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Nov 16 AT 11:36 AM Taylor Wimberly 5 Comments

Qualcomm grows Snapdragon S4 family to cover all tiers of smartphones and tablets

Today Qualcomm announced the expansion of their upcoming Snapdragon S4 platform to cover all tiers of smartphones and tablets. New chipsets to join the S4 family include MSM8660A, MSM8260A, MSM8630, MSM8230, MSM8627, MSM8227, APQ8060A and APQ8030. This is in addition to the previously announced MSM8960, MSM8930 and APQ8064. The press release was light on ... Read More »

Oct 10 AT 2:52 PM Taylor Wimberly 39 Comments

Qualcomm demos 28nm Krait, expects to dominate Android devices in 2012

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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Feb 09 AT 3:19 PM Taylor Wimberly 15 Comments

HP hints at Qualcomm’s dual-core Snapdragon availability, but when are the other dual-cores coming?

The first dual-core phone in the USA, the Motorola Atrix 4G, goes on pre-sale this weekend and it will be available in AT&T stores by March 3rd. That device is powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 processor, but many other semiconductor companies are also working on dual-core solutions.

Qualcomm has their third-generationg, dual-core Snapdragon, ... Read More »

Dec 08 AT 9:00 AM Taylor Wimberly 12 Comments

Texas Instruments announces dual-core 1.5 GHz OMAP4 for second half of 2011

Today Texas Instruments announced that their new OMAP4440 processor will be go into production by the second half of 2011. This dual-core processor boasts clock speeds of 1.5 GHz per ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore and it includes a PowerVR SGX540 GPU. The OMAP4440 also includes other feature enhancements like the ability to support 1080p stereoscopic 3D playback ... Read More »