Texas Instruments Debuts 1.8GHz OMAP 4 Chip
Texas Instruments today announced the OMAP4470, a new dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor that offers up to 1.8GHz per core. Texas Instruments says the main benefits of this processor are an 80% increase in Web browsing performance; 2.5 times the graphics capabilities; double the imaging and video layering; and support for up to three HD screens running at the same time at resolutions as high as QXGA (2048x1536). Texas Instruments says the OMAP4470 is ideal for operating systems such as Android and is just as power efficient as its predecessors. The chip will sample in the latter half of 2011, with devices expected to become available during the first half of 2012.
Huawei's Mate 8 Uses Custom Kirin Processor
Huawei today announced the Mate 8, a flagship phablet that runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The Mate 8 features a 6-inch full HD display and Huawei's new processor, the Kirin 950.
ARM's Cortex A35 Chip Promises Efficiency Gains
ARM today announced the Cortex A35 CPU, a new processor for high-volume smartphones and embedded devices. The Cortex A35 is a 64-bit application processor that uses ARM's v8-A architecture in a big.LITTLE configuration.
ARM Shows Off Cortex A72 Core
ARM has revealed the Cortex A72, its next-generation CPU core for high-end processors. The A72 builds on the foundation laid by the Cortex A57 core, ARM's current high-end processor.
MediaTek Packs 10 Cores in TriCluster Helio X20 Chip
MediaTek today announced the Helio X20, a mobile application processor that packages 10 cores together in three separate clusters. Many of today's high-end processors package eight cores in two clusters.
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