The 64-bit iPad Air will have competition from Android-powered rivals next year.
While Android hardware manufacturers were busy trying to pack as many cores as they could into their smartphone and tablet processors, Apple took a different route and decided to go 64-bit instead. It’s a move that makes the iPhone 5s and the latest iPads some of the fastest mobile devices on the market, and so it’s no surprise that its rivals are getting ready to follow suit.
Intel has promised that you’ll be able to buy Android-powered tablets with 64-bit “Bay Trail” processors next year.
Yesterday, Google together with Intel officially unveiled their latest Chromebook variants, all of which are powered by the latest Haswell processors, and are due to be announced over the course of the next few months. Among the manufacturers adding to the current rage of Chrome-powered devices are HP, Acer, Toshiba and ASUS.
Google finally unveiled the much-anticipated Moto X on Thursday, and although it may not have groundbreaking specifications, it does have some nifty features, and there are lots of customizations you can make — such as choosing your own colors and engraving — when you order one.
But unfortunately for those in the U.K., the Moto X will not be crossing the Atlantic.
Intel has a real presence in the smartphone market, especially when it comes to Android smartphones, but its tendency to release just one or two mobile chips a year makes it a real slowcoach compared to its ARM-based rivals.
According to a recent report published by Reuters, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 will not be powered by the typical ARM processors – instead it will be powered by Intel’s latest Clover Trail+ CPU, marking the highest-profile Android launch for Intel.
Warren East, who has spent the last 12 years as CEO of ARM, has announced that he will retire on July 1. During his time in charge, East has overseen ARM’s processor design powerhouse through some of its most explosive growth, thanks to lucrative deals with companies like Apple, AMD, and Qualcomm.
Asus could be gearing up to launch a second-generation Nexus 7 tablet in the coming months, according to sources in the company’s “upstream supply chain,” who also claim that the device will be followed by a new Intel-powered smartphone. Asus has already announced a number of new devices this year, but it seems it is nowhere near finished just yet.
BARCELONA, MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS — After ZTE unveiled the ZTE Open, the world’s first commercially available Firefox OS smartphone at Mobile World Congress on Monday, other manufacturers are pledging their support for Mozilla’s new open platform. Sony Mobile has now confirmed that it has “an ambition” to launch its first Firefox OS smartphones in 2014 under a new partnership with Telefonica.
Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs threatened Palm CEO Edward Colligan with patent litigation if he did not agree to stop poaching Apple employees, according to a court filing that was made public on Tuesday.
Confidential emails between the pair, along with documents from Adobe and Google, have surfaced in a civil lawsuit that claims a number of major companies in Silicon Valley violated antitrust rules by entering into agreements not to recruit each other’s employees. Five employees are now fighting for class action status and damages for lost wages as a result of the “no-hire” agreements.