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By Will765 On 26 Jun, 2014 At 01:10 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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At this year’s Google I/O developer’s conference, the newest android version was unveiled. At this tine it is just called “L”, whatever the final dessert/sweet name is TBD.  One of the biggest changes is the fact Google is distributing a developer preview of the new os,  so it is possible you can get the L [...]


By Will765 On 6 Mar, 2014 At 01:20 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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From the first generation iPad in 2010, Apple enjoyed huge success and market dominance. As recently as 2012, 61 million iPads sold gave Apple a 53% market share, compared to Android tablets 46% share, with 53 million units sold.  According to an analysis by Gartner,  however, the trend is reversed.  In 2013 android managed to [...]


By Will765 On 7 Feb, 2014 At 02:29 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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Often one of the leaders in many areas of consumer protection, Californian legislators are proposing a bill which would address the growing problem of the theft of mobile devices.  With the ease of acquiring a small, valuable object, cellphones and tablets are increasing targeted by thieves looking to make a quick score. Over the past [...]


By Will765 On 17 Jan, 2014 At 03:39 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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Flurry Mobile app analytic firm has released figures showing quite a jump in Amazon Kindle Fire tablet activations on Christmas Day.  The chart shows the increase in activations compared to an average day during the rest of the month.  It seems the Kindle Fire was a very popular gift on Christmas. There are several observations [...]


By Will765 On 10 Sep, 2013 At 01:14 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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Samsung’s 8 core Exynos Octa 5 CPU is available in several phones as well as the “phablet” Galaxy Note 3. It uses ARM’s big.Little technology, pairing a power-saving, lower performance quad-core A7 cpu with a high performance quad-core A15. Depending on the load, one set of cores or the other is used at any one [...]


By Will765 On 6 Aug, 2013 At 01:43 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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Although tablet sales seem to always rise, the second quarter of 2013 saw a decrease in the number of units shipped.  Worldwide, the number of tablets shipped 2013Q2, 45.1 million, is up 59 percent from the same time period in 2012.  However, it is a 9.7 percent drop from the 1st quarter of 2013. Apple [...]


By Will765 On 1 Aug, 2013 At 01:08 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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Samsungs newest Galaxy S4 smartphone has been very impressive in benchmark testing.  With it’s Exynos 5 Octa 5410 cpu, it should do well.  The device actually has two quad core processors, one a Cortex A15 running at 1.6Ghz, the other a Cortex A7 with a speed of 1.2Ghz.  Using big.LITTLE ARM technology. it switches between [...]


By Will765 On 1 Jun, 2013 At 01:36 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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  Rumors are hot and heavy about the unusual decision by Samsung to use Intel Clover Trail processors in it’s newest Galaxy tablet.  The decision would be strange, due to the fact Samsung’s own Exynos processors are probably the best chips available for mobile devices today(Nvidia may argue that point).  However, the Clover Trail can [...]


By Will765 On 20 Feb, 2013 At 07:05 PM | Categorized As News | With 2 Comments
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There are lots of rumors swirling around Samsung’s next flagship smartphone, The Galaxy Note III.  The Mobile World Congress begins on February 24th in Spain, and hopefully it will be unveiled then.  Until it is officially introduced, the specifications are only guesses, but educated ones.  First up is it’s large size, 6.3″ of Super AMOLED [...]


By Will765 On 1 Feb, 2013 At 04:19 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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For over a year, if you wanted a quad-core cpu in a tablet, Nvidia’s Tegra3 was your only real choice. Now, there are enough different companies making quad-core solutions that you can easily get dizzy trying to figure out which is better, in what ways. from the others.  We’ll try to look at the available [...]