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Qualcomm enlists OEM support for Snapdragon 810

The growth of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 chip has not at all been smooth sailing – the run up of the new SoC has been plagued with performance and overheating issues. But Qualcomm has now enlisted the help of a number of major OEMs to give their stamp of approval for the new processor. In light of this, we expect consumers to still be wary, as Qualcomm has really not approached the issues head on.

Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 810 taking some heat

Pardon the pun in the title, will you? The Snapdragon 810, Qualcomm's new standard flagship chip and arguably one of 2015’s hottest commodities, is the Android industry's answer for catching up with Apple on the 64-bit issue, as well as better performance via octa-core processing. This early, though, the Snapdragon 810 seems to be taking heat from gadget manufacturers and critics for all the wrong reasons.

LG rolls out new flip phone, calls it the ‘Ice Cream Smart’

Flip smartphones are nothing new. In fact, LG and its close rival Samsung already released a few models the past couple of years. They're not as popular as the other top smartphones but there is still a market for clamshell phones. Last year, LG introduced its first flip style smartphone called the Wine Smart. It was aimed to beat Samsung's SM-G9098 dual screen flip phone. We're not sure if it did succeed but we know LG wants to prove itself once more in the flip phone arena. Enters the LG Ice Cream Smart. This phone doesn't necessarily run Android Ice Cream Sandwich but the name can be really confusing although very yummy.

LG refutes Snapdragon 810 overheating rumors

There is nothing OEMs, even Samsung, should be afraid of when it comes to the Snapdragon 810. That is the sentiment aired by Woo Ram-chan, LG VP for mobile product planning when asked about the rumors that Qualcomm's latest chip was tested to be overheating. Those tests, however, were conducted by Samsung, who is also now rumored to be switching over to its own Exynos chips for the Galaxy S6 because of that. LG, on the other hand, is sticking to its guns.

LG G Flex 2 to hit market next week, finally

LG Electronics’ newest baby, the LG G Flex 2 — hailed by many industry hacks as being miles ahead of the design curve (literally) — is finally set to hit the market. LG is sticking with the tradition of most South Korean companies to launch the new smartphone in its home market, to be followed by the global launch. From what we've seen of G Flex 2, I think it would be an understatement to say that a lot of us would want that global launch date to come soon, right?

Samsung hires former Jony Ive design studio head

Samsung has turned a new coin, in a sense, to look for a new design for their upcoming smartphone collection. They'll be doing this by bringing in a man who happened to be former CEO of Tangerine, the London-based design company that at one time employed Apple’s design leader Jony Ive. Lee Don-tae, is now reporting to Samsung Electronics President Toon Boo-keun and will be engaging with the company’s Design Management Center.

Android Lollipop-powered LG G2 spotted on video

About to get Android 5.0 Lollipop running is the LG G2. We've only been waiting for this version but the South Korean company has yet to roll out the official software update. We learned that it's coming to the G3 and G2 last year but of course, the newer LG G3 got it first back in November. The initial leak only showed screenshots and video for the LG G3 running Android Lollipop but this time, it's the LG G2's turn to be in the spotlight.

Audi smartwatch hands-on: Android Wear, WebOS in play

Audi showed off a lot of smart automotive plans at CES 2015, but the subset of Audi fans and Android users were probably more enchanted by the car maker's smartwatch venture. Unfortunately, there has been some confusion on whether the company is planning to bank on Android Wear as initially presumed or on LG's webOS smartwatch venture, which was rumored a few months back. The slightly good news is that Audi is actually banking on both, and hinted that the Apple Watch might be joining too. But the rest of the story isn't as simple as that.
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