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Motorola Using its Own Multi-Core Chip in New Droids

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Motorola is getting into the system-on-a-chip game. At Verizon's event in New York City today, the Illinois-based manufacturer announced the Motorola X8 Mobile Computing System, which the company is calling an "8-core" chip. It has a dual-core application processor, four graphics cores, a contextual computing core, and another core for "natural language processing." Multiple cores designed for different processes like voice recognition should leave the dual-core processor free to handle traditional tasks from apps and save battery at the same time. The technology also supports functionality like "touchless control," which was announced today. The feature allows users to use voice commands while the phone is in standby, and it's likely...

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