP Processor that Features a Built-In LTE Modem

Unfortunately for the Galaxy Note cult out there, yesterday’s Samsung Exynos announcement was not the new 5433 chipset that we were all hoping for. However, we did get a new quad-core Exynos ModAP chipset that seeks to solve an age-old problem with the Exynos line: LTE capabilities. This new ModAP chip is the first Exynos SoC to have an LTE modem built-in, and should offer more flexibility when it comes to Samsung’s processor line. (more…)

NVIDIA Tegra K1 Dual-core and Quad-core Chips Put Through Benchmarks, Rips Apart the Competition

While we continue waiting ever-so-patiently for the Tegra K1 from NVIDIA to show up in hardware we can actually buy, we shall proceed to drool over its benchmark scores. The 64-bit quad-core and dual-core models of the Tegra K1 were announced back in January at CES, featuring a somewhat unheard of 192-core GPU, based on the Kepler architecture which is found in NVIDIA’s GeForce line of PC graphics cards.

To sum up the hype in simple terms, this mobile SoC features desktop grade performance, which will be essential for next-gen mobile game developers to take advantage of.  (more…)

Samsung Exynos Infinity Processor Debuting at MWC, Could It be 64-bit?

Samsung’s Exynos Twitter account posted an image this morning with the tag “Exynos Infinity, in Barcelona,” a pretty clear hint at there being a new mobile processor ready for arrival at Mobile World Congress next week. The rest of the image includes a bull, but that is likely a reference to Spain and the location of MWC, rather than another hint.

So what is the Exynos Infinity? No one knows at this point. Are we talking Samsung’s next-gen 64-bit processor that will compete with Apple’s A7? Maybe. A recent Linux kernel patch outed a Samsung processor under the codename GH7 that appears to be 64-bit.  (more…)