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HTC may win the race for first 64-bit Android smartphone

This specific race is heating up – as we have covered before that SoC manufacturers are working hard to put out their own 64-bit processors – but it looks like HTC may steal a march on their competitors by tying this deal up with Qualcomm to put out what is probably the world’s first fully 64-bit Android smartphone.

Timex to release smartwatch with Qualcomm and AT&T

Smartwatches are slowly creeping into the consciousness of not just the gadgets-crazy people but even the general public. Now the first watch company is coming out with its own creation, teaming up with US carrier AT&T and tech company Qualcomm, to create a cellular-connected wearable. The GPS One+ will be available in the US starting this fall and just might start a new trend among watch manufacturers.

Samsung patents ultrasound stylus tech in Korea

It seems that Samsung might be eying a rather big shift in how it implements its S Pen technology. The Korean Intellectual Property Rights Information Service or KIPRIS has just published the manufacturer's patent application for a technology that utilizes ultrasound waves in order to pinpoint the location and state of a stylus when used with a mobile device such as a smartphone.

Unknown device runs MediaTek SoC, hits over 43k in AnTuTu

AnTuTu’s cred has not been all that great these days, especially as anybody who’s anybody in the smartphone manufacturing industry – particularly South Korean giant Samsungtried at one point or another to “game” its devices’ benchmark results to get higher scores. Still, anyone with enough Android knowledge would know that the higher tier scores belong to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips. But what do we have here? A MediaTek-based device beating premium Snapdragon-based devices?

Qualcomm takes back DMCA threat on Github projects

The DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) is, more often than not, brandished too zealously and sometimes with little prior investigation in a "shoot first, ask questions later" style of legal (mis)management. That might just be the case here when Qualcomm issued takedown notices on some Github repositories, including one of CyanogenMod's, but then retracting it later.

Galaxy Note 4 Exynos proc faster vs. Snapdragon variant

Seems like only yesterday when we wrote about the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 appearing in AnTuTu’s benchmark database – check that, it was 3 days ago. The benchmarking outfit is at it again, testing the two rumored processors for the Galaxy Note 4’s two upcoming variants – the Snapdragon 805 for the US version and the Exynos 5433 for the international version. The results are enough to raise an eyebrow at, putting the Samsung-made Exynos chip above Qualcomm’s premier processor.

Galaxy S5 LTE-A: 5.1-inch WQHD display, Snapdragon 805 core

It may not be the Galaxy F "S5 Prime" that was being leaked, but at least in the things that were important it might as well be. Samsung officially announced the newest member of its ever-growing smartphone family, the Galaxy S5 LTE-A, the first of its kind in its category in terms of its connectivity and Super AMOLED display.
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