Hardware manufacturer Acer is likely familiar to Android fans thanks to their tablet devices. Recently a new device appeared on GLBenchmark indicating Acer is planning to get into the smartphone market. Dubbed the V350, the device is powered by a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor running at 1.5GHz and has a 720p screen, although there is no indication what the screen size will be. Other details like the amount of memory is still unknown, but the unit submitted to GLBenchmark was running Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. Acer submitted another model earlier this week, the V360, but the V350 appears to be the higher end unit, projected to end up somewhere in the mid to upper-tier of the market.
Earlier this month we reported on a leaked image of a Samsung smartphone with the model number GT-i9260. Some were guessing the device might be a new Google Nexus device going by the name Galaxy Nexus Premier. However, the leaked image showed Samsung’s TouchWiz running on the device and indications are that it would include a microSD slot, a feature not favored by Google for their Nexus devices.
The GT-i9260 has popped up again, this time at GLBenchmark where it has been through the testing paces. The entry for the GT-i9260 lists the GPU as a PowerVR SGX544. The scores suggest this is a TI OMAP 4470 chip based processor. According to reports the device will pair that GPU with an ARM Cortex A9 processor running at 1.5GHz and driving a 1280×720 pixel resolution 4.65-inch screen. GLBenchmark shows the device is loaded with Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean and it appears the device will include the word Superior in the device name.
HP appears to be on track to re-enter the smartphone market with an Android powered device based on some results discovered on GLBenchmark. HP has had its share of problems with its Palm unit and webOS, so the re-entry into the smartphone market is a positive move for them. The HP device found on GLBenchmark goes by the model name Bender and is listed as having a Qualcomm S4 Snapdragon dual-core processor running at 1.5GHz. The cpu is paired with a 1366×720 resolution display and powers Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. While no information on a release date is available, the discovery of a device going through the GLBenchmark process comes on the heels of HP’s CEO Meg Whitman talking about HP’s return to the smartphone field.
As reported earlier, Qualcomm’s latest mobile development platform (MDP), the Snapdragon S4 Pro Dev is now available. Powering this device is their new APQ8064 chipset based on a quad core Snapdragon S4. Given the strong numbers posted by dual core S4 chips against quad core chipsets from other manufacturers, it should be no surprise that the quad core S4 just blows them away. When combined with the Adreno 320 gpu, the Qualcomm’s numbers are really in a different class. Read more
Foreign website Notebook Italia readers reported spotting an entry on GLBenchmark for a new Archos device dubbed the LUDOG10. The device’s listing includes all kinds of interesting information. The resolution for the device is listed as 1920 x 1008. Is this a typo and should have been “1080” which is a much more common size? That seems likely and would suggest a 1080p HD screen. Read more