Snapdragon archive

  • Qualcomm confirms Snapdragon chips coming for Android Wear
    Gadgets

    Qualcomm confirms Snapdragon chips coming for Android Wear

    By 19 March 2014

    Qualcomm will be expanding its Qualcomm Snapdragon processor lineup past smartphones and tablets, and offer it for Android Wear wearables, the company confirmed to Pocket-lint on Tuesday. "Qualcomm Technologies is working with Google and our customers...

  • Qualcomm announces new Snapdragon processor to power the flagship phones of 2014
    Phones

    Qualcomm announces new Snapdragon processor to power the flagship phones of 2014

    By 24 February 2014

    Qualcomm has announced a new Snapdragon processor at MWC that will promise faster and better phones in the coming months. The new processor will include several new enhancements to its predecessor and follows on from the previous Snapdragon 800 model...

  • Qualcomm unveils its first 64-bit processor, aiming at emerging markets
    Phones

    Qualcomm unveils its first 64-bit processor, aiming at emerging markets

    By 9 December 2013

    Qualcomm has announced its new Snapdragon 410 processor, aiming to bring faster data connection and faster performance, thanks to 64-bit technology, to emerging markets.  The Snapdragon 410 chip has integrated "4G LTE World Mode", meaning it will work...

  • Qualcomm's Snapdragon BatteryGuru for Android exits beta
    Apps

    Qualcomm's Snapdragon BatteryGuru for Android exits beta

    By 28 May 2013

    Qualcomm updated its Snapdragon BatteryGuru on Monday and brought the free Android app out of beta.  Everyone has battery life on the mind these days. From bright, high-resolution displays to apps that run quietly in the background, mobile devices hardly...

  • Qualcomm: We'll see 4K Ultra High Definition mobile devices this year
    Phones

    Qualcomm: We'll see 4K Ultra High Definition mobile devices this year

    By 9 January 2013

    Many mobile phone and tablet manufacturers are still playing catch up on the Full HD front, but Qualcomm's CEO Paul Jacobs believes there will be several 4K Ultra High Definition devices launched before the end of the year. The company's new mobile processor,...

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 prototype tablet pictures and hands-on
    Phones

    Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 prototype tablet pictures and hands-on

    By 8 January 2013

    Qualcomm used the opening keynote of CES in Las Vegas to officially launch its next-generation mobile processing chip, the Snapdragon 800. It is super fast and powerful, being quad core and allowing up to 2.3GHz per core. And Pocket-lint has had the opportunity...

  • Qualcomm: Snapdragon 800 processor capable of playing and recording 4K UHD video
    Phones

    Qualcomm: Snapdragon 800 processor capable of playing and recording 4K UHD video

    By 8 January 2013

    Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs unveiled the quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor for mobile devices during his CES opening keynote speech. Normally, Steve Ballmer (or Bill Gates before him) kicks off the show, but Jacobs was asked to do the honours this year...

  • LG admits to quad-core smartphone after Qualcomm spill with teaser video
    Phones

    LG admits to quad-core smartphone after Qualcomm spill with teaser video

    By 24 August 2012

    Having been beaten to the punch for the announcement of its own product, LG has started a teaser campaign for its Qualcomm-powered quad-core smartphone.  Qualcomm had previously made the reveal by releasing an official document before the Korean manufacturer...

  • Shoulda got a Snapdragon: Parker and The Numberman perform the Qualcomm rap (video)
    Phones

    Shoulda got a Snapdragon: Parker and The Numberman perform the Qualcomm rap (video)

    By 27 July 2012

    Qualcomm has released a fun and catchy rap video by Parker and The Numberman to try to encourage people to go with its Snapdragon processor over other brands when they get a new smartphone. The video takes a vibrant journey of smartphone mishaps leaving...

  • Augmented Reality 2012: Is the dream any closer?
    Online

    Augmented Reality 2012: Is the dream any closer?

    By 19 July 2012

    Stuff of the cinema but panned as gimmickry in the real world, augmented reality soldiers on in 2012. The concept is a noble one - annotate the world around us with virtual information to enhance our understanding, enjoyment and usefulness of the immediate...

  • Qualcomm SDK promises consumers reasons to stick with Snapdragon
    Phones

    Qualcomm SDK promises consumers reasons to stick with Snapdragon

    By 27 June 2012

    In the first move of Qualcomm’s annual big event, the company has released an SDK for mobile developers intended to bring the very best app experiences for Android users the world over. According to the San Diego-based mobile chip manufacturer at Uplinq...

  • Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 processor is so chilled it won't melt butter
    Online

    Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 processor is so chilled it won't melt butter

    By 7 June 2012

    Qualcomm is making claims that it’s Snapdragon S4 is the most thermally efficient processor around and it’s using a block of butter to prove it. Have you ever been using your phone for an age and started to feel the heat it generates? Sometimes it...

  • Qualcomm plays down Tegra 3 threat
    Phones

    Qualcomm plays down Tegra 3 threat

    By 28 February 2012

    On Monday Pocket-lint brought you the news from MWC that Paul Otellini, Intel CEO and president, had dismissed the importance of cores in mobile phone CPUs. A day later and it is Qualcomm's turn to dismiss the so-called mobile core-wars. Speaking at...

  • Qualcomm: Snapdragon S4 phones will be better than PS Vita
    Gaming

    Qualcomm: Snapdragon S4 phones will be better than PS Vita

    By 11 January 2012

    Qualcomm has told Pocket-lint that its new Snapdragon S4 processor that is working its way into mobile handsets due out in the coming months will be able to create games graphics as good as, if not better than, the soon to be released dedicated handheld...

  • Qualcomm: Windows 8 blurs product lines, expect Snapdragon clamshell devices
    Phones

    Qualcomm: Windows 8 blurs product lines, expect Snapdragon clamshell devices

    By 15 September 2011

    Qualcomm has said that Microsoft’s Windows 8 will blur the lines of what is a PC and what is a smartphone even more, as companies look to bring out devices that merge traditional form factors. In an exclusive one-to-one chat at the company’s IQ event...

  • Windows 8 gets Qualcomm Snapdragon support
    Tablets

    Windows 8 gets Qualcomm Snapdragon support

    By 14 September 2011

    Qualcomm has confirmed that its new, next-gen S4 class processors will be Windows 8-friendly when the new Microsoft operating system comes out. "We are supporting Windows 8 with a comprehensive upcoming family of S4 Snapdragon processors," said Christiano...

  • Qualcomm details next-gen 2.5GHz Snapdragon processors
    Phones

    Qualcomm details next-gen 2.5GHz Snapdragon processors

    By 14 September 2011

    Your phone is only going to get faster and better in the future, according to Qualcomm, as it's outlined the next step for its Snapdragon processor at its Innovation Qualcomm event in Istanbul. The company’s processors, which power the majority of today’s...

  • Featurephone market dominance to continue
    Phones

    Featurephone market dominance to continue

    By 1 June 2011

    Qualcomm's senior director of business development Liat Ben-Zur has predicted a new revolution in mobile - featurephones. But hang on, aren't we supposed to be heading for a future dominated by suped-up smartphones? Not so, according to the Qualcomm...

  • VIDEOS: Qualcomm whets your mobile HD appetite
    Phones

    VIDEOS: Qualcomm whets your mobile HD appetite

    By 2 May 2011

    Qualcomm, once the undisputed mobile chip king, has come under pressure from a wealth of competitors as of late - most notably from Nvidia and its Tegra 2 platform. But the San Diego based manufacturer has gone out on the offensive; releasing a couple...

  • Qualcomm: 20 tablets still to come in next year
    Tablets

    Qualcomm: 20 tablets still to come in next year

    By 15 February 2011

    If you think you’ve seen all the tablet expected for 2011 already, thing again. Chip maker Qualcomm has just told Pocket-lint that it knows of 20 tablets that are packing its Snapdragon dual-core processor are still to be released in the next year....

  • Qualcomm boasts about its 3D prowess
    Phones

    Qualcomm boasts about its 3D prowess

    By 10 February 2011

    The mobile chip war is heating up nicely, with Qualcomm hitting back at all the Nvidia Tegra 2 3D news with a statement that its chips are more than capable of cranking up the mobile 3D action. The San Diego based company has stated that its Snapdragon...

  • Qualcomm confirms 1.5Ghz processor in time for MWC 2011
    Phones

    Qualcomm confirms 1.5Ghz processor in time for MWC 2011

    By 8 September 2010

    Qualcomm's CEO has confirmed that the company is working on a 1.5Ghz processor for the tablets and phones of tomorrow. "We have a 1.5Ghz processor coming," Paul Jacobs confirmed at the company's Innovation Qualcomm (IQ) event in London before later confirming...

  • Huawei S7: 7-inch Android tablet hits UK
    Online

    Huawei S7: 7-inch Android tablet hits UK

    By 8 July 2010

    Expansys has announced that it is to be selling the 7-inch Android tablet debuted by Huawei, the company behind many of the mobile broadband dongles in the UK  The new 7-inch tablet will cost £299.99 and be available later this month giving users something...

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon boosted to 1.2GHz, heading to HTC Mondrian?
    Phones

    Qualcomm Snapdragon boosted to 1.2GHz, heading to HTC Mondrian?

    By 1 June 2010

    Qualcomm has said that it has boosted its Snapdragon processor up to 1.2GHz thanks to enhancements to the way the chip runs. The news means the gadgets of tomorrow (read phones and tablets out at the end of the year) will be getting a power boost making...

  • LG Arena Max LU9400 brings Snapdragon to the party
    Phones

    LG Arena Max LU9400 brings Snapdragon to the party

    By 1 March 2010

    LG has announced its first Snapdragon powered handset, in Korea, on Monday. The new handset, the LG Arena Max LU9400, catchy we know, will be available later this month on SK Telecom in South Korea (LG home country) and sport the super fast Qualcomm...