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NVIDIA releases project Kal-El whitepapers, unveils fifth companion CPU core for low-power use cases

NVIDIA releases project Kal-El whitepapers, unveils fifth companion CPU core for low-power use cases

Jerry Hildenbrand 13

NVIDIA has let loose some more technical talk about the upcoming project Kal-El chip, and are showing off a new patented process they call vSMP (variable Symmetric Multiprocessing).  As part of this new tech, they tell us of a new fifth CPU core that resides on the silicon designed to maximize the power savings of multi-core processing.  I'll leave the tech talk to the whitepapers...

Notion Ink CEO 'confirms' Ice Cream Sandwich in Oct., OMAP as reference platform; says Adam will update in Nov.

Notion Ink CEO 'confirms' Ice Cream Sandwich in Oct., OMAP as reference platform; says Adam will update in Nov.

Jerry Hildenbrand 75

The CEO of Notion Ink, Rohan Shravan, has "outed" some more news about the Ice Cream Sandwich release.  Yes, this is the same fellow who told us about Gingerbread a few days in advance last time around (which is why we looked twice).  In a post at the Notion Ink blog about plans to improve the graphics performance of the Adam, Shravan says a couple really interesting things -- Google...

Best Buy makes good after customer's already opened Epic 4G Touch gives him the bird

Best Buy makes good after customer's already opened Epic 4G Touch gives him the bird

Phil Nickinson 169

Android Central Forums member remii picked up his shiny new Samsung Galaxy S II Sprint Epic 4G Touch (hereafter referred to as the SGSIIE4GT for short) at a Best Buy in Riverside, Calif., only to find that it wasn't quite as pristine as you might expect, with the box apparently already opened and the phone's camera having been ... tested. Here's the story in remii's words:So I walked...

Reminder: Enter to win a Motorola Atrix 4G from Nvidia and Android Central [contest]

Reminder: Enter to win a Motorola Atrix 4G from Nvidia and Android Central [contest]

Jerry Hildenbrand 171

The Motorola Atrix 4G is one of the first Android "superphones" to use the Tegra 2 chip, as well as the first dual-core device to hit AT&T here in the states.  To go with the performance of that Tegra CPU, Motorola threw in a full Gigabyte of RAM, and a 4-inch qHD display.  When we first looked at it back in March, we knew the phone had huge potential, and once Google and Motorola...

Reminder: Enter to win a T-Mobile G2X from Nvidia and Android Central [contest]

Reminder: Enter to win a T-Mobile G2X from Nvidia and Android Central [contest]

Jerry Hildenbrand 102

The T-Mobile G2X is one of the original dual-core monsters.  The specs are great -- a Tegra 2 power plant, 4-inch IPS display, HDMI out, and easy to hack the daylights out of.  Now that Gingerbread has shown up for it, it's a beast.  Yes, I'm a bit biased -- I use one myself for my Tegra Zone gaming addiction (ZOMG Fruit Ninja THD).  And you can enter to win one in Nvidia and Android...

Verizon and FuzeBox announce Fuze Meeting for the Business Solutions Alliance program

Verizon and FuzeBox announce Fuze Meeting for the Business Solutions Alliance program

Jerry Hildenbrand

Verizon has just announced that they have partnered with FuzeBox, and will be featuring Fuze Meeting as part of the BSA (Business Solutions Alliance) program.  If you're unfamiliar with Fuze Meeting, it's an online collaboration tool that provides virtual meetings via computers, tablets, and smartphones.  As Michael Toto, director, Enterprise and Government Partnerships at Verizon...

Boost Mobile gets the Samsung Transform Ultra, adds $5 a month to its Android plans

Boost Mobile gets the Samsung Transform Ultra, adds $5 a month to its Android plans

Phil Nickinson 6

Boost Mobile's getting an update of an old Sprint favorite when the Samsung Transform Ultra lands on Oct. 7 on Boost's website. It'll run $229, plus tax.Specs include:Android 2.31GHz processorTouchscreen (nobody's saying how big)Full QWERTY Keypad3MP rear camera with videoVGA front-facing cameraWi-Fi®, GPS and Wireless Web enabledFront-facing VGA cameraEasy access to Gmail™ and Google...