Qualcomm is, without a doubt, one of the world’s leading mobile chip manufacturers. It seems like just about every flagship Android device launched inside the US is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon. So just how many devices have been shipped running a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor?
Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf made the announcement today ... Read More »
Qualcomm really loves to tease its upcoming mobile processors early, even if they’re not coming out for a long long time. We’re still playing with the Snapdragon 801 and waiting patiently for the all powerful Snapdragon 805 to come to mainstream devices, but it looks like Qualcomm is already testing the Snapdragon ... Read More »
No device is safe from Dan Rosenberg. Most famous for his earlier Motorola DROID exploits unlocking the bootloader of devices previously thought to be unhackable, the man has found another exploit that affects a staggering amount of devices.
At the Blackhat 2014 conference, Rosenberg demonstrated this exploit by unlocking the bootloader of a Moto X ... Read More »
Despite the fact that it makes its own processors, Samsung has long depended on Qualcomm because its processors have historically been the only ones with LTE on the chip itself, a necessity for markets like the US. And while Samsung Exynos processors are nice, the lack of LTE is their downfall. However, Samsung’s relationship with Qualcomm will ... Read More »
The HTC One (M8), as many of you know, features two cameras on the back. One is the Ultrapixel camera sensor that captures the photo, and the second one is a camera sensor that is used to calculate depth. This obviously requires some serious software processing, and HTC had to create this all from scratch. ... Read More »
We all that technology moves at a crazy fast rate. It’s incredible to see how amazing our smartphones have become over the last few years. And while it can also get a little depressing when your flagship device is surpassed by a new product, what’s worse is when your flagship is still the absolute best ... Read More »
The performance of the HTC One (M8) might be a bit contentious given HTC’s own admission that the device kicks itself into High Performance Mode when most benchmarking tools are used. But the reality is that the Snapdragon 801 is perhaps the most powerful smartphone processor currently on the market (by a hair over the ... Read More »
The Motorola X8 chip isn’t the only one with always listening capabilities. Qualcomm decided to include a similar “core” in the Snapdragon 800, touting its always listening capabilities before its release. However, we haven’t heard anything about it since. Either Qualcomm has not given permission to manufacturers to use this core, or manufacturers have just ... Read More »
The OnePlus One is a phone many are anticipating, and OnePlus is even going into a pretty big social media ad campaign. The future CyanogenMod-powered device is said to be fairly cheap but high end, so we were eagerly waiting for some specs to be released. Our patience paid off, because OnePlus has officially announced ... Read More »
At least some of the next generation offerings from Qualcomm are here, and though we aren’t yet seeing a crazy powerful flagship processor, some nice chips were announced today. The highest end chip announced was the Snapdragon 801, a slight improvement over the Snapdragon 800. It remains a 32-bit chip, but the clock speed is ... Read More »