Stories by Agam Shah

Intel's Skylake chips to appear in tablets, PCs, servers

Intel has revealed more details about its next-generation chip code-named Skylake, indicating it will go into a broad range of tablets, PCs and servers.

By Agam Shah | 05 March, 2015 06:28

Tags: MWC, Components, processors, intel

Momentum grows around Microsoft's Windows 10 for phones

Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 OS hasn't taken the world by storm, but its successor, Windows 10, is off to an encouraging start even before its release.

By Agam Shah | 04 March, 2015 23:36

Tags: MWC, consumer electronics, Microsoft, smartphones, Windows, Components, software, operating systems

Intel CEO Krzanich: What we're doing to succeed on smartphones

Intel has done well in PCs and tablets, but success in smartphones has eluded the chip maker for years. Cracking the challenging market is the next big task for Intel CEO Brian Krzanich , who is chasing an aggressive strategy to get its mobile processors into more handsets.

By Agam Shah | 04 March, 2015 05:18

Tags: business issues, MWC, intel

A quick hands-on with Cherry Trail: screaming graphics for tablets

Intel's Cherry Trail Atom chips are almost here, and if you're in the market for an Intel-based tablet the future looks bright.

By Agam Shah | 03 March, 2015 11:11

Tags: MWC, hardware systems, tablets, intel

In marriage of convenience, Intel taps ARM graphics in new x86 smartphone chip

Intel is famously self-reliant in developing new chip technologies in-house, but it has picked up a bit of help from rival ARM with its latest x86 Atom X3 smartphone chip.

By Agam Shah | 03 March, 2015 01:03

Tags: MWC, consumer electronics, smartphones, Components, processors, intel

Microsoft, Intel team on low-cost Windows 10 phones

Right now you can't buy Windows-based handsets that run on Intel chips, but that will change later this year with the mobile version of Windows 10.

By Agam Shah | 03 March, 2015 01:03

Tags: MWC, Components, processors, intel

Intel rethinking tablets with new Atom X5, X7 chips

Intel hopes to reignite excitement in tablets with its new Atom chips code-named Cherry Trail, which will be in devices in a few months.

By Agam Shah | 03 March, 2015 01:03

Tags: MWC, hardware systems, Components, tablets, processors, intel

Qualcomm puts silicon brain in flagship Snapdragon 820 chip

Qualcomm wants to help future mobile devices learn about their users, by putting cognitive computing capabilities into its next mobile microprocessor, the Snapdragon 820.

By Agam Shah | 02 March, 2015 22:00

Tags: MWC, consumer electronics, smartphones, qualcomm, Components, processors

USB 3.1 flash drives? Don't expect them anytime soon

Mobile devices and PCs will start appearing shortly with USB 3.1 ports, but don't expect flash drives based on technology to be available anytime soon.

By Agam Shah | 02 March, 2015 13:19

Tags: MWC, USB Implementers Forum, Components

MediaTek wants to put its chips in Chromebooks

Most Chromebooks today are running Intel processors, but chipmaker Mediatek wants to change that as it sees an opportunity to expand its market beyond Android tablets and smartphones.

By Agam Shah | 02 March, 2015 06:01

Tags: MWC, MediaTek, hardware systems, Components, tablets, laptops, processors

Lenovo brings 64-bit Android to $129 tablet

Tablets running 64-bit Android haven't been out for long but prices are already set to fall fast.

By Agam Shah | 02 March, 2015 04:00

Tags: MWC, Android OS, hardware systems, Lenovo, tablets

MediaTek eyes new markets with $300 million startup fund

MediaTek, the Taiwanese chip maker that has helped create the market for low cost smartphones and tablets, is setting up a $300 million venture fund to expand in new areas.

By Agam Shah | 02 March, 2015 01:32

Tags: business issues, MWC, MediaTek, Components

MediaTek claims new 64-bit chip will power the fastest Android tablets on the market

MediaTek is making a run to capture the processor performance crown for Android tablets with its 64-bit MT8173 mobile chip, set to go into devices during the second half of this year.

By Agam Shah | 02 March, 2015 01:32

Tags: MWC, MediaTek, hardware systems, Components, tablets, processors

MWC 2015: Acer going all in with Windows 10 smartphones

Acer didn't embrace Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 OS for smartphones, but it's really warming up to Windows 10.

By Agam Shah | 02 March, 2015 01:08

Tags: MWC, consumer electronics, smartphones, acer

Hands on: HP's Spectre X360 hybrid boots lightning fast, performs remarkably

I've never seen a Windows PC boot faster than HP's versatile Spectre X360 hybrid, which has a start time of four seconds.

By Agam Shah | 01 March, 2015 23:02

Tags: MWC, hardware systems, Hewlett-Packard

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