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The lines between an average and a flagship phone are going to blur this year as Qualcomm trickles current high-end features down…
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 is less than a few months old, but it’s already getting an upgrade: On Monday, Samsung announced a new…
Quick Charge 2.0 will fill your phone’s battery 75 percent faster than a regular power adapter, according to Qualcomm, and Japan’s NTT Docomo will be one of the first carriers to offer the technology.
Following last week’s report of an Amazon phone announcement in June, the first reported pictures of the handset appeared online. That 3D interface sounds more like a parallax effect, moving the background around in relation to the user’s eyes.
Qualcomm is bringing 64-bit computing to high-end devices but not until the first half of 2015. The newest Snapdragons also support LTE-Advanced and 4k displays, making them potential silicon choices for tablets and even some laptops next year.
The handset is LG’s answer to the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, only with more pixels, a slightly beefier processor and no stylus. It’s out in South Korea this week, and elsewhere – including the U.S. – later.
Qualcomm is building indoor positioning into its IZAT platform in hopes of making indoor location-based services just as common as outdoor services. The upgrades are going into its current generation of smartphone chipsets, but Qualcomm is working with Cisco on a network-based platform as well.
Your phone may be smart today, but Qualcomm thinks it can and should be smarter, announcing a number of new technologies on Wednesday at its annual Uplinq event. These new and improved features would be welcome by any smartphone user.
Nvidia took a big step toward becoming a complete smartphone silicon vendor, announcing today AT&T has validated Nvidia’s new LTE chipset for its 4G network. The news paves the way for Nvidia’s first LTE phone, but competitor Qualcomm still has one key advantage.
Qualcomm announced chips that can take advantage of the new 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard, allowing connected devices to move data up to three times faster than today. That’s important as we’re streaming HD video, remotely accessing PCs and playing video games through cloud services.
You may not care who makes the processing chip in your smartphone or tablet yet, but if chip makers have their way, you will in the future. Qualcomm is expanding its lineup of games exclusive to devices running on its Snapdragon processor, similar to Nvidia’s TegraZone.
Qualcomm announced plans for the 2011 next-generation Snapdragon processor, making this year’s chips look stale. The new Snapdragon promises five-times-greater performance, a fourfold boost in graphics and multi-mode support for both 3G and LTE networks, all with a 75 percent reduction in power use.
The twin assault of powerful mobile chips such as Qualcomm’s new dual core Snapdragons and Google’s Android OS along with the looming spectre of tablets, growing demand for smartphones (and slow shift away from PCs), the decades-old Wintel duopoly is facing its worst crisis.