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OMAP 5′s dual A15 cores wipe the floor with four A9s in browsing benchmark

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012
OMAP 5

We’ve seen Texas Instrument’s OMAP 5 in action, but we haven’t been able to pit it directly against a competitor. The Dallas company must be growing more and more confident in its product however, as its posted a video demoing its pair of A15 cores alongside an unspecified quad-core A9 part — presumably the Tegra 3. The video shows the next-gen TI part powering through the EEMBC BrowsingBench in 95 seconds, while its opposition takes a whopping 201. What’s more, this thrashing was performed by an 800MHz part — the four A9s were clocked at 1.3GHz. Of course, Tegra 3s are already in shipping products, while the OMAP 5 might not find a home in consumer devices before 2013. It’s also unclear just how much of a hit these new high-powered ARM cores will have on battery life or how much the pair of M4 companion cores helped in the benchmark. Head on after the break to watch a pair of tablets load up 20 websites in quick succession.

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OMAP 5′s dual A15 cores wipe the floor with four A9s in browsing benchmark originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 23 Feb 2012 12:35:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Intel’s Haswell detailed: three different GPUs, single-chip solution for ultrabooks

Thursday, November 10th, 2011
Haswell

The demo of the 22nm Haswell running on a tiny solar cell at IDF was impressive, but it didn’t really give us any idea what shipping products might look like. Well, a few slides popped up over at Chiphell that give us a few more details about how the tock, to Ivy Bridge’s tick, is shaping up. For one, were looking at three new on-die GPUs, dubbed GT1, GT2 and GT3 — the latter of which may be a higher performance part than we’re used to seeing out of Intel. We also know that Haswell will have three variants: desktop, laptop (both of which are two-chip solutions with a separate controller hub) and ultrabook, which packs both the CPU and the controller in a single package. If you’re in the mood to dig a little deeper hit up the source links.

Intel’s Haswell detailed: three different GPUs, single-chip solution for ultrabooks originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 10 Nov 2011 14:33:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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LG flexible display patent application includes fever-dreams of future devices

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

We’re still a ways out from real-world applications of flexible displays, but LG is preparing for the future: it’s just filed a patent application that details changing a flexible display’s touch sensitivty depending on the state of the display, and it’s included some intriguing drawings of potential devices with the application. Specifically, the patent application includes claims referencing cylindrical, prism, folding, “rolling,” “freestyle,” and “hybrid” body shapes, which all sound pretty intense — especially the hybrid body, which is a “combination of the folding body and rolling body.” Of course, patent applications don’t always turn into granted patents, let alone shipping products, but if you’re in the mood to stare wistfully at line art and dream about the future, the full PDF is at the source link.

LG flexible display patent application includes fever-dreams of future devices originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 25 May 2010 19:20:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Pixel Qi manufacturing delays fixed, ready for ‘some of the largest computer companies in the world’

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

We’ve long had a thing for Pixel Qi and its energy sipping dual-mode LCDs with switchable backlight; displays that carve out a niche between traditional LCDs hungry for power and long living e-paper displays. Unfortunately, even though Pixel Qi began to ramp production lines late last year, we still haven’t seen the displays shipping in any retail products. Turns out that while the screens have been made available in some “specialized products that aren’t sold in stores yet,” Pixel Qi’s manufacturer of choice ran into some snags that slowed down deployments. That seems set to change according to a new blog post by CEO Mary Lou Jepsen. Manufacturing has now ramped to the schedule and scale required to meet “strong pull from the some of the largest computer companies in the world.” Mary Lou also tells us that Pixel Qi’s DIY display kit partner will be announced shortly and that it has “wider viewing angle technology” coming in the fall that should help rectify one of Pixel Qi’s weaknesses. So yeah, good news all around, but we’ve heard these promises before and still don’t have product in hand.

Pixel Qi manufacturing delays fixed, ready for ‘some of the largest computer companies in the world’ originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 28 Apr 2010 01:17:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Apple rumor roundup: improbable removable battery edition

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

Now that CES is officially over, it’s apparently time for the vague Apple rumor factory to start churning out sketchy reports about tablets, next-gen iPhones, and “vanishing” domain names. Yeah, it’s getting silly out there, but judging by our tip box you all can’t get enough, so let’s do this thing rapid-fire style.

The rumor: The Korea Times, citing unnamed sources at Korea Telecom, says the carrier is planning for a 4G iPhone featuring an OLED display, a front-facing video camera, a fast new dual-core CPU, and a removable battery. General launch is expected in June, but corporate clients will be doing a “litmus test” in April.
Our take: We will eat our hats if Apple puts a removable battery in the iPhone. Plus, Apple doesn’t do focus group testing, least of all with enterprise customers. This just seems like wishful thinking — we could have made up a more convincing rumor while eating a hat.

The rumor: 10.1 OLED and LCD display panels are no longer available anywhere, because Apple has “pre-ordered them all” to secure volume discounts and keep the tablet’s price down.
Our take: We certainly saw plenty of new 10.1-inch netbooks and slates at CES, including some multitouch LCD units, and no one was complaining. Also, we saw several larger OLED displays at CES, but they were all too expensive and impractical for shipping products, so that’s gotta be one hell of a discount.

The rumor: Apple has mysteriously shut down the FingerWorks website, which means something tablet-related because… well, it must mean something, right?
Our take: Apple bought FingerWorks years ago — we’re surprised this hadn’t happened sooner. We bet the hosting contract just ran out. Alternatively, Steve Jobs is trying to send us a message by yanking an obscure touch-related domain just weeks before a highly-anticipated product launch, because he is the master of extremely minor hints about nothing.

All in all, a pretty lame set of rumors — there’s barely anything here for pundits and the mass media to conflate and distort into something bigger. At least give us a poorly-translated French telecom executive speaking off the cuff, you know? Have some dignity.

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Apple rumor roundup: improbable removable battery edition originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 12 Jan 2010 15:21:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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