Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd Dec 2009 20:39 UTC
Google The past few weeks the entire internet has been going bonkers over the Google phone, yet another in a long line of Android phones that has everyone's knickers in twists. Up until now we had to go by small photos and Twitter messages from Google employees, but now we have full specifications, a hands-on, and video.
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No GPU?
by Stratoukos on Wed 23rd Dec 2009 21:27 UTC
Stratoukos
Member since:
2009-02-11

I couldn't find any mention of a GPU on engadget's specs. I don't know if there are any apps for android that require a GPU (ie games), but it seems like a big omission (unless the snapdragon is some kind of SoC, which I doubt).

Also, kudos for the pun. That's an under appreciated form of comedy right there.

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RE: No GPU?
by binarycrusader on Wed 23rd Dec 2009 21:31 in reply to "No GPU?"
binarycrusader Member since:
2005-07-06

Every past bit of review or comments I've seen about the hardware is indicated that it's a SoC ARM processor that includes the same graphics found in the latest iPhone 3GS.

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RE[2]: No GPU?
by Stratoukos on Wed 23rd Dec 2009 23:17 in reply to "RE: No GPU?"
Stratoukos Member since:
2009-02-11

Well I learn something new every day. I guess next time I should not rely solely on Wikipedia...

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RE[2]: No GPU?
by a.saheel on Thu 24th Dec 2009 15:53 in reply to "RE: No GPU?"
a.saheel Member since:
2009-05-17

if i am not mistaken Snapdragon support OpenGL ES 1.1, and not 2 as is the ARMV7 cortex A8 which is what being used in iphone3gs, and some other phones.

Edited 2009-12-24 16:06 UTC

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RE[2]: No GPU?
by ariarinen on Sat 26th Dec 2009 10:31 in reply to "RE: No GPU?"
ariarinen Member since:
2009-02-07

Yes its a SoC based on a custom ARMv7 design called Scorpion, not the standard ARM Cortex-A8 (ARMv7) found on N900 or Iphone 3GS. The graphics are done in-house (BitBoys), and not the POWERVR SGX. But its powerful graphics inside, that's capable of 22M triangles/sec and 133M 3D pixels/sec, and HD 720P decoding and WXGA support.

Also the DPS (600 MHz) and 3G and GPS (gpsOne, GPS, A-GPS) is embedded on the chip.

Edited 2009-12-26 10:38 UTC

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