Sources: DigiTimes, Boy Genius Report, The Korean Times
quote: reportedly is now building a brand new core, which will not be a mere modification of an ARM Holdings IP Core
quote: The same way Qualcomm's upcoming Krait SoC is also a custom in-house design but still basically a modified A15 with similar performance.
quote: How exactly is the Tegra 3 awesome when it falls short of an old part and a new SoC is right around the corner?
quote: The Tegra3 is marginally slower in GPU performance than the A5.
quote: I wouldn't call those differences marginal, unless you think that 64fps vs 88fps or 78fps vs 148fps is minor. In that case I suggest you tell people with GTX 580 cards that they're only getting a marginal boost over a GTX 460.
quote: I claim marginal because you can marginalize those results. 148fps? How is that useful in any meaningful way? OH BIG NUMBER, BETTAR. No.... you need to be able to hit 45-60fps in big name games and that's it. If you have a 120Hz screen, then it becomes slightly, and I emphasize, SLIGHTLY better at 100-120fps... but that's again extremely uncommon and irrelevant for most people.
quote: The A5's CPU elements in now way can keep pace with Tegra3... once you start actually doing things on a tablet that don't turn it into a glorified toy... and see, I actually do that, running statistics on my tablet, editing huge spreadsheets, generating graphs, etc.
quote: It would be quite interesting to see a comparison of a game optimized for A5 and that same game also optimized for Tegra 3. I'm sure A5 would still win, given point 1, but the difference wouldn't be as great, that's for sure.
quote: Apple bases it's whole image on custom design by Apple.
quote: Tens of millions of people and thousands of businesses around the world do? I wouldn't call myself a big fan of RIM, however, it is absolutely essential we have as much competition in Mobile OS'es as humanly possible to stop a possible duopoly from Google and Apple. This would stifle innovation very badly and would result in less options for consumers, higher prices, and so on. There is no reason why RIM shouldn't be able to develop a solid QNX eco-system between its new tablets and new phones and then proceed to license it out as well. I've personally seen some of the programming from this new tech and it is highly advanced and should provide a pretty impressive eco-system. It's never too late to introduce new ground-breaking technology. I think this will pit RIM against the big boys if they do it right and don't mess up the marketing. Hopefully with the recent shake-ups at RIM headquarters, we can see some decent improvement.
quote: Probably wouldn't be hard for Apple to figure out who you're talking about using those three pieces of information and sue the pants off of the poor guy, or otherwise sh!t on his career.
quote: So Apple had to come crawling back to its ex (fab) -- Samsung.
quote: Hence the "Hummingbird" core -- found on the iPhone 4 and the Galaxy S -- was launched
quote: P.A. Semi -- a former ARM core maker (they made StrongARM)