Snapdragon 821 to fill gap until next big chip

Qualcomm unveiled the Snapdragon 821.

After months of speculation, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 is finally official. Qualcomm announced the chip this morning and the 821 comes on the heels of the successful Snapdragon 820. However, rather than replace the 820, the new chip will serve as filler until the next-generation chip arrives in the future. The Snapdragon 821 isn’t a … Read more

Nixon Unveils The Mission, An Android Wear Watch For Extreme Sports

It was starting to get quiet in the world of Android Wear and smartwatches in general for a while, but the last few days have brought about a flurry of new announcements and devices headed our way. Fossil introduced its two new models; Casio gave us the Smart Outdoor Watch; Michael Kors announced a hideous … Read more

Qualcomm Is Looking To Use Their Snapdragon Processors In Drones

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We’re all familiar with the name Qualcomm, the SoC manufacturer that uses their famous Snapdragon processors in a wide range of smartphones over the years. Big phone companies such as HTC, LG, Samsung, Sony, and others all use, or have used, Snapdragon SoCs at one time or another. Qualcomm is now trying to put their chips … Read more

Qualcomm Updates Details On Their Newest Snapdragon Chips: 430, 617 and 820

Busy day for Qualcomm today as they dropped a lot of new information. Along with the new Quick Charge 3.0, the California-based semiconductor company also unveiled two new chips and provided additional details on the already outed 820 processor. First up is the Snapdragon 430, part of the extremely prominent 400 series chips that have found … Read more

Qualcomm Introduces Quick Charging 3.0

Good old Quick Charging. Plug in your phone (if compatible with Quick Charge 2.0) and leave it there for 30 minutes and you’ll get at least 75% battery life. Before that, Quick Charge 1.0 provided 40 percent faster charging rate than normal charging. A helpful little feature when you need that extra charge before going … Read more

More Asus Smartphones To Come As Company Focuses On Mobile

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Asus smartphones are starting to make themselves known across the globe as the company starts offering up more models. On a recent visit to India, Asus-Tek chairman Jonney Shih said Asus would be shifting its focus into the mobile market and away from the PC market as they feel the PC is slowly dying. Asus … Read more

Xiaomi Working On In House Designed Mobile Processors

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Chinese smartphone maker, Xiaomi looks to be experimenting with an in house designed mobile processor to be used in 2016. Traditionally smartphone makers have gone with Qualcomm, MediaTek, Leadcore and Samsung processors so this should be interesting. For now it seems the processors designed by Xiaomi will power their lower end Redmi series of mobile … Read more

Qualcomm Supports The Internet Of Things

Qualcomm, the telecommunications semiconductor company that manufactures chips, antennas and much more, has announced its sponsorship of Thread. Thread is essentially a standard for the Internet of Things; a collaboration between major technology companies so that as things become more and more interconnected, everything from everyone will have the capability to communicate, not just products from certain … Read more

LG Claim New Snapdragon 810 Doesn’t Overheat

Yesterday we heard all sorts of info claimed to be the specs of the new Samsung Galaxy S6, along with several sources such as Bloomberg saying that Samsung were dropping the Qualcomm Snap Dragon 810 mobile chip due to overheating issues. Instead choosing to use their own Exynos chip to power all versions of the device. However LG have come out with conflicting information about the new chip.

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Qualcomm Next To Face EU Investigation

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Why does it seem like The European Union seems to be doing all it can to stifle technology at the moment? First they went after Google and brought in the farcical ‘right to be forgotten.’ They issued a record $1.1 billion fine against US chip maker Intel for anti-competitive practices. Now the EU is going after huge … Read more

Lenovo Announces Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ At Mobile World Congress

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Yoga Tablet 10 HD+

Lenovo announced their  next generation Yoga tablet today at Mobile World Congress, the Yoga 10 HD+. The original Yoga tablet was a hit and miss with some consumers. Some users were expecting a little more heat under the hood than Lenovo delivered the first time around. The Yoga 10 HD+ should hopefully remedy those issues with some bumped up specs and very nice hardware. With the purchase of Motorola you can certainly expect to see more of a push into the tablet and smartphone space from Lenovo. Having spoken to their marketing VP personally I know they’re very excited to move ahead in mobile and are doing R&D into what mobile users (especially Android users) want and need in their mobile products. Let’s hope they stay true to that motivation and start churning out some solid competitive products. Check out the specs below for the Yoga HD+ and read the press release from Lenovo below.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 Ultra HD Next Gen Processor With 4K Video

Qualcomm today announced their next generation mobile processor, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, which is designed to deliver the highest-quality mobile video, imaging and graphics experiences at Ultra HD (4K) resolution, both on device and via Ultra HD TVs. Featuring the new Adreno 420 GPU, with up to 40 percent more graphics processing power than … Read more

Sony Xperia Z1 Camera Ported To More Sony Devices

The Sony Xperia Z1 Camera app turned a few heads and some of those heads wanted that camera without having to actually buy the Z1. xda-developer niaboc79 has managed to get the Z1 app ported to all Sony Qualcomm devices. They include the Xperia T, TX and V, the Xperia SP, Xperia M, Xperia L, as well as the Xperia S, Acro … Read more