Smartphone Popularity Leads to Shortage of Snapdragon Chipsets

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The increase in adoption of smartphone and the powerful features of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chipset line is creating shortages that Qualcomm may not be able to address until the end of the year. The company’s recently released 28 nm architecture behind the dual-core Snapdragon S4 chipset–found on the U.S. variant of the HTC One X–provides enough […]

Lava Xolo X900 First Smartphone With Intel Medfield Processor

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Intel is taking its chipset to your pockets and the company had revealed that the first smartphone to ship with its Intel Atom-based Medfield processor would be coming this week. Now, we know that the smartphone that’s launching this week, and will be the first out of the gate with Intel’s mobile applications processor, will […]

Motorola to Rely on Snapdragon S4 for 2012 ARM-Based Smartphone Lineup?

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After having had a successful partnership with Texas Instruments with the company’s ARM-based OMAP chipset and dabbling with NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 ARM CPU on the Atrix and original Xoom, it looks like Motorola may be branching out and turning to Qualcomm where it comes to ARM processing power. The 2012 lineup of Motorola smartphones may […]

New Apple TV Supports Smaller, More Efficient Dual-Core A5 Processor

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Apple’s latest Apple TV, unveiled alongside the new third-generation iPad, utilizes a new A5 processor. At the unveiling event, Apple had said that the Apple TV would utilize a single-cpore processor on its A5 chipset, but it is now known that the A5 processor employed is actually a dual-core model with the second core turned […]

Will We Have to Wait for Q3 2013 for Quad-Core Tegra With LTE Support?

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Right now, NVIDIA’s flagship quad-core Tegra 3 ARM-based processor with GeForce graphics does not offer support for the next-generation 4G LTE mobile broadband technology, which is why AT&T and other LTE carriers are opting to use Qualcomm’s dual-core Snapdragon S4 CPU instead of Tegra 3 in a number of high profile devices like the HTC […]

Entry Level HTC One V Smartphone Holds Its Ground in Performance Tests

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While power users often dismiss entry level offerings in the smartphone space due to their anemic performance, recent advances in processing and graphics chipsets along with more efficiently tuned software code may make the HTC One V a standout crowd pleaser. Unlike the HTC One X flagship and the mid-range HTC One S, the One […]

Qualcomm: Quad-Core Snapdragon S4 to Arrive in Windows 8 Ultrabooks

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Confirming that ARM processors would not be limited to just slates running on Microsoft’s forthcoming Windows 8 operating system, Qualcomm senior VP Rob Chandhok says that the company’s ARM-based quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor will also be arriving in ultrabooks running Windows 8. With ARM processor onboard, compared to current-generation ultrabooks, Chandhok is playing up the […]

Microsoft to Launch Windows 8 in October, Tablets in Tow

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Microsoft is said to be finishing up work for Windows 8, which is now in consumer preview, and the software giant is expected to launch the new touch-centric operating system in October. At that time point, new tablets and PCs will also debut alongside Windows 8, which will be launching some six months after Apple […]

Intel Atom Medfield CPU Shown to Outpace Dual-Core ARM on Galaxy Nexus

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The recently launched Orange Santa Clara smartphone at Mobile World Congress was spotted recently at Germany’s CeBIT trade show complete with its single-core Atom processor from Intel known as the Medfield chipset. The chip, which is capable of HyperThreading, is clocked at 1.4 GHz and a trade show visitor was able to run some benchmarks […]

AT&T’s HTC One X Goes With Dual-Core Rather Than Quad-Core CPU

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AT&T confirmed that its 4G LTE version of the HTC flagship One X smartphone announced at Mobile World Congress will come with a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chipset rather than the quad-core Tegra 3 ‘4+1‘ CPU found on the international version. The decision to go with the dual-core Snapdragon rather than the quad-core Tegra 3 […]

Huawei to Create Its Own Quad-Core CPU to Rival Tegra 3

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At Mobile World Congress, not only did rising Chinese smartphone-manufacturer Huawei announce the company’s first smartphone in the form of the Ascend D Quad and Ascend D Quad XL smartphones–akin to Motorola’s Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR Maxx where the latter XL moniker denotes a device with a more capacious battery, but the company also […]

Faster WiFi Speeds as a Benefit of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Chips

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In addition to delivering impressive processing power and updated graphics performance, Qualcomm’s next-generation dual-core Snapdragon S4 chips will also offer faster WiFi speeds as well. The company is integration a combination radio chipset to its S4 SoC ARM architecture, which will combine WiFi, Bluetooth, and FM radios onto the processor. The new combo wireless radios […]

Texas Instruments Promises More Powerful Dual-Core OMAP5 CPUs in Quad-Core World

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Like rival mobile chip-maker Qualcomm, which had stated that its dual-core Snapdragon S4 chips will out-perform quad-core offerings from rivals, it looks like Texas Instruments may be echoing the same sentiments with a dual-core OMAP5 ARM-based chipset that may be just as powerful as commercially available quad-core CPUs today. Though TI didn’t mention competitor NVIDIA […]

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 […]

iPad 3: Everything We Know About the New iPad

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Apple is rumored to announce the iPad 3 on March 7th at an event held at the Yurba Buena Center for the Arts. Apple hasn’t made anything official yet, but thanks to a large number of leaks, we have a pretty good idea about what the iPad 3 will look like and what kind of spec updates […]

Orange London Smartphone Packs Intel Medfield CPU

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A smartphone by the name of London–not the same as the leaked Medfield Atom-based processor made by chip-maker Intel. The device is speculated to get an announcement at Mobile World Congress at the end of the month in Barcelona, Spain. After a customer had completed a survey, he was shown an image of a phone […]

iPad 3 Leaked Photos Shows A5X Processor, Not A6 Model

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It looks like Apple may giveth and Apple may taketh, especially when it comes to the hotly anticipated Apple iPad 3 next-generation tablet that’s been speculated for an early March debut. The latest leaks suggest that the iPad 3 will probably debut with iOS 5.1, will come with a higher resolution Retina-like Display for tablets, […]