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Nvidia Outs Next-Gen Tegra 4 Quad-Core A15 LTE-Enabled Mobile Chip; Also Unboxes ‘Project Shield’: Open Gaming Handheld That Supports Android, PC Titles

January 7, 2013 Leave a comment


Nvidia has outed its next-gen Tegra 4 mobile CPU at CES. As expected, the chip packs 72  GPU cores, offering a 6x bump on the Tegra 3’s graphics processing performance — to make the most of higher resolution displays — along with the first quad-core ARM Cortex-A15, to boost web browsing speed by 2.6x and deliver improved app performance. Also on board: LTE support.

Nvidia is talking up the computation photography capabilities of the Tegra 4, with automatic support for HDR photos and video, and also its power efficiency — claiming it consumes up to 45 per cent less power than the Tegra 3 in “common use cases”, thanks to features such as a battery saver core for low power during standard use. The Tegra 4 supports up to 14 hours of HD video playback on phones.

Also today at CES, Nvidia has launched an open gaming handheld — dubbed…

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Leap Motion gesture-control system

January 3, 2013 1 comment
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Ubuntu mobile strategy

January 2, 2013 Leave a comment
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Tablet App Quality Checklist

October 12, 2012 1 comment

Google Android Developer Relations Team recently published a new best practices guide the Tablet App Quality Checklist.

It identifies 10 key elements developers should address in their development process:

  1. Core app quality.
  2. Layouts for larger screens.
  3. Taking advantage of extra screen space.
  4. Using icons and other assets that are designed for tablet screens.
  5. Adjusting font sizes and touch targets for tablet screens.
  6. Adjusting sizes of home screen widgets for tablet screens.
  7. Offering the app’s full feature set to tablet users.
  8. Not requiring hardware features that might not be available on tablets.
  9. Declaring support for tablet screen configurations
  10. Following Google Play publishing best practices.
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