Qualcomm Supports Custom ROMs by Proxy With Release of Adreno GPU Drivers

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Qualcomm has released graphics drivers for its Snapdragon ARM processors, which makes use of Adreno graphics, to Android developers. The move is a welcomed one from the developer community as Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich supports hardware acceleration and without the newly available graphics drivers from Qualcomm, developing custom Android 4.0 ROMs would be a […]

Qualcomm Offers Viable Quad-Core Challenger With Dual-Core Snapdragon S4 CPU

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In a world dominated by quad-core processors headlined by NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 ARM-based CPU, Qualcomm is showing that there is still life left in dual-core processing technology with its dual-core Snapdragon S4 chipset in the form of the MSM8960. AnandTech, which recently got a version of the Snapdragon S4 chip for testing and benchmarking, posted […]

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 CPUs Will Help Smartphones Replace Game Consoles

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We’ve already begun seeing the¬†cannibalization¬†of dedicated game consoles–like the Microsoft Xbox, Nintendo Wii, and Sony PlayStation–thanks to the emergence of cheap games on mobile smartphones and tablets that are readily available for consumption by the casual gaming. However, as mobile hardware becomes more powerful, Qualcomm predicts that new smartphones and tablets running its forthcoming Snapdragon […]

Qualcomm’s New Snapdragon Branding Urges Power Users to Choose S4 Chips

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Following Nokia‘s move to simplify its smartphone line, Qualcomm may be doing the same in trying to simplify the branding behind its various mobile Snapdragon processors to allow customers to easily discern between a high-end and an entry-level smartphone with its chipset. The new branding convention will be S1, S2, S3, and S4 where S1 […]

Adobe Leans on Qualcomm for Flash Optimization on Snapdragon

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Adobe had announced at the San Diego, California Qualcomm-hosted Uplinq conference that it has partnered together with the chip-maker to bring better Flash optimizations to devices running on the Snapdragon chipsets. Those optimizations will be found mostly on mid-tier and high-end Android smartphones, such as those from HTC, Sony Ericsson, LG, and others. These optimizations […]

Qualcomm: Quad-Core Snapdragon Coming Early 2012

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While Qualcomm CEO Dr. Paul Jacobs was being coy about the exact timing of the release of company’s quad-core ARM-based CPU at the Qualcomm Uplinq conference, the company managed to release some details about its next-generation Snapdragon CPUs at Computex in Taiwan in relation to the new Windows 8 announcement. According to Qualcomm, we’ll begin […]