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Qualcomm puts SafeSwitch kill switch in Snapdragon 810

Qualcomm puts SafeSwitch kill switch in Snapdragon 810

"Kill switch" is the buzz phrase of lawmakers and security enforcers these days, at least when it comes to the issues of smartphone security and theft. Even with some flaws and its fair share of detractors, manufacturers, platform developers, and app developers are scrambling to add some form of the feature into their products. Now even Qualcomm is getting into the game. It is announcing that its own hardware-based SafeSwitch solution will debut on the Snapdragon 810, the chip that is expected to power many high-end mobile devices this year.

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Qualcomm and QNX tag-team the dashboard of the future

Qualcomm and QNX tag-team the dashboard of the future

Someone at Qualcomm has the right idea: buy a brand spanking new Maserati, fit it out with the latest in QNX-running, Snapdragon-powered infotainment, and call it a business expense. The company brought its latest concept for the connected dashboard to CES 2015 for the first time, pairing the Snapdragon 602A car-centric chipset with BlackBerry-owned QNX's latest entertainment, safety, speech recognition, and gesture control systems. Qualcomm's argument is that, if next-gen automotive dashboards really are going to gain traction, it'll take a company with a strong presence in chips to push it, and that's why it thinks its 360-degree watching, radar toting prototype will prove convincing.

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Galaxy Note 4 SM-916S variant seen with Snapdragon 810

Galaxy Note 4 SM-916S variant seen with Snapdragon 810

Benchmarking site Geekbench seems to be confirming one persistent rumor from the past few days. It seems that Samsung indeed has a variant of the Galaxy Note 4 probably headed for its home market of Korea. The difference with this model, shown to be the SM-916S, is that it comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 instead of the 805, the former being the chip maker's high end octa-core processor based on a 64-bit architecture.

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Samsung Galaxy Grand 3 at TENAA rumored to have 64-bit chip

Samsung Galaxy Grand 3 at TENAA rumored to have 64-bit chip

64-bit mobile processors are probably really starting to become a thing if even the low-end starts getting one. That seems to be the case for the upcoming Galaxy Grand 3, one of Samsung's myriad smartphone families. But more than just this processor alone, the picture we can get from this preview of the device could probably leave clues as to how the industry's bottom line will be moving up next year in all other aspects, including RAM size and screen resolution.

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Intrinsyc rolls out new dev platform with Snapdragon 810 CPU

Intrinsyc rolls out new dev platform with Snapdragon 810 CPU

Developers looking to develop new hardware and software on a platform using the latest Qualcomm 64-bit CPU have three new development platforms available from Intrinsyc. The three dev kits are very different in form factor, but use some of the same hardware letting users work with a Snapdragon 810 64-bit processor on all three platforms. One of the platforms is a smartphone, one is a tablet, and the last is a DragonBoard SOM.

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ODG R-7 Android smart glasses: no smartphone required

ODG R-7 Android smart glasses: no smartphone required

The first self-contained pair of wireless, head-worn smartglasses with 3D stereoscopic see-through HD displays comes from a group called Osterhout Design Group. They’re called the ODG R-7 glasses, and they run Android on a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.

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Qualcomm wants to supercharge “digital eyewear”

Qualcomm wants to supercharge “digital eyewear”

So you say you want a pair of smart glasses, yes? The company that makes the processors in most Android smartphones and all Windows Phone smartphones, Qualcomm, is bringing about an environment where developers can make digital eyewear applications a reality.

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Motorola ‘Shamu’, which may be the Nexus 6, benchmarked

Motorola ‘Shamu’, which may be the Nexus 6, benchmarked

The Nexus lineup of smartphones is popular amongst Android fans. So is Motorola. The marriage of the two brands would be ideal for many smartphone enthusiasts, and it seems that may be just what is happening. A new Motorola device, with specs that blow the rest of their lineup away, has been spotted on a benchmarking site.

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Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 with Snapdragon 805 seen in AnTuTu

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 with Snapdragon 805 seen in AnTuTu

Amazon may have just launched its first smartphone ever, but it might already be busy with a refresh to its existing tablet line. Coming by way of benchmark site AnTuTu is a reference to a certain Kindle Fire HDX, with an 8.9-inch screen and bearing, quite surprisingly, a fast and new Qualcomm Snapdragon 805.

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Galaxy Note 4 Exynos beats Qualcomm Snapdragon 805

Galaxy Note 4 Exynos beats Qualcomm Snapdragon 805

One leaked configuration of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 4 phablet shows an unreleased Exynos 5433 processor. While that may sound rather unexciting, scores from AnTuTu has just revealed that this Samsung octa-core chip outperforms Qualcomm's top high-end processors.

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Qualcomm processor inside Amazon Fire Phone

Qualcomm processor inside Amazon Fire Phone

The processor for the new Amazon Fire Phone has been revealed as Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800, the same SoC (system on chip) released on the most recent Kindle Fire model tablet. This processor was one of the biggest releases for Qualcomm back when they announced it in early 2013, sporting a coming to "virtually every global OEM" tag early on.

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This is the Amazon Fire Phone

This is the Amazon Fire Phone

Today the Amazon Fire Phone has been revealed with a very simple look and an aim to change the smartphone ecosystem. This device works with a 4.7-inch IPS LCD display and Gorilla Glass 3 front display cover, a rubber frame, and a single aluminum button. This device works with a 13-megapixel camera on its back, a glass back, and a software suite that’s all Amazon.

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