04/18/2012, A few benchmark numbers were discovered by the Blog of Mobile (via Engadget) which shows that Motorola might be looking to step away from Texas Instrument chipsets that have been used in the past to possible Qualcomm chips. According to the details which were seen (as posted above) along with the benchmark results, the device in question which is running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has a 1.5GHz MSM8960 chip. […]
01/30/2012, The folks over at Engadget took a look at the Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 processor when they roamed the showfloors at CES 2012 in Las Vegas, and someone else from Engadget came up with an outing of the processor using the Nenamark 2 benchmark, resulting in a score of 54.90. Considering how the processor actually cranks out graphics on a 1024 x 600 resolution display, the 54.90 score certainly places […]
01/05/2012, Remember the Tegra Zone competitor that Qualcomm announced in November last year? It’s been awhile since we’ve heard about it, but it looks like Snapdragon GameCommand is about to go live. According to a press release issued today, the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor-optimized Android game store will be opening its doors on January 10th – the opening day of CES 2012.
11/16/2011, NVIDIA has the Tegra Zone, for selling Tegra-optimized games, and now it looks like Qualcomm is taking the same route with its latest app. Called Snapdragon GameCommand, the app will let users of Snapdragon Android phones quickly and easily look for compatible games that will run on their devices. In addition to the release of Snapdragon GameCommand, Qualcomm has also announced a number of upcoming games that will be initially […]
10/12/2011, Qualcomm and their Snapdragon processors have certainly made quite a splash in the market for some time now, with many an Android-powered smartphone running on a Qualcomm processor inside. Well, one of their upcoming processors is known as the Snapdragon S4, where it is touted to be the world’s first mobile system-on-a-chip (SoC) that was built on 28nm process technology while boasting a fully integrated LTE multimode modem. Sounds like […]
10/11/2011, Qualcomm has released this video that shows a bunch of insects running around and generating enough energy to power a SnapDragon-based system. The company shot this video as a part of their communications efforts around the new SnapDragon S4 processors that are built using a smaller transistor process and many power optimization features. No insects seem to have been harmed during the creation of this footage
08/25/2011, HP TouchPad Review - It may look strange to post a review of a dead product, but, hell, it was almost finished when the news broke, and it might make a great digital obituary
08/03/2011, Those who have an interest for the systems on a chip (or SoCs) that power smartphones and tablets know what Qualcomm’s SnapDragon is. However, keeping track of the differences between the SnapDragon MSM8655T and MSM8560 may require a bit more memory, or research. Actually, even people working at Qualcomm have to pause for a couple of seconds to get things straight in their mind sometime. Qualcomm intends to change this […]
07/26/2011, It has been reported that Qualcomm, the manufacturer behind the popular Snapdragon processors that have been put to a lot of good use in recent smartphones, has acquired unspecified assets from GestureTek. GestureTek is a company that specializes in gesture-recognition technology found in TV screens and video game consoles so it is safe to say that the assets, though unspecified, have something to do with gesture-based technology as well. It […]
07/05/2011, According to an article from Electronista, it seems that the next-gen processors from Qualcomm, Krait-era Snapdragons, with the MSM8960 are being prepared for a release later this year. According to the article, it would feature dual cores that are capable of hitting 1.7GHz in terms of speed, while offering support for dual-channel 500MHz memory. Not only that, LTE 4G and 21Mbps HSPA+ for 3G connectivity would be supported as well, […]
06/02/2011, A couple of months ago, NVIDIA launched its own Tegra Zone for users to download Tegra-optimized games, and now it looks like Qualcomm wants in on the party as well. Qualcomm has just announced the introduction of the Snapdragon Game Pack – a service similar to NVIDIA’s Tegra Zone – the Snapdragon Game Pack is a service that will feature games that have made to work better with Snapdragon devices.
06/02/2011, While we know that Qualcomm will still be powering the initial batch of Windows Phone 7 devices by Nokia, the company has just announced that its upcoming Snapdragon family of processors including the Snapdragon MSM8960 with integrated 3G/LTE modem will be used to power the next version of Windows (tentatively named Windows 8 for now) devices. As we all know, Microsoft has made the shift to ARM processors for its […]
03/22/2011, After all the speculations, rumors and leaks about the EVO 4G’s successor, it is now official. The EVO 3D was announced by Sprint today, confirming all the previous rumors and leaks about the device. Pretty much everything we’ve heard before is all confirmed for the phone. The HTC EVO 3D will run Android 2.3 on a glasses-free 3D 4.3″ qHD (960 x 540) display and a dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon […]
03/15/2011, After a number of rumors of HTC’s upcoming dual-core phone, it looks like we finally have some images of the device. A couple of renders and specs of the HTC Pyramid have surfaced online, lending more credibility to the stories. Judging by the specs of the device it looks like it’s going to be one impressive phone. It is said to be the world’s first Android phone that packs a […]