Enter the ZTE Grand X, the newest 4G device to come to the popular prepaid network. It offers affordability, a good size and one heck of a price tag.
In this Back to Basics edition, we take a look at processors. Dual-core, Octa-core, SoC. All shall be explained. Read on for the full details.
The king of Qualcomm’s 2013 SoCs, the Snapdragon 800, is set for mass production in late May, although it’s not known at this time what smartphones will use it.
Qualcomm has released four side-by-side test videos, showing off the power of its new dual-core Snapdragon 400 verses a competing quad-core processor.
Qualcomm announced via a blog post that some of its Snapdragon chips have a technology called Quick Charge 1.0 that makes devices charge 40% faster.
If you’re looking to show off one particular game on your phone to your friend(s) – Rigonauts has that “wow” factor that can impress them. The thing is – you’ll need to own a Snapdragon-powered smartphone on Verizon Wireless. Why? Well, it’s because Verizon and Qualcomm have secured the exclusive right of Rigonauts until October 23.
Intel’s apparent absence from the American market points toward one thing: LTE. Or to be more specific, the lack of LTE support. That might soon change, though, as Intel has confirmed plans to support LTE in the near future.
The video compares usable performance in several areas, including gaming and simple web browsing — scrolling and zooming. It seems the Snapdragon processor does it better than Intel Atom. Qualcomm also touts compatibility as among the main advantages of its platform. Some apps and games simply won’t work on Intel’s platform. What’s even more interesting is that Qualcomm’s comparison uses a Snapdragon S2 from circa 2010!
Four months ago at MWC 2012, Mozilla has first unveiled its plans to create a HTML 5-based, open source mobile operating system, although back then there was no way of knowing how far away the project was from reaching the consumer market. Thankfully, Mozilla Foundation has announced today that the first smartphones to use the new Firefox OS will be made by ZTE and Alcatel, and will ship in early 2013 featuring Qualcomm Snapdragon processors. Mozilla has also announced that the Firefox OS will be backed up by a number of telecom companies such as Deutsche Telekom, Sprint, Smart, Telecom…
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 Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). Now, Qualcomm seems to be running into serious issues with its S4 chip. According to a rumor reported by Semi Accurate, TSMC has encountered major problems with its 28nm chip line, causing it to halt production. The issues appeared to…