The much awaited Turing GPU architecture has finally been revealed by Nvidia at SIGGRAPH 2018. SIGGRAPH is sort of a conference for professionals who are into the world of VFX, Animation and 3D Modeling. And because of this Nvidia reveals their next generation professional graphic cards in Quadro series. Most probably they will be launched in the Quarter 4 of 2018.
So guys here I am consolidating all the rumors regarding the new generation Nvidia cards floating around the web world. Why I am doing this? Just to save you some bandwidth. Is that reason plausible?
Fortnite, one of the most popular video game currently will soon be available on Android platform. But there is one problem, it will not be available on Google Play Store. So you can’t just go to Google Play Store and visit the top 100 free games section and download Fortnite from there. Instead you have to visit Epic games official website and download the APK from there. Some of the users might be aware of the steps to install third party apps on Android platform but there will be many who are not that accustomed to do this as you need to modify certain system settings to install third party apps. These system settings are basically their to protect your Android OS from installing untrusted apps from untrusted sources. But as you all know Fortnite will be a trusted app and hence you can use the following technique to install it on you mobile once its available.
1. First download the APK from official website. (Please download it from official website only. Downloading from other sources such as torrents can be unsafe and can result in compromising of your smartphone. APK is like an installer only.)
2. Go to your phone settings.
3. Go to the Security section.
4. In the Security section you will be able to find a toggle button labeled as “Unknown Sources” – “Allow installation of apps from unknown sources”.
5. Activate this option.
6. Congratulations, now you can install Fortnite on your smartphone.
There are certain other steps also like copying the APK to mobile and then executing it through some file manager. I will be publishing one more detailed article on this as Fortnite for Android is going to be something big and I know you want to be part of it.
Leaked benchmark indicates the presence of Sony’s flagship smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC
On a benchmark aggregator website Geekbench there is an indication towards a new Sony Smartphone codenamed H8526. The interesting thing about this is the presence of Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC. Currently the leading SoC from Qualcomm is Snapdragon 845 which is present in most of the current flagships from various smartphone makers such as Samsung Galaxy S9, Asus ZenFone 5z and One Plus 6.
Snapdragon 855 will be fabricated using 7nm technology and Qualcomm would be the first company to utilize it. There were some rumors that Qualcomm will go with TSMC foundry for the fabrication of 855 chip but nevertheless it will be solid chip. Because of the use of 7nm technology the Snapdragon 855 SoC is believed to come with a X24 modem which supports data transfer speed up to 2 Gbps.
Sony H8526 is rumored to be Xperia XZ3 and is expected to be launched in August this year. But the main problem is will Qualcomm be ready for mass production of 855 chips by then.
Asus is continuously trying to enter into the highly lucrative but competitive smartphone market but till they haven’t got any major breakthrough. They have some decent smartphones for sure but competition is always one step ahead of them. Asus is not a much known brand in the field of smartphones but they are definitely a major force in the computing component category. They are the manufacturers of some of the best designed motherboards and graphic cards and because of this I am quite sure they will get a lead in the smartphone segment also.