Nvidia Intros 4-Core Tegra 4 with LTE
Nvidia today announced the Tegra 4, its next-generation mobile processor for smartphones and tablets. As with the Tegra 3, the Tegra 4 boasts a 4-core architecture, meaning it has four main Cortex A15 processor cores based on a 28nm processes. It also has a fifth, low-power processor to help manage energy efficiency. The Tegra 4 doubles the number of GPUs to 72 and has support for LTE 4G. Nvidia claims the processor is twice as fast as the Tegra 3. Availability has yet to be announced.
Nvidia Debuts Tegra X1 Processor
Nvidia today announced the Tegra X1 processor, a new chip that brings the power of its Maxwell desktop architecture to mobile devices. The X1 has an octa-core 64-bit ARM processor paired with a 256-core Maxwell GPU.
Samsung Countersues Nvidia Over Chip Patents
Samsung has file a lawsuit against Nvidia in response to one that Nvidia filed against Samsung in September. Samsung says Nvidia is violating several of its patents pertaining to semiconductors.
Google Shows Off Nexus 6 Smartphone, Nexus 9 Tablet
Google today announced Android 5.0 Lollipop and with it the first few devices to run the new operating system, the Nexus 6 and the Nexus 9. The Nexus 6 is a large-screened smartphone made by Motorola.
Google Offering Developers More Tools to Tango
Google today made a tablet available to developers interested in its Project Tango. Google launched Project Tango in February, which is meant to help teach devices to sense and map the three-dimensional world around them.