We snatched some quality time with the recently released 5″ PlayStation Vita here at the MWC and boy, do we have lots of pictures to show you.
The Vita’s multi-touch display is an OLED unit, has a 960 x 544 resolution and there’s a capacitive multi-touch pad on the back. Read more »
According to Corning, its second generation of ultra tough screen glass, dubbed simply Gorilla Glass 2, will start to appear on devices in April or May the latest.
The first shipments have been sent out to the company’s partners, they added. We saw the Gorilla Glass 2 in action back at CES 2011 and we are looking forward to seeing it on actual retail devices. Read more »
Apple’s next devices could showcase an alternate USB connector.
The popular 30 pin connector will reportedly be replaced with something that will take up less of the space, needed for things like LTE radio, bigger battery, etc. Read more »
That’s because Texas Instruments, not to be left out of the whole quad-core SoC mash-up, has released a video showcasing its OMAP 5 brute power. More specifically, it’s the OMAP 5430 with two A15 cores helped by two companion M4 cores alongisde a SGX544 MP2 graphics chip. It takes on the ASUS Transformer Prime with its 1.3GHz quad-core Cortex A9 (Tegra 3, or 4-PLUS-1) beating in its shell. Read more »
All those people that secretly (or not) want to release their subsidized iPhone 4S’s from their respectful carrier’s clutches are in luck.
The popular Gevery SIM solution now covers the GSM 4S variant and can be pre-ordered for the discounted price of $55. Read more »
Unlike most other quad-core architectures out there, Nvidia’s Tegra 3 also features a fifth companion core. The job of this core is to handle all the usual menial tasks while the four performance cores rest, to be called upon only when there is a need for significant graphical muscle power, such as in 3D games. This results in amazing battery life because the companion core consumes very little power compared to the four performance cores.
This kind of architecture is called as variable symmetric architecture (or vSMP). But as you can image that’s not something that would look at home on a box or a store sign, which is why Nvidia kept calling it things like having a companion core or ninja core. But now they have finally come up with a proper name for it and they have trademarked it too. And that name is 4-PLUS-1. Read more »