This may not be surprising to a lot of people, especially if you follow the PC gaming industry and the hardware involved. nVidia last week announced their newest graphics card, the GTX 680 which will feature nVidia's newest GPU called Kepler.
We can't say we are surprised someone has developed this little gadget. In fact we are surprised it hasn't been done sooner than now. Simon Ford, who happens to be the Director of Tools from ARM, has created a USD slingshot to use when playing Angry Birds to get that a little closer to feeling yourself truly flinging a bird and stone block and wood planks.
Well here is some interesting news regarding what was supposed to be HTC's quad-core Android phone. Well, actually, it will still be sporting the Tegra 3 quad-core chipset in it everywhere it is launched except for here in the US.
It was only a matter of time before rumors of an Xperia Play 2 started floating around. The original was released over a year ago and has since only seen different versions for different carriers sporting special colors but no hardware changes. Before we dive into this on any sort of level, seriously consider this a big fat rumor of mass proportions.
Our friends over at nVidia have told us that they have coined a new term, or slogan if you will, to describe the Tegra 3 quad-core chipset which is actually five cores in total and not four. The fifth core, which is essentially the power management core, has been referred to using many different terms.
One of the quad-core phones that will apparently be making an appearance at MWC 2012 is the LG 3X, their quad-core Tegra 3 Android phone. Now the official name for release seems to have come out as well as speculation that it will be the follow-up to the G2X on T-Mobile.
We don't usually talk about specific components of Android devices often here but once in awhile there is the exception and this is one of those times. Why? Because your next Android phone, whether it is from Samsung or elsewhere, could be a lot faster than originally thought.
Last week we reported on the fact that Tegra 3 quad-core phones would be shipping this quarter. Along with that information came details about the codenamed "Grey" project which was the Icera Modem (3G/LTE radio) being integrated into Tegra chipsets.
The fine folks over at XDA have a little treat today for those of you who own an Xperia X10 but want to be able to have the Xperia Play's Playstation's certification and suite on your phone so you can play those Playstation games. It is now possible to port it over to your X10.
Dipping back into hardware related news for a moment, nVidia has stated that quad-core Tegra 3 Android phones will begin shipping this quarter. This fits pretty much right into the time frame mentioned back in mid- to late-2011 regarding Tegra 3 devices coming into the hands of consumers.
We don't usually post rumors and honestly this one is a bit farfetched but according to a supplier tipster that tipped off DigiTimes, Google is contacting hardware partners, encouraging them to consider new tablets and phones that will run Android 5.0.