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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Qualcomm’

Android Wear: Google Unveils Smartwatch Platform

Google-based smartwatches have been rumored for quite some time, and today, the company finally revealed it its platform for such wearables: Android Wear. Android Wear is described as a project that extends Android to “wearables,” and they’re just starting with watches. The company is already working with Samsung, Asus, HTC, LG, and Motorola as well as chip makers Broadcom, Imagination, …

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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 615 Is The World’s First 64-Bit Octa-Core Chipset

Apple made headlines last year by introducing the first 64-bit mobile chipset in the iPhone 5S and iPad Air. The company said the move to 64-bit would allow for better performance while retaining backwards compatibility with 32-bit apps. Android device manufacturers were a little slower on the draw, but now they’re starting to introduce their own 64-bit chips. Qualcomm announced …

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Is The First 64-Bit CPU For Android Devices

Earlier this year, Apple introduced the first 64-bit CPU for a mobile device with the A7 chip found in the iPhone 5S and iPad Air. At the time, many wondered when Android devices would start to see 64-bit CPUs. Well, wonder no more as the world’s biggest manufacturer of Android SoCs has announced its first 64-bit CPU. Qualcomm announced a …

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Qualcomm Enters The Smart Watch Market In December

Are smart watches going to be the next big thing? The general consensus is that we’ll all be wearing a mini-computer on our wrists within five years, but don’t expect a stellar performance out of the technology this holiday season. For those that do want a smart watch for the holidays, however, they now have one more option to choose …

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Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 805, Can Playback 4K Video

4K video, or “Ultra HD,” is going to be the standard in a few years thanks to increased availability of 4K displays. It might even become standardized even faster if Qualcomm has anything to say about it. Qualcomm announced today a new SoC – the Snapdragon 805 – that’s meant to be the successor to its Snapdragon 800 CPU. The …

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Qualcomm Made An Awesome Photobooth To Show Off The Power Of Its CPUs

Qualcomm is in the CPU business, and is quite proud of its Snapdragon SoCs that power pretty much every Android smartphone on the planet. Now it could show off the power of its CPUs by making an outdated reference to a rhythm game, or it could do something much cooler. Qualcomm recently set up a 540 degree photobooth comprised of …

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Apparently, Mobile CPU Performance Is Just Like Playing Guitar Hero

Qualcomm CPUs are in pretty much every major smartphone available today. There’s a good reason for that – they’re damn good CPUs. That doesn’t mean there aren’t other good CPUs out there, but Qualcomm thinks it still has the best around. In a new video released this week, Qualcomm explains how its quad-core CPUs outperform the competition’s octa-core CPUs. But …

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A World Without Smartphones Apparently Means The Return Of Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots

I absolutely adore my smartphone. It seems that many of you do too. In fact, I find it hard to imagine a world without smartphones despite having lived most of my life without one. That’s how powerful of an impression the technology leaves on you. So, what would happen then if smartphones were never invented? Qualcomm, the company that makes …

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Nexus 7 Successor With Qualcomm CPU To Launch In July [Report]

It’s pretty much assumed at this point that Google will be showing off the new Nexus 7 at Google I/O next month. Now we just need to know its specs, and its launch date. Lucky enough, a new report out today tells us just that. Sources told Reuters that the Asustek-made Nexus 7 successor will be launching in July. If …

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The World’s Most Powerful Android Tablet Will Set You Back $1,300

I’ve been hesitant to jump on the tablet hype train since Apple popularized them with the iPad. I’m a power PC user and the limited resources of tablets didn’t appeal to me. The good news is that tablets are getting more and more powerful all the time. Qualcomm, makers of quality tablet and phone processors, have put together a developer’s …

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Android Developers Can Now Better Leverage The Power Of Snapdragon

Unless you’re one of the few owners of an Nvidia Tegra powered Android device, you’re probably using a Qualcomm processor. The company’s recent line of Snapdragon S4 processors operate as a system-on-a-chip and can be somewhat difficult to develop for. Qualcomm realizes this and is now making efforts to make it easier for developers to get the most out of …

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Snapdragon S4 Processor Launches In Four Tiers

It was announced back in February that Qualcomm, makers of fine mobile processors, would be releasing its Snapdragon S4 processor in the later half of the year. They also used it as an excuse to announce the S4 Pro that would offer more performance while still retaining the same architecture as the S4. The S4 Pro launched today alongside three …

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