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Though primarily a software-focused event, Apple’s WWDC keynotes are often stage for an interesting hardware announcement or two as well, and this year Apple did not disappoint. At the company’s biggest Mac-related keynote of the year, Apple unveiled the M2, their second-generation Apple Silicon SoC for the Mac (and iPad) platform. Touting modest performance gains over the original M1 SoC of around 18% for multithreaded CPU workloads and 35% in peak GPU workloads, the M2 is Apple’s first chance to iterate on their Mac SoC to incorporate updated technologies, as well as to refresh their lower-tier laptops in the face of recent updates from their competitors. With the king of the M1 SoCs, M1 Ultra, not even 3 months behind them, Apple hasn’t wasted any...

Anand Goes Hands On with Motorola's Atrix 4G Webtop

Today I was finally able to spend some time with Motorola’s Atrix 4G and its webtop dock. For those of you who don’t know, earlier in the week Motorola...

63 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/7/2011

Update for Windows Phone 7: Performance Improvements, Copy & Paste, CDMA (UPDATE: Now with video)

The Microsoft keynote at CES last night reiterated a lot of what we already know about Windows Phone 7, and fleshed out the software giant's plans for its mobile...

31 by Brian Klug on 1/6/2011

Hands On With Motorola's Tegra 2 Devices: Atrix 4G, Droid Bionic, XOOM Tablet

Today Motorola unveiled 4 new Android based devices during their press conference at CES today; three smartphones and 1 tablet. We were able to get some limited hands...

21 by Manveer Wasson on 1/6/2011

NVIDIA's Project Denver: NV Designed, High Performance ARM Core: Updated!

NVIDIA's CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang just announced Project Denver - its first CPU architecture design ever, based on ARM's ISA. This is a custom design done by NVIDIA in conjunction...

49 by Brian Klug on 1/5/2011

NVIDIA's Tegra 2 Take Two: More Architectural Details and Design Wins

Twelve months ago NVIDIA stood on stage at CES and introduced its Tegra 2 SoC. It promised dozens of design wins and smartphones shipping before Spring 2010. That obviously...

21 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/5/2011

Samsung Infuse 4G Announced

Rounding out the devices AT&T has announced this morning is the Samsung Infuse 4G, which packs a huge 4.5" Super AMOLED plus display. We're not certain what plus adds...

14 by Brian Klug on 1/5/2011

HTC Inspire 4G with New HTC Sense Announced

HTC CEO Peter Chou just announced the HTC Inspire 4G. Details about the HTC Inspire 4G's hardware stack are relatively scant, but the 4.3" screen begets a platform likely...

6 by Brian Klug on 1/5/2011

Motorola's ATRIX 4G: Tegra 2 Smartphone & Netbook in One

Motorola just announced its flagship Tegra 2 based smartphone: the ATRIX 4G. Running Android 2.2, the ATRIX 4G has a pair of Cortex A9s running at 1GHz inside NVIDIA's...

12 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/5/2011

AT&T Announces 4G LTE Plans

Anand and I rushed from the LG press conference over to AT&T's, where CEO Ralph de la Vega has just announced the carrier's LTE plans for the future. Some...

13 by Brian Klug on 1/5/2011

LG's Optimus 2X: World's First Tegra 2 Smartphone

Brian and I are currently at LG's press conference where the company announced, as expected, the LG Optimus 2X - the world's first dual-core Cortex A9 smartphone based on...

14 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/5/2011

ASUS Announces Eee Pad and Eee Slate Tablets

With CES 2011 upon us, we must acknowledge that 2011 could well be the “Year of the Tablet”. Everyone—Motorola, Dell, HP, HTC, Acer, you name it—is releasing a tablet...

37 by Vivek Gowri on 1/4/2011

Samsung Galaxy Tab - The AnandTech Review

The iPad started shipping in April, and since then it has basically had the tablet market to itself. Literally, in the six months after the iPad’s release, it didn’t...

97 by Vivek Gowri on 12/23/2010

Nvidia Tegra 2 - Graphics Performance Update

So I have a confession to make. Before we posted our Tegra 2 performance preview, I ran the Quake 3 demo on the Viewsonic G Tablet and the Samsung...

28 by Vivek Gowri on 12/20/2010

GLBenchmark 2.0 Released - Modern SoCs Benchmarked

We've constantly on the lookout for new benchmarks to use for benchmarking the latest SoCs in devices. Today, Kishonti Informatics released the latest version of its popular GLBenchmark suite...

64 by Brian Klug on 12/17/2010

Nexus S and Android 2.3 Review: Gingerbread for the Holidays

The Nexus S, spiritual successor to the Nexus One, is finally here. The Nexus One was supposed revolutionize in the way people buy mobile phones stateside, effectively decoupling phone...

75 by Brian Klug on 12/14/2010

First Look: Viewsonic G Tablet and Tegra 2 Performance Preview

The slate computing market is about to explode, with a literal flood of new tablets releasing over the coming months. Many of them will be Android based, running NVIDIA’s...

81 by Vivek Gowri on 12/9/2010

TI Reveals OMAP4440 Specs: Dual 1.5GHz Cortex A9, 25% Faster GPU, HDMI 1.4 3D, 1080p60

Next year is looking to be a very important year for smartphone and tablet performance. Just as we saw widespread migration to the ARM Cortex A8 and Qualcomm Scorpion...

39 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/8/2010

A Busy Day for Android - Nexus S and Gingerbread (2.3) Officially Announced

As expected, today Google announced Android 2.3 Gingerbread and the Nexus S. Android 2.3 is the latest iteration of Google’s popular smartphone platform, and includes a number of immediately...

45 by Brian Klug on 12/6/2010

Holiday Smartphone Buyer's Guide

Since there are so many smartphones on the market, we figured that the holiday season was a great time to write our first smartphone buyer's guide. And so we...

52 by Vivek Gowri on 12/4/2010

LG's Optimus 7 & Samsung's Focus Reviewed: A Tale of Two Windows Phones

The only aspect of purchasing a Windows Phone that's more difficult than jumping on the iPhone bandwagon is choosing hardware. While the OS may be polished, nearly all Windows...

34 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/3/2010

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