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 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…

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  One of the things I like about Samsung and don’t like about HTC is that they are willing to use other chips for their devices, especially if one of their favorite chip is not top dog anymore (fortunately Samsung’s chips have always maintained the lead so far). HTC on the other hand, no matter how good or bad was the performance of Qualcomm chips, they would stick with them. There are hints that this year they will use Tegra and even OMAP chips alongside the Qualcomm ones, but that remains to be seen. I do like that Samsung is…

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Qualcomm managed to bring 40% larger revenue compared to the same time last year, and also 14% bigger compared to last quarter. Profits also hit 1.4 billion, which is a 20% increase over last year’s profits, and a 33% over the last quarter. It seems that compared to last quarter alone, they managed to sell 23% more chips, accounting for 156 million units in total. Qualcomm is clearly doing well in the mobile market right now, and I think we can all pinpoint to the exact moment in time when brand awareness played a huge rule in skyrocketing Qualcomm’s numbers…

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Last year Qualcomm got behind everyone else in dual core chips and not only in time to market, but also in performance. The dual core 1.2 Ghz S3 chip could easily be surpassed by a Cortex A9 based Exynos at the same frequency of 1.2 Ghz/core. That’s because the custom Scorpion architecture was more of a competitor to Cortex A8, and when the more powerful and more efficient Cortex A9 arrived, Qualcomm kept the same architecture and only increased the clock frequency. This is why even dual core 1.5 Ghz S3 processors can barely match up to the dual core…

game-command

Qualcomm recently announced the sequel to the Snapdragon GamePack that it launched last July this year.  Adding to the more than a hundred game titles already in the Snapdragon GamePack, Qualcomm is planning to release the new Snapdragon GameCommand games early next year. GameCommand is an application where users will be able to easily find and access all games optimized exclusively for Snapdragon processors.  The new game titles will start arriving on the Android Market in early 2012.  Qualcomm made the announcement in conjunction with its launch of its new S4 series of Snapdragon processors. Among the upcoming games included…

HTC Ville

If you think the HTC Rezound already beats the iPhone 4S to a pulp, HTC has another–and probably better–killer smartphone in the works. Codenamed as the HTC Ville, it will be one of the handsets to be unveiled at the  upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012. First reported by Boy Genius Report, the HTC Ville will employ a 1.5-GHz dual-core Snapdragon Series 4 processor, an 8-megapixel camera that is capable of recording 1080p HD video, and a 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED display. Support for HSPA+ connectivity is expected and a 1,650-mAh battery will power the device. Yet another feature to…

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AT&T recently launched two new Android smartphones for its LTE network. Consumers and Android enthusiasts got very excited about the LTE launching since this evolution promises nothing but pure high speed data transfer on AT&T. The two flagship handsets on AT&T are the HTC Vivid and the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket. Both handsets bear a lot of promise, considering both companies are on the top of the Android food chain. Let’s have a quick look at the specs and features of each phone and maybe perhaps we could give you an idea on what phone you should get, shall…

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Verizon offers very tempting Android handsets, and many people actually find the offers irresistible.  Who wouldn’t? With the company offering a great new line of smartphones at exceptionally affordable prices, almost anyone will take the bargain and settle for a favorite phone. Two of Verizon’s inexpensive offering includes the Pantech Breakout and Motorola DROID X2.  Both are priced at US$99 on Verizon Wireless, so they are within reasonable price range.  If you are thinking of getting either of the two, this comparison review can probably help you decide. Design The gorgeous Breakout’s overall design is covered in matte black plastic…

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Huawei Technologies, maker of quality and affordable smartphones, has just raised the bar a notch higher by announcing two new Android devices. The Huawei Vision and the Huawei MediaPad are Huawei’s latest Android ammo in its arsenal, presumably to make Huawei compete better in the Android gadgets arena. The Vision and the MediaPad are positioned to first set foot on U.K. soil before other countries. The U.S. market will have to wait a bit longer for these two gadgets’ arrival. The Vision would already be available in the U.K. this Christmas while the MediaPad will be available early 2012. The…