Yesterday Lenovo announced their IdeaTab S2, the first consumer device we’ve seen with Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon S4 processor. Some readers were disappointed by the fact that the Snapdragon S4 is only dual-core, but this is Qualcomm’s first processor to feature their new 28nm Krait core, which far outperforms the Cortex-A9 core ... Read More »
We have been waiting in awe for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, as well as some other devices that will blow our minds. Next year is going to be quite an exciting one for the Android world, though. As always, technology does not stop evolving, and today’s devices will look like nothing compared to ... Read More »
Pop quiz. Would you rather have a dual-core or quad-core processor inside your next Android device? Common sense might lead you to believe that more cores are better, but it’s actually a lot more complex than that.
Last week Qualcomm invited me to their headquarters for a briefing on their upcoming Krait architecture and I got ... Read More »
Qualcomm put on the gas, Krait sampled ahead of schedule, first commercial 28nm device this calendar year
Who will have the lowest-power, highest-performance mobile processor in Android devices by the end of this year?
Qualcomm tried to clear up any confusion about the launch of their new processor micro-architecture, code-named Krait, on today’s Q3 2011 earnings call. “We sampled the Snapdragon MSM8960 ahead of schedule this quarter,” said Steven Mollenkopf, Qualcomm’s Executive ... Read More »
I would love to be in Andy Rubin’s shoes right now. In May he told us Google was planning a 3rd Nexus device. Now every Android player is knocking his door down trying to get a piece of the action. We likely won’t know the final details on this device for several more ... Read More »
Here we go again. The Nexus 3 rumor mill is back in full force. This week’s rumor is brought to you by Boy Genius Report. They’re now reporting that Google’s upcoming Android phone will be called Nexus 4G and will have all the following goodies:
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Dual-core 1.2 GHz ... Read More »
NVIDIA will ship the world’s first mobile quad-core processor (Kal-El), but Qualcomm is on track to be the first to market with a mobile 28nm processor. Delivering up to twice the density of previous manufacturing nodes, 28nm technology allows chips to do far more with less power.
Qualcomm just announced that their next generation ... Read More »