LG confirms Snapdragon 800 for next-gen ‘G’ smartphone

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LG confirmed on Wednesday night that the next generation of “G” series smartphone will employ a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. Why is it this important, you’re wondering? Because not only is it a beast in terms of performance but it’s also power-efficient and easy on ...

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Qualcomm-based Samsung Galaxy S4 models now have root

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If you’re a hacker / cracker / modder / rooter, then you’ll be interested in hearing this. Now that AT&T and Sprint are carrying the Samsung Galaxy S4, XDA user djrbliss has come up with a root method for the S4 on these carriers. The mod only works on Qualcomm-based S4′s. ...

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Reuters: Google to introduce new Nexus 7, may lower price

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Google will introduce a next-generation of the Nexus 7 tablet, possibly with a lower price tag, according to Reuters.  Reportedly, Asus will be the hardware partner of choice however the processor will come from Qualcomm instead of NVIDIA. The details match up with previous rumors that Google ...

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DoubleTwist adds streaming radio functionality with MagicRadio

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If you  love doubleTwist’s already stellar product, then you’ll love what they’ve got coming up next. The company is releasing “MagicRadio”, a music streaming service based on your tastes and preferences. Magic Radio is being hyped as radio that not only plays off ...

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Qualcomm announces RF360, could be the end of LTE woes

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LTE: it’s all over the place. It just is. Not in a saturation way, but in a chaotic, crazy, man-someone-should-really-fix-this kind of way. there’s so many different versions in so many different markets, travelling with solid LTE is almost impossible right now. Now, Qualcomm has ...

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Qualcomm intros Snapdragon 200 and 400 series of mobile processors

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  Qualcomm today introduced a pair of new mobile processors aimed at mid-range and entry-level smartphone experiences. As the numbers might lead you to believe, the Snapdragon 200 is focused on delivering  a balance of value and performance as well as better battery life. The Snapdragon ...

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Google rumored to drop NVIDIA in favor of Qualcomm for Nexus 7 refresh

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Google may turn to Qualcomm as the chipmaker of choice for the next-generation Nexus 7, reports  Pacific Crest analyst Michael McConnel. Citing supply chain issues and competitive pricing, Google could be leaving NVIDIA and the Tegra 4 out of the tablet. Supply chain conversations indicate two ...

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Qualcomm announces new lightning-fast Snapdragon chips 600 and 800

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At CES, Qualcomm recently announced two new chipset sure to impress: The Snapdragon 600 and the Snapdragon 800. How impressive, you ask? Let’s start with the 600, which has: Quad Core Krait 300 CPU at speeds up to 1.9 GHz per core Adreno 320 GPU LPDDR3 RAM support Up to 40-percent better ...

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In Brief: 21 other Android-related things worth knowing (December 7)

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In Brief is a compilation of notifications, rumors, photos, videos, infographics, and Android-related news tidbits which, for whatever reason, did not end up with a post of its own on AndroidGuys.  These are things that we still feel are worth knowing, even if in a passing manner.  Consider it ...

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Samsung mysterious device coming soon to AT&T?

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Samsung is on a hot streak nowadays with devices like Samsung Galaxy S III and Samsung Note II, and their competitors are working on devices to get head-to-head with Samsung. Though, Samsung is not all about “high-end” devices, they are also focusing on mid-range devices as well, ...

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Qualcomm debuts new Snapdragon S4 Play processors

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Both processors will be ready for customer sampling by end of 2012 and are expected to be shipping in commercial devices in the first quarter of 2013.

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In Brief: Other Android stuff worth knowing (Sept 25)

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In Brief is a compilation of notifications, rumors, and Android-related news tidbits, which for whatever reason, did not end up with a post of its own on AndroidGuys.  These are things that we still feel are worth knowing, even if in a passing manner.  Consider it a grab-bag of Android goodies. ...

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Qualcomm: Newest competitor chipsets can’t hang with our two-year-old stuff

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Qualcomm is pretty proud of their Snapdragon processor family and wants to remind mobile community at large.  Sure, they’ve got cutting-edge quad-core Snapdragon S4 stuff in devices like the Optimus G, but that’s not all they’re about, ya know?  In fact, Qualcomm’s older ...

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LG and Qualcomm set to rock our world on September 19

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As if there were not enough mobile tech press conferences in September, LG has just officially sent out invitations to a September 19 event. Teaming with processor manufacturer Qualcomm, it’s a pretty good bet that they will announce the U.S. availability of the Optimus G. Things get ...

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Qualcomm debuts Snapdragon SDK for developers

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Qualcomm today announced its Snapdragon software development kit (SDK), designed to help Android developers leverage technologies found at the system-on-a-chip level.  For example, developers can take advantage of features such as facial processing, burst capture for photos, surround sound, ...

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