Qualcomm touts how its 2010 technology is still better than Intel’s new Atom platform [video]

Snapdragon S2 vs Intel Medfield
by 1 year ago

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!

First Firefox OS smartphones to be released in early 2013, manufactured by ZTE & Alcatel

Firefox OS
by 2 years ago

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…

Rumored Supply Chain Problems Could Delay Major Android Releases

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Krait
by 2 years ago

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…

Qualcomm Intros Snapdragon S4 Pro SoC and Three New Gobi Modem Chipsets Supporting LTE Advanced and HSPA+ – Look Out NVIDIA

by 2 years ago

 Qualcomm, the world-leading wireless telecommunications research and development company and the world’s largest fabless chip supplier, has introduced a newly improved version of the Snapdragron S4 chip as well as three new Gobi modem chipsets at the Mobile World Congress today in Barcelona, Spain. The newly improved Snapdragron S4 SoC, dubbed as the “Snapdragron S4 Pro”, takes the ordinary dual-core Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 chip used in the HTC One X/S and the Asus Padfone to a whole new different level. So what’s so interesting about the S4 Pro? First and foremost, this SoC has a blazing fast graphics processor, thanks…