Gartner: device shipments to hit nearly 2 billion in 2014

Gartner has released a new study today, and they’re forecasting big mobile phone and tablet shipments for 2014. They believe that at the end of 2014, OEMs around the globe will have shipped 1.895 billion devices, a 4.6% increase over 2013. According to them, lower-end and mid-range devices are the reason for the bump, as well as expanding emerging markets. Oddly enough, these are similar gains as to those they noted in 2013.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 to dominate the market “in the coming months”

If you're the proud owner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 or HTC One, you're running the latest and greatest quad-core processor from Qualcomm. They've been a staple in the mobile market as of late, and are leading the charge on top-tier smartphones, and in the 4G LTE market as well. Today we had a moment to talk with Qualcomm about their upcoming tech following this weeks earnings report, and learned some exciting news about their next chip, the Snapdragon 800.