Qualcomm just took the veil off its latest high-performance system on a chip, the Snapdragon 805, combining the fastest mobile CPU ever with the new Adreno 420 GPU.
At the heart of every smartphone there is a baseband processor which contains a general purpose ARM processor and runs its own operating system. These operating systems are closed source and vulnerable to hackers.
The Toq will be available on December 2, and, for $349, buyers will get a low-power Mirasol display, long battery life (several days according to Qualcomm), and the ability to receive notifications right on the wrist, for things like email or calendar.
A recently spotted benchmark from AnTuTu, shows the yet unreleased Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8084 running at 2.5GHz. with the new Adreno 420 GPU. Will the Adreno 400 series be a revolution or an evolution?
Qualcomm arranged 130 HTC Ones on a 540-degree spiral rig and used it to take some pretty sweet shots. Check it out.
Qualcomm realizes that 64-bit computing is the future and issues a formal statement retracting comments made by its Chief Marketing Officer calling Apple A7’s processor a “marketing gimmick.”
A recent teardown of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has estimated that it costs around $240 to build, which is about $20 more than the 3G version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. The extra costs are due to the better display, the faster processor and the increased amount of RAM.
There are currently three rival groups trying to create the definitive wireless charging standard, Samsung and Qualcomm both belong to two of them. Now Samsung has boosted its interest in the WPC and the Qi standard by investing $4 million in a company called PowerbyProxi.
From your smartphone, to your car, to your washing machine, there could be an ARM-designed Cortex chip in most devices that you use every day.
Mobile boss JK Shin confirmed that some Samsung smartphones coming next year would be powered by 64-bit processors, though that shouldn’t surprise anyone.