Processor

MediaTek MT6592 “true octa-core” chip unveiled

Qualcomm announced and offered some details on their next-generation Snapdragon, the 805 and it looks like MediaTek has some news of their own. In the case of MediaTek, they have unveiled the MT6592 which they are touting as the "world's first true octa-core mobile platform." MediaTek has also said this will include an eight-core application processor combined with multimedia capabilities and mobile connectivity in an effort to achieve "a perfect balance of performance and power consumption."

Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 “Ultra HD” processor heading to devices in 2014

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 may be the high-end processor mobile users are looking to have power their handset at the moment, however a new top of the line has been announced this morning. Qualcomm has unveiled the Snapdragon 805 "Ultra HD" processor which will feature the an Adreno 420 GPU and is described as being the "first mobile processor to offer system-level Ultra HD support."

CyanogenMod mystery device tipped with 2.5GHz Snapdragon 8974AC

Cyanogen formed into a company recently and also announced a partnership with OPPO. The partnership news brought word of the OPPO N1 which will be available in two forms -- one that can easily have CyanogenMod installed and a limited edition model that will be running it out of the box. Well, it looks like Steve Kondik is also starting work on another handset, this one with an even faster processor.

Lenovo K-Series smartphones shift from Intel to Qualcomm

Lenovo launched the K900 smartphone with Intel Inside and many had assumed the follow-up device would have a similar Intel processor on the inside. That follow-up is the Lenovo Vibe Z, which was also known as the K910. Regardless though, Lenovo quietly unveiled the handset in China recently and it seems they just as quietly detailed the handset with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor.

Qualcomm exec dubs Apple’s 64-bit A7 a “marketing gimmick” [Updated]

Apple created some buzz when they announced the 64-bit A7 processor in the iPhone 5s and as we later learned, similar support may not be all that far off for Android. In fact, Samsung, by way of the Korean press, confirmed they would have smartphones with 64-bit processors in the future. Samsung did not offer specifics in terms of the processor at the time, however a recent report from Tech World has revealed that Qualcomm is working on such a chip.
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