Qualcomm's 2015 Snapdragon Chips Promise Lightning Fast Phones

Qualcomm has just revealed the specifications for its 2015 mobile chips—and if you thought this year's offering sounded good, you are in for a massive treat when you read about these newer slabs of silicon. Read More >>

Qualcomm's New Snapdragon Chips Will Power TVs and Cars, Not Your Phone

Snapdragon's latest hunks of speedy silicon aren't destined for your telephone or tablet. No, instead, new tweaks made to the Snapdragon 600 and 800 will power your connected car and home theatre, respectively, instead. Read More >>

The First 64-Bit Snapdragon Processor Won't Be in a Phone You'll Want

Apple started a wave when it announced its new A7 processor--the brain of all its flagship products—would be 64-bit. Competitors have been keen to catch up, and now Qualcomm's making its move with the new Snapdragon 410, the first 64-bit chip in the line. The catch? It's for low and midrange phones. Read More >>

The Blistering New Snapdragon 805 is Going to 4K all of the Things

The zippy Snapdragon 800 pushes pixels beautifully on gadgets like the Nexus 5 and the Kindle Fire HDX, but now there's a new kid on the block. Qualcomm just announced its Snapdragon 805 complete with 4K powers, and it's coming to devices starting next year. Read More >>

Nokia's Windows RT Tablet Certified and Benchtested

Nokia's rumoured Windows RT tablet has started appearing in online benchmarking tools, with one suggesting a development code name of "Sirius" and appearing to confirm the Windows tab is running on the high-end Snapdragon 800 and Adreno 330 GPU mobile dream team. Read More >>

Report: The Next Amazon Kindle Fires Will Have Blazing Snapdragon Guts

BGR is reporting that the next batch of Amazon Kindle Fires will run a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor clocked "at about" 2GHz. It's hard to believe that Amazon would go with Qualcomm's top chipset on a tablet that's supposed to compete as a cheaper alternative to the iPad. Extreme overkill, much? On the other hand, it would be pretty dope to see what the chipset can do. Read More >>

Samsung Galaxy S4 with Snapdragon 800 Processor Confirmed by Samsung Docs

An officially released Samsung spec sheet [PDF] describes a slightly new Galaxy S4 model, which contains an MSM8974 processor -- more commonly known as the Snapdragon 800 or the newest, manliest chipset from Qualcomm that's been stunning observers with its early benchmark performance. This is probably the LTE-Advanced 4G S4 that only Korea will see, so don't plan an upgrade just yet. [Engadget via Techradar] Read More >>

Bloomberg: Qualcomm Chips Are Headed For Microsoft's Surface RT

Bloomberg is reporting that Microsoft is planning to give its Surface RT tablet an overhaul using chips from Qualcomm. Read More >>

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Benchmarks: This Thing Has a Face-Melting GPU

While most high-end Android phones currently sport Qualcomm's Snapdragon 600, there's another chip announced earlier this year waiting to hit the scene: the Snapdragon 800. Now, the first benchmarks of that new chip are in — and its GPU promises to smoke the competition. Read More >>

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App of the Day: Maybe, Just Maybe, Save Battery Life With Qualcomm's App

Qualcomm's just taken its BatteryGuru app out of beta, giving Snapdragon-powered phone users a new weapon to play with in the ongoing battle for a phone that lasts for more than three-quarters of a bloody day. But does it work? Read More >>

Next-Gen Processors: What Can We Expect?

CES 2013 was the exact point where processors became more than just geekdom. For decades, Intel's ruled the roost with a near-monopoly on processors. With the advent of smartphones and tablets, though, the field was blown wide open, and now there's a whole bunch of companies competing to put a slice of their finest silicon into your lucky hands. Here's what's going to be powering 2013's most lustworthy devices. Read More >>

Meet the New Crazy-Fast Snapdragon 800 and 600 Processors

Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 Pro processor has been blowing us away with its speed in phones like the Nexus 4, and that's why we can't wait to meet its big brothers. The Snapdragon 800 boasts a quad-core Krait 400 CPU, that can go up to 2.3GHz per core. Read More >>

Sony's Xperia SL Is Officially the Lamest Upgrade Ever

Sony's given the pretty decent Xperia S a truly puny 0.2GHz boost with a new 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon S3, plus a dose of Ice Cream Sandwich, and an added "L" -- meet the Xperia SL. Everything else is the same, so no new wonderphone out of Sony, unfortunately. You've got to wonder why it even bothered. [Sony] Read More >>

Super-Mysterious HTC Device Looks to Kick Arse in 1080p Rez

We have absolutely no idea what this is: it could be a phone; a tablet...or even not actually exist? Either way, it looks like HTC could finally be bringing out the big guns, as these benchmarks show something quite breathtaking: a device faster than a Galaxy S III. Read More >>

Are Corporate Rap Videos Ever a Good Idea? The Snapdragon Episode

I kind of love it when companies try and "get down with the kids" by releasing rap videos (or in Intel's case, flippin' weird dancing tiger videos.) Case in point: that unintentionally awkward Windows Phone white girl rap. Qualcomm signed up San Diego hip-hop team Parker and the Numberman for this week's effort, which aims to show punters how to improve their relationship...y'know, by using a phone with Snapdragon innards. Read More >>

Windows Phone 8 Will Be Powered By a Snapdragon S4 Plus Processor

Qualcomm and Microsoft are continuing their cozy relationship with Snapdragon S4 Plus processors set to power Windows Phone 8. Read More >>


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