Qualcomm debuts Snapdragon 805 ‘Ultra HD’ processor for mobile

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Qualcomm on Wednesday introduced its next generation of mobile CPU, the Snapdragon 805 “Ultra HD processor. Sampling in devices now and expected in the first half of 2014, the CPU is a quad-core monster with speeds up to 2.5GHz per core. Additional details include a new Adreno 420 CPU, ...

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Qualcomm’s Toq Smartwatch available from December 2

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Qualcomm on Monday confirmed the upcoming price and availability of their Toq Smartwatch. Set to arrive on December 2, the wearable tech features a Mirasol reflective display technology to provide for clear viewing even in direct sunlight. The Toq pairs via Bluetooth and works with Android ...

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Qualcomm’s ‘Ultimate Smartphone Photobooth’ syncs up 130 HTC One smartphones

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What would you do if you were given a chance to step into the booth? Vote to see it come to your city so you can show off! Hat tip to HTC Source Did you know you can advertise your app on AndroidGuys?

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Quad-core 2.5GHz Snapdragon CPU spotted in benchmarks

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The next generation of smartphones figures to get even faster and more powerful than ever before. Not that this is a surprise, of course, it happens every year. With 2013 seeing the introduction and rollout of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 and 800 processor we are now in the middle of devices ...

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Petition to keep Qualcomm supporting Snapdragon S3 chipset

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The point is: Snapdragon S3 has more than enough power to run 4.2.2 and newly even more optimized 4.3 Android. If some home-schooled developer can make it run – why proper developers paid by Qualcomm won’t succeed at it? MSM8260 devices were publicly released in 2011, it’s not ...

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Qualcomm enters smartwatch fray with ‘Qualcomm Toq’

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Qualcomm has decided that it’s not going to sit idly by and watch as everyone else release smartwatches. Today sees the chipmaker introducing its own take on the wearable technology with the debut of the Qualcomm Toq. Details are rather light at this point; there’s nary a word of ...

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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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