Processor

Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE Advanced tipped for Snapdragon 800

Details of the GALAXY S 4 LTE Advanced popped up earlier in the month and while the handset remains unannounced, it looks like another bit of evidence has surfaced. This latest bit has arrived in the form of a user manual which not only details the handset, but shows the processor as being a Snapdragon 800. Specifically, the manual has the processor listed as being a quad-core MSM8974 clocking in at 2.3GHz.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 series quad-core benchmarks: This thing is fast

It's the moment we've all been waiting for. Ever since Qualcomm announced their Snapdragon 600 and 800 processors, we've been wanting to get our hands on them. The Snapdragon 600 outperforms anything on the mobile market as we've seen with the HTC One and Galaxy S4, but it's about to get even hotter with their faster, better, more efficient 2.3 GHz quad-core 800 series processor. We have our hands all over their developer kits below.

CPU-Z comes to Android after years on the PC

Today we have some excellent news for all you PC and Android enthusiasts. After years and years of being one of the go-to programs on desktops, CPU-Z has arrived for Android. The popular tool is extremely useful in many usage scenarios and will give you important info about the CPU (processor) of your PC, and in this case, or Android devices.

OpenCL drivers on Nexus 4 and 10 is a hint at the future

An interesting story is making the rounds and flooding our inbox this morning regarding OpenCL drivers in Android devices. The folks from AnandTech have confirmed that both the Nexus 4, and Google's Nexus 10 have OpenCL drivers in the stock firmware. For those that don't understand what this means, it's a hint at the future of both CPU and GPU performance on our mobile devices. Read on for more details.

Qualcomm and others won’t be launching 8-core processors this year

The arms and spec race on mobile devices, especially Android, has really been supercharged lately and is almost getting out of hand. In all honesty does your smartphone really need an Octa-core processor to keep Facebook and YouTube running smooth? The answer would be a no. While we don't know exactly what to expect in the foreseeable future, Qualcomm and MediaTek apparently won't be dropping Oct-core SoC's this year.

Qualcomm unveils the RF360 with a push towards global 4G LTE support

Qualcomm has come forward with an official announcement for their RF360 Front End Solution. This is described as being a "comprehensive, system-level solution" that takes the issue of radio band fragmentation into consideration. Or in simpler terms, the Qualcomm RF360 Front End Solution will allow OEMs to integrate a single and global 4G LTE design in mobile devices.
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