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 »
Have you recently noticed that your new Android phone chargers faster than your last one? Chances are your new phone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chip — as the company just revealed over 70 devices already feature a rapid charging technology called Quick Charge 1.0.
The supported devices (including the Galaxy S III, Nexus 4, ... Read More »
Qualcomm has traditionally been weak in the GPU department with their Snapdragon chips, but that is all set to change with the upcoming Adreno 320 GPU found in the new Snapdragon S4 Pro. Early benchmarks from Anandtech and other sites show that this new GPU is faster than anything we have ever seen ... Read More »
Last year Qualcomm reorganized how it named its Snapdragon processors and divided them up into different series. Snapdragon S1 represented the first-gen chip found in the HTC Nexus One, then we had S2 and S3, followed by S4 that is currently featured in almost every 4G LTE phone in North America.
The Xiaomi Mi-Two may have been the first announced with Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon S4 Pro chip, but Qualcomm just let slip that its new chip will also be powering an upcoming LG device. The unnamed LG device will hit the Korean market in September with a global rollout to come at a later date. This unnamed ... Read More »