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Snapdragon S4 tests show Qualcomm pushing boundaries

Snapdragon S4 tests show Qualcomm pushing boundaries

Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 processor has been put through its benchmarking paces, with the 1.5GHz dual-core "Krait" MSM8960 proving capable of indecently slick Android performance. The new chipset delivered more than twice the CPU grunt of any currently-shipping chipset in some tests, and while AnandTech's benchmarking is done on a Qualcomm developer device, rather than commercial hardware, conclusions like "this is the absolute smoothest we've ever seen Ice Cream Sandwich run" certainly leave us wanting more.

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Qualcomm and Ericsson demo VoLTE to 3G switch without dropping call

Qualcomm and Ericsson demo VoLTE to 3G switch without dropping call

Qualcomm and Ericsson have completed the first VoLTE handover of a voice call from an LTE network to a WCDMA one, paving the way for high-speed smartphones that can handle voice as well as data. The proof-of-concept took place in late December, using a Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 3G/LTE based device on an Ericsson network, seamlessly transitioning the in-progress call to 3G when LTE coverage was no longer available.

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Qualcomm AllJoyn proximity-based peer-to-peer technology hands-on

Qualcomm AllJoyn proximity-based peer-to-peer technology hands-on

This month we got the opportunity to speak with Qualcomm on a technology of theirs by the name of AllJoyn, made to allow proximity-based device-to-device communication possible without the use of an intermediary server. We've got hands-on looks with smartphone games, tablet games, music and document applications, and some tablet-to-television action as well all lined up for you here. Discover what makes Qualcomm's all-inclusive framework surrounding this powerful technology so great!

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Huawei Ascend P LTE, hands-on

Huawei Ascend P LTE, hands-on

We were here at the Huawei booth and noticed the latest version of their Ascend line of phones. The Ascend P LTE looks strikingly similar to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and even runs an untouched version of Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). The OS was still pretty buggy, but it was definitely not a letdown.

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Qualcomm: Tegra 3 is a “single use product”

Qualcomm: Tegra 3 is a “single use product”

Qualcomm is pushing to make its Snapdragon mobile chipset brand more visible in the consumer marketplace, dismissing the threat of NVIDIA's Tegra 3 as a "single use product" and even temporarily rebranding the Qualcomm Stadium as the "Snapdragon Stadium" from this weekend. Speaking at a pre-CES briefing today, Qualcomm's Senior Vice President of Software Strategy Rob Chandhok suggested that, while Tegra 2 may have been found in many of the headline-grabbing tablets and phones over the past twelve months, "in the mobile space, I'm not sure that NVIDIA has any more brand awareness than we do." The company is similarly unconcerned about the quadcore Tegra 3.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor details revealed

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor details revealed

For those of you that pick up your smartphone and simply expect it to run, and run well, and don't give a hoot about what's under the hood, keep on walking, because this is detailed specifications talk right here in this post. What we've got here is an announcement from Qualcomm about their upcoming next-generation SoC, or System on Chip, or if you prefer, processor - the big fat engine that makes your smartphone able to run with great power and live up to your harsh, harsh expectations. This is Qualcomm's S4 SoC, complete a brand new 28nm manufacturing process and an undeniably excellent combination: Qualcomm's Krait CPU and the Adreno 225 GPU.

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NVIDIA delaying GPUs over subpar performance and production?

NVIDIA delaying GPUs over subpar performance and production?

NVIDIA has reportedly delayed its GPU roadmap, pushing back the release of 28nm, 22nm and 20nm chipsets over what's said to be poor yields from production partner Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) along with underwhelming product performance. According to DigiTimes' and sources at graphics card makers, NVIDIA's 28nm Kepler GPUs - which were originally expected to begin shipping later this year - are now not expected to arrive until 2012.

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Qualcomm adds Windows 8 support to dual/quad-core chips

Qualcomm adds Windows 8 support to dual/quad-core chips

Qualcomm has announced that it is collaborating with Microsoft on the next version of Windows. The coming line of Snapdragon MSM8960 processors with integrated 3G/LTE modems will be designed from the ground up to run Windows 8. Qualcomm will offer processors in dual-core and quad-core versions for mobile devices that have Windows under the hood. The processor will be optimized for performance, battery life, connectivity, and graphics prowess.

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HTC Puccini tablet detailed: Honeycomb, 1.5GHz dual-core and LTE?

HTC Puccini tablet detailed: Honeycomb, 1.5GHz dual-core and LTE?

Details on what could well be HTC's second Android tablet of 2011 have leaked, codenamed the HTC Puccini, and expected to be the company's first Android 3.0 Honeycomb slate complete with AT&T LTE 4G support. According to 911HTC's info, the Puccini will have a 1280 x 800 WXGA display - just like the XOOM and other Honeycomb slates we've seen - and run Qualcomm's Snapdragon MSM8660 1.5GHz dual-core processor.

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