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9/7/2010 01:17 PM EDT
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vivekv80   9/8/2010 2:01:24 PM
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http://www.anandtech.com/show/3891/samsung-epic-4g-review-the-fastest-android-phone

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vivekv80   9/8/2010 2:00:50 PM
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Samsung can overtake HTC to make better Android devices :)) Loving the Epic 4G :)

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spingal   9/8/2010 1:17:25 PM
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Does Samsung have to pay 2 x licensing fee !

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eewiz   9/8/2010 3:27:56 AM
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Impressive. But yet to see how the performance compares with the dual core A9 chips from other vendors. ie Qualcomm Snapdragon, nVidia Tegra2, TI OMAP 4Kseries. @ Kiran_NSN , I would think, this new processor is based on Intrinisty's custom designed silicon, just like the last generation Hummingbird processors from samsung. So apple A5 processors when released will have similar performance. http://www.engadget.com/2010/06/08/apple-ipad-and-samsung-wave-share-a-brain/ @warren, the reason for 25% speed increase is obvious, i.e competition already hit that speed @sanjib, I feel the GPS inbuilt version may be for samsung only, as it doesnt make much sense for others to use this since WiFi/BT/GPS/FM comes in a single package these days.

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jimcondon   9/8/2010 1:27:00 AM
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I find it interesting that the specification for this chip looks very much like the specification that MIPS is calling out to support GoogleTV. The only thing that it's missing is the floating point processor. Could this be targeting the Android based TV that Samsung has been discussing? (http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-20015661-17.html)

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Warren3   9/7/2010 7:27:53 PM
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The interesting "news" here, to me, is the announcement of the part's availability relative to its April Arm roadmap announcement. The part is being touted as 25% faster than first announced but seems slightly delayed for first silicon (but still on track for full production). Certainly more details have been introduced, and working through these will be fun; the on-silicon GPS sounds good and so too does driving two on-device screens plus an external display via HDMI.

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Sanjib.A   9/7/2010 6:14:36 PM
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Great to know about the new dual-core cortex A9 based processor from Samsung. Apart from the other attractive features, Orion also embeds a Global Positioning System (GPS) directly into its silicon. Is this specifically designed for Samsung products only or will this be made available in the market for anybody by 2011? Which one would be its closest competitor, Intel's Atom processor or Apple's A4?

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elctrnx_lyf   9/7/2010 4:50:57 PM
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@Chanj - This has been already a hot topic and definitely ARM will move into the microprocessors inside the netbooks very soon. The lowest power consumption of ARM always plays a critical role and could definitely take them into laptops too. In past there was also some openings with microsoft for ARM programming for server applications. ARM is every where!!! I've recently come across one processor from Quallcom which is operated at 1GHz already used in a particular smart phone. I also think it will be really interesting to compare all these mobile processors along with Apple A4 chip. Do anyone already have such information?

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RobDinsmore   9/7/2010 3:20:10 PM
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I think augmented mobile devices could replace laptops. What I am thinking of is a mobile device with a laptop-like docking station to provide the workspace needed to create documents and presentations.

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chanj0   9/7/2010 3:02:44 PM
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The gap between mobile device and laptop is closing. Will laptop be completely replaced by smaller mobile device? On the other hands, as ARM becomes more powerful, will it replace the MCU of a laptop?

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