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Qualcomm's 2015 Snapdragon Chips Promise Lightning-Fast Phones

Qualcomm has just revealed the specifications for its 2015 mobile chips. If you thought this year’s offering sounded good, you are in for a massive treat when you read about these newer slabs of silicon.


Qualcomm's Snapdragon 801 Is 2014's Must-Have Mobile Chipset

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.


Qualcomm's New Snapdragon Chips Will Power TVs And Cars, Not Your Phone

Snapdragon’s latest hunks of speedy silicon aren’t destined for your telephone or tablet. No, instead, new tweaks made to the Snapdragon 600 and 800 will power your connected car and home theatre, respectively, instead.


The Blistering New Snapdragon 805 Is Going To 4K All Of The Things

The zippy Snapdragon 800 pushes pixels beautifully on gadgets like the Nexus 5 and the Kindle Fire HDX, but now there’s a new kid on the block. Qualcomm just announced its Snapdragon 805 complete with 4K powers, and it’s coming to devices starting next year.


Qualcomm's Toq Smartwatch Releases December 2

Qualcomm’s rather lovely looking Toq Smartwatch — which seems miles better than Samsung’s Galaxy Gear — will be available from December 2, and it will cost a princely $US350.


This 540-Degree Smartphone Photo Booth Captures Action At Every Angle

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 Mobile Processors That Learn Like Human Brains

Qualcomm is developing a new line of Zeroth processors designed to help devices think and sense just like human brains and bodies.


The State Of Cheating In Android Benchmarks: Everybody's Doing It

Samsung has been blamed before for fudging the Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy S3 in order to make the phones perform faster than it does naturally in benchmarks. But Anandtech has run the numbers and found that pretty much every smartphone maker is cheating.


Qualcomm Toq Hands-On: This Is Way Better Than The Galaxy Gear

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.


Qualcomm Has A Smartwatch Too, And It's The Anti Galaxy Gear

Happy smartwatch day! Let’s have a hearty welcome for our newest party guest: Qualcomm. That’s right, the Snapdragon chipmaker will be peddling its own watch — the Toq — direct to consumers. And it’s a bit of a different take than Samsung’s Galaxy Gear.