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Shadowgun for Android Review [Video]

Shadowgun for Android Review [Video]

As you might well know, it's not often that we review a single app for a mobile device here on SlashGear - not unless its so massive, so awesome, so significant that it cannot be ignored. That's what we've got right here, folks, a third-person shooter by the name of Shadowgun, made by Madfinger games for iOS and Android - today the news being the optimized version for the Android-based NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor. We've checked the game out on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and it's time to show you the next plateau for immersive mobile gaming.

UPDATE: the final release version of this game is out now, check out our follow-up post and hands-on video once you get down reading about it here, then pick the game up in the market!

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Qualcomm confirms 2.5GHz quad-core chips in 2012

Qualcomm confirms 2.5GHz quad-core chips in 2012

During the Innovation Qualcomm event in Istanbul, the chip maker confirmed plans to launch 2.5GHz quad-core SoCs in 2012. The company will be using its next-gen Krait architecture for these chips that boast almost double the speed of what's currently available on the market. The new details confirm what was leaked in Qualcomm's roadmap.

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Intel Cedar Trail netbooks to miss holiday season

Intel Cedar Trail netbooks to miss holiday season

Intel's Cedar Trail processors for netbooks were originally aiming for a September launch that was pushed back to November, and now it looks like the platform will be delayed once again. Intel has revealed that Cedar Trail netbooks are still en route for 2011 but won't be available in time for the holiday season, which means the new launch date is now in December.

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Android tablet with x86 Medfield chip due Q1 2012

Android tablet with x86 Medfield chip due Q1 2012

Intel revealed that the first Android tablets based on an x86 processor should be available in Q1 of 2012. This tablet could be very similar to the Red Ridge reference design tablet that the chip maker showed off during IDF to demo Android 3.2 Honeycomb running on a Medfield-based tablet.

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GCT Semiconductor unveils GDM7225 WiMax 2 chip 4x faster than other chips

GCT Semiconductor unveils GDM7225 WiMax 2 chip 4x faster than other chips

I would imagine most of us aren't familiar with GCT Semiconductor. The company makes different chips that are found inside the mobile devices we are familiar with. These are the chips that give smartphones and tablets the cool features we all know and love. These chips are very important to the performance and battery life of devices like smartphones.

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iPhones And iPads To Get Intel Chips In The Future?

iPhones And iPads To Get Intel Chips In The Future?

We've talked about speculation before that Apple may be considering switching their foundry from Samsung to Intel for their ARM-based A4 and A5 chips. It seemed unlikely that Intel would be willing to fabricate chips not using their own technology, but now new reports from analysts reveal that Intel may do so in exchange for Apple to ditch ARM architecture in the future.

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SlashGear 101: What is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Game Pack?

SlashGear 101: What is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Game Pack?

At the Uplinq 2011 conference today, Qualcomm announced that it will be working with game developers to create an optimization program for console-quality games, which will include a "Game Pack" of 100 mobile games for Android. This step towards gaming optimization seems similar to rival NVIDIA's approach with their Tegra 2 processors that are optimized for PlayStation gaming. However, Qualcomm plays it a bit differently by not restricting their games to only Qualcomm Snapdragon powered devices.

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ARM Expects To Conquer 50% Of Mobile PC Market By 2015

ARM Expects To Conquer 50% Of Mobile PC Market By 2015

As Intel is attempting to gain more of a foothold in the smartphone market, ARM is hoping to advance in the mobile PC market. ARM licenses its chip technology to the likes of NVIDIA, Qualcomm, and a whole slew of other mobile chip manufacturers and thus ARM leads when it comes to smartphones. But the company would like to gobble up more of the mobile PC market pie, which includes netbooks, laptops, and tablets.

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AMD “Desna” Chips For Tablets? Roadmap Leaked

AMD “Desna” Chips For Tablets? Roadmap Leaked

Early last month we talked about AMD possibly heading into the tablet market, with announcements brewing up as Computex 2011 approaches. Well, it looks to be the case now that a massive multi-page company roadmap for AMD has been leaked. Currently, the company has its C-30 and C-50 chips aimed at the notebooks market that includes an iterated AMD Radeon graphics core capable of handling 3D graphics acceleration and 1080p video playback.

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Intel’s New Atom Chip Architecture Coming

Intel’s New Atom Chip Architecture Coming

Intel is currently working on a new Atom chip architecture, codenamed "Silvermont". This new architecture goes beyond the Ivy Bridge with 22nm 3D Tri-Gate transistors. The new Google Chromebooks use Atom processors, but the Silvermont architecture speeds things ahead by two generations. Continue past the cut for more details.
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Qualcomm’s Next-Gen Snapdragon Chip Details Leaked

Qualcomm’s Next-Gen Snapdragon Chip Details Leaked

A Qualcomm presentation was leaked that reveals its plans for the next-generation Snapdragon processors. The company is quite ambitious, suggesting that it would not only beat existing ARM Cortex A9 chips currently used in devices such as the iPad 2 and the Motorola XOOM, but that it would also beat future Cortex A15 chips by the time its new chip architecture arrives later this year.

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Intel Debuts 10-Core Xeon E7 Processors

Intel Debuts 10-Core Xeon E7 Processors

Intel today announced a new family of Xeon E7 10-core dual-threaded processors. The Xeon E7 is intended for both servers as well as very high performance computers and is Intel's first chip to surpass eight cores.

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