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Maybe Sony’s waterproof phones should be liquid-cooled

Sony’s flagship smartphone for 2015 features a 5.2 inch full HD display, 2GB of RAM, a 20.7MP camera and Android 5.0 Lollipop software. That all sounds pretty good, but there may be one major problem with Sony Xperia Z3+. The phone has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, and there’s mounting evidence that this chip has […]

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Lilbits 297: Is Google developing app streaming tech?

Remember when Apple released the first iPhone and promised that all developers would need to do to create great apps was to develop mobile websites that users could open in a browser? It wasn’t long before developers were clamoring for the ability to create native apps that would run as smoothly as the Apple software […]

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OnePlus 2 smartphone to have Snapdragon 810 v2.1 chip

OnePlus has announced that it’s second smartphone will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor… but the company promises the chip won’t overheat. Other phones with Qualcomm’s latest smartphone processor have run into heat problems which lead to CPU throttling. That causes the new Sony Xperia Z4, for instance, to perform more slowly than last […]

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Lilbits (5-01-2015): Building (another) open handheld game console

The developers of the DragonBox Pyra are designing a handheld game console with a 5 inch, 720p screen, an ARM Cortex-A15 processor, 2GB of RAM, WiFi, Bluetooth, and a compact design, while still featuring game controller buttons and a QWERTY keyboard. The system is designed to be as open as possible, supporting GNU/Linux software. The project was unveiled over […]

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Qualcomm: 60+ devices with Snapdragon 810 chips on the way

Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 810 processor is a 64-bit, octa-core chip based on ARMv8 architecture and Adreno 430 graphics. The chip maker introduced the processor last year and it should begin shipping soon. In fact, Qualcomm says there are more than 60 “premium tier mobile devices” using Snapdragon 810 chips on the way. That includes hardware […]

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with Snapdragon 810 (or not)

Samsung has unveiled a new version of its Galaxy Note 4 smartphone which the company says will support LTE-A Tri-Band CA, which is to say it can handle download speeds of up to 450 Mbps if you can find a mobile network offering speeds that fast (which you probably won’t be able to do until […]

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Intrinsyc launches Snapdragon 810 tablet, smartphone devices for developers

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 processor is an octa-core, 64-bit processor based on ARMv8 architecture. Qualcomm says it’s up to 30 percent faster than a Snapdragon 805 chip, supports LPDDR4 memory, and has other improvements. The new processor probably won’t be available in consumer devices until 2015. But developers who want to get a head start working […]