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Samsung begins production of 256GB Flash memory chips


Remember the mid-nineties when computers had 320MB of storage, 8MB of RAM and used a processor that was clocked around 66MHz? Those days are long gone, now we have smartphones with multi-core processors, multiple gigabytes of storage and RAM. Last year Samsung began producing 128GB Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 2.0 modules, with its Galaxy S6 series of handsets the first to make use of this ultra quick storage technology. Today sees the Korean company announce it has started production of 256GB UFS 2.0 chips.  Read more

Sandisk begins customer sampling of flash memory products based on 1Ynm process technology



It’s no surprise that as the processors for our Android devices get faster, other areas such as the device’s memory get faster as well. That’s why Sandisk has been working behind the scenes on its flash memory technology and recently announced it has begun customer sampling of flash memory products based on its 1Ynm process technology. For those of you not familiar with this technology, Sandisk is able to develop smaller-scale memory cell sizes, allowing for multi-level data storage management schemes which help bring multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash memory chips— chips that don’t even come close to compromising performance or reliability when used on our devices out there. So the hope is that this brand-new technology will ultimately bring smaller and less circuitry, while simultaneously bringing high capacity memory units at a lower cost. And hey— who wouldn’t want a more efficient and faster microSD card or other flash memory unit?

No word yet on when this technology will hit the general public yet, but hopefully we’ll see it on our devices sooner than later. Hit the break for the full presser from Sandisk.

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Samsung starts mass production of super fast NAND flash memory for mobile devices

Your Android phone or tablet is only as fast as its slowest component. It can never hurt to have extra cores, higher clock speeds and copious amounts of RAM but it’s only worth so much if the rest of your device’s specifications aren’t on a par. As ever, Samsung is looking to keep ahead of  the competition by switching on the conveyor belts to begin production of the Pro Class 1500; the world’s fastest high-speed embedded memory (eMMC) flash memory. The Pro Class 1500 is capable of read speeds of 140MB per second and write speeds of 50MB per second, it will also come in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB size variations.

With at least one new Nexus phone expected before the end of the year, here’s hoping we see this high-speed flash memory make a welcome appearance. Check out the full press release after the break.

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Unrevoked 3.2 available now, plays nice with Android 2.2

Update2: Well at least if you actually got 3.2 running then you’re free and clear and don’t have to worry

Update: This isn’t good news!!  “We’re looking at some minor bugs that a very small number (two) EVO users have encountered and have taken the tool down for a short while until we’re satisfied that they have been resolved.” – unrevoked team

Android tweakers rejoice, the unrevoked team has just released  unrEVOked 3.2. Here’s the change log for the latest version:

  • Added support for Froyo builds on all supported devices
  • Added support for the CDMA Desire
  • Optionally disables security on supported CDMA devices

So those are the newest features, but what about supported devices? That list has grown to include the following list of Android phones:

If that wasn’t enough, unrevoked3 now will permanently unlock NAND write protection by default on the EVO 4G, Droid Incredible and HTC Desire CDMA.

Pretty sweet eh? Among other news with the release of 3.2, the unrevoked team has noticed that the basic workings behind unrevoked3 may apply to other rooted HTC phones running Froyo. So if you’re current phone isn’t on the “cool list” above, then be sure to contact the unrevoked team.

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Thanks Chuck for the heads up!