Qualcomm Snapdragon chips are pretty much the standard here in the U.S. Almost all mobile devices use some level of Snapdragon, whether it be an all powerful Snapdragon 810 or a lowly Snapdragon 410 for budget devices. However, it hasn’t always been this way. Samsung used to use its own in-house Exynos chips with great results ... Read More »
Samsung looks to be going rogue in this year’s processor game. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 processor is being regarded as the go-to processor for 2015′s flagship devices. Samsung, however, isn’t biting. Reports have come out stating that the company will be passing on the Snapdragon 810 and instead opting to uRead 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 »
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Samsung has announced its latest mobile processor, the Exynos ModAP. It’s been a while (almost two years) since a Samsung Exynos processor has been relevant in the US because they’ve lacked LTE support. However, the Exynos ModAP might finally change that.
The ModAP is a quad-core chip based on a 28nm process, which claims to play back ... Read More »
Samsung used to be known for making the best mobile processors in the world. Back in the days of the Hummingbird and the original Exynos 4, Samsung was unbeatable, and frankly, Qualcomm had nothing good to offer. Things are very different today, with Qualcomm chips performing admirably and Samsung chips disappearing from the US market.
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The US mobile processor market is absolutely dominated by Qualcomm, with almost every device running a Snapdragon chip of some sort. From the Snapdragon 400 found in low or mid range devices, to the Snapdragon 801 powering our newest flagships, Qualcomm is pretty much the only processor manufacturer ever being used anymore. Fortunately, Samsung, MediaTek, ... Read More »
The Nexus line of devices have long moved on from their original purpose. The Nexus One proved what can be done with high end hardware and stock Android, basically serving as guidelines for other Android manufacturers. The Nexus S also had some amazing hardware, introducing a more refined version of Android. But from there, hardware ... Read More »
OnePlus has been quite vocal about the specs that it’s chosen for its upcoming smartphone. For example, when it came time to announce the processor in the OnePlus One, the company took great care to explain its choice in a relatable way. It ended up selecting an older Snapdragon 800 instead of the newer Snapdragon ... 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 »
Qualcomm has taken their sweet time getting their first mobile dual-core Snapdragon processor into devices, but the added time could result in an extra boost in performance and more power savings. In the latest post on the Qualcomm OnQ blog, Graphics Product Manager Brent Sammons says that their new Adreno 220 graphics processor ... Read More »