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24 May 2022
Smartphones Announcements of new chipsets from Mediatek: Dimensity 1050, Dimensity 930 and Helio G99
Announcements of new chipsets from Mediatek: Dimensity 1050, Dimensity 930 and Helio G99

The second spring presentation from Mediatek, where new 6 nm chips were presented. It will be used in smartphones priced from $150-200 to $400. In this article, we will take a closer look at the main features of Dimensity 1050, Dimensity 930 and Helio G99.

21 May 2022
Smartphones The Midrange Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 are announced
The Midrange Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 are announced

This is another 4nm chipset that will be used in mid-range smartphones and tablets. It consists of 4x Cortex-A710 and 4x Cortex-A510 cores, Adreno 662 graphics, AI processor, Snapdragon X62 5G modem, Qualcomm Spectra for image processing. In this article, we will detail the specifications of the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1.

20 May 2022
Smartphones Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 Processor Finally Announced
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 Processor Finally Announced

The new Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 has received many optimizations and improvements. Thanks to this, performance increased by 10% in both the CPU and graphics chip, and power consumption was reduced by 30%. And this despite the fact that the processor architecture remained unchanged the same as in the predecessor Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.

12 May 2022
Smartphones Google releases Android 13 Beta 2 for smartphones and tablets
Google releases Android 13 Beta 2 for smartphones and tablets

At the Google I/O 2022 conference, the second beta version of Android 13 was announced. Google introduced even more new features in the new design system Material You, improved security settings and multilanguages, and also finalized the interface for large screens. Let’s digg into all the details of Android 13.

3 March 2022
Smartphones New Mediatek Dimensity 8100 and 8000 and Dimensity 1300 processors announced
New Mediatek Dimensity 8100 and 8000 and Dimensity 1300 processors announced

Two new 5 nm chips were introduced in the Dimensity 8XXX series. And Mediatek also announced new Dimensity 1300 chip (6 nm), which replaced last year’s Dimensity 1200. Let’s figure out which chip is better.

19 January 2022
Smartphones Samsung unveiled its new flagship processor Exynos 2200, built on 4nm process technology
Samsung unveiled its new flagship processor Exynos 2200, built on 4nm process technology

Yesterday at the presentation, the new Samsung Exynos 2200 processor was announced. It will become the flagship this year and will be installed in all top Samsung smartphones and tablets in 2022. In this article, we will look at the declared specifications and compare the performance of the Exynos 2200 in benchmarks with other processors from Apple, Qualcomm, MediaTek. As it turned out, not everything is as sweet with performance as marketers promised us at the presentation.

15 December 2021
Smartphones Google announced Android 12 Go Edition for ultra-budget smartphones
Google announced Android 12 Go Edition for ultra-budget smartphones

Since 2017, Google has started releasing a light version of Android for low-cost smartphones with weak technical characteristics. This version (Android Go Edition) works quickly due to the reduced number of functions and software optimization. Application developers can release separate versions for the Android Go Edition to ensure a smoother experience. As a result, according to Google, the number of daily active users of Android Go has already reached 200 million.

2 December 2021
Smartphones New processor from Qualcomm: powerful and fast Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
New processor from Qualcomm: powerful and fast Snapdragon 8 Gen 1

The new processor, in comparison with the Snapdragon 888, received 20% higher performance and reduced power consumption by 30%. And all thanks to the 4-nanometer process technology and the latest ARMv9 architecture. In 2022, this 8-core chipset will be installed in most flagship smartphones and tablets.

4 November 2021
Smartphones Announcement of Android 12L: a version of the system for devices with large or foldable screens
Announcement of Android 12L: a version of the system for devices with large or foldable screens

A week after the announcement of the new Pixel 6\6 Pro smartphones, Google announced a new version Android 12L. It is being developed for devices with large screens, or for smartphones and tablets with folding screens. According to rumors, Google is preparing a new Pixel Fold smartphone next year. Let’s figure out what Android 12L is.

20 October 2021
Smartphones Release of stable and final version of Android 12 for Pixel smartphones
Release of stable and final version of Android 12 for Pixel smartphones

Yesterday Google announced the new Google Pixel 6 Pro and Pixel 6 smartphones. These devices run Android 12 out of the box. This means that the final and stable version of Android 12 has passed the release. Pixel smartphones starting with the 3 and 3 XL models will now receive an «over the air» (OTA) upgrade to this new version.

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