Rumours about Intel-powered ASUS tablet have been circulating for quite some time now. According to a listing on the Global Certification Forum's site, the rumours seem to be true. Along with the listing, ASUS has released a new video which teases the FonePad tablet.
Marvell announced the PXA1088, a quad-core SoC. The new chip is based on ARM's quad-core Cortex A7 with added WCDMA and TD-SCDMA modem technology. According to the company, the chip provides high performance and low power consumption at an affordable price.
The main problem of iPad mini, and perhaps the only one, was the screen itself. Several rumours and photos have suggested that Apple is working on a new iPad mini. However, according to a forum post on a Chinese site, it seems that the iPad mini 2 is almost ready.
Earlier this year, chip maker Qualcomm introduced high-end Snapdragon 800 and 600 chips intended for smartphones and tablets. Qualcomm did not forget mid-tier and entry level smartphone users and has officially revealed Snapdragon 400 and 200 series.
After Ubuntu for smartphone which was launched in January, Canonical unveiled the tablet version of Linux-based operating system. The Touch Developer Preview of Ubuntu will be available on February 21 while the retail tablets are planned for a late 2013 release.
Just like it was previously rumoured, it seems that Samsung has problems with Exynos processor. According to DigiTimes, Exynos 5 Octa processor is struggling with power consumption and high temperature and could be replaced with Qualcomm's solution for Galaxy S IV.
An electronics company LSI has come out with new products. The company's first high-end ARM multicore chip is intended for mobile base stations of all sizes. The Axxia 5500 family of processors is using up to 16 Cortex-A15 cores, ARM's most powerful processor to date.
Google has been working on plans to launch retail stores similar to Apple's stores. According to people familiar with the matter, the stores would sell Google's hardware devices where users will be able to try out Google devices, software and upcoming products.
We've got Apple's new iPad TV commercials, but you won't be seeing Apple poking fun at Windows. The fast(ish) music and multiple edits are a departure from the company's previous ads. However they do seem to advertise iTunes more than the actual iPads.
USB VGA maker DisplayLink announced that its ubiquitous docks that add loads of connectivity to skinny Ultrabooks, now supports Microsoft's Surface Pro, by releasing supporting driver software for the tablet. DisplayLink docks add multiple display and peripheral ports.
Gainward, a well-known manufacturer of desktop graphics card, has decide to enter the tablet market. The company will enter the market with an affordable quad-core 7-inch tablet. As a long NVIDIA partner, Gainward decided to use NVIDIA's Tegra 3 SoC.
Archos, a French consumer electronics company, announced new Platinum range of tablets in company's Elements series. A new line of tablets features quad-core processors, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and an aluminium-body design combined with high definition IPS displays.
After almost a year since Intel unveiled its educational tablet for children, the company finally started selling the tablet. Intel StudyBook was supposed to have a price tag around $200, but it will cost a bit more than the initial estimates, actually 3x more.
According to ReadWrite, Hewlett-Packard is reported to have plans to build the Android tablet. HP will use an NVIDIA mobile processor Tegra 4 and reports are saying that the company plans to announce it very soon which will be one of the first Tegra 4-based tablets.
NVIDIA's upcoming mobile processor was announced by the beginning of year but according to the company's CEO the Tegra 4 will not ship until July. This means that we will not see a Tegra 4 based devices until August/September allowing more space to Samsung and Qualcomm.
It seems that Apple messed up certain things with the new iOS operating system. After having problems with the connectivity and battery, it seems that iPhone devices are also insecure. With a simple trick, every person is able to bypass the iPhone password.
Renesas rolled out a 4+4 core ARM big.LITTLE SoC of its own, which it correctly markets as "quad-core," unlike its Korean counterpart. The new MP6530, designed for high-end handsets and tablets, integrates a 4G LTE soft-modem, saving designers precious PCB real-estate.
No gadget is too difficult for iFixit to tear down on, but Microsoft's Surface Pro posed a real challenge, so much so that it got rated a disastrous 1/10 on the "repairability" rating, with a caution that you could really hurt your Surface trying to be DIY.
Finnish smartphone maker Nokia launched today its new Windows Phone 8 device in Pakistan. According to members of the event, Nokia allegedly showcased a Windows 8 tablet next to the phone. Nokia is already rumored to be preparing Apple's rival tablet.
Broadcom, a leader in the wireless and broadband communication business, has just unveiled its next-generation LTE modem chip. The BCM21892 is a high-end 4G LTE modem chip intended for use on high-end devices and supports data speeds of up to 150 Mb/s.