Posts tagged with: Snapdragon 800
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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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    So far, Windows Phone has done an admirable job at avoiding temptations to get caught up in the hardware spec rat race, as so many Android OEMs do. WP hardware may not have the highest-end components around, but darn it – it gets the job done. Still, while the platform may not be racing to adopt the bleeding edge, it does need to modernize itself from time to time – just look at the addition of 720p support last year. We've already heard rumors that 1080p could be in the platform's future, along with support for new SoCs to help drive all those pixels. The latter's where our interest ...

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    So far, if you've wanted a Samsung Galaxy S 4, that's meant the choice between a phone running an Exynos 5 Octa and a Snapdragon 600. That Exynos chip may still be the top dog in Samsung's SoC family, but the 600 is about to give way to the Snapdragon 800 this summer. Rather than letting that new chip only power brand new phones, we're wondering if Samsung could be planning to release new GS4 models with Snapdragon 800s at their core, after seeing a few phones with that chip get their DLNA certifications. Three SHV-E330 variants – the SHV-E330L, K, and S – show up in DLNA paperwork ...

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    At Pocketnow, we have a responsibility to try the new, the fresh, and the weird - and that latter swamp is exactly the one Managing Editor Anton D. Nagy waded into with his recent review of the ASUS Fonepad - the tablet with an earpiece. Or the phone with a tablet screen. Whatever you want to call it, we've covered it - and Tony has some thoughts about using a seven-inch smartphone in this edition of one of your favorite tech podcasts. After we clear the giant-phone convo, we've got more to say. Lots more. And, doubtless to the relief of thousands, very little of it involves Samsung's ...

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    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 more after the break. Stories: - ASUS ...

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