Tag: Smartphone


The past year has done wonders for affordable consumer electronics devices. We’ve seen a major boost in areas like Latin America or Asia where many hero brands — both national and international — have introduced smartphones, tablets, 4K TVs or media streaming devices at very exciting prices. For example, a year-end report published by the online marketplace giant Flipkart found

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An important aspect for all mobile devices – and wearables especially – is keeping personal data secure. There have been several articles published on this topic, from Forbes and The Guardian to Symantec. Designing secure and scalable software for wearables is equally important to ensuring the hardware elements are efficiently working together. This is because the data that these devices

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At the recent 2013 International CES, Broadcom and Samsung announced the world’s first Android 4.0 set top box with Google Mobile Services (GMS). This first-of-its-kind device is based on—you guessed it, MIPS! While dozens of Android set-top boxes already exist in the market, Samsung’s SMT-E5015 Smart TV box is the first to pass the stringent Android compatibility and GMS test

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Imagination Technologies is working with our partner and licensee Microchip Technology, a leading microcontroller company, to further promote the use of the MIPS® architecture to universities in Russia and Ukraine. Microchip’s PIC32 microcontroller uses the MIPS32® M4K™ core, and development boards based on the PIC32 are ideal vehicles through which students can learn about microcontroller-based system design as well as

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There have been some interesting announcements from Imagination’s vibrant ecosystem of partners but perhaps one of the most exciting collaborations to be revealed lately is the release of the Allwinner A31 SoC (System-on-Chip) integrating a SGX544MP graphics core. This graphics processor (GPU) IP core is part of the PowerVR Series5XT family of graphics processors which were designed for high efficiency

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Whether it’s the Top 50 Internet of Things applications, UK’s Trending Searches for 2012, Tom’s Hardware multi-part holiday gift guide or the Top 10 games of the year, everybody seems to be putting together accounts of the things that people care about in technology, ranging from smartphones, tablets and high-end workstations to tech toys and other connected gadgets. We’re here

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Despite the harsh weather conditions caused by Hurricane Sandy, the 4G World Conference has successfully drawn to a close, with exciting announcements and gripping key notes from industry leaders like 4G Americas, Aepona, AT&T Labs, Clearwire and even the FCC (Federal Communications Commission). Some of the themes from this year’s event revolved around how the LTE landscape has changed in

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When Google launched Android, it had a very apparent goal of portability. Starting with the underlying Linux kernel, all layers of Android are designed and implemented to be portable. Android runs on all three major processor architectures – MIPS, Intel and ARM. It also supports a variety of memory configurations, flash storage and graphics processors. When it comes to applications,

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