Author Archive : George Iosifidis

ARM announces new Mali T-Series GPUs

by George Iosifidis ARM announced yesterday its 3rd generation of Mali T-Series GPUs. The high end GPU of the series (Mali T760) packs 16 cores but has 25% less energy consumption than today's T628 model. In addition ARM's Frame Buffer Compression reduces all bandwidth demands more than half. Mali T760 GPU is being constructed using the 28nm technology […] 2 November 2013 at 06:04 pm

Google Nexus 5 in a hands on video

by George Iosifidis Just a couple of hours after its official unveiling, we have the chance to see the device up close and personal from a hands on video that made an appearance on the net. In case you didn't catch the official unveiling, the new Google Nexus 5 packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC, with 2GB of […] 2 November 2013 at 05:57 pm

Moto G makes a short appearance in Motorola's official webpage

by George Iosifidis Out of the blue, a new model made an appearance next to Moto X in Motorola's official webpage. Unfortunately we only know its name (Moto X) and nothing else on its specs or its appearance. The link to Moto G was removed shortly after it was noticed by some web visitors. Some say that it's […] 1 November 2013 at 11:40 pm

Motorola announces “Project Ara” – A free, open hardware platform for creating highly modular smartphones

by George Iosifidis Some months ago, Dave Hakkens introduced to us his idea about the “Phonebloks“. Then we all thought that if this project became a reality would be something very nice. But did anyone actually believed that any manufacturer would follow this idea? Honestly i didn’t. But hey, life has many surprises. And we couldn't be happier after we read […] 29 October 2013 at 05:16 pm

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 update available for SIM free devices

by George Iosifidis Samsung released recently an OTA update for Samsung Galaxy Note 3, with a size of 116MB approximately, aimed at all SIM-free Note 3 phablets and unlocked N9005 devices. According to all the latest info, this update improves general stability, de activates re-activation lock (the features that demands to enter your Samsung account credentials in order […] 29 October 2013 at 04:53 pm

Geekbench: Apple iPhone 5S is the world's fastest smartphone

by George Iosifidis According to benchmarks made from Which?, Apple's iPhone 5S is the world's fastest smartphone at this time. The measurements were made using Geekbench benchmark and showed that if only one core is being used, then iPhone's performance is exceptional! Still the device has a lot of competition if all cores get into the fight, with […] 25 October 2013 at 08:33 am

Nokia now has a 90% share in Windows Phone 8 smartphones available worldwide

by George Iosifidis Nokia is the queen of the Windows Phone 8 smartphones (duh) with a 90% percentage! This means that for every 10 Windows Phone 8 devices being sold today in the world, 9 of them are made by Nokia, at least according to the survey by AdDuplex! Nokia's Lumia 520 smartphone is the best seller of […] 24 October 2013 at 10:50 am

LG G2 Review: G Force!

by George Iosifidis G2 is LG's answer to Samsung's Galaxy S4 and HTC's One flagship while it now can compete with Sony's Xperia Z1 smartphone. It relies on Qualcomm's most powerful System on a Chip, thus meaning that is so powerful and - trust me- it knows it! Samsung's and HTC's flagships use an inferior SoC - Xperia […] 24 October 2013 at 10:20 am

Apple iPad mini with Retina display and A7 processor

by George Iosifidis Along with iPad Air Apple unveiled yesterday the new iPad mini with Retina Display. A device that has been seriously upgraded in most of its features! The new iPad mini with Retina Display packs the same hardware with iPad Air (A7 processor, 64bit architecture), the same iSight camera at 5.0 MPixels (1080p video recording), a […] 23 October 2013 at 12:14 pm

LG to unveil G Flex next month

by George Iosifidis According to info from South Korea, LG plans to release its G Flex smartphone in the local market the following month. In case you don't remember, rumors wanted LG to have this whole project as prototype, much like Samsung's Galaxy Round smartphone, but this isn't going to happen, since LG G Flex will be available […] 23 October 2013 at 09:16 am