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Qualcomm Adreno 530 GPU to power Snapdragon 820 

While we won’t see any devices yet being powered by the Snapdragon 820, not until next year that is, Qualcomm has revealed quite a few details about the Adreno 530 GPU that will power the upcoming chipset. Well, when we say details, we mean just a light dusting of information that would have to tide us over until we finally see a device running the Snapdragon 820, which they say will happen in the first half of 2016 (which also means new Nexus devices released this year won’t have it).

Google outs Vulkan API for better 3D graphics handling in Android

As more and more “high graphics” games flood the Google Play Store, developers are trying to balance out the look of their games – especially the ones that require 3D graphics rendering – with the hardware that’s available out there. To that point, any decent midrange phone from last year moving forward should be able to run these games, but Google has discovered that Android’s API for rendering 3D graphics content isn’t really up to speed.

 Specs of upcoming Snapdragon 820 leaked

It’s not just the specs of smartphones, tablets, and smartwatches that are being leaked online. Even the all-important but less-sexier mobile processors also have their own rumors and speculation. This time around, the upcoming Snapdragon 820 SoC (System-on-a-chip), which will be officially unveiled in a few days, has raised speculation and interest, especially after the controversy regarding the overheating Snapdragon 810. Details about the chip have been leaked by a reliable Chinese analyst who according to the site G for Games has had a solid track record when it comes to leaks.

‘Real-life’ usage opinions on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 on YouTube

Damir Franc is a tech enthusiast and he has taken to YouTube to post his opinions of the much-maligned and embattled Qualcomm product, the Snapdragon 810, based on real-life usage. Arguably, it is your real-life experiences with your digital products that matter – all these tech pundits can probably just eat their words if compared to what users say they experience on a day-to-day basis.

Sony Xperia Z3 outperforms the Z4 powered by the Snapdragon 810

We were just speaking of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 in OnePlus’s announcement today that they will still be going with the embattled chipset (albeit claiming that it will be a new version of it, without the overheating, of course) with their upcoming flagship, the OnePlus 2. What now we have in this article is a simple real-world test of multitasking and app performance – the year-old Sony Xperia Z3 which sports the already dated but still highly capable Snapdragon 801, versus the new Sony Xperia Z4 with the Snapdragon 810.

MediaTek’s Helio P10 gives octa-core, speedy LTE for cheap

If you know your mobile processors and hardware then you will know what MediaTek is all about – their whole purpose in life is to give manufacturers, and ultimately consumers, a cheaper option. Not necessarily a more efficient working one, but cheaper hardware that will do the same work as the high-end one. After recently announcing their Helio “X” series, MediaTek now outs the Helio P10, giving you a chipset with “true octa-core” performance and a speedier LTE connection.

The astronomic increase in computer processing power, in images

It’s the year 2015, and were you a citizen from the 1980s transported to the here and now, you’d probably be expecting floating/flying cars, teleportation, magnetic trains, and Marty McFly’s hoverboard. Sadly, we are only at the verge of discovering these things. But that is not to say that the progress of technology has been slow. If you know how much raw processing power you have in your hands in a mid-range smartphone, you would probably be surprised at what those level meant a few decades back.

Samsung Galaxy S6 a bigger loss for Qualcomm than expected

It was in January this year when Qualcomm divulged that a major manufacturer had backed out of using their new Snapdragon 810 processors/chipsets, something that would negatively impact their bottom line for the quarter, if not the year. They did not name the company, but Samsung had made an announcement that they would be using their own Exynos processors for this year’s flagship, the Galaxy S6. It’s not that difficult to put two and two together.

LG G4 to be “radically different”, might be the last G

Although LG didn't come to MWC 2015 with a bang as some might hoped, it isn't letting the event pass without getting in a word or two. And while it didn't reveal the LG G4 just yet, it might have dropped a few teasers that will make almost anyone curious about the Korean OEM's plnas for its future flagships. Naturally, it is taking a few cues from its industry rivals, but quite interesting is the hints that LG might be moving on to a different kind of flagship afterwards.
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