Rigonauts

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.

Snapdragon S2 vs Intel Medfield

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!

Firefox OS

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…

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 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…