It's always something with Nexus cameras. This year Google assures us that the Nexus 5X and 6P will have great photo taking capabilities, but it's hard to let go of the past and all those broken promises. While the 6P does indeed look like an impressive phone for snapping pics, the 5X might struggle a bit more. According to Dave Burke in the Reddit AMA, the 5X won't have electronic image stabilization, 240fps mode, or SmartBurst because it's not fast enough. Read More
When Qualcomm announces a new class-leading mobile chip, even the less technical among us tend to take notice. So, meet the Snapdragon 64-bit 808 and 810 processors - Qualcomm's most powerful mobile chips ever.
The 810 is an octa-core setup that will be utilized in a fashion similar to ARM's big.LITTLE architecture (as will the 808), though Qualcomm is using its own technology to manage how the cores interact, rather than an off-the-shelf solution. The quad-core A57 is a 20nm part, as is the lower-power A53 quad, though Qualcomm hasn't disclosed clock speeds for either. The 810 also marks the debut of a couple new pieces of silicon, including the Adreno 430 GPU (30% faster than Adreno 420) and a new LPDDR4-1600 RAM interface (still dual-channel), as opposed to LPDDR3. Read More