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Android 4.0 source code for x86 processors opening up to developers

Android 4.0 source code for x86 processors opening up to developers

For all of the Android developers out there, Google’s Android development team has opened up Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0.1) for x86 processors for both Intel and AMD systems. Take note that the release isn’t yet completely stable, there being some compatibility issues with Intel processors for sound, hardware acceleration, camera, and ethernet. On the flip side, Ice Cream Sandwich compatibility seems to be working just fine with AMD processors, Wi-Fi, sound, and hardware acceleration for AMD chipsets all good to go.

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Windows 8 ARM notebooks and tablets tipped for mid-2013 debut

Windows 8 ARM notebooks and tablets tipped for mid-2013 debut

Notebooks running Windows 8 on ARM processors rather than Intel or AMD x86 chips aren't expected to hit the market until June 2013, insider sources have suggested, indicating Microsoft's Windows on ARM project will lag considerably behind the mainstream build. The platform itself is tipped to go public at the end of 2012, DigiTimes' sources tell them, but with the first hardware not scheduled until midway through the following year, broad adoption isn't seen until 2014 at the earliest.

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Compulab fit-PC3 squeezes AMD APU into tiny computer

Compulab fit-PC3 squeezes AMD APU into tiny computer

Tiny computer specialists Compulab have followed up on their Tegra 2 based palm-sized PC, the Trim Slice, with a new model using AMD's low-power APU. The fit-PC3 is a 16 x 15 x 2.5 cm fanless box packing a choice of single-core or dual-core processors running at up 10 1.6GHz, with as much as 8GB of DDR3 memory, two eSATA ports, HDMI, DisplayPort and gigabit ethernet connectivity, along with a bevy of USB ports.

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AMD MacBook Air plans axed over production stumble

AMD MacBook Air plans axed over production stumble

I can remember years back when AMD was the processor to have for all out performance in your desktop. One year Intel put the smack down on AMD with a line of processors that was well beyond anything AMD had for pure performance in the desktop world and it's as if AMD threw in the towel and has been the runner up ever sense. It looks like AMD missed its chance with Apple sometime last year.

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AMD outs Opteron 6200/4200 and Zurich cloud pipeline

AMD outs Opteron 6200/4200 and Zurich cloud pipeline

AMD has revealed its latest Opteron processor line-up, offering up to 16 cores and 84-percent more performance than rival chips, while also previewing its 2012 compact server offerings for smaller, more energy-efficient data centers. The new AMD Opteron 6200 and 4200 Series have their focus resolutely set on new cloud implementations, demanding half the power per core of their predecessors and cutting price and space by a third.

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Lenovo C325 and C225 All-in-One PCs shipping now

Lenovo C325 and C225 All-in-One PCs shipping now

The Lenovo C325 and C225 all-in-one PCs are now ready to ship. The C325, announced last month, features a sleek 20-inch HD+ 1600 x 900 display, while the C225 packs a smaller 18.5-inch display. Both systems sport AMD's Fusion dual-core chip in various spec configurations as well as the option of having multi-touch touchscreen display.

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AMD to cut 10% of workforce in 2012, saving for emerging markets and the cloud

AMD to cut 10% of workforce in 2012, saving for emerging markets and the cloud

The world's second largest PC chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) announced today that it will be cutting 10 percent of its workforce by the end of Q1 2012. That amounts to about 1,200 to 1,400 workers to be let go from its global workforce. The weak computer market has forced AMD to refine its cost structure and to consider investing in lower power, emerging markets and the cloud.

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AMD unveils new FirePro V4900 professional graphics card

AMD unveils new FirePro V4900 professional graphics card

AMD has pulled the wraps off the new V4900 professional graphics card today. The new video card is designed to give the user unequalled digital content creation capability. The V4900 is also designed to work well for pros that use CAD software heavily. The performance the V4900 delivers is offered at the entry level price of $189 making it a bargain in the pro graphics realm.

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Acer introduces AZ5 and AZ3 all-in-one PCs

Acer introduces AZ5 and AZ3 all-in-one PCs

This week Acer reveals two new all-in-one computers, the AZ5 Series with a 23-inch HD monitor and the AZ3 Series with a slightly smaller HD monitor at 21-inches, both computers featuring full touchscreen capabilities. Both series have several hardware options for processors, speakers, and storage, and contain a selection of software offered exclusively with Acer devices. You'll notice that these AIOs look rather similar to one another - that's because they're meant to be part of a single release. Not that you'll want both the 23 and the 21 inch machine, but know now that you'll get essentially the same look either way.

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