While benchmark optimization has been a hot topic, recently it has faded into the background as the industry adjusted. Previously, we saw changes such as an automatic 10% GPU overclock that was almost never achieved in normal applications, and behavior that would automatically plug in all cores and set the CPU frequency to maximum. Now, most OEMs have either stopped this behavior. Even if an OEM hasn't stopped such behavior, there are options that make it possible to use the altered CPU/GPU governor in all applications. Unfortunately, I have to talk about a case where this isn't true. While I've been working on reviewing the Ascend P7 and have found a lot to like, I am sure that the Ascend P7 alters CPU governor behavior...

Audience Announces MQ100 Motion Processor

Just a few weeks ago, Audience announced its fourth generation of voice processors at CES, which added an always-on voice activation feature called VoiceQ designed to enable experiences similar...

2 by Brian Klug on 2/24/2014

SanDisk iNAND Extreme in 2014: Finally a Good eMMC Solution for Mobile?

For the past couple of years we've been focusing more on tracking storage performance within smartphones and tablets. For the most part, we've come away disappointed. With smartphone ASPs...

7 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/24/2014

Microsoft's Mobile World Congress 2014 Event Live Blog

We're seated and ready to go Microsoft's press event here at Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. Read on for our live blog.

17 by Brian Klug & Ian Cutress on 2/23/2014

MWC 2014: Archos Unveils Q1 2014 Line

Archos is a factor in European markets and I often see their name attached to a variety of devices here in the UK at least. They are making...

9 by Ian Cutress on 2/21/2014

HTC Advantage: Free Repairs for Cracked Screens in the First 6 Months of Ownership

Ahead of MWC and hot on the heels of its announcement that the next HTC flagship smartphone will be unveiled on March 25, HTC is introducing a new program...

13 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/18/2014

ARM Cortex A17: An Evolved Cortex A12 for the Mainstream in 2015

ARM has been doing a good job figuring out its PR strategy as of late. In the span of a couple of years we went from very little outward...

41 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/11/2014

The Pixel Density Race and its Technical Merits

While this has always been an issue that’s been in the background since Android OEMs started releasing devices with display PPIs above the 300-400 “retina” range, recent events have...

101 by Joshua Ho on 2/8/2014

Some Thoughts on Lenovo's Acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google

Earlier this evening Google announced the sale of Motorola Mobility to hardware manufacturer Lenovo for a deal valued at just below $3 billion. Given my fondness for the Moto...

77 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/29/2014

Google Announces Moto G Google Play Edition

We've already taken a look at the international Moto G, and today Google surprised us with the formal announcement of a Google Play edition Moto G based on that...

19 by Brian Klug on 1/14/2014

AnandTech Mobile Show at CES 2014 Video Live Now

Earlier this week, Brian and I sat down at recapped some of the recent mobile announcements at CES, as well as other things we'd been working on over the...

25 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/13/2014

Lenovo: Yoga, Miix 2, and ThinkPad Tablets; Vibe Z and K900 Smartphones

Moving along in our Lenovo coverage, there were a couple of smartphones as well as quite a few tablets on display. The Yoga Tablet 8 and 10 promise up...

11 by Jarred Walton on 1/10/2014

AnandTech Mobile Show at CES 2014 Today

A couple of months ago Brian and I did a mobile show on video live from IDF where we discussed a lot of what was going on in mobile...

27 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/7/2014

Sony launches Xperia Z1 Compact, Z1S at CES 2014

Today at CES, Sony announced the Xperia Z1 Compact. This phone finally fills a slot that has been ignored in the Android device space, which is a phone that...

19 by Joshua Ho on 1/7/2014

ASUS at CES 2014: ROG 27” 1440p 120Hz G-Sync Monitor, Tablets, Smartphones, and a new Transformer Book

This year at the Consumer Electronics Show, ASUS are attacking mobile in more ways than one. We have bodies/editors on the ground to get hands on with all...

56 by Ian Cutress on 1/6/2014

Huawei Announces Ascend Mate 2 - 6.1 inch and 1.6 GHz Quad Core

We’re here at Huawei’s 2014 CES press conference, where they’ve announced their newest smartphone, the Huawei Ascend Mate 2. The Ascend Mate 2 is the successor to the Ascend...

8 by Brian Klug on 1/6/2014

Audience Announces its Fourth Generation Voice Processor - eS700 Series

We've been covering and tracking ambient noise reduction technologies in smartphones for a while now, and one of the players in that space, Audience, is announcing its fourth generation...

1 by Brian Klug on 1/6/2014

LG Announces G Flex Coming to AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile in 2014

We've been using and working on our review of the SK Telecom version of the LG G Flex, and have heard rumors about the device coming stateside and to...

2 by Brian Klug on 1/6/2014

NVIDIA Tegra K1 Preview & Architecture Analysis

NVIDIA has taken to using CES as its platform for launching members of its Tegra mobile SoC family. This year was no different as it shifted branding a bit...

87 by Brian Klug & Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/6/2014

NVIDIA Announces Tegra K1 SoC with Optional Denver CPU Cores

At its CES press conference, NVIDIA finally revealed the marketing name for Project Logan - NVIDIA's latest mobile SoC: Tegra K1. NVIDIA hasn't said much about the architectural details...

20 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/5/2014

NVIDIA CES 2014 Press Conference Live Blog

We are seated at NVIDIA's CES 2014 Press Conference. Our live blog begins at 8:00PM PT.

33 by Anand Lal Shimpi, Brian Klug & Jarred Walton on 1/5/2014

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