Inside every smartphone is a processor, but unlike your desktop or laptop computer, it’s not a single, discreet chip. Instead, smartphones employ something called a “system on a chip”, or SoC for short. Over the years these chips have gotten smaller, faster, and have incorporated more features and functionality. This time around it’s the Snapdragon 800 from Qualcomm that’s caught our eye.
Snapdragon 800 Processors are designed to deliver amazingly fast apps, stunning graphics, all without sacrificing battery life. If that sounds like every other SoC [...]
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent leaks of a Samsung Galaxy S 4 that’s LTE-Advanced capable and also includes a new Snapdragon 800 processor. Microsoft follows the news as Xbox games are now tipped to reach iOS and Android very soon. Nokia also made the rumor headlines due to the possible name of their future PureView EOS Lumia smartphone. Sony follows as they now announced their new SmartWatch 2, and it proves to be a very compelling product. We end today’s show talking about the new Sony Xperia Z Ultra phablet, and our first impressions of [...]
The LG Optimus G proved to be more than just another LG phone. It did a great job at amazing us when it launched in the fall of last year since it marked a new and more elegant deployment of smartphones from LG at times when their past was clouded by cheap phones. Another thing that characterized that Optimus G was that it was the firs smartphone to launch with the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, which has now led the way to more efficient and powerful processors like the Snapdragon 600 and 800.
A lot of us have been left wondering when Qualcomm will launch the first smartphone with [...]
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the ASUS Fonepad and our coverage of the device. Then we go through Windows Phone and some revealing stats from a recent poll in the United States. Google is next as we cover the news regarding the Play Store’s new app update policies. We later talk about Qualcomm’s plans to begin deploying the Snapdragon 800 processor and what this means for the mobile industry. We end today’s show talking about Samsung’s plans to bring us the Galaxy S 4 Active, a ruggedized version of their new flagship.
All this and [...]