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The Snapdragon 800 has had a good run, powering some (bordering on all) of the Android flagship models for the last year. Now, there’s an upgrade. Larger camera sensor support, Ultra HD video capture and a headline maximum clockspeed increase to 2.45GHz are the next-phone boasts of the Snapdragon 801.
Using 130 HTC One smartphones and a few breakdancing, fire-breathing passersby who just happened to include a perfectly trained dog and totally weren’t actors, Qualcomm showed off everything its crazy fast Snapdragon processors can do with a 540-degree Ultimate Smartphone Photo Booth. The results are actually pretty awesome.
Qualcomm is developing a new line of Zeroth processors designed to help devices think and sense just like human brains and bodies.
Disregarding my opinion that smartwatches (unless they’re the Pebble, or something as intuitive and elegantly-executed) can all be tossed in a skip and set on fire, I’m actually really impressed after a brief play with the Qualcomm Toq (pronounced “talk”, not “toc”). Dubbed “the anti-Galaxy Gear” (by us), such is the stripped-down nature of what’s crammed inside the 1.5-inch display, it’s more of a pimped-out watch than Dick Tracy phonewatch. And that’s a good thing, before you ask.
Having teamed up with Samsung, Nokia, Qualcomm and Ericsson, Mark Zuckerberg has plans to make the internet available to the entire world (of course he does). If you were in any doubt about how Internet.org plans to do that, you should watch this video interview from CNN’s New Day show.