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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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LG Optimus G Pro starts US and global spread in Q2

LG Optimus G Pro starts US and global spread in Q2

LG hasn't been shy with the Optimus G Pro, its 5.5-inch 1080p quadcore behemoth, but now we know the oversized Android handset is headed to North America sometime in Q2 2013. Fronted by a 1920 x 1080 Full HD display that's capable of 50-percent more brightness than rival phones, LG says, the Optimus G Pro also introduces some new software features, including a "Dual Recording" system whereby both the front and rear cameras shoot simultaneously, meaning that whoever is taking the photo also gets included in a 360-degree panorama.

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HTC One leaks in black with carrier pricing

HTC One leaks in black with carrier pricing

This week the HTC One has leaked once again, this time in a lovely black iteration complete with price points on three of the top four major carriers in the United States. This bodes well for the manufacturer as their launch with the HTC One X and HTC One S from a bit less than a year ago ended up not doing as well as they'd expected, largely due to carrier exclusives - rather than the wide release we're seeing here, that is. Will this be HTC's return to prominence with a single smartphone to rule them all?

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LG Optimus G Pro revealed with beastly Full HD display

LG Optimus G Pro revealed with beastly Full HD display

This week the folks at LG have revealed their fair share of smartphones, not the least of them being the LG Optimus G Pro, a device we've seen several peeks of before. This device works with a massive 5.5-inch display with Full HD resolution and a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor. This device will be unleashed in South Korea first and has not yet been confirmed for Europe or the United States.

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LG Optimus G Pro+ spotted with extra massive display

LG Optimus G Pro+ spotted with extra massive display

The LG Optimus G was ushered in with a bang last year, bringing on the first look we'd had at the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor - and here in 2013 it's looking like the face of the device is about to get a whole lot larger. With the original Optimus G having a very likely large amount of sales cannibalized by the Google Nexus 4, it's no wonder that LG is likely thinking about bringing not one, but two new models to the market here in the first half of the year. The first reveal was the LG Optimus G Pro with a lovely 5-inch display - now it's time to get even larger.

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Qualcomm’s Uplinq 2013 set for September with maximum developer potential

Qualcomm’s Uplinq 2013 set for September with maximum developer potential

This week the folks at Qualcomm have announced that their one and only developer conference Uplinq 2013 will this year be held between September 3rd and 5th, chock-full of mobile application and developer strategy goodness from start to finish. This event will once again be working with technical sessions, chats, demonstrations, and networking opportunities in massive amounts - and SlashGear will be there to cover the whole gamut! While registration isn't quite open yet, it will be extremely soon for those interested in jumping in on the future of mobile computing from the Qualcomm side of the universe.

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Qualcomm Q1 2013 earnings shows surprise boost in future fiscal season

Qualcomm Q1 2013 earnings shows surprise boost in future fiscal season

This week the folks at Qualcomm have revealed earnings for their fiscal Q1 of 2013, offering rather positive news for shareholders: a better outlook for the rest of the year than previously expected. With announcements of the new Snapdragon 800 and 600 series processors earlier this month, Qualcomm has revealed that they're now in a position that's ripe for growth throughout the upcoming year: "We are pleased to be raising our revenue and earnings guidance for fiscal 2013."

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Samsung ATIV Odyssey Hands-on and Unboxing

Samsung ATIV Odyssey Hands-on and Unboxing

This afternoon we've gotten our hands on the Samsung ATIV Odyssey for the first time off the showroom floor, and this Windows Phone 8 combination with Samsung hardware prowess is looking like a winner right out of the box. This machine is going to be available to you starting today from Verizon complete with 4G LTE and a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core 1.5GHz processor under a lovely 4-inch WVGA display. Will this new Samsung hero for the Windows Phone 8 universe be enough to take out the Nokia Lumia 822 and HTC Windows Phone 8X competition?

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