Qualcomm used to have a monopoly on mobile chips. Back when Exynos chips didn’t support LTE, Samsung started using Snapdragon processors in its devices in the US. Around the same time, NVIDIA Tegra processors started their descent into forgotten hardware.
Qualcomm grew a lot in those times, and started making better chips because of ... Read More »
A lot of different companies are linked to a single smartphone, despite the fact that when the phone lands on store shelves, just a single logo usually finds its way onto the body. This is especially true with the parts that are installed under the hood. Qualcomm has typically relied on chip manufacturer TSMC to piece ... Read More »
If a Twitter account known as @leaksfly is right, we now have some interesting information on what Qualcomm has in the works for the next year. According to a post from the @leaksfly Twitter account, which was just started earlier this year, Qualcomm has six new processors in the making, including the flagship 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 »
The second and more popular version of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 is finally getting updated to KitKat internationally. Samsung has started rolling out the KitKat update to the Snapdragon-powered Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 after the update has gone out to the Exynos-powered model. This is the international model, so rebranded carrier models need not apply.
After leaking out in a set of press images over the weekend, ASUS’s PadFone mini is now officially official. The newest member of the PadFone mini features a 4.3-inch 960×540 display and can dock into a 7-inch 1280×800 PadFone Station tablet, both of which are smaller than the recently-introduced ... Read More »
Less than a month after taking the wraps off of its new high-end Snapdragon 805 chipset that includes 4K video support, Qualcomm today debuted another new addition to its Snapdragon family. Today we’re being introduced to the Snapdragon 410, which just so happens to be Qualcomm’s first 64-bit processor. ... Read More »
The Nexus 7 has been Google’s most impressive Nexus device to date. The mini-tablet sold like hotcakes and kickstarted the tablet-optimized ecosystem Android has been sorely missing. With the one-year anniversary of the Nexus 7′s release swiftly approaching, news of its successor is starting to leak onto the web. The latest rumors on the device ... Read More »
“4K video recording? LMAO yeah, ok,” said the internet in response to this weekend’s rumor that LG might product the Nexus 5. We could argue for hours if 4K video capture and playback is really necessary, but the reality is that Qualcomm will bring this impressive spec to mobile devices with their upcoming ... Read More »
Today NVIDIA revealed its first mobile processor with a fully integrated 4G LTE modem, the NVIDIA Tegra 4i, which finally places them on an even playing field with Qualcomm. The Tegra line of chips have been successful in capturing a good chuck on the Android tablet market, but the lack of an integrated modem has slowed the ... Read More »