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...

CPUID's CPU-Z Arrives on Android via Google Play

About three years ago, I remember one of the biggest problems I had while sorting out phones was figuring out what SoCs were inside them. Manufacturers weren't yet open...

28 by Brian Klug on 6/16/2013

N-trig DuoSense Pen2: Who Needs a Stylus?

With the dawn of capacitive touch displays and the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, etc., some might think the day of the stylus is past. N-trig has been around since...

33 by Jarred Walton on 6/12/2013

Ask AnandTech: Tablets at Work, What are Your Experiences?

The tablet market has grown tremendously over the past few years. What started as a content consumption device for consumers has transformed into a device that has started to...

148 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/12/2013

Hands On with the Final NVIDIA Shield Hardware, Update: Now with Video

It seems like forever since CES 2013 when we first laid eyes on and played with NVIDIA’s Project Shield. Time flies, and since then Shield has dropped the Project...

46 by Brian Klug on 6/11/2013

WWDC 2013 Keynote Live Blog

Brian and I are live at Moscone West in San Francisco for Apple's WWDC 2013 Keynote. The keynote starts at 10AM PT/1PM ET. Check back here for our Live Blog!

29 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Brian Klug on 6/10/2013

Patriot Drives Further into Mobile with FUEL+ External Batteries

With the DRAM industry no longer as interesting as it once was (although I'd argue that with Haswell, high frequency DRAM is exciting once more - if only Intel...

3 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/10/2013

Intel Demonstrates Bay Trail-T Running Windows 8 and Android 4.2.2

Last month Intel took the covers off its next-generation Atom microarchitecture, codename Silvermont. The first consumer implementation of Silvermont will be Bay Trail, a quad-core SoC for tablets. At...

25 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/6/2013

Outlook 2013 RT Coming Free to Windows RT 8.1 Tablets Later this Year

Microsoft has been pretty quiet at Computex thus far, but today we got a bit of expected news. Outlook 2013 RT will be coming with the free Windows RT...

10 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/5/2013

Introducing the Dual-Core Haswell SKUs

Introducing the Dual-Core Haswell SKUs On Saturday Intel lifted the embargo on information related to their quad-core Haswell processors, and we’ve been busy posting all sorts of details over the...

50 by Jarred Walton on 6/4/2013

Acer Announces 8" Iconia W3 Tablet, S3 and S7 Haswell Ultrabooks

Computex is always a big stage for mobile device launches, and Taiwanese manufacturers always seem to bring a little bit extra to their home technology expo. Acer’s press event...

17 by Vivek Gowri on 6/3/2013

The ASUS Transformer Book Trio: Atom + Haswell, Android + Windows 8

Now on to notebooks, ASUS just announced the Transformer Book Trio - what it is calling the world's first three-in-one notebook, tablet and desktop PC. In a move that's...

29 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/3/2013

ASUS' $149 MemoPad HD 7: Quad-Core Cortex A7, 1280x800 IPS Display

It just keeps coming. ASUS also announced a $149 16GB MemoPad HD 7 featuring a quad-core Cortex A7 SoC and a 1280 x 800 IPS display. The HD 7...

21 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/3/2013

ASUS Announces 6-inch FonePad Note

The FonePad Note is a 6-inch tablet complete with a 1080p Super IPS+ display, Atom Z2560 SoC (Clover Trail+), 2GB of RAM and a 3G modem with support for...

11 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/3/2013

ASUS' New Transformer Pad Infinity: Tegra 4 + 2560 x 1600 IPS Display

ASUS just announced its next-generation Transformer Pad Infinity based on NVIDIA's Tegra 4 SoC and featuring a 2560 x 1600 display.

16 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/3/2013

ASUS MemoPad FHD10: Clover Trail+, 10-inch, 1920x1200, Android 4.2

Alongside the beautiful Zenbook Infinity ASUS also displayed its MemoPad FHD10, a 10-inch Clover Trail+ tablet running Android 4.2. ASUS' silicon of choice is Intel's Atom Z2560, a dual-core...

6 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/3/2013

ARM Cortex A12: Between Cortex A9 and A15 in Power & Perf, Sampling in Late 2014

We’ve talked about the hole in ARM’s product lineup for quite a while now. The Cortex A9 is too slow to compete with the likes of Intel’s Atom and...

78 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/2/2013

ARM Mali-T622 & V500 Video Block Complement Cortex A12

Alongside today's Cortex A12 announcement, ARM is also announcing two new IP blocks: the Mali-T622 GPU and the Mali V500 video encode/decode block. The Mali-T622 is a 2-core implementation of...

2 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/2/2013

Toshiba Portege Z10t is a New Take on Convertibles

Convertibles that can jump between being tablets and full-on notebooks are becoming an increasingly popular option due to both the design of Windows 8 and, to a greater extent...

22 by Dustin Sklavos on 5/29/2013

AMD’s 2013 Elite Mobility Platform, aka Temash

AMD has a bunch of APUs launching today, and while the only hardware we have on hand for testing right now consists of a Kabini laptop, we wanted to...

12 by Jarred Walton on 5/23/2013

AMD Kabini APUs Detailed

AMD has a three-pronged assault going out today: at the bottom (in terms of performance) is their 2013 AMD Elite Mobility Platform, formerly codenamed Temash. Next up is the...

2 by Jarred Walton on 5/23/2013

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