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Samsung Galaxy S4 specifications tease biggest launch in company history

Samsung Galaxy S4 specifications tease biggest launch in company history

This week we're seeing more specification theories, leaks, and downright confirmations coming for the Samsung Galaxy S IV (or S4 if you prefer) than this device's imminent reveal would suggest. The big Samsung "Be Ready 4 The Next Galaxy" invites have been dropped and note a March 14th, 2013 event to be held in Times Square, New York City - if that's not a massive venue, we don't know what is. We'll certainly be there with bells on, but before we get there, let's have a peek at what we might to see!

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Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs proclaims Internet of Everything connected future

Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs proclaims Internet of Everything connected future

This week Qualcomm's CEO Dr. Paul E Jacobs let it be known that with AllJoyn technology and the company's dedication to open source development, their newly promised Internet of Everything would become a reality. This chat was had during the Mobile World Congress 2013 set of keynotes entitled Vertical Disruption and had Jacobs letting the world know that it wasn't a disruption he'd be talking about, it was a bit more positive angle on the whole situation. With the mobile universe advancing as it is today, Jacobs let it be known that wireless connectivity was in bloom, and AllJoyn was - and is - at the center of it all.

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ZTE applauds Qualcomm-toting Grand Memo greatness

ZTE applauds Qualcomm-toting Grand Memo greatness

This week the folks at ZTE have revealed four pillars for success, each of them pumped up for the ZTE Grand Memo, each of them powered by the first-ever integrated market-ready appearance of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC. These pillars ZTE speaks of this week are Slimness, Safety, Security, and Speed, together forming a brand "4S" . With the strength of these pillars as well as the high-quality specifications in the ZTE Grand Memo, the group's newest - and most massive - device, ZTE heads into the future with a Snapdragon-powered motor under the hood.

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ASUS Padfone Infinity revealed with Qualcomm Snapdragon 600

ASUS Padfone Infinity revealed with Qualcomm Snapdragon 600

This week the folks at ASUS showed a brand new iteration of the Padfone - this time titled the Padfone Infinity. This next-generation dual-purpose device works as a phone and a tablet, with the phone plugging in to the tablet as a docking station. This version of the device - the phone part, that is, works with a 5-inch Full HD display at 1920 x 1080 resolution, that being 441 PPI - "better than the retina display" as ASUS made clear.

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Qualcomm AllJoyn blooms with “Internet of Everything” connectivity

Qualcomm AllJoyn blooms with “Internet of Everything” connectivity

This week Qualcomm is stepping up to the plate with their AllJoyn software framework, driving with it connections between devices galore - creating interoperability for what they call the "Internet of Everything." This announcement takes the AllJoyn universe and extends it to devices with different operating systems and from hardware vendors from all directions. With the AllJoyn SDK, developers will now be given all the tools they need to create "dynamic, ad-hoc networks" between devices with advanced connectivity, discoverability, security, and management galore.

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Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 revealed: power up quick!

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 revealed: power up quick!

With the introduction of their full 2013 (and beyond) lineup of processors for the mobile universe, Qualcomm had made it clear that they're here not only to stay, but to bring on feature boosts like Quick Charge 2.0. With this second iteration of the feature many only discovered existed just about a week ago, you'll be charging up to 75% faster than the competition. This means that if you've got your phone (with Quick Charge 2.0 technology inside), and your friend has their phone, and you're both charging your devices at the same time, you'll be going up to 75% faster than he or she - off to the races!

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Qualcomm Snapdragon Voice Activation revealed with “always-on” action

Qualcomm Snapdragon Voice Activation revealed with “always-on” action

This week Qualcomm has upped the ante with a selection of features for their next-generation chipsets for mobile devices. The most recent announcement is for Snapdragon Voice Activation, this technology built in to the Qualcomm Fluence PRO suite of the chipmakers' integrated audio solutions. In simplest terms, this means you'll soon be able to wake up your phone by saying "Hey Snapdragon" - this phrase set by whatever manufacturer decides to use the technology, of course.

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Qualcomm unveils its Snapdragon 400 and 200 processors

Qualcomm unveils its Snapdragon 400 and 200 processors

Qualcomm has just unveiled the full details of its Snapdragon 400 and Snapdragon 200 processors. The Snapdragon 400 processors are aimed towards the entry-level to mid-tier market while the Snapdragon 200 processors are aimed soley at the entry-level smartphone market. Qualcomm is hoping to take the smartphone market by storm by getting its products into as many mobile devices as possible, and while these processors are aimed at the lower-end of the market, they'll still offer great mobile processing performance.

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Qualcomm asks: sled dogs or the bus today, ma’am?

Qualcomm asks: sled dogs or the bus today, ma’am?

The folks at Qualcomm have released a video showing a rather odd bus stop. This bus stop was embedded with a set of posters that asked users waiting for a ride to head to a webpage, from there asking them if they're bored, in a hurry, or otherwise in need of some general entertainment. What happened was no less than magical - if not completely off topic and wonderful - off topic if you count the HTC One release today as Qualcomm's biggest release, that is.

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HTC One benchmarks: off the charts

HTC One benchmarks: off the charts

This week we've had the opportunity to have a look at the new HTC One with not only a collection of hands-on experiences, but with processor benchmarking as well. Using the standard Quadrant Benchmark test here we're finding that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor is blowing up the charts, destroying the previous high-mark in the basic readout by more than double - those tiny towers on the left are what's left of the original HTC One X, the ASUS Transformer Prim TF201 (with a Tegra 3 processor), and some lesser beings. Even compared with the Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core SoC running on the Google Nexus 4 only reaches nearly 5000 as a final score in Quadrant - the HTC One reaches 12,417!

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