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Lilbits: Windows 11, Qualcomm’s next flagship chip, and Walmart & Target’s Prime Day counterprogramming

Two big leaks today – Microsoft might finally be ready to retire the Windows 10 brand name and replace it with something new, and Qualcomm’s next-gen flagship processor could be a doozy. First, the chip. ARM says chips based on its new ARMv9 architecture will bring big boosts in overall performance and efficiency, and even bigger […]

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Qualcomm announces new 600 and 400 tier processor chips with 800 tier features

Chipmaker Qualcomm is ready to launch four new chips for the 600 and 400 tier Snapdragon processors. The new 415 chipsets will start appearing in mid-ranged smartphones by the first half of this year with the rest arriving in the second half. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 620 and 618 will feature 64-bit ARM Cortex A-72 CPUs and […]

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Report: ZTE Apollo could be first 64-bit Android smartphone

Chip maker Qualcomm has promised to start delivering 64-bit smartphone processors based on ARMv8 architecture later this year. Now a report from CNMO suggests that the upcoming ZTE “Apollo” could be one of the first Android smartphones to use a Qualcomm 64-bit processor. The ZTE Apollo wouldn’t be the first 64-bit phone: that honor goes to […]

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Qualcomm reveals Snapdragon S4 Pro processor

Qualcomm is adding a new “Pro” version of its S4 MSM8960 dual-core processor for phone and tablets. The main difference between the new chip and what I can only assume must be the amateur model is that the S4 Pro will feature higher performance Adreno 320 graphics. According to the company, the Adreno 320 GPU […]

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Qualcomm simplifies Snapdragon chip names (bigger is better)

Chip maker Qualcomm has unveiled a new, simpler naming system for its low power smartphone and tablet chips. Gone are confusing names like MSM8x55 and now we have the Snapdragon S1, S2, S3, and S4. All you really need to know is that the higher the number, the more powerful the chip. The Qualcomm Snapdragon […]

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Qualcomm: 250 Snapdragon devices on the way

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips are already a popular choice for smartphone and tablet makers. But Qualcomm says the 125 devices that have already been announced are just the tip of the iceberg. About 250 new devices with Snapdragon chips are currently in development. The announcement came out of this week’s Qualcomm Uplinq event, where the company […]

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Qualcomm unveils quad-core, 2.5 GHz Snapdragon mobile chips

You know how last year the Qualcomm Snapdragon chip was all the rage with phone makers thanks to its super speedy 1 GHz clock speed and decent graphics performance? This year it seems like NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 chip has been grabbing all the headlines thanks to its 1 GHz dual core architecture and higher performance […]

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Leading ARM-based smartphone, tablet chips compared

Qualcomm Snapdragon, Samsung Hummingbird, TI OMAP, NVIDIA Tegra… you see these names a lot these days, as they’re the chips powering the newest, most powerful Android smartphones and upcoming tablets. But while most of these chips run at clock speeds between 800 MHz and 1.2 GHz, we’ve moved far past the point where you can […]

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Qualcomm’s 1.5GHz dual core chips due out next year

Qualcomm is working on a new 1.5GHz dual core Snapdragon chipset. We’ve known that for a while. What we also know now is that it won’t ship in 2010. Instead, Qualcomm says it it probably won’t be out until close to the end of 2011. On the other hand, we should start seeing devices with […]

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Lenovo Skylight to get a spec bump with dual core 1.5GHz CPU?

When Lenovo first showed off the Skylight smartbook earlier this year, the mini-laptop featured a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon ARM-based processor and a custom Linux distribution called Skylight. After deciding to scrap the operating system and use Google Android instead, Lenovo put the Skylight on hold for a while — although it’s still due out before […]