New companies have joined ARM’s initiative to build powerful but efficient chipsets using the big.LITTLE architecture. A total of 17 companies have licenses to build chipsets that combine the powerful Cortex-A15 with the efficient Cortex-A7.
ARM didn’t provide a list of the newcomers, but among the companies with a big.LITTLE license are names like MediaTek and HiSilicon. MediaTek are best known for the chipsets in mid-range smartphones from smaller companies and HiSilicon is behind Huawei’s custom chips. Read more »
The LG Optimus 4X HD is fresh off its Jelly Bean update and has now received CyanogenMod 10.1 Nightly builds based on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
The release is said to be working good enough for a daily driver but as with all Nightly builds you should know that some things won’t be working properly or at all. Read more »
Sony’s Xperia Tablet S was launched with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but the company has now started rolling its overdue Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update.
The latest update for the tablet will be pushed to servers today and you should start getting notifications for applying it OTA (over-the-air). The Jelly Bean update will be available in the United States, Canada and Latin America region. Read more »
LinkedIn, the social network for suits, has updated its mobile apps on iOS and Android. Both apps now feature a brand new UI with a simpler and more attractive layout.
The new app features cards for individual posts, similar to the Facebook and Google+ apps. Clicking on the button on the top left opens a drawer on the left with your messages and notifications. There is a permanent search bar at the top and a button to leave a new post. Read more »
Google Play has updated its guidelines for tablet applications and the developers can now show off their tablet apps in a more beautiful and specialized tablet layouts.
The latest update allows the tablet app developers to upload screenshots of their applications running on 7-inch and 10-inch tablets to the Google Play developer console and those screenshots are shown to users with the devices of the respective size. Read more »
Microsoft and Hon Hai, the parent company of Foxconn have signed a patent licensing agreement, which provides wider access to the patent portfolio of Microsoft for the devices running with Android and Chrome OS. The devices quoted in the patent agreement include smartphones, tablets and televisions.
The terms of the agreement are undisclosed, but Microsoft is said to receive royalties from Hon Hai under the new patent licensing agreement. Read more »
The folks at Zeptolab have released the newest installment in the series of Cut the Rope games. Called Cut the Rope: Time Travel, this new game includes the familiar gameplay of the previous two games but includes some new mechanics and characters.
The theme of the game, as you can tell is time travel. The game’s main character Om Nom has gone back in time and has come across its ancestors. The game now features not one but two little monsters with a candy for each and you have to feed both of them. And as before, you have three stars to collect. The game carries over a few mechanics from the previous two games but there are several new ones as well. Read more »
The thermal images of the latest Samsung flagship, the Galaxy S4, have appeared online, confirming that the smartphone will rarely be a problem to handle.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 was tested under different stress scenarios, which included gaming, continuous camera usage, 3G internet browsing and HD video playback. Read more »
Jolla Chairman Antti Saarnio revealed today that the company’s first device running the new Sailfish OS is going to debut in May.
Furthermore, the company will set up a “pre-sales” campaign, allowing fans to register and buy the phone before it being officially available. Jolla promises that those who join in on the Kickstarter-like campaign will get something “unique” on their devices. Read more »
Good news, Oppo Find 5 users. If you were hoping for an official CyanogenMod ROM, you got it.
The CyanogenMod 10.1 based on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean is now available for the Oppo Find 5, though it’s not without its fair share of bugs. Read more »
Those lucky few, which got to pre-order a Google Glass set at Goole I/O last year have already received the Google Glass Explorer Edition (XE) and decided to share some photos of an unboxing, and even some footage captured with the Glass itself.
Brandon Allgood has an unboxing image, which shows the Google Glass set along with sunglasses, pouch and charging piece. Read more »
Microsoft’s email client for Android, the Outlook.com, got a massive update yesterday. The app has a brand new look and feel, and now features filters, threads and more.
The app now looks exactly like its Windows Phone sibling – color scheme, fonts, virtual buttons, everything. Read more »
The prices of the Windows 8 touch devices and laptops will soon see a price drop, according to Intel executives. The upcoming Windows 8 devices will be designed based on the Intel’s quad-core Bay Trial chipset, which will allow for far more attractive pricing.
Intel’s upcoming Bay Trail chipset is a redesign of the company’s Atom micro architecture and the newest chipset in the making is said to be the most powerful Atom processor to date. Read more »
The first major update to Microsoft’s new Windows 8 operating system is on the way, and a leaked video of its beta has shown off some of the planned improvements.
And while those of us hoping against hope that a Start button could once again make an appearance will be left out in the cold, there are a few improvements here and there that are worth taking a look at. Read more »
The Android version of Real Racing 3, an action packed racing game from Electronic Arts has just received a major update. The new release comes with 2 new cars, namely Chevrolet Cobalt SS and the Camaro ZL1.
The update also features an all-new hunter mode and the the cross-platform cloud save functionality that allows you to save your game progress. Read more »