It appears that Mac OS won’t be the only Apple thing to get a major update in July. A really juicy rumor has it that the MacBook Air lineup refresh will be announced along with the Lion availability in a couple of weeks’ time.
Right now Apple’s most compact mobile computers are more of glorified netbooks than proper laptops with their low-grade CPUs. However if the rumors are to be believed those will get a significant update, including Intel i5 and i7 Sandy Bridge processors and a latest generation NAND flash storage. Read more »
It seems that rivalry in a key market with Apple may have cost Samsung a valuable customer. Thus far Apple has been sourcing their A4 and A5 chips that they use in their products from Samsung but it seems due to increasing tension between the two companies Apple may be moving to someone else to make their next generation ARM SoC.
The company that is said to be most likely to take over from Samsung is Taiwan Semiconductor Marketing Company. Apple’s next generation processor, dubbed the A6, will most likely use the foundry’s 28nm process Read more »
ASUS is on track to releasing the second generation Eee Pad Transformer late this year, probably some time in October. The tablet-slash-notebook will probably pack the NVIDIA Tegra 3 chipset, which is said to feature a quad-core monster of a CPU. Reportedly the company is also releasing a second Padfone with Android Ice Cream Sandwich and making available the Eee Pad Slider and a 7″ Eee Pad MeMO tablet with 3D support this year.
This information comes from respected Chinese source Digitimes.com and we are really hoping it’s true as it will bring the next evolutionary step in tablet world. The next Transformer crossover between a tablet and a netbook will offer the Tegra 3 chipset, rumored to be the 5x faster than Tegra 2 Kal-El. The original Transformer single-handedly put ASUS over its competition in the non-Apple tablet manufacturers club with 400.000 shipments in the first half of 2011. Read more »
When Sony announced their S1 and S2 Android tablets, they left a few things out – like a launch date for example. Now there’s chatter that the tablets (or at least one of them) will be arriving in Europe in September.
An alleged note from Sony says that a tablet (which the note doesn’t explicitly name) will be available through three retailers in September, after a pre-order period in August. Read more »
Here we go again. Someone has discovered some high resolution images within the Twitter framework portion of the iOS 5 SDK and not just any high resolution images but those with 2048 x 1536 resolution, four times the current resolution of the current iPad.
Now we have gone though this before the iPad 2 was released. Unfortunately, the iPad 2 was launched with the same resolution display as the first iPad. But now it’s starting to seem that the next iPad will have a higher resolution display. Read more »
It seems as though Facebook is in the making of a new app for iOS with some photo-sharing capabilities. Everyone who has used Facebook on his/hers iOS device knows that uploading a picture to the social network takes some extra unnecessary steps. Well this new super-secret app will supposedly give all of us the cure.
The guys over at TechCrunch are in possession of 50MB worth of insider photos and docs on this secret project and have kindly shared one with the world. That would be the one below. They say that much more is still to come, when they eventually sort all of it out. We’ll keep track to update should new developments become available. Read more »
It doesn’t take a genius to note that thus far the Windows 8 tech demos we’ve seen have had a big emphasis on touch interface and share a heck of a lot with Windows Phone’s Metro UI. What is more Windows 8 will almost certainly be hitting a host of tablets as well as the next generation of desktops and laptops.
Those such as ARM have already demoed a few devices with some iteration of Windows 8 but what about Microsoft stamping their own branding on a tablet. Read more »
As a company, DELL is not particularly well known for the design of its products. Aside the Adamo series of laptops, most of the tech giant’s creations are utilitarian by design. The leak of a 7″ tablet prototype however, is about to make me completely change my mind about the design philosophy of the Texas based company – with its sliding-out, split QWERTY keyboard, it is simply gorgeous.
There is no information on the OS which the tablet will be running Read more »
Samsung did not taste the kind of success they may have expected with their bada OS smartphones. Even though both the Wave and Wave II were excellent devices, the lack of applications for the platform hurt their sales greatly. But Samsung isn’t keen on giving up and it seems they may have another high-end bada device in the pipeline.
According to a tweet by SamFirmware, the GT-S9500 would be the next Samsung Wave, or the Wave III as the site’s admin calls it. It will most probably be running bada 2.01 OS that we saw a few days back. Read more »
Don’t worry we haven’t lost the plot, we know the NGP was never an Android device to begin with. However, there were rumors that a little cross-pollination was occurring.
That is to say, with the NGP’s downloadable content infrastructure, there were those wondering whether it could take advantage of the same apps in use by the Xperia PLAY. Read more »
Some really exciting events are taking place in the world of mobile CPUs in the past day or so. Just as NVIDIA showcased a demo of their latest work in progress – the quad core mobile beast named project Kal El, Qualcomm “leaked” a slide which shows their upcoming Snapdragon processors, along with a hint for a possible sample of them next month.
The new Snapdragons will use a brand new Krait CPU architecture which Read more »
TomTom is a respected GPS tycoon, which makes receivers and also provides the map data and know-how. Now it looks like it’s thinking of branching out into the street viewing business, which is Google and Microsoft exclusive territory so far. We guess those two wouldn’t exactly appreciate that.
This comes after a very intriguing picture was uploaded to Tumblr.com, showing a TomTom van with a 360-degree cam mounted on top of it. What else could be used for except making an all-round street view service? Read more »
Anyone else caught wind of this? Apparently some iOS users have recently stumbled upon a revamped version of Google’s mobile site. Primarily the changes are cosmetic but in a big way. It appears Google have gone for a more graphical UI, displaying their primary services via an app screen style, 4×3 layout with tabbed window elements to boot.
The icons aim to help specify your search terms with categories such as images, places and news. Read more »
Chinese Mobile manufacturer Huawei are looking to make a greater impact on the UK market and the Huawei Vision aims to signify their presence as a high-end smartphone contender.
Both Huawei and ZTE recently received approval to become official Windows Phone OEM’s but in the meantime, they’re setting their sites on the upper echelons of the Android market (not to be confused with the Android Market). Victor Xu, chief of strategy and marketing at Huawei, spoke of their upcoming high-end Android device, the Huawei Vision. Read more »
According to some internal sources, Microsoft is preparing to preview its tablet-oriented Windows OS next week.
As we already reported, Windows 8 will debut next year on various gadgets, including ARM-based tablets.
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