Intel is facing an uphill battle in the mobile space from a marketshare perspective, but there's an additional challenge: the bulk of mobile apps are compiled targeting ARM based CPU cores, not x86. With the launch of Medfield on Android, Intel introduced a binary translation software layer to enable running existing ARM based Android apps on x86. Binary translation is a useful fix for enabling compatibility but it does come with a performance and power penalty. Enabling native x86 applications is ultimately the goal here, BT is just used as a transitional tool. As far as I can tell, none of the big game engines (Unity, Unreal Engine) were ported to x86 on Android. As a result, any game that leveraged these engines would...

Acer’s Iconia Tab A500 Joins the Honeycomb Party

Acer’s Iconia Tab A500 Joins the Honeycomb Party The year of the tablet continues, and every major manufacturer—and many smaller parties as well—are keen to get their cut of the...

53 by Jarred Walton on 4/8/2011

Dual Core Snapdragon GPU Performance Explored - 1.5 GHz MSM8660 and Adreno 220 Benchmarks

At both CES and MWC, Qualcomm teased us with their dual core Snapdragon SoC, the MSM8x60. First we saw it from afar, then they let us run tests on...

68 by Brian Klug on 3/30/2011

BlackBerry Bold 9780: Not So Bold

It's been a while since we reviewed the BlackBerry Torch, and today we have a follow up review of the BlackBerry Bold. The long and the short of it...

36 by Mithun Chandrasekhar on 3/25/2011

CTIA Hands On Extravaganza: LG Optimus 3D and G2x, HTC Flyer, HD7S, EVO 3D, and Galaxy Tab 10.1, 8.9

It's been a busy yet incredibly productive second day at CTIA 2011, and we've been getting hands on with all the latest and greatest from LG, HTC, and Samsung...

23 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/23/2011

Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 & 8.9, Smaller than iPad 2, Competitively Priced

Last month at Mobile World Congress Samsung announced the Galaxy Tab 10.1, a NVIDIA Tegra 2 based Honeycomb tablet. Since then, Apple's iPad 2 raised the bar for ergonomics...

73 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/22/2011

LG Optimus 2X coming to USA as T-Mobile G2x

When we reviewed the LG Optimus 2X a while ago, we weren't quite sure what carrier it would wind up on when it came stateside. T-Mobile seemed the most...

14 by Brian Klug on 3/22/2011

Sprint and Google Announce Nexus S 4G and Native Google Voice

Today kicked off the start CTIA 2011, and Anand is already over in Orlando, Florida covering the event. I'm missing out this time, instead working on a couple of...

16 by Brian Klug on 3/21/2011

The Apple iPad 2 Review

I don't exactly remember when I stopped using the iPad, but it wasn't without me trying to use it. We reviewed the WiFi version on AnandTech last year but...

201 by Brian Klug, Anand Lal Shimpi & Vivek Gowri on 3/19/2011

Dell Venue Pro: Lightning Strikes

When we first looked at the retail Windows Phone 7 devices back in September of last year, we had one general takeaway - the hardware, regardless of manufacturer, was...

37 by Vivek Gowri on 3/14/2011

Dell Venue Pro: Lightning Strikes

When we first looked at the retail Windows Phone 7 devices back in September of last year, we had one general takeaway - the hardware, regardless of manufacturer, was...

37 by Vivek Gowri on 3/14/2011

Dell Venue Pro: Lightning Strikes

When we first looked at the retail Windows Phone 7 devices back in September of last year, we had one general takeaway - the hardware, regardless of manufacturer, was...

37 by Vivek Gowri on 3/14/2011

Apple iPad 2 GPU Performance Explored: PowerVR SGX543MP2 Benchmarked

Earlier this morning we published our first impressions on Apple's iPad 2, including analysis on camera quality and a dive into the architecture behind Apple's A5 SoC. Our SoC...

219 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/12/2011

Apple iPad 2 Preview

The second generation iPad went on sale earlier today, to much fanfare and long, long lines. We're hard at work on our full review of Apple's second generation tablet...

86 by Anand Lal Shimpi, Brian Klug & Vivek Gowri on 3/12/2011

iOS 4.3 Review

Earlier today, Apple made the iOS 4.3 available to its customers via iTunes, two days ahead of its previously announced March 11th release date. The new iOS revision, which will...

42 by Andrew Cunningham on 3/9/2011

Motorola Xoom Review: The First Honeycomb Tablet Arrives

A year has passed without a significant Android competitor to Apple's iPad. Today that all changes as Google and Motorola unveil the world's first Honeycomb tablet: the Xoom. With...

112 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/23/2011

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

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