A Closer Look at Water Resistance Recently on the podcast, Anand mentioned that I was looking at how the Galaxy S5 performed when running benchmarks underwater. This ultimately started after the initial Galaxy S5 review was finished, as I started to test just how well the IP67 functionality worked. For those unfamiliar to how the Galaxy S5 achieved this ingress protection (1 meter depth for 30 minutes), the phone has effectively been designed from the ground up to prevent water ingress. First, a rubber gasket on the back cover helps to keep out water from critical areas of the phone, as seen below. While the photo doesn't show it very well, there's another snap in the area enclosed by the rubber gasket to ensure that a...

Google Android 3.0 - Honeycomb Preview

The tablet market today is a far more interesting place than it was just over a year ago. Since the launch of the iPad, there hasn’t been a real...

66 by Saumitra Bhagwat on 2/21/2011

Samsung's Tegra 2 Superphone: The GT-I9103

On Day 0 of this year's Mobile World Congress Samsung and NVIDIA announced that the new Galaxy Tab 10.1 will come to market with NVIDIA's Tegra 2 (T20) SoC...

29 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/16/2011

NVIDIA's Project Kal-El: Quad-Core A9s Coming to Smartphones/Tablets This Year

NVIDIA just dropped a bombshell. Not only is its third generation Tegra architecture, codenamed Kal-El, back from the fab but it's up and running Android after only 12 days...

77 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/15/2011

LG Optimus 3D Preliminary Performance - OMAP4 Tested

We covered the LG Optimus 3D during its launch event yesterday, and the device has continued to draw our attention. Today we decided to track down an LG Optimus...

29 by Brian Klug & Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/15/2011

LG Optimus 3D Preliminary Performance - OMAP4 Tested

We covered the LG Optimus 3D during its launch event yesterday, and the device has continued to draw our attention. Today we decided to track down an LG Optimus...

29 by Brian Klug & Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/15/2011

LG Announces 4-Pronged Mobile Strategy for 2011

On the first day of MWC 2011, LG announced its four-part smartphone and tablet strategy for 2011 as part of what it's calling a "new beginning" for becoming a...

22 by Brian Klug on 2/14/2011

Samsung's Galaxy S II Preliminary Performance: Mali-400MP Benchmarked

There's a lot of speculation about the SoC used in Samsung's Galaxy S II, thankfully through process of elimination and some snooping around we've been able to figure it...

63 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Brian Klug on 2/14/2011

Microsoft Announces a Host of Windows Phone 7 Updates

At MWC 2011, Microsoft just announced a number of improvements for WP7 including the timeline for when its first update will be pushed to devices. The update with app-loading performance...

35 by Brian Klug on 2/14/2011

Qualcomm Demos Remote Handwriting Recognition Using an Ultrasonic Pen

We've been talking about higher performance SoCs for quite a while now, but the number of applications for these things beyond making your UI faster is fairly limited today...

12 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/14/2011

HP's TouchPad at MWC 2011

HP stopped by a Qualcomm roundtable discussion to demonstrate the HP Veer, Pre 3 and TouchPad that it recently announced. Mithun covered the webOS event for us but this...

7 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/14/2011

Intel Shows Off MeeGo Tablet User Experience

While I was scheduling my Mobile World Congress meetings I got an email request from Intel. It wanted to give me a quick tour of the latest MeeGo UI...

15 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/14/2011

Qualcomm's Announces Krait CPU: The Successor to Scorpion

Last year Qualcomm told us about the MSM8960, its next-generation Snapdragon SoC based on a brand new microprocessor architecture. Today Qualcomm announced some more details on the architecture behind...

14 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/14/2011

Hands on with the Samsung Galaxy S II & Galaxy Tab 10.1

In a not completely unexpected move Samsung Mobile announced that it would be working with NVIDIA on two different projects. First and foremost is the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1...

25 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/13/2011

Samsung Intros NVIDIA Tegra 2 based Galaxy Tab 10.1 & New Superphone, Galaxy S II Debuts

Including Apple, we've covered six major players in the high end smartphone SoC space: Apple, Intel, NVIDIA, TI, Samsung and Qualcomm. Not all of these six will survive in...

19 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/13/2011

Verizon iPhone 4: Thoroughly Reviewed

After literally years of fruitless rumor, speculation, and waiting, the Verizon iPhone is finally here. It's a CDMA version with almost identical hardware to the GSM/UMTS version which shipped...

35 by Brian Klug on 2/13/2011

The Motorola Atrix 4G Preview

A couple of months ago I had the opportunity to join a bunch of NVIDIA employees for dinner. Among those at the table were Michael Toksvig and Tony Tamasi...

41 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/13/2011

Nokia and Microsoft Announce Strategic Partnership

Today Nokia and Microsoft have announced partnership that will collectively leverage Microsoft and Nokia's strengths and resources. Although the fruit of this long-term partnership will primarily affect Windows Phone...

66 by Mithun Chandrasekhar on 2/11/2011

Analysis of HP's event : It's Raining webOS

Today's HP webOS event was all about letting everyone know that webOS is definitely here to stay and HP is putting in massive resources (human and monetary) to ensure...

20 by Mithun Chandrasekhar on 2/9/2011

TI Reveals OMAP 5: The First ARM Cortex A15 SoC

TI sure does have impeccable timing. Not 12 hours after we published our LG Optimus 2X and NVIDIA Tegra 2 review, complete with a discussion of the 2011 SoC...

40 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/7/2011

LG Optimus 2X & NVIDIA Tegra 2 Review: The First Dual-Core Smartphone

2011 is going to be a year dominated by multi-core smartphone launches, but there always has to be a first. So just like that, we have our first example...

75 by Brian Klug & Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/7/2011

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