Curious what’s in the pipeline for HTC next year? In addition to launching the Tegra 3-powered Edge, it appears HTC is also working on the Ville – their first smartphone with Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon S4 processor. The latest info comes from Jonathan Geller of BGR who doesn’t exactly have the best ... Read More »
Most consumers could care less which processor is inside their phone, but to the early adopters it’s often seen as the most important hardware specification of any upcoming device. When we survey the first half of 2012, the two most compelling parts will be NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4. Both promise ... 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 »
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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 months, ... 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 of ... Read More »
HTC has made some big claims for their upcoming Thunderbolt 4G saying “it’s not your dream phone, it’s the one after that“, but many of our readers were disappointed by the reports that it will feature a single-core CPU and ship with Android 2.2. The hardcore Android fans were hoping for a dual-core ... Read More »