Mobile hardware articles

Spiceworks infographic shows what gadgets IT Pros want for Christmas

Spiceworks is a go-to place for ITs to find information, ideas and problem solutions on the web.

The guys over there decided to put together an infographic about what hot tech toys ITs want to get for Christmas this year, based on the opinions of “over 800 IT pros”. Follow on to see it.

The Microsoft Surface dominates the tablet polls, the Galaxy S III beats the iPhone 5 as most desired smartphone and custom built desktops have a substantioal lead over the...

More than 5 million Nexus 7 will be shipped by the end of the year, say Taiwan suppliers

According to Taiwanese suppliers Asus will have shipped over 5 million Nexus 7 units by the end of the year.

At its current low prices and with the addition of the 32 GB model and the Cellular version it’s no surprise that come the holiday season the Nexus 7 will continue to fly off the shelves.

According to the same sources Apple hasn’t been able to adjust its iPad mini order volumes and the hot slate is selling 4 million units a month, when it could,...

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 gets gutted, reveals Samsung-made internals

The new Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 has just been taken apart, revealing plenty of Samsung-made parts in the process.

The teardown also reveals that the device is fairly easy to take apart, which should make eventual repairs relatively painless.

As far as the Samsung contributions go, it seems that the display panel, RAM and battery are all supplied by the Korean giant. The processor is, as expected,...

Google Nexus 4 drop test shows how good that Gorilla Glass protection actually is

The Google Nexus 4 is the latest smartphone to star in a drop test, falling hard from at least five feet on pavement.

The phone was dropped twice and managed to survive the first one with minor scratches. As for the second one…

Well, here’s the video itself, I won’t spoil the ending.

So it looks like the front glass on the Google Nexus 4 is tougher than the rear one. And...

Imagination announces PowerVR G6630 mobile GPU, says its 60x faster than previous gen PowerVR GPUs

At the 2012 Embedded Technology Conference and Exhibition (ET), Imagination has announced its latest member of the Series6 “Rogue” family of GPUs – the PowerVR G6630.

The G6630 features one core containing six shading clusters, which according to Imagination delivers “blisteringly fast GPU compute capabilities”. It also supports some major APIs including OpenGL ES 3.0, OpenCL 1.x and even full WHQL-compliant DirectX 10.

Imagination points...

Here are some interesting things you may have missed about the Lumia 920

Nokia’s official blog Conversations has posted an article detailing 10 things you might have missed about the Lumia 920.

Did you know that the camera decoration and side buttons are made out of zirconium? Or that the LED flash on the back is a higher-powered dual one? Hop after the break for more.

Unlike the rest of the Windows Phone smartphones (even those Beats flaunting ones) the Lumia 920 features...

Here’s the Google Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 availability table

The Google Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 devices launch today on the search giant’s Play store in the UK and Australia. Already they’ve been sold out and we expect the same to happen in the US later on.

But if you’re living outside...

Samsung reportedly hikes manufacturing costs by 20% for Apple’s processors

According to reports coming out of Korea, Samsung has apparently increased the manufacturing cost of processors that it supplies to Apple by 20%.

As you may know, Apple custom designs its own chipsets for use in iOS devices but these chips are then manufactured by Samsung to Apple’s specifications. Samsung has now increased the prices of these chips by 20% and Apple, faced with the lack of immediate alternatives, has agreed.

While it is easy to go knee-jerk on...

iPad 4 gets torn apart, so does the Kindle Fire HD

After the iPad mini and Microsoft Surface teardowns comes the time for iFixit to pry into the innards of the iPad 4 and Kindle Fire HD.

Apple’s latest full-sized tablet got a poor 2/10 repairability score (10 being the easiest to repair) while the Kindle Fire HD got 7/10.

Unlike the iPad 3 before it the iPad 4 doesn’t use a Samsung-made display panel and shifts to an LG-made one. iFixit also notes that Apple...

Samsung Exynos 5 blows the competition out of the water in GLBenchmark

The Samsung-made Exynos 5 chipset, has gone through some benchmarking and to has proved to be quite the performance champion.

The test in question is GL Benchmark and currently the dual-core Cortex A15 processor running at 1.7GHz and quad-core ARM Mali T604 GPU tops the charts, beating the LG Optimus G and the Pantech Vega R3.

The Mali-T604 inside the Exynos 5 smokes the Adreno 320 GPU (found in the Optimus G), managing nearly 34 fps in the GLBenchmark 2.5 Egypt HD...