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 […]

Qualcomm Sends the Snapdragon S4 Around the World On a Single Charge

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We’ve already seen some pretty impressive benchmarking numbers for Qualcomm’s dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor when that chipset was pitted against competing quad-core Tegra 3 units where the S4 bests its counterpart. But with better performance, does battery life take a hit? Qualcomm is answering that in the negative and says that its dual-core S4 offers […]

Dual-Core AT&T HTC One XL Zippier Than Quad-Core Tegra HTC One X

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At Mobile World Congress, fans of the HTC One X found themselves to be disappointed by the AT&T variant that’s coming to the U.S. as the HTC One XL–based no the same design and specs–will eschew the international version’s quad-core processor in favor of a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor for better compatibility with the U.S. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Samsung Galaxy Note for AT&T Gains Dual-Core Snapdragon CPU, 4G LTE Support

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We had previously reported that Samsung’s 5-inch tablet-phone hybrid form factor mobile touchscreen device may be headed to AT&T, and it seems that the AT&T edition will be a little bit different than the international version. As it stands, the version that was seen going through the FCC earlier for U.S. regulatory approval may be […]

Galaxy S II X Coming to Canada’s Telus

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Canadian carrier Telus will be getting Samsung’s second-generation flagship Galaxy S II smartphone variant known as the Galaxy S II X. The Galaxy S II X will be identical to T-Mobile USA’s variant, which is different from other Galaxy S II’s on the market in that these two models will sport a Qualcomm dual-core 1.5 […]

Qualcomm’s 2.5GHz Quad-Core Processors Get Detailed, Due in 2012

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Not to be outdone by Intel’s announcement yesterday, Qualcomm has made an announcement of their own at the Innovation Qualcomm event in Istanbul where the chip maker outlined plans for its next-generation 2.5GHz quad-core processors that will be available to manufacturers by the end of 2011. That means that yes, there should be 2.5GHz Snapdragon […]

Samsung Omnia W brings 1.4 GHz CPU, NFC to Windows Phone Mango

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SamFirmware, which has been a reliable source of pre-release Samsung products in the past, has tweeted that Samsung’s Windows Phone mango device, the Omnia W, will come with a 1.4 GHz processor as well as near field communications (NFC) support. The processor would be a Snapdragon processor from Qualcomm as Microsoft standardizes on Qualcomm processors […]

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 […]

Mysterious Android Gingerbread Samsung Phone Packs 720p HD Display

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A mysterious device has popped up on the Developer Center with little information known except that the device would be packing a 720p HD display and will be running Google’s Android Gingerbread operating system. While it’s still unclear if this will be a tablet or a smartphone, we do know that the WXGA resolution display […]

Qualcomm to Ship Next-Generation 28 nm Snapdragon CPUs This Year

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In the arms race of ARM-based processor, Qualcomm is increasing its research and development budget modestly and will be deploy its next-generation dual-core Snapdragon ARM-based chipset this year to manufacturers. The new chipsets will be based on a smaller 28 nm design, which would promise speed improvements while reducing the power consumption compared to today’s […]

Qualcomm: Dual-Core ARM Snapdragon CPUs Will Outperform Quad-Core Rivals

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At the Qualcomm-hosted Uplinq conference in San Diego, California, Qualcomm was upbeat and optimistic about its Snapdragon chipset. The company says that its dual-core Snapdragon are efficient enough that it will out-perform quad-core offerings from rivals. Though company senior VP Rob Chandhok didn’t mention any rivals by name, he cites Qualcomm’s implementation of asynchronous processing […]

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 […]