While it was easy to make an educated guess that the Galaxy S5 LTE-A Broadband had a PenTile subpixel layout to support the higher pixel density, I didn't get visual confirmation of this until now. While this picture is rather boring, it's much more interesting to see the display when turned off. There are a few observations to be made from this photo. While it definitely looks disconcerting and creepy to some, it's possible to make out that there's something set in between the green subpixels when viewed diagonally. This appears to be where the transistors are placed to control a given subpixel. It also seems that the deposition process isn't perfect, as there's noticeable variance in shape and size among subpixels of a given...

Intel Oculus: Preparing Intel for Competition in Smartphones & Tablets

Intel has been quietly working on its plans for smartphones and tablets. This is a significant departure from the waves it was making just a couple of years ago...

4 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/13/2011

The Updated Tegra Roadmap: Kal-El+ in 2012, Wayne in Late 2012/Early 2013

Last week we confirmed NVIDIA would be introducing a Tegra SoC with integrated Icera baseband called Grey, but we got the timeframe down. Above you'll see the updated Tegra...

7 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/12/2011

Motorola Droid Bionic - A Quick Preview

Hot off the heels of finishing our Samsung Galaxy S 2 review, I'm off to Microsoft's BUILD conference with Ryan while Anand covers IDF. Before we get knee deep...

64 by Brian Klug on 9/12/2011

Samsung's Galaxy S 2: The Smoothest Scrolling Android Device Around

One aspect of differentiation between Android smartphones has always been how smoothly they scroll both in the OS and in the browser. Later versions of Android have addressed the...

13 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/12/2011

ARM's Mali-400 MP4 is the Fastest Smartphone GPU...for Now

Earlier this morning we published our long awaited review of the Samsung Galaxy S 2. In it we dedicated a few pages to investigating Samsung's own Exynos 4210 SoC...

30 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/11/2011

Samsung Galaxy S 2 (International) Review - The Best, Redefined

The road to our Galaxy S2 review has been a long one. The first time we saw the device was at Mobile World Congress, where it was initially announced...

133 by Brian Klug & Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/11/2011

NVIDIA Announces "Grey", First Tegra SoC with Integrated Baseband Due in 2012

Four months ago NVIDIA announced the acquisition of Icera, a baseband solution provider. Icera's technology didn't make it into any smartphones but it did have some success in the...

13 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/9/2011

Nexus S 2.3.6 Update Lands - Voice Fix Included

If you're a lucky owner of a Nexus S, Google's second flagship device that launched in December, chances are that you're well aware of the rather nagging voice search...

1 by Saumitra Bhagwat on 9/2/2011

Why I Believe T-Mobile's Galaxy S II Uses a Qualcomm SoC

Earlier tonight Samsung announced all three US variants of the Galaxy S II: the Galaxy S II on AT&T, the Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch on Sprint and...

8 by Brian Klug on 8/31/2011

USA Samsung Galaxy S II Variants Announced

Right on schedule, Samsung Mobile announced variants of the already-popular Samsung Galaxy S II destined for T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T. As rumored, there was no word of a Verizon-bound...

21 by Brian Klug on 8/30/2011

Droid Bionic Arrives September 8th

It's been a long time since CES, but the wait is nearly over. Per Motorola's Droid Bionic Twitter account, the Bionic will grace Verizon's network on Sepember 8th. Earlier...

23 by Jason Inofuentes on 8/28/2011

Sprinkle brings Water Physics to Honeycomb

NVIDIA has talked in the past about its Tegra Zone marketplace, which is home to Tegra-optimized games. Well, today they've announced availability of a game which caught our eye...

7 by Brian Klug on 8/25/2011

Nokia Releases Three Smartphones with New Symbian "Belle"

Nokia has revealed three new smartphones today: Nokia 700, Nokia 701 and Nokia 600. Nokia 600 Nokia 700 Nokia 701 Screen Size 3.2" 3.2" 3.5" Resolution 640x360 640x360 640x360 Display Type N/A AMOLED IPS NAND 2GB + microSD 2GB + microSD 8GB + microSD CPU ARM 11 @ 1GHz ARM...

19 by Kristian Vättö on 8/24/2011

Sprint to Carry Next iPhone, Says Wall Street Journal

Sprint will be joining AT&T and Verizon in carrying Apple's next iPhone, reports the Wall Street Journal citing "people familiar with the matter." This would make Sprint the third...

13 by Andrew Cunningham on 8/24/2011

It's Not Qualcomm's Fault: Dispelling TouchPad Myths

There's a whole lot of misinformation on the web right now about reasons why HP had troubles with the TouchPad and eventually had to abandon the entire webOS hardware...

79 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Brian Klug on 8/19/2011

HTC EVO 3D vs. Motorola Photon 4G: Choosing the Best Sprint Phone

Sprint customers almost always get the short end of the stick. In exchange for some of the more reasonable smartphone plans in the US, Sprint customers typically enjoy a...

43 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/17/2011

Initial AT&T LTE Devices Launching August 21

We've known for some time now that AT&T's 4G LTE network is slated to start turning on this summer, and now we have some dates for when the first...

7 by Brian Klug on 8/16/2011

Samsung Releases White Galaxy S II

Image is courtesy of techtechies.com Samsung has today issued a press release which officially unveils the white version of their popular Galaxy S II. This announcement has been widely expected...

24 by Kristian Vättö on 8/16/2011

HTC Releases Bootloader Unlocking Tool for HTC Sensation

One week ago, we wrote about HTC's launch of HTC Dev, its intent to release more components of its OpenSense SDK, and some of its plans for unlocking bootloaders...

3 by Brian Klug on 8/15/2011

Google Acquires Motorola Mobility

Google has just announced that they will acquire Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. (or more commonly known as just Motorola). Google will be paying $40 per share, which means a...

19 by Kristian Vättö on 8/15/2011

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