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

The Snapdragon 800's 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. » 2/24/14 6:15am 2/24/14 6:15am

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. » 10/21/13 2:44pm 10/21/13 2:44pm

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. » 10/02/13 1:44pm 10/02/13 1:44pm

Qualcomm Toq Hands-On: This Is Tonnes 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… » 9/06/13 7:30am 9/06/13 7:30am

Did the Galaxy Gear Change Your Mind About Smartwatches?

Welp the Samsung Galaxy Gear is finally here. It's not the first smartwatch by any means, but it's the first big assault in a war that's just beginning. But has it changed your view on smartwatches at all? Has the Toq? Could anything? » 9/04/13 4:40pm 9/04/13 4:40pm

Qualcomm Has a Smartwatch Too and It's the Anti Galaxy Gear

Happy smart watch 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 way different take than Samsung's Galaxy Gear. » 9/04/13 2:15pm 9/04/13 2:15pm

Mark Zuckerberg Explains How He Plans to Get the Whole World Online

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. » 8/21/13 8:31am 8/21/13 8:31am

Report: The Next Amazon Kindle Fires Will Have Blazing Snapdragon Guts

BGR is reporting that the next batch of Amazon Kindle Fires will run a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor clocked "at about" 2GHz. It's hard to believe that Amazon would go with Qualcomm's top chipset on a tablet that's supposed to compete as a cheaper alternative to the iPad. Extreme overkill, much? On the other hand,… » 7/30/13 10:28am 7/30/13 10:28am

Meet the New Crazy-Fast Snapdragon 800 and 600 Processors

Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 Pro processor has been blowing us away with its speed in phones like the Nexus 4 and HTC's Droid DNA, and that's why we can't wait to meet its big brothers. The Snapdragon 800 boasts a quad-core Krait 400 CPU, that can go up to 2.3GHz per core. » 1/07/13 9:40pm 1/07/13 9:40pm