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Always Innovating HDMI Dongle puts Android on your TV

Always Innovating HDMI Dongle puts Android on your TV

Always Innovating's HDMI Dongle has a mundane name but packs plenty into its thumbdrive-scale casing: a TI Cortex-A9 OMAP 4 processor running Ice Cream Sandwich, turning any TV into a full Android computer. Running at between 1GHz and 1.8GHz depending on load, the HDMI Dongle packs the same specs as a decent smartphone: a healthy 1GB of RAM, microSD, WiFi and Bluetooth, with support for up to 1080p Full HD and H.264 video decoding.

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Toshiba Excite Android tablet gets release date

Toshiba Excite Android tablet gets release date

When the first Toshiba Android tablet was released, it seemed like a really big deal - at one point it was even rumored that they'd be the ones to host the tablet-centric Android 3.0 Honeycomb as a hero - alas that did not happen, and now that the first iteration (call the Toshiba Thrive, just so you know) is both too fat and unwieldily to sell as a top dog, the big T is sending out a new generation called Toshiba Excite. This tablet was revealed a few weeks ago as a contender for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with its dual-core 1.2Ghz Texas Instruments OMAP4 processor and its 10.1-inch display at 1280 x 800 resolution - and today Mobile Syrup relays Toshiba information that it'll be on sale come February 2012.

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Samsung, Toshiba and Lenovo tipped to lead Windows 8 on ARM tablets

Samsung, Toshiba and Lenovo tipped to lead Windows 8 on ARM tablets

Samsung, Toshiba and Lenovo will lead the Windows 8 on ARM platform, according to the latest supply chain leaks, with Microsoft putting Qualcomm, Texas Instruments and NVIDIA in the driving seat for choosing their development partners. The three chipset companies have each selected two partners from the tablet/notebook industry at Microsoft's instruction, Digitimes' sources claim, one major collaborator and one minor.

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Context, not Cores, is the Tablet Industry’s Challenge

Context, not Cores, is the Tablet Industry’s Challenge

Samsung showed off what makes it special this morning, with the new Exynos 5250 mobile chipset getting official ahead of its debut in next-gen smartphones and tablets next year. A 2GHz dual-core - with what Samsung reckons is twice the overall grunt of the company's current 1.5GHz dual-cores and four times the 3D graphics prowess - the Exynos 5250 is also interesting because, unlike NVIDIA, Samsung has opted for a pair of ARM Cortex A15 cores, rather than four A9 cores as in the Tegra 3. That's going to raise plenty of questions about comparative performance, heat output and power frugality, but perhaps most importantly - in the marketplace, at least - it's going to prompt an interesting marketing challenge for every company pushing a tablet or phone.

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Galaxy Nexus confirmed for Verizon 4G LTE

Galaxy Nexus confirmed for Verizon 4G LTE

In an announcement that basically confirmed what everyone on earth already knew, Verizon let known that the Galaxy Nexus would be coming to the top carrier in the USA by the end of 2011. The date at which the device will be released OR put up for pre-sale is not yet known, but we can bet that the specs will be sticking from when we saw them first earlier this week in Hong Kong. The Galaxy Nexus is a Samsung device that will be Google's hero phone for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, an operating system that brings together functionality from both tablet and smartphone Android OS versions for one future system.

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Here’s why the DROID RAZR is the ideal Android for today’s mobile landscape

Here’s why the DROID RAZR is the ideal Android for today’s mobile landscape

Let me tell you here why Motorola presented the ideal phone for a person like me this week in New York City. And also let me tell you why I'm sad it didn't come out several months ago. First, the positives - they all begin with the heavy metal that makes up the majority of this device. Then let's speak about how thin and lovely this device very much appears to be. Then we'll speak about how even though I will be switching to the Galaxy Nexus sooner than later, you certainly don't have to. This is the DROID RAZR, the greatest Motorola smartphone ever created and soon to be at once the thinnest and the toughest to break smart handset on the market.

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Texas Instruments OMAP 5 processor demoed [Videos]

Texas Instruments OMAP 5 processor demoed [Videos]

The kind folks at Texas Instruments have released a couple of videos showing off their next generation of processors, the OMAP 5 platform, complete with graphics that'll make you blow your spleen out. This System on Chip that's otherwise known as TI OMAP 5 for short is one that was outed earlier this year complete with two 28nm ARM Cortex-A15 MPCores running at up to 2GHz. If that means anything to you, do read on! If you're completely baffled by processors in general, watch these videos, they're informative!

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Samsung Nexus Prime reportedly detailed: Verizon LTE

Samsung Nexus Prime reportedly detailed: Verizon LTE

The Samsung Nexus Prime, aka the Galaxy Nexus expected to be revealed at the company's event next Tuesday, has apparently been detailed as an Ice Cream Sandwich Verizon exclusive. The 9mm-thick device will have a 4.65-inch 1280 x 720 Super AMOLED HD curved glass display, BGR's source tells them, but rather than one of Samsung's own Exynos processors will instead run Texas Instrument's 1.2GHz OMAP 4460 dual-core Cortex A9 paired with 1GB of RAM.

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iPhone 4S vs Galaxy S II vs HTC Sensation vs DROID BIONIC vs G2x

iPhone 4S vs Galaxy S II vs HTC Sensation vs DROID BIONIC vs G2x

Now that we know what Apple is offering for this holiday season in the iPhone range, it's time we compare the device (the iPhone 4S) to the most comparable Android devices. This means, of course, that we've got to hit up each of the greatest dual-core processor creators for the platform, and with them the latest and best devices running on them. What follows is an exploration of what the best from both of these major players in mobile computing can offer. Let the fight begin!

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