Qualcomm launches 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 801 chip

We’ll have to wait until later this year to get our hands on devices with Qualcomm’s first 64-bit chips. But the company is giving its 32-bit lineup a bit of a speed bump in the meantime. Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 801 should hit the streets by the end of the Q1 2014. The new Snapdragon 801 […]

Qualcomm goes 64-bit with Snapdragon 610 & 615 chips

Qualcomm is throwing its hat in the 64-bit processor ring with two new ARM Cortex-A53 processors based on ARMv8 architecture. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 610 and Snapdragon 615 chips should be available by the end of 2014. The chip maker says it will begin sampling the processors in the third quarter of the year, which means you […]

Nokia X family brings Android to budget smartphones (starting at $122)

Nokia is launching a new line of low-cost smartphones with prices starting as low as €89, or about $122. As expected, the Nokia X family of phones run Android-based software. But they don’t look anything like Android phones you’d buy from Samsung, HTC, Motorola, or Lenovo. The Finnish company’s high-end smartphones run Microsoft’s Windows Phone software. […]

Tizen to support TVs and wearables (as well as phones, tablets, cameras)

Tizen may not be shipping on any smartphones yet, but the Linux-based operating system appears to be far from dead. The Tizen Project recently announced 15 new partners. Samsung announced its new smartwatches would be powered by Tizen. And now the developers of the open source operating system have officially announced it’s adding support for […]

HP launches ElitePad 1000, ProPad 600 Windows tablets for enterprise

HP is updating is line of 10 inch Windows tablets for enterprise customers with two new models sporting 1920 x 1200 pixel displays and Intel Atom Bay Trail quad-core processors. The HP ProPad 600 is designed to be a cheaper model with a WiFi-only radio and a plastic case, while the HP ElitePad 1000 supports […]

Mozilla envisions a future with $25 smartphones

Perusing the specs for the latest Firefox OS smartphones, tablets, and reference designs, it’s pretty clear that Mozilla isn’t trying to dislodge Apple or Samsung from their thrones at the top of the high-end superphone space. Instead Mozilla is aiming low, trying to bring smartphone capabilities to folks in markets where high-priced phones may not […]

Mozilla introduces new Firefox OS phone, tablet reference designs

In addition to announcing new Firefox OS devices from partners including ZTE and Alcatel OneTouch, Mozilla is introducing new reference designs for phones and tablets. The new Firefox OS Flame reference design is for a 4.5 inch phone with a dual-core processor. Mozilla is introducing reference designs for 7 and 10 inch tablets — and developers can […]