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Galaxy S5 processor detailed: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 worldwide

Galaxy S5 processor detailed: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 worldwide

Today Qualcomm has stepped forward to reveal the fact that they will be powering the insides of the Samsung Galaxy S5 with their Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 mobile SoC. While we’re not certain that this chipset will be powering the Samsung Galaxy S5 in all regions for all releases of this handset, it’s certainly a big win for the processor maker as this handset will be released on a global scale this upcoming season. Based on what we’ve seen in early (pre-final software, mind you) benchmarks, Qualcomm’s processor power is the one to beat here on the Galaxy S5.

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Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet hands-on

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet hands-on

In an effort to keep the quality spread brought on by the Sony Xperia Z last year to the tablet world, Sony introduced the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet. This device takes on the high-quality build of Sony’s most recent tablet effort and ushers in the next generation with the Xperia Z2 smartphone. This device works with the same waterproofing features as the Z2 smartphone and knocks out some high-powered innards as well.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chip targets mobile flagships

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chip targets mobile flagships

We've seen some fast smartphones here at MWC 2014 but they're going to get even faster if Qualcomm has its way, with the launch of the new Snapdragon 801. Promising a 14-percent boost in processor performance, 28-percent faster graphics, and 45-percent speedier camera sensor processing over the existing Snapdragon 800, the new SoC is set to show up in devices on shelves before the end of March 2014.

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Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ hands-on

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ hands-on

This week the folks at Lenovo have revealed the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+, and today we’re getting out first hands-on experience with the machine. This device is easily the finest tablet the company has put forth thus far with Android aboard, rolling with a three-mode delivery with a 10.1-inch "20/20 Vision" Full HD (that’s 1080p) display to boot. This device also rolls with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor under the hood.

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Windows Phone Qualcomm spread: LG, Foxconn on board

Windows Phone Qualcomm spread: LG, Foxconn on board

This week Microsoft’s miniature press conference at Mobile World Congress 2014 had Joe Belfiore speaking up about a variety of topics, not least of all changes in requirements for Windows Phone. In addition to suggesting that in the future, manufacturers would not need to include a physical camera button to create a Windows Phone device, Belfiore suggested that a number of new Qualcomm processors would be able to work with Windows Phone in the near future.

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LG G Pro 2: one year later

LG G Pro 2: one year later

Last year at Mobile World Congress we were treated to our first up-close look at the LG Optimus G Pro, a device that took everything that was good about the LG Optimus G and beefed it up to a far larger handset. Here in 2014, LG is right on schedule with their second iteration, a device they call the LG G Pro 2, ready for Mobile World Congress 2014 with a set of abilities not unlike the LG G2. Here our exploration of this handset begins - right as we have a closer look at the LG G Flex for the USA as well.

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Qualcomm’s Ultra Sound NotePad, our hands-on in real-time

Qualcomm’s Ultra Sound NotePad, our hands-on in real-time

When Qualcomm announced their Ultra Sound NotePad last week, we were instantly interested. The ability to write something down and have it transfer to a digital copy is nothing new, but Qualcomm was promising it in real-time. No lag, and no extra hardware. They promised it would be a feature that the new Snapddragon 805 could handle. Skeptical of those claims, we went hands-on with the NotePad here at CES 2014.

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Qualcomm Ultra Sound NotePad: paper to tablet transfer in realtime

Qualcomm Ultra Sound NotePad: paper to tablet transfer in realtime

This upcoming week at CES 2014, Qualcomm is planning on demonstrating their Snapdragon 805 proccessor abilities out with several new technologies, one of which is Ultra Sound NotePad. Using this processor's abilities tied to this unique tablet (a developer test tablet, for the moment), ultrasonic sounds created by a digital pen are able to be picked up and transferred to replications of drawings done on a piece of paper directly down to an app. You might have to see this to understand what it's all about.

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