Android web browsing performance greatly enhanced by multicore and multithreading technologies

The use of multicore technology to deliver more CPU horsepower is one of the increasingly common methods to providing higher system performance in hardware. This is true even for high volume consumer applications where cost and power can be very important. However, upgrading to a multi-core system doesn’t automatically guarantee performance improvements or an enhanced … Read more

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We love chips, but it's fun to see the end products!

While we love chips, it is always exciting and fun to attend International CES and see how engineers and the development community implement MIPS‘ processor core technology into amazing consumer products. As is the case every year, usage of MIPS-Based processors was found throughout the show – in DTVs, set-top boxes (STBs), Blu-ray players, digital … Read more

Convergence with a caveat: will the TV, tablet, smartphone and computer converge into one master device?

The evolution of the iPhone and Android smartphones have allowed consumers to be entertained, to easily access information on-the-go and to communicate with anyone from anywhere. Need directions to the nearest gas station? Look it up on Google Maps. Need restaurant recommendations? Launch your Yelp app. Need to waste 10 minutes while waiting for someone? … Read more


It’s an Android Ice Cream Sandwich tablet, and it’s MIPS!

Something has changed in the Android world. The first example of a platform/form factor available with the latest release of Android is not an ARM-based platform. It’s MIPS-Based, and it really is the world’s first available Android Ice Cream Sandwich tablet, with full Android 4.0 functionality and great performance/features –all for less than $100. If … Read more

Android Ice Cream Sandwich

Ice Cream Sandwich, Google’s next Android delicacy, coming soon to MIPS!

Android has really fired up everyone’s appetite in the consumer electronics market: Cupcake, Donut, Éclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, and now, Ice Cream Sandwich – the latest delight from the Patisserie Chez Google. Starting with the earliest Android releases on up through the Honeycomb release this past spring, all versions of Android have shipped on MIPS-based … Read more

Official Android SDK: now with full MIPS support

Beginning with Release 21 of the Android™ Software Development Kit (SDK), full MIPS CPU support is now included in Google’s standard SDK Tools and Android Development Tools (ADT) plugin for Eclipse. ARM, MIPS, and x86 devices are now equally supported. All Android developers will get tools with MIPS support, both from explicit downloads from developer.android.com … Read more


MIPS is bringing intelligence to everyday things

As Imagination’s Director of Technology PR, I spend most of my time writing about high-performance platforms for connected consumer electronics, networking and smartphones. It’s usually all about multiprocessing, multicore, multithreading, 1 GHz+ frequencies, and so on. But there are some really interesting things happening at the other end of the spectrum too—right around the 80 … Read more

Mythbusters | The impact of Android anti-fragmentation on the processor landscape

Rumors, misinformation and speculation are spreading like wildfire across the industry today following recent reports about Android anti-fragmentation efforts and what this means for processor architecture openness. Will Google’s anti-fragmentation initiatives for Android code impact providers of microprocessor architectures such as MIPS, Intel and ARM? Does anti-fragmentation mean that Google is standardizing Android for any … Read more