The US netbook market has been stagnating for some time due to the onslaught of Android-powered tablets and the meteoric rise of Apple's iPad lineup.
Intel is finally starting to take the mobile market seriously, three years too late for anyone to care. The chipmaker has finally revealed its next generation Silvermont microarchitecture, and although it is late to the party, it looks like an impressive piece of tech.
Windows RT could be about to go the way of the dodo, at least if pessimistic analysts are to be believed. Redmond’s tablet OS managed to grab a meager 0.4 percent of the tablet market in the first quarter of the year and IDC estimates a total of 200,000 Windows RT units were shipped in the quarter.
Acer has confirmed that its slick Iconia A1 Android Jelly Bean (4.2) tablet will be hitting US shores for a cool $169. The specs are certainly more than respectable, especially considering the above-mentioned price point.
Industry heavyweight AMD has formed a custom-chip unit that will allow the company to expand beyond the constraints of the anemic PC market to lucrative spaces such as game consoles and tablets.
Intel is working on $200 notebook designs, powered by cheap chips and Google’s free Android operating system.
The BeagleBone Black boasts a $45 price tag along with a 1GHz Sitara AM335x ARM Cortex-A8 processor.
AMD has introduced a series of embedded chips based on the new Jaguar core and Radeon 8000 graphics.
A developer by the name of "threewater" has posted a video showcasing a device powered by the ARM-based AllWinner A10 booting Linux in just 1.2 seconds.
Google's web-centric Chrome operating system debuted on July 7, 2009, with the very first Intel-based Chromebooks shipping on June 15, 2011.
Hopes that ARM might be able to push itself into the gaming market have been dashed as the Ouya console failed to live up to its expectations.
The mobile industry is currently dominated by ARM's RISC-based architecture. As veteran industry analyst Jon Peddie notes, the price/power/performance efficiency of the RISC-based heterogeneous SoCs and their multi I/O is satisfying a great many needs for hundreds of millions of people worldwide.
Anyone who thought that Intel might take years to catch up to ARM on the mobile front might want to think again.
Ergo Electronics has introduced a 7-inch touchscreen netbook dubbed the GoNote Mini which measures 7.9″ x 4.7″ x 0.9″ and weighs 1.5 pounds.
Prices of Windows RT devices have started falling and according to Techworld it is because suppliers are trying desperately to ditch them.
Nvidia's Project Shield can best be described as an Android-powered mobile console that is also capable of streaming games from a Windows PC.
TSMC and ARM have taped out the first Cortex A57 processors built using FinFET process technology.
Intel needs to stop mucking about and get itself an ARM license so that it can push into the mobile market, claims, er, a co-founder of ARM.
Samsung might have a bit of explaining to do after it emerged that the vast majority of its flagship Galaxy S4 smartphones could be shipped with Qualcomm chips, at least initially.
The $19 coin-sized RFDuino can best be described as an uber-mini board powered by Nordic's nRF51822 (ARM) Cortex M0 SoC.