qualcomm ultraportable laptops

HTC has already released its flagship Android 4.0 device with the HTC One X, and we are eagerly awaiting the imminent announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S3 on May 3. Meanwhile, another Android... powerhouse, Motorola, has been relatively silent about its next flagship device, supposedly dubbed Droid Fighter and also known as the Droid Razr HD.

Some new information has come to light about...

qualcomm ultraportable laptops

Although Qualcomm’s dual-core Snapdragon S4 (based on the ARM Cotrex A15 architecture) holds out well against other competitors in the smartphone / tablet SoC market, such as the Nvidia... Tegra 3, it looks like Qualcomm is about to release a quad-core version as well, one that will target the ultra-portable laptop market, as well as the next generation of superphones.

In preparati...

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Prizes, who doesn’t like them? If you’re up for the task, you stand a chance to win a new smartphone or tablet powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chip. How? As a way to promote the energy... efficiency of its Snapdragon processors, Qualcomm dares you to take the “Around the World on One Charge” challenge, which offers a Snapdragon device as the grand prize.

The premise behind the ch...

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The HTC One X is undergoing some kind of  identity crisis in the US. While the global variant comes with a Nvidia Tegra 3 SoC, the AT&T version of the phone — renamed as the HTC One... XL – will have to make do with a Snapdragon S4 processor.  This ultimately means you can no longer gloat that your phone touts a quad-core processor. But is this necessarily a bad thing?

Not r...

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When it comes to today’s smartphones, there’s a lot of interest around what devices are getting what SoC (System on a Chip). Many expected 2012 to be the year of the quad-core smartphone, but... it’s much more likely that dual-core processors will still continue to show up in flagship superphones and attract a lot of customers from the substantial mid-end market.

The five major tech c...

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Krait

San Diego-based Qualcomm supplies SoCs for many Android makers, with its dual-core Snapdragon S4 (Krait) chip powering several high-profile Android devices that are coming over the next months.... But Qualcomm is a fabless firm, meaning that it doesn’t actually manufacture the chips it designs and markets. Fabrication is handled by Asian semiconductor specialists, most notably Taiwan Semiconduct...

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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...