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NVIDIA and ICERA Create Serious Competition for Qualcomm and Others

NVIDIA and ICERA Create Serious Competition for Qualcomm and Others

With NVIDIA's acquisition of Icera Semiconductor today, they have taken an important step in developing a fully optimized mobile platform with two key technologies. The chipset and the baseband processor are two of the most important decisions a company makes when they are looking to develop a mobile solution. NVIDIA has now positioned themselves to offer a competitive solution with both key technologies.

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Glonass Russian GPS coming from Qualcomm & more to boost LBS

Glonass Russian GPS coming from Qualcomm & more to boost LBS

The next generation of smartphones and mobile devices could be far quicker to lock onto their physical location for mapping and LBS, with the news that big-name chipset manufacturers are adding Glonass support to their upcoming products. ST-Ericsson and Broadcom both support Glonass - the Russian-installed rival to GPS - in their new location chips, and Qualcomm has confirmed it will add support for the system in its 28nm integrated GPS offerings.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 15 2010

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 15 2010

Today take a trip down fibber lane with Chris Davies as he informs the world about The Convergence Con. Next check out the $200 Pioneer BDR-206MBK BDXL burner that'll let you make your own Blu-ray disks (at $100 a pop, even if you mess em up!) See a Facebook intern Facebook Maps the World via social networking relationships. And don't forget! Take a peek at both of our SlashGear AND our Android Community giveaways of the Google Cr-48 Laptop! Free! So freaking free! All this and more on none other than your friendly neighborhood SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up!

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Broadcom outs new Android smartphone platform

Broadcom outs new Android smartphone platform

Broadcom has unveiled a new platform aimed at Android smartphones for the mass-market. The new platform is called the BCM2157 and it was revealed this week. The platform supports Android 2.2 and has high-end smartphone features for more affordable Android smartphones including things like hot-spot mobile function, multitouch screens and a lot more.

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ExoPC Win7 tablet due Sept 7th with Broadcom Crystal HD

ExoPC Win7 tablet due Sept 7th with Broadcom Crystal HD

You might not remember the ExoPC what with the fire-hose of tablets we've seen in the aftermath of the iPad launch, but the French slate promises to deliver Windows 7 on an 8.9-inch touchscreen display.  Now, according to Blogue du Geek's anonymous source, we also know that the ExoPC will have Broadcom's Crystal HD BCM70012 chipset, meaning it should be capable of outputting 1080p HD video.

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