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Month: May 2020

What to expect from the next generation of Android phone processors

Arm has revealed its latest crop of CPUs and GPUs, set to be used in Android phone processors later this year and in 2021. From Qualcomm and Huawei to Samsung and MediaTek, we’re expecting all the major silicon players to use the new tech. Speaking of these chip companies, what should we expect from them and the The next generation of Android processors could see the biggest CPU performance leap in quite some time, as the new Arm’s The manufacturing process used to make each chipset (measured in nanometers) is another important factor, with smaller designs equaling less power consumption. We’ve seen top-end mobile processors shrink from 28nm designs in early 2014, all the way to 7nm right now. High-end Android phone processors are due for a switch to even smaller The shift to It seems like every major chip manufacturer has a neural processor of some kind in 2020, with Huawei, MediaTek, Qualcomm, and Samsung all sporting NPUs, APUs, or AI accelerators. We’ve seen virtually all flagship Android processors offer AI silicon, while brands have also moved to bring this hardware to the mid-tier. However, one trend we’ve noticed is that chipset makers aren’t bringing machine learning hardware to low-end processors right now. We aren’t expecting to see this change in 2021, as CPU and GPU advancements mean many machine learning tasks can be run at a brisk...

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Setting this image as wallpaper could soft-brick your phone

This is a screenshot of the image in question. We didn’t embed the original just to play it safe. Update, May 31, 12:30PM EST: An issue with a very similar description has been reported in Google’s Android issue tracker back in 2018. At the time, Google developers said they were unable to reproduce the issue and closed it out (Hat tip: inverimus on Reddit). We’ve reached out to Google for clarification. According to several users on Reddit and Twitter, as well as Partha Sarathi Tripathy in our comments section, the issue is caused by the color profile of the image, which exceeds the bounds of what Android can handle, causing a crash. Looking at user reports, it looks like devices from Google, Samsung, OnePlus, Nokia, Xiaomi are affected, though not all models behave the same. Original story, May 31, 04:40AM EST: Here’s a cool and a little troubling story for you this Sunday morning. Simply setting an image as wallpaper on your phone could cause it to crash and become unable to boot. The issue was reported by well-known leaker Universe Ice on Twitter and confirmed by dozens of other users. I tested it myself. First, foolishly, on my daily driver, the Mate 20 Pro, which doesn’t appear to be affected. I was able to replicate the issue on a Google Pixel 2. After setting the image in question as a...

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Nealo brings us “Heart Food for Hard Times”

The world is in a pretty dark spot currently and Irish rapper Nealo is here to bring some “Heart Food for Hard Times.”    “Heart Food for Hard Times” is a soulful collaboration with Adam Garrett that boasts a familiar and nostalgic feel to it. The production masterfully blends various keys, trumpets and drums to create a […] The post Nealo brings us “Heart Food for Hard Times” appeared first on EARMILK. Go to Source Author:...

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Ill Diam announces that it's “Game Time”

Ill Diam has established himself as one of the foremost flag bearers in regards to production in Ireland and it’s that he can also bar with the best of them on his new solo track “Game Time.”  Ill Diam has made a name for himself as a producer in Ireland working with the likes of Tebi […] The post Ill Diam announces that it’s “Game Time” appeared first on EARMILK. Go to Source Author:...

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