Posts tagged with: Snapdragon 800
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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's recent update to their Android Device Manager, and what enhancements are included. Then we talk about Nokia's phablet project, the rumored Lumia 1520, and then we talk about Windows Phone GDR3 running on a Lumia 920. We later go through the first leaked screenshots of Windows Phone 8.1, and some of the things we could expect. Later we move the spotlight to the HTC One Max, and some good and bad rumors. We end today's show talking about some possible release dates for the iPad 5 and iPad mini 2. All this and more after the break. ...

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    The HTC One Max sure isn't shy about posing for the camera, and earlier today we brought you the latest pics of the hardware to arrive. While the general layout looks like a lock, we've been hearing some conflicting rumors about internal hardware choices, and last week the idea landed that the phablet might not run a Snapdragon 800, but something more along the lines of an S4 Pro, instead. That's not particularly great news, but one way or another, we'd like to get it either confirmed and learn to live with it, or see it rejected and get back to guessing. Yet another new One Max leak ...

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    After the recent leaks of the LG's next iteration of a Nexus smartphone, which we all lovingly call the Nexus 5, a new device dubbed LG D820 has just landed at the FCC. Don't think that we'll begin calling every single LG product to land on the FCC a Nexus for the next couple of weeks; there are actually documents that hint to this specific device being the product we're looking for. The spec sheet of this phone is extremely interesting. The last three Nexus smartphones have been good devices in everything but specs, and it seems that Google is planning to change this for the good. This ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Samsung Galaxy S 4 with Snapdragon 800, which is now slated for Europe in the next coming weeks. Then we go through the Microsoft Surface 2 and the new features that it'll include. We later shift focus to BlackBerry and their status as a company in the next coming months. We then talk about a new prototype of the iPhone being tested with a larger display. Verizon is next as pre-orders of the Galaxy Note III and Galaxy Gear have begun. We end today's show talking about the Samsung Galaxy Gear and its compatibility with other smartphones. ...

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    Sometimes, you push obligations back for too long and they just pile up, week after week after week, until they never get done. Well, when we started the Pocketnow Weekly technology podcast just over one year ago, we decided that listener mail -your mail- was going to be a big part of it, and it's consistently added flavor to the show. But the last few weeks have been so packed with news that we've been forced to neglect our listener mailbag - much to the justified consternation of some of our loyal writers-in. So today, we're finally making good on a long-held debt: we're devoting an ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the fact that it seems that the Nokia Lumia 1020 has not sold as well as we expected. Still, there are rumors of the company working on its own Windows RT tablet, even though these rumors aren't quite new. ASUS follows as the company's Chairman doesn't seem happy at all with Windows RT and is planning to not offer it on future tablets. The Samsung Exynos processor follows, as there are some benchmark realities to talk about. We end today's show talking about some leaks of the Amazon Kindle Fire line-up for 2013, even though we're not excited. ...

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    Does a model RX-108 ring any bells for you? Don't worry if you're drawing a blank, because it has been a seriously long time since we talked about the device. It popped up back in February as a possible Nokia Windows 8 tablet, but literally all we had was that model number – at the time, it wasn't clear if we were talking WinRT or full-on Win8. Fast-forward five months, and while the RX-108 remains a mystery, a close relative is back in the news, with Nokia model RX-114 showing up in a benchmark database. Standard benchmark DB warnings apply – as far as possibly fake info goes, it's a ...

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    Lately, we've been tracking evidence that seemed to point to the existence of some new Galaxy S 4 variants. Specifically, following the launch of the LTE-A, Snapdragon 800 version in South Korea, we've been looking for signs that similar models might be on their way to other markets. For models like the GT-I9506, there's been quite a bit of support for that idea, and benchmarks combined with rumors sure painted the picture of a Snapdragon 800 GS4 in testing for Europe. That's not the only new model number that's surfaced, and earlier this week we looked at traces of a GT-I9507, as well. We ...

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    A couple days back we told you about Samsung model GT-I9506, apparently a Galaxy S 4-series handset that appeared to be in development and which benchmark results suggested might be powered by a Snapdragon 800 SoC, just like the GS4 LTE-A Samsung recently launched in South Korea. We heard some theories that GT-I9506 might still be constrained to certain markets – Russia was mentioned, specifically – but today some new signs point to a much broader launch for this hardware. First, we get some more detailed system info. There's that tell-tale Adreno 330 GPU, but the 800's presence is ...

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    For as much as we like the Galaxy S 4, it was still a bit of a bummer to learn that Samsung was already releasing a version of the smartphone with some updated hardware, bringing South Korea some GS4 models capable of LTE-Advanced operation and running Snapdragon 800 chips. So far, that's the only market that's been targeted with this new hardware, but we're now wondering if Samsung could have another 800-running GS4 up its sleeve, and if it could arrive as the company's model GT-I9506. That model's in the news today thanks to some benchmark data, which sure seems to suggest that GT-I9506 ...

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    Way before the HTC One launched, before we had even heard that name, we were following new of the handset as HTC's codename M7. Similarly, we've seen rumors about the HTC M4 evolve into those of the HTC Mini. Now we've got one more M-series codename to keep track of, with rumors suggesting that HTC is working on the M8 as next year's Android heavyweight, but only after the company comes out with a new version of this year's HTC One. This rumor is seriously light on details at the moment, but is clear that this model wouldn't launch until 2014. Separately from this M8 business, there have ...

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    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 before it, you're right. In every ...

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    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 product. All this ...

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    Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 is finally about to arrive on the smartphone scene. We've heard about plans to feature the chip in upcoming phones, but there are also some manufacturers interested in bringing the SoC to existing models as a quick-and-dirty update: Samsung appears to be doing just such a thing for the LTE-Advanced version of the Galaxy S 4. Now we're wondering if Sony might be thinking along that same line, and could be planning to release a Snapdragon 800 version of the Xperia Z. Noted tipster Eldar Murtazin got this rumor rolling, after tweeting yesterday about claims of a ...

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    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 the ...

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