Chip startup Adapteva raised a $3.6 million Series B round today, but the interesting story is how long it took to get here and how it almost didn’t get the funds.
I usually look to chips to inform me about the future capabilities of our electronic devices, but this year at CES I looked to deals about sharing APIS and SDKs instead.
Few apps are yet taking advantage of Apple’s M7 motion co-processor but RunKeeper does starting today. The app can track walking activities in the background and cadence during runs. AirDrop support also makes it easy to share workouts or send friend requests.
When Apple mentioned the M7 co-processor inside the new iPhone 5s, it only told us what the potential was. Now, there’s an exercise tracking app that takes advantage of it and helps bring improved battery life in the app.
Apple is touting its new A7 chip and M7 co-processor in the iPhone 5s but where the heck is the M7? A teardown didn’t find the chip, indicating it may be a different company’s digital signal processor.
Apple’s two new chips inside the iPhone 5s are not exactly necessary for the phone, but are excellent indicators of where Apple wants to go next.
Last year, HTC debuted its One line of smartphones. Now a leaked image shows that the M7 could be a new One and it looks more industrial.
How could HTC stage a smartphone comeback? Perhaps with not one, not two, but three camera sensors in its upcoming M7 handset.
The closer we get to Mobile World Congress, the more information leaks about new Android tablets and phones. Here’s a recap, along with good news for those wanting a Nexus 4.