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Qualcomm managed to bring 40% larger revenue compared to the same time last year, and also 14% bigger compared to last quarter. Profits also hit 1.4 billion, which is a 20% increase over last... year’s profits, and a 33% over the last quarter. It seems that compared to last quarter alone, they managed to sell 23% more chips, accounting for 156 million units in total.

Qualcomm is c...

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Someone tried to mess around with the FaceUnlock application code from the Android SDK, and stumbled upon this code, which seems to include answers, as if given by a personal assistant... or such. We’ve heard some rumors a few months back that Google may be working on a personal assistant as part of their Google X projects, and they’ve been doing this for years. These rumors came f...

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NEC may not be doing so well in the smartphone market lately, but they aren’t going down without a fight. DoCoMo has just announced a new smartphone for Japan, called NEC- ES N-05D. What’s... most spectacular about this device is that they are built to be water-proof while still being 0.11 inches thinner than a Galaxy S 2, which is already a pretty thin device.

These are all the specs

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It looks like Samsung is already getting ready to release 2 more tablets very soon. These 2 screenshots show that Samsung is getting Wi-Fi certifications for 2 new devices, both which have dual-band... Wi-Fi. Although they are put in the “smartphone” category, we know they are tablets because of their naming convention. GT stands for Galaxy Tab, and P stands for its category (tablet). So what wi...

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Sony was one of the early adopters of Google TV along with Logitech, but they haven’t said so far how well it has been working out for them. Perhaps they are still optimistic about the... whole deal, and hope that demand will catch-up soon once Google gets more serious about Google TV, because it looks like they keep sending updates for their Blu-Ray player, which comes with Google TV...

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Just a couple of days ago I was saying what a bad move Motorola made with the Droid RAZR “Developer Edition”, and not just because it’s a poor strategy in general to release... so many similar (identical?) phones in such a short time, but because this time they are releasing a “new” phone that has absolutely nothing different from what the original phone has, exce...

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This could be just a coincidence, but it seems that a few unofficial 3rd party Steam apps were removed from the Market, just after the official Steam app was made available. Is it Google behind... this or the company behind Steam itself (Valve)?

The API that those 3rd party developers were using is still public and available to developers, so if Steam did it, then they are only blocking acc...

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Some people seem to think that because the $47 ($23 for students) Android tablet from the Indian Government is built with the minimum necessary specs for it to function, then it’s just... a gimmicky tablet and no one will want it. First of all, a lot of people already want it and over 1.4 million units have been sold. So you can’t say people don’t want it. They clearly do.<...

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Thanks to a NenaMark benchmark on their own site, someone managed to capture a screenshot of a Galaxy Nexus device featuring a PowerVR SGX544 GPU, much like a TI OMAP 4470 chip would have. Although,... it has never happened before for Google to release a “Plus” version of their Nexus, they did release a “4G” version of the Nexus S. Also, seeing how Samsung is on a spree of making ...

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The Qualcomm S4, based on the Krait architecture (the one before was called Scorpion), will boldly push performance forward compared to its Cortex A9 or S3 cousins, and if Qualcomm... is to be believed, the S4 should deliver all that performance boost at an even lower power draw, with the chip being manufacturered at 28 nm.

Its Adreno 225 GPU is not as brand new as the Krait-b...