The graphics chip tech in Apple's iPad and iPhone is due for a major update. Imagination Technologies describes what may be in store.
Apple has been getting its chips "fabbed" by Samsung for years. That hasn't changed with the A7.
Apple's A7 appears to be a dual-core design, bucking a quad-core trend in the Android world. But two cores provide plenty of horsepower, says Anandtech.
Imagination, purveyor of graphics chip tech to Apple, talks about the future of its GPUs with CNET.
Apple's A6 graphics silicon boasts three processor cores.
Chip analysts say the fourth-generation iPad is far from being an incremental upgrade, thanks to a brand-new graphics engine that's a serious step up in horsepower.
The chip change on the Galaxy 10.1 would be a first for Samsung, which historically has used ARM processors for its Android tablets.
The 7-inch Asus Fonepad, which would be the first Intel-based phablet, is expected to debut at the Mobile World Conference later this month.
The entry-level 7-inch Amazon Kindle Fire is going high definition as its HD brothers get a specs boost.
The iPad 2 has changed probably more inside than outside compared with its predecessor, the original iPad. A new dual-core processor and enhanced graphics chip offer some pretty big performance spikes.