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Nexus 5 tipped for LG, complete with Nexus 4 pricing

Nexus 5 tipped for LG, complete with Nexus 4 pricing

Though we've already explored the possibility that Motorola might be making the next Nexus smartphone for Google, it's time for LG to have a swing at things. And why not? They've made the Nexus 4 successfully, and Google's been nothing if not satisfied with the high-powered sales stream that is the device as sold through Google Play (like the Moto X Google Play edition rumored for late 2013). That's why the "South Korean media" tip with MyDrivers this afternoon doesn't seem so far-fetched.

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LG G2 hardware round-up

LG G2 hardware round-up

This morning LG revealed the LG G2, their headliner for the year 2013 in smartphone form, complete with a 5.2-inch display and a back-facing set of physical buttons. With no physical buttons around the sides of this smartphone and only on-screen buttons up front, this device is LG's most unique hardware delivery of the year - if not in their whole smartphone-toting history. What we've learned today is what this device is made of and what makes it tick, starting with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor.

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Nokia tablet (or large handset) RX-114 appears with Snapdragon 800

Nokia tablet (or large handset) RX-114 appears with Snapdragon 800

It's not every day that you see two tablet leaks in one day with the same processor under the hood - but that's just what's happened with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 in this afternoon's appearance of the fabled Nokia tablet. This tablet works with code-name Nokia RX-114 and likely runs either full Windows 8 or Windows RT, pushing with it the same processor we saw appear on this morning's reboot of the Kindle Fire.

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HTC One mini Review

HTC One mini Review

Several months after the first market availability of the original HTC One, the HTC One mini emerges as a compact amalgamation of everything that was right about its predecessor. Working with a smaller body, a lower resolution on a sized-down display, and a processor that's not quite as powerful as the Qualcomm SoC on the HTC One, can this miniature second wave of a smartphone strike true for those of us with a smaller palm?

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 coming to “virtually every global OEM” in the coming months

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 coming to “virtually every global OEM” in the coming months

This week SlashGear had the opportunity to have a chat with Murthy Renduchintala, EVP of Qualcomm Technologies, about the company's most recent earnings report and the launch of their next big-name processor: Snapdragon 800. This smartphone processor is part of the next level, one of a family of processors introduced earlier this year and deployed on a number of hero devices for companies like HTC and Samsung with the Snapdragon 600. Now it's time for the 800 to shine.

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Nexus 7 2013 benchmarked: Snapdragon S4 Pro in full effect

Nexus 7 2013 benchmarked: Snapdragon S4 Pro in full effect

Here with the 2013 reboot of the Nexus 7, Qualcomm scores a bit hit with a new version of the quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro (with Adreno 320 GPU), coming up to battle the original tablet's NVIDIA Tegra 3. This new device works with a much more high-definition display and a new edition of Android with version 4.3, so benchmark comparisons won't be especially telling - or fair, for that matter - but let's have a peek anyway!

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Qualcomm earnings show record quarter as Snapdragon keys in on smartphone heroes

Qualcomm earnings show record quarter as Snapdragon keys in on smartphone heroes

If you picked up an HTC One, a Samsung Galaxy S 4, an LG Optimus G, or a Motorola DROID RAZR HD device over the past few months, you're now working with Qualcomm hardware. That's exactly as this company intended for this year's smart device push - and exactly what Qualcomm's earnings report this week shows. Qualcomm's fiscal Q3 2013 starts with a cool $6.24 billion in revenues, up 35% compared to the same quarter last year.

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Moto X benchmarks leak specifications in black

Moto X benchmarks leak specifications in black

Right here a the start of another week of Moto X leaks leading up to the official August 1st device reveal comes Motorola's next hero phone spilling essentially in full, complete with specifications, benchmarks, and all. The device is captured by a leakster who has decided to photograph the phone with benchmarks running hot, 3DMark and AnTuTu included. BONUS: The FCC has been so kind as to drop some additional details on this machine here as well, dimensions galore!

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GSM Moto X spills with early processor power test [UPDATE]

GSM Moto X spills with early processor power test [UPDATE]

This afternoon two rather up-close-and-personal videos have appeared showing the Motorola smartphone Moto X, the following involving a CPU/GPU test which shows a bit about this machine's innards. What we're told here by the user leaking the smartphone (once again) is that this smartphone works with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core SoC - but what we're able to see quite clearly in the tests he runs is that this is merely an upgraded MSM8960 with an Adreno 320 GPU, meaning it's one step above the Motorola RAZR HD, but still below the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S 4.

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