New LG G3 Details Emerge Ahead of Release

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The all new LG G3 flagship smartphone is coming soon, and in just under three weeks LG will take the stage and formally announce the device. With a release date nearing the details haven’t let up, and in fact more details have started to emerge at an alarming rate. This week rumors and leaks have […]

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, […]

Snapdragon BatteryGuru Update Tells Users When to Charge

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The makers of Snapdragon BatteryGuru announced an update to their utility which helps users get more battery life out of their devices using Snapdragon processors. The update will actually tell users when they should plug in based on their usage. We reviewed BatteryGuru and found that it extended the battery life on a Samsung Galaxy […]

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 […]

BatteryGuru Promises Better HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S4 Battery Life

Get better Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One battery life with BatteryGuru.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Snapdragon S4, NFC Specs Confirmed for LG Cayenne 4G LTE for Sprint

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After several leaks of the unannounced LG Cayenne Android smartphone for Sprint’s 4G LTE network, the device’s internal specs were confirmed in a recent leak. The LG Cayenne is widely believed to be a variant of the LG Viper 4G LTE, but with a landscape oriented sliding hardware keyboard. A leaked screenshot of the LG-made […]

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 […]

Asus Cites Snapdragon S4 Shortage for Padfone Delay

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It looks like Asus’ transforming Padfone smartphone-tablet-netbook device has missed its April debut date in Taiwan and the manufacturer of the device cites Qualcomm’s shortage of the Snapdragon S4 processor as the reason. Initially, the Padfone would have debuted in Taiwan in April and the company would launch the device in more markets shortly after, […]

New Mid-Range Samsung Smartphone With S4 CPU Rumored for Verizon

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While it’s still up in the air if Verizon Wireless will carry Samsung’s third-generation flagship Galaxy smartphone in the form of the Galaxy S III–the U.S. carrier had opted to skip the Galaxy S II for its own Droid Charge and to be the first to launch the Galaxy Nexus in the U.S. market–it appears […]

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 […]

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 […]