Google Plans to Sell 8 Million Second-Gen Nexus 7 Tablets Starting July

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In a new report revealing Google’s target numbers for the second-generation iteration of its Nexus 7 tablets, the Internet search giant is said to aim for sales of 8 million slates beginning this July through the end of the year. Previous rumors surrounding the Nexus 2 7-inch slate had placed the tablet’s debut this May […]

LG Optimus G2 Might Use Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Chip

Benchmarks of the rumored LG Optimus G2 completely blow away the iPhone 5 and iPad.

The rumored LG Optimus G2 may use the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, which could make it one of the fastest smartphones ever. As spotted by Unwired View, benchmarks of an unannounced LG D801 show a phone that appears to use a MSM8974 Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. LG hasn’t announced a phone with the D801 product […]

Nexus 7 2 Rumors Point to Qualcomm Processor, May Launch

The Nexus 7 2 release date looks good for the end of July.

A successor to the popular Nexus 7 may be launching in May, potentially at Google I/O, and it may come equipped with a Qualcomm processor rather than a Tegra processor from NVIDIA. Read: Android 4.2.2 on Nexus 7 Review. Last year, Google and Asus launched the Nexus 7, a 7-inch tablet that turned out to […]

Samsung Galaxy S4 Processor Rumors Keep Swirling

The Exynos 5 Octa processor is rumored for the European Galaxy S4.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is likely going to launch on March 14th at an event in New York. And while Samsung hasn’t announced anything just yet, information is surfacing by the day with the latest rumors swirling about the potential processor inside Samsung’s brand new smartphone. Read: Samsung Galaxy S4 May Use Snapdragon 600 Processor. […]

ZTE Announces Grand Memo Phablet To Compete With Galaxy Note 2

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The new ZTE Grand Memo is an incredibly large phablet at 5.7-inches, and it’s one of the first smartphones to feature the new Snapdragon 800 processor. ZTE announced the Grand Memo at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week. The phone has a 720p display that’s 0.2-inches larger than the display on the Samsung Galaxy […]

Will iPhone 5S Be Powered by the Next Qualcomm 4G LTE Radio Chip?

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The new Qualcomm RF360 Front End Solution family of chips will pack support for all international bands of 4G LTE into one chip, making it easier to use devices across networks. There are currently more than 40 different bands of 4G LTE around the globe, and that number just keeps growing. For current smartphones that […]

AMD Hires Point to Tablet and Smartphone Focus

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According to Reuters AMD recently hired two senior engineers from Apple and Qualcomm in an attempt to move more into the tablet and smartphone arena. From Qualcomm, AMD hired Charles Matar who has experience in System-on-Chip processors. He will help the company make new SoC chips for mobile devices in his new role of vice president […]

Qualcomm Claims Exynos 5 Octa’s Performance is Misleading

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Qualcomm has finally reacted to rival Samsung’s latest entry into the mobile CPU market with the announcement of the Samsung Exynos 5 Octa, an 8-core mobile processor based on architecture from ARM Holdings. According to Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs, Samsung’s promotion of the chipset is at best a misleading publicity stunt. Qualcomm, Samsung, Huawei, and […]

Qualcomm & Wilocity Demo Wireless Display Tech at CES 2013

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Qualcomm and Wilocity demoed a new tri-band WiFi capable of powering two external displays and connecting peripherals without any wires during Showstoppers at CES 2013. The new tri-band WiFi capable WiFi chips are already available in the Dell Latitude 6430u, a business Ultrabook from Dell, and are planned for more notebooks later this year. Read: […]

New Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, 800 ARM Processors Bring 75% More Awesomeness

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Qualcomm took to stage at the Consumer Electronics Show to introduce a lineup of Snapdragon processors consisting of the Snapdragon 600 and Snapradragon 800 ARM-based CPUs. These chips deliver improved processing and graphics handling capabilities compared to the current top of the line quad-core Snapdragon S4 CPUs. According to Qualcomm, these chips are now being […]

Microsoft Already Working on Surface Successors

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Even with many questioning the market share of Microsoft’s Surface RT tablet and the device’s success in defining Microsoft’s tablet strategy, it looks like the Windows-maker is already planning successors in the form of the Surface 2, the Surface Pro 2, and a new device called the Surface Book. The three new devices are speculated […]

Qualcomm Introduces Entry-Level Quad-Core Snapdragon S4 ARM Processor

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Just as rival Texas Instruments is exiting the smartphone processor manufacturing business, Qualcomm has announced a lower cost edition of the company’s popular Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor based on designs from ARM Holdings. Introduction of this entry-level Snapdragon S4 quad-core CPU will make it possible for manufacturers to create tablets and smartphones with lower […]

LG Optimus G Coming To U.S. Later This Year

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Yesterday LG announced its new Optimus G for South Korea, and today it announced the phone will make its way to the U.S. sometime before the end of 2012. According to TechCrunch, LG held a small press conference this morning to announce the Optimus G will come to the U.S. The manufacturer couldn’t name any […]

LG Teases Smartphone Announcement for September 19

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LG recently brought its Intuition to Verizon, but it has another new smartphone to announce later this month. According to Android Police LG sent out an invitation for an announcement of a new smartphone on September 19, the same day HTC will announce its new phone(s). The event will also feature Qualcomm, so it’s safe […]

Qualcomm Begins Selling Reference Tablet With Quad-Core Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU

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While Qualcomm’s high-end Snapdragon S4 processors on many high-end Android smartphones released in the U.S. today are capped with two cores, it looks like the company is just about ready to roll out a quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor. The new applications processor with four cores are found on Qualcomm’s developer edition tablet complete with an […]

Chip Makers Offer Further Support for 4G LTE iPhone 5

A possible look at the iPhone 5.

Apple is widely believed to be announcing a 4G LTE iPhone 5 later on this year and it appears chip makers are gearing up to produce 4G LTE chips for the next-generation iPhone. According to DigiTimes, which is extremely hit or miss, chip makers Qualcomm and Broadcom are currently in the process of making 4G […]

Analyst: Apple Not Likely Impacted by Qualcomm’s Chip Shortages

Steve Jobs reportedly played a role in the next two iPhone models, likely called the iPhone 6 and iPhone 5S.

Qualcomm has previously warned that chip shortages of its processors and components would likely have an impact on smaller handset manufacturers as the company found that the 28 nm architecture was harder to make than previously anticipated. Fortunately, though analyst Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray noted that Apple would likely experience little or no impact […]

Nenamark Benchmark Reveals Dual-Core S4 on Verizon Galaxy S III

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It looks like the Nenamark benchmarking site confirms what we’ve already known from earlier leaks and rumors–the Verizon edition of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S III Android smartphone will be running on Qualcomm’s dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor rather than Samsung’s own quad-core Exynos CPU. The device, model number SCH-I535, was spotted previously through a leaked user […]

Gestures With Snapdragon S4 Bring Kinect-like Controls to Tablets

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Qualcomm wants to bring Kinect-like gesture controls to smartphones and tablets with “Gestures with Snapdragon S4.” Qualcomm’s new gestures use the front-facing camera on a smartphone or tablet to control what happens on the screen. The result is a simple control method that reminds us of Microsoft’s Kinect. In the demonstration we saw Qualcomm use […]