As alluded to in our Nexus 6 review, our normal storage performance benchmark was no longer giving valid results as of Android 5.0. While Androbench was not a perfect benchmark by any stretch of the imagination, it was a reasonably accurate test of basic storage performance. However, with the Nexus 5 on Android’s developer preview, we saw anywhere between 2-10x improvement to Androbench’s storage performance results with no real basis in reality. It seems that this is because the way that the benchmark was written relied upon another function for timing, which has changed with Android 5.0. While we haven’t talked too much about AndEBench, it has a fully functional storage test that we can compare to our Androbench results. While we’re unsure of the...

Qualcomm Atheros makes two 802.11ac solutions official - WCN3680 and QCA986x

Way back at MWC we saw Qualcomm Atheros demonstrating single spatial stream 802.11ac on a MSM8960 MDP, where it was pushing 230 Mbps to a nearby 802.11ac router. I...

7 by Brian Klug on 6/6/2012

Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, and US Cellular Announce More Galaxy S III Details | Update: AT&T As Well

This morning, Verizon started something of a firestorm when it posted pricing and preorder information about the Samsung Galaxy S III (SGS3) on its website, with T-Mobile, Sprint, and...

15 by Brian Klug on 6/4/2012

ASUS Tablet 810 & 600: Giving us Almost Exactly What We Want in a Windows 8 Tablet

ASUS had another amazing Computex press conference this year. Along with the dual-screen Taichi notebook, the Transformer All-in-One and the Ivy Bridge based Transformer Book, ASUS announced two more...

13 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/4/2012

Samsung Galaxy S III Coming To 5 US Carriers In June

Last year's Galaxy S II US launch was . . . complicated. In addition to waiting for months after the International launch, US carriers saw fit to vary their...

13 by Jason Inofuentes on 6/4/2012

TI Shows off OMAP5430 GPU Performance before Computex

Before MWC 2012, TI showed off OMAP5 performance in a video which compared CPU performance to Nvidia's Tegra 3 SoC. The occasion this time around is Computex, and TI...

19 by Brian Klug on 6/3/2012

Galaxy Nexus CDMA/LTE 4.0.4 IMM76K Update Rolling Out

It has been nearly four months since I originally wrote about the CDMA/LTE Galaxy Nexus 4.0.4 update, which changed the signal to bars mapping, improves stability, and brought other...

13 by Brian Klug on 6/2/2012

Intel Renames Orange Santa Clara to Orange San Diego, Launches June 6

By now everyone should be fairly familiar with Intel's smartphone strategy - by partnering with both carriers and handset vendors, Intel hopes to quickly carve out a niche of...

7 by Brian Klug on 5/31/2012

Samsung Makes Canadian SGS3 Variants with Krait Official

Almost immediately after making the International Samsung Galaxy S 3 (SGS3) official, speculation started about just what features would make it over to the variants bound for carriers in...

38 by Brian Klug on 5/31/2012

Nvidia Announces Icera 500 - The Baseband in Grey

During Nvidia's Tegra analyst day, more details were disclosed about both Nvidia's plans for Icera, and the upcoming codename Grey SoC with Icera inside. Earlier today we talked about...

16 by Brian Klug on 5/24/2012

Nvidia Icera 410 LTE Modem Passes AT&T Network Validation

Since acquiring Icera, Nvidia has been busy readying itself for the next level of integration - selling baseband in addition to APs (Application Processors), and further down the road...

8 by Brian Klug on 5/24/2012

The Archos G9 Tablet Reviews: Fast Enough

There's nothing quite like being fastest. Even to be atop the heap of competitors for a second can be a thrill and a great story. And so it was...

39 by Jason Inofuentes on 5/23/2012

OmniVision Announces 16 MP OV16820 and OV16825 CMOS sensors with 60FPS 4K2K and QFHD Support

Paying attention to smartphone CMOS sensors has been one of the things we've been doing for a while now in our smartphone reviews, and today OmniVision announced details about...

19 by Brian Klug on 5/22/2012

Sonic 4: Episode II Now Available for Tegra 3

Earlier this year at Mobile World Congress, NVIDIA and Sega announced Sonic 4: Episode II would be coming to TegraZone in an optimized version for NVIDIA's Tegra 3 hardware...

17 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/16/2012

Apple releases iOS 5.1.1 Update - Primarily Bugfixes

Apple just pushed out an update for iOS, bringing the version number up to 5.1.1. The update thus far appears to be primarily bugfixes including tweaks to HDR from...

11 by Brian Klug on 5/7/2012

The iPad 2,4 Review: 32nm Brings Better Battery Life

When Apple launched the 3rd generation iPad (as the new iPad), it also dropped the price of the entry-level 16GB WiFi iPad 2 to $399. Apple's products tend to...

100 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/4/2012

The Samsung Galaxy S III Preview

It's been a long day in London, and hot off the heels of our Galaxy S III performance preview is some discussion about the hardware itself. For any successful...

126 by Brian Klug on 5/3/2012

Samsung Galaxy S III Performance Preview: It's Fast

Earlier today Samsung unveiled its Galaxy S III, at the heart of which is Samsung's new Exynos 4 Quad SoC. Fortunately we got a ton of hands on time...

94 by Brian Klug & Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/3/2012

The Samsung Galaxy S III Revealed: 4.8" HD SuperAMOLED, Exynos 4 Quad, Available 5/29 in Europe

Apple is a bit infamous for its tight control over new products, particularly iPhones. Development mules are often updated internals stuffed into nondescript previous generation designs. And talk of...

57 by Jason Inofuentes on 5/3/2012

BlackBerry 10 Teased Kicking Off BlackBerry World

As the lights came up on Thorston Heins opening remarks at BlackBerry World 2012, expectations were... well, low. There was always the possibility that we would hear of some...

24 by Jason Inofuentes on 5/1/2012

The HTC One X for AT&T Review

For just over a week, I’ve been using two phones interchangeably. The first is the Lava Xolo X900 with Medfield inside, the second is the flagship of HTC’s new...

138 by Brian Klug on 5/1/2012

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