Did Microsoft Kill the Surface Mini or Just Postpone It?

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What happened to the rumored Surface Mini? Remember a rumored, unannounced product is just that: a rumored unannounced product. That said, there were quite a few signs that Microsoft was heading to a Surface Mini announcement today, May 20th, perhaps alongside a Surface Pro 3. Well, the Surface Pro 3 rolled out, but the Surface […]

Galaxy S6: Incredible Battery and Power Boosts Possible from Qualcomm

A Samsung Galaxy S6 could use the Snapdragon 800 processor to deliver impressive features.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 release is just days away and a new announcement points to an insanely powerful and battery friendly Samsung Galaxy S6 in 2015. Thanks to the long lead time for producing and testing the powerhouse found in the best smartphones we get a look at the possible features that could show up […]

Samsung Galaxy S5 Feature: 5 Potentially Game Changing Additions

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With a Samsung Galaxy S5 launch likely on the books for late February an insider shares a collection of possible Samsung Galaxy S5 details including possible features and specs. Samsung still keeping the Galaxy S5 design under wraps, but new information aligns with recent leaks to show what Galaxy S5 specs may enable in terms […]

Qualcomm Employee: Apple’s 64-Bit A7 “Hit us in the gut”

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When Apple introduced its 64-bit A7 chip for the iPhone 5s it claimed that this made the iPhone 5s the most “forward-looking” smartphone on the market. We still don’t know how far forward we might be looking with the A7, but according to reports a Qualcomm employee the news of the 64-bit chip “hit us […]

Why the Entry Level Snapdragon 410 Is Significant

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Though the Snapdragon 410 is introduced as a humble upgrade to the entry-level Snapdragon 400 application processor–Qualcomm has a mid-range 600 series and flagship 800 series–the Snapdragon 410 chipset is a significant and important introduction for the mobile world. Not only will the chipset introduce incremental processing and graphics update to the Snapdragon 400 CPU, […]

Qualcomm Toq Coming Dec 2nd for $349.99

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Qualcomm jumped into a the smartwatch market announcing the release of their Qualcomm Toq smartwatch on December 2nd. This space started heating up this fall with rumors of watches coming from Google and Apple, with what everyone’s calling the iWatch now. Other companies already offer a smartwatch, including the Samsung Galaxy Gear, which only works […]

Qualcomm Toq Smartwatch Announced After Galaxy Gear Reveal

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Just moments after Samsung revealed its Galaxy Gear smartwatch, Qualcomm announced a smartwatch of its own called the Qualcomm Toq. It uses the company’s Mirasol low-power display technology, which has had some troubles over the past few years as far as becoming a popular display standard, but Qualcomm thinks that implementing it on a smartwatch may […]

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Features: 5 Potential Game Changers

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Processor leaks point to a collection of great Samsung Galaxy Note 3 features that could help Samsung deliver a game-changing experience with a thin, long-lasting Galaxy Note 3 in September. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will likely be one of a handful of smartphones to use the new Snapdragon 800 processor, an incredibly powerful processor […]

Qualcomm Latest to Enter Smartwatch Category

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With Apple, Google, LG, Microsoft, and Samsung already rumored to be working on a smartwatch of their own, Qualcomm becomes the latest tech giant to make a foray into the wearable computing market. The company has filed for the “TOQ” trademark, suggesting it is working on a smartwatch. In its trademark filing, Qualcomm describes TOQ […]

Sony to Refresh Xperia Z with Snapdragon 800 Processor

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Following Samsung’s lead in refreshing its Galaxy S4 flagship with Qualcomm’s beefy Snapdragon 800 processor, it appears that Sony may be doing the same with its Xperia Z smartphone. Though Sony Mobile Communications hasn’t offered any information on an Xperia Z powered by the Snapdragon 800 chipset, famed leakster @EldarMurtazin had turned to Twitter to announce […]

LG Confirms Snapdragon 800 for New G Series

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Smartphone-maker LG has confirmed that it will be introducing new smartphones under the G Series with Qualcomm’s high-end Snapdragon 800 processor. While the company has largely introduced its Android-based offering under the Optimus branding, it appears that the LG may be dropping the Optimus name on the flagship range and is instead calling its new […]

Microsoft to Add to Confusion and Make Multiple Variants of Surface RT Tablets?

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It looks like upcoming versions of Microsoft’s Surface RT tablet, a slate computing device that runs the company’s ARM-based Windows RT operating system, may come in multiple different variants supporting multiple processors. While the initial Surface RT that’s still being sold today is shipping exclusively with NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 processor, a future version of the […]

Nokia Already Testing Lumia Smartphone With Quad-Core Snapdragon 800 CPU

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Ahead of new GDR2 software update for Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform, it looks like Nokia has already begun working on a new, unannounced Lumia smartphone with a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor from Qualcomm. The Snapdragon 800 chipset is considered to be one of the most advanced mobile processors on the market when it was announced […]

Samsung Galaxy S4 May Get Snapdragon 800 Processor

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The Samsung Galaxy S4 currently comes with two different processors depending on the region. In some parts of the world, it utilizes a Snapdragon 600 processor from Qualcomm, in others, a Exynos 5 Octa processor from Samsung itself. Now, thanks to a new benchmark, it appears that the device may ultimately come with another processor […]

BatteryGuru Promises Better HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S4 Battery Life

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The new Qualcomm Snapdragon BatteryGuru app promises better battery life for the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 as well as other Snapdragon powered devices with a personalized method of making smart choices for apps and services that can deal the biggest blow to battery life. Unlike the built-in power saver modes on the Samsung Galaxy S4 […]

Galaxy Note 3 Processor Rumors Take a Turn

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All along, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has been rumored to have a Exynos 5 Octa octo-core processor, straight from Samsung, on board. However, the Galaxy Note 3 processor rumors have taken a bit of a turn as new information suggests that the company may be opting to put a Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor inside […]

Liquid Cooling Coming to Smartphones to Keep Pockets Cool

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Liquid cooling is typically found on bigger rigs, like your car radiator and inside gaming PCs to keep those hot engines cool. Given the increasing power of mobile processors–which means that more heat would be generated–Japanese phone-maker NEC is looking to cool down the hot swelters with liquid cooling. Liquid cooling will be coming to […]

LG Optimus G2 With Snapdragon 800 Possibly Pops Up On Sprint Website

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An unnamed LG smartphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 recently showed up in the code for a Sprint web page, could hint at the rumored LG Optimus G2. Android Police first spotted the page with references to the phone as well as the phone’s filings with Bluetooth SIG. The phone uses Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800, which […]

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Mass Production Kicks Off in May

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 will enter mass production late next month, and should find itself in smartphones sometime later this year according to Engadget. The Snapdragon 800 is the more powerful sibling to the Snapdragon 600, both of which Qualcomm announced at CES earlier this year. The Snapdragon 600 is already in a number of […]

Samsung Downplays Galaxy S4 Processor Choices

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Samsung Mobile head J.K. Shin is downplaying the company’s decision to utilize rival Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 processor in the U.S. and U.K. variants of the flagship Galaxy S4 Android smartphone. Elsewhere in the world, the Galaxy S4 will ship with Samsung’s own Exynos 5 Octa processor that has been demonstrated in prior benchmark tests to […]