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Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 Processor Announced

New Qualcomm processor paves the way for 4K video on smartphones

November 20th, 2013

Qualcomm’s latest processor was built with Ultra HD 4K video in mind. The new Snapdragon 805 processor that the company announced on Wednesday will be the first that can play, record, and stream your favorite Ultra HD videos. The new processor will be able to handle Ultra HD thanks to the new Adreno 420 GPU, the …

Qualcomm looks to expand beyond mobile

June 6th, 2012

Qualcomm on Tuesday revealed that it is expanding beyond mobile devices with new variants of its Snapdragon S4 processor. The company announced chips that will power HDTVs and set-top boxes, as well as PCs and various Windows 8 devices. The upcoming processors will be available in four different tiers: Prime, Pro, Plus and Play. The Snapdragon …

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon GameCommand looks to compete with NVIDIA’s Tegra Zone

January 6th, 2012

One of the many reasons to buy an NVIDIA Tegra 2-powered device is support for Tegra Zone, NVIDIA’s exclusive gaming portal. Qualcomm is looking to combat the feature, however, and the company announced its own gaming portal on Thursday dubbed the Snapdragon GameCommand. Similar to Tegra Zone, GameCommand will have exclusive content that offers Snapdragon-optimized …

Qualcomm: Snapdragon-powered Windows 8 PCs will launch next year

November 18th, 2011

Speaking at an investor meeting recently, Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs confirmed that his company is working with Microsoft in an effort to deploy Windows 8-powered computers that run on Qualcomm’s ARM-based Snapdragon processors. “We’re going to see some interesting stuff going on,” Jacobs said. “Windows 8 on ARM is a big opportunity.” It’s not an …

HTC Sensation XL hands-on

October 11th, 2011

We met up briefly with HTC on Tuesday to check out all of the company’s latest smartphones and had a chance to snap a few photos of the Sensation XL, one of the most attractive devices in the bunch. The Sensation XL has a massive 4.7-inch display, which was excellent for viewing photos and browsing …

HTC Runnymede 2 to offer Beats Audio, 4.7-inch display

September 2nd, 2011

Earlier this month, HTC purchased a controlling stake in Beats Audio and a new phone called the Runnymede 2 could join the HTC Vigor as one of the first devices to offer Beats technology. According to a leaked spec sheet, the Runnymede 2 is equipped with a huge 4.7-inch WVGA Super LCD screen, a 1.5GHz …

Images of HTC Puccini (Jetstream) tablet revealed

August 24th, 2011

Images of HTC’s upcoming 10-inch tablet have been revealed, further suggesting that a launch could be fast approaching. BGR exclusively revealed the first official renders of the Honeycomb device late last month, and we also said it will feature a 10-inch display and an 8-megapixel camera with a dual-LED flash. Additional reports suggested HTC’s upcoming …