Early last year Google acquired drone company Titan just as it was being rumored that Facebook was interested in picking it up. The drones that Titan builds are capable of staying up a long period of time while carrying payload that allow them to beam internet to people on the ground. Speaking at the Mobile World Congress 2015 today Sundar Pichai, a Google executive who needs no introduction, revealed that Titan’s drones will conduct their first test flight in the coming months.
Qualcomm said that Snapdragon 820, the company’s next high-end processor (or SoC) would start “sampling” in the second half of this year (H2 2015). “Sampling” means that the first processors will be produced in limited quantity for engineering purposes. This is how OEMs can start verifying that the chip integration to their product works as planned, and software verification can take place. In general functionality is the first priority, then performance optimizations take place until the final-product launch and beyond. Read full post →Snapdragon 820 Will Reach Qualcomm’s Partners In H2 2015