It looks like Samsung has written code into the Galaxy Note 3 that causes it to artificially inflate benchmark scores. Could artificial benchmark boosting become as common among mobile phone makers as it was among PC vendors?
Nvidia’s new Tegra Note reference tablet features stylus support, front-facing stereo speakers and TegraZone gaming powered by a Tegra 4 chip for just $199.
Samsung revealed that it is working on smartphones with 64-bit architecture, like Apple’s new iPhone 5s.
Qualcomm is hoping to prove that eight cores are not always better than four, with a short clip comparing its latest quad-core Snapdragon processor to the octa-core competition.
Apple and Samsung’s businesses are deeply intertwined, and since the epic patent trial win by Apple this summer, things have gotten more tense and negotiations between the two partner competitors continue to play out in public.
Price changes on components in and of themselves aren’t necessarily controversial. There could be plenty of reasons Samsung had to charge Apple more. But in the context of the last few months which saw Apple win a verdict of $1 billion against Samsung, it naturally raises eyebrows.