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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 […]

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Qualcomm Ultra Sound NotePad digitizes notes… by listening to your pen doodles

Companies have been offering phones, tablets, and other devices with stylus or digital pen support for years. But most have relied on a passive stylus that touches your screen or an “active” stylus that communicates with your device electronically. Chip maker Qualcomm is showing off something new — a stylus that can work with a […]

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Qualcomm shows off Snapdragon S400, promises speedy graphics

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 and 800 series processors are expected to power top-tier phones and tablets this year, including the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S IV (in some regions). But Qualcomm also has new chips aimed at more affordable phones, including the Snapdragon S200 and S400 chips. But just because these are the company’s lower-performance […]

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Qualcomm unveils quad-core chips for entry-level phones

Qualcomm is introducing a new line of quad-core smartphone processors. But the Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8225Q and MSM8625Q aren’t high-priced chips aimed at top-of-the-line devices. Instead these chips are aimed at entry-level smartphones. In other words, the quad-core club ain’t as exclusive as it used to be. Of course, chips with four processing cores aren’t […]

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30 Qualcomm-powered tablets in the works

Chip maker Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors are found in dozens of smartphones, but only a handful of tablets such as the HTC Flyer, HP TouchPad, and Huawei MediaPad. But that could change next year. In an interview with Fudzilla, a top Qualcomm executive mentioned that there are currently 30 tablets in development featuring Qualcomm Snapdragon processors. […]

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HP TouchPad with Android (alpha) benchmarked

As the CyanogenMod team continues to work on porting Google Android to run on the HP TouchPad tablet, a developer has posted some benchmark results. It’s worth noting that these benchmarks aren’t always reflective of real-world performance and that they were run on a device running software that’s still not fully functional. That said, benchmarks […]

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Marvell set to shake up the mobile processor world?

While Marvell does offer application processors, its current offerings aren’t as powerful (or common) as chips from competitors Qualcomm, NVIDIA, or Texas Instruments. According to information uncovered by SemiAccurate, however, it looks as though Marvell may be about to make a significant leap forward from the ARM v6/7 chips it currently produces. Sources indicate that […]

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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’s dual core chips could end up in 10 or more tablets in 2011

Chip-maker Qualcomm is developing dual core versions of its popular Snapdragon ARM-based chips, and Qualcomm president Steve Mollenkopf told investors during a recent earnings call that the company is working with 10 different companies on tablets that could use the upcoming dual core chips. Mollenkopf says it’s too early to say how big the market […]

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Qualcomm launches 1.2GHz dual core Snapdragon processor

Qualcomm is best known for making ARM-based chips that end up in smartphones. But the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor also powers smartbooks like the Compaq Airlife 100 and the possibly ill-fated Lenovo Skylight. It also powers the Dell Streak tablet. Today Qualcomm introduced two new chips that could make the Snapdragon platform a lot more attractive […]

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon-based smartbooks of Mobile World Congress

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chipset is showing up in a growing number of smartphones including the Google Nexus One and HTC Desire. But this 1GHz ARM-based CPU with integrated wireless and HD video capabilities isn’t just for phones. It’s also capable of powering tablet and smartbook-style devices. And Sascha from Netbook News.de checked out a few of […]

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Quanta unveils Snapdragon powered, super-thin Android smartbook

There’s plenty of non-Intel news going around lately. This time, it’s Quanta with a new smartbook which marries Qualcomm’s 1GHz Snapdragon processor with Google’s Android OS. The demo video reveals 3 USB 2.0 ports, a mini-HDMI connector, microSD reader, and combination microphone/headphone jack. The battery looks to be fairly small – perhaps a 3-cell – […]