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The world’s first Android 4.0 set top box certified with Google Mobile Services – it’s MIPS!

          

At the recent 2013 International CES, Broadcom and Samsung announced the world’s first Android 4.0 set top box with Google Mobile Services (GMS). This first-of-its-kind device is based on—you guessed it, MIPS! While dozens of Android set-top boxes already exist in the market, Samsung’s SMT-E5015 Smart TV box is the first to pass the stringent […]

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Imagination’s MIPS architecture is coming to the universities in Russia and Ukraine

          

Imagination Technologies is working with our partner and licensee Microchip Technology, a leading microcontroller company, to further promote the use of the MIPS® architecture to universities in Russia and Ukraine. Microchip’s PIC32 microcontroller uses the MIPS32® M4K™ core, and development boards based on the PIC32 are ideal vehicles through which students can learn about microcontroller-based […]

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The PowerVR SGX Series5XT 54xMP GPU inside the AllWinner A31 SoC

The Allwinner A31 SoC has PowerVR graphics, is ready for your New Year 4K resolutions

             

There have been some interesting announcements from Imagination’s vibrant ecosystem of partners but perhaps one of the most exciting collaborations to be revealed lately is the release of the Allwinner A31 SoC (System-on-Chip) integrating a SGX544MP graphics core. This graphics processor (GPU) IP core is part of the PowerVR Series5XT family of graphics processors which […]

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Imagination’s List-o-mania: The most exciting announcements in 2012 for smartphones, tablets and handheld consoles

                      

Whether it’s the Top 50 Internet of Things applications, UK’s Trending Searches for 2012, Tom’s Hardware multi-part holiday gift guide or the Top 10 games of the year, everybody seems to be putting together accounts of the things that people care about in technology, ranging from smartphones, tablets and high-end workstations to tech toys and […]

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The continuing evolution of the MIPS Instruction Set Architecture

          

Originally created in the early 1980s, the MIPS instruction set architecture is one of the earliest RISC architectures, and is one of the few CPU architectures in wide usage today. To maintain that heritage of usability and appropriateness for modern market segments, the architecture has continued to evolve over time. In the time since I […]

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4G World: HelloSoft VoLTE and VCC SDK

4G World: the wonders of mobile broadband technology

      

Despite the harsh weather conditions caused by Hurricane Sandy, the 4G World Conference has successfully drawn to a close, with exciting announcements and gripping key notes from industry leaders like 4G Americas, Aepona, AT&T Labs, Clearwire and even the FCC (Federal Communications Commission). Some of the themes from this year’s event revolved around how the […]

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Android APKs slim down – big is out, small is in!

          

When Google launched Android, it had a very apparent goal of portability. Starting with the underlying Linux kernel, all layers of Android are designed and implemented to be portable. Android runs on all three major processor architectures – MIPS, Intel and ARM. It also supports a variety of memory configurations, flash storage and graphics processors. […]

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MIPS gets the gold in the Jelly Bean olympics

          

Two weeks ago, MIPS and our partner, Karbonn, announced the commercial availability of an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean tablet. It was in fact the first 3rd party Jelly Bean tablet offered for sale in the world.  To be clear, MIPS-Based Karbonn Smart Tab 1 was the first Android 4.1 tablet beyond Google’s Nexus 7 in […]

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Early access to Android releases: the magic of the PDK

          

At Google I/O 2012 in June, developers from the Android group spent a good amount of time describing the latest move forward for OEMs/silicon vendors: the Partner Development Kit (PDK). Prior to the PDK, OEMs and silicon vendors that were not involved in one of Google’s exclusive launch devices had to wait for the open […]

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Google I/O 2012 – Smooth like butter, with Google Now and a new Partner Development Kit (PDK)

          

This year marked the 5th consecutive Google I/O 2012 event –the annual gathering that Google organizes in San Francisco for developers building applications for various Google platforms, including Android and all associated Google services – maps, cloud storage, Chrome, etc. This year, 6,000 people attended from around the world. The sessions varied from in-depth technical […]

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