Qualcomm has officially released its newest tablet aimed squarely at developers, the Snapdragon S4 Pro Mobile Development Platform. The new tablet makes use of Qualcomm's new quad-core chipset, the APQ8064, which will help deliver the power developers require. That power isn't going to be cheap, however, as the Snapdragon S4 Pro will set you back $1299.
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updates to Nexus S phones on select carriers Friday night, but unfortunately earlier in the week the company announced that it was having some trouble keeping 16GB Nexus 7 tablets in stock. As a result, the 16GB Nexus 7s now have an estimated delivery time of 3-4 weeks when shipping from the Google Play Store, so unless you're okay with picking up an 8GB model instead, you might be left waiting for a Nexus 7.
Qualcomm has released its financial results for Q3 2012, and even though the company is showing some losses from the last quarter, things are looking pretty great for Qualcomm year-over-year. Take, for instance, total revenue, which was down 6% from last quarter but made a 28% increase from the same time last year, coming it at a pretty solid $4.63 billion. We see something similar happening with Qualcomm's operating income, which sits at $1.38 billion for the quarter - that's a 9% decrease from last quarter but a 24% increase year-over-year.
Qualcomm's annual developer event they've just announced a brand new addition to the world of Android developers. Just like Qualcomm's exclusive Snapdragon GamesCommand app store, or NVIDIA's for that matter, they've today released the Snapdragon SDK to help developers dive further into the S4 platform and beyond.
LG Eclipse isn't a new one. We've heard and seen various leaks of this device over the past few weeks indicating a rather powerful smartphone headed to the US complete with Qualcomm's quad-core Krait processor. Today however it has leaked again, en route to AT&T, and possibly hitting the market come this October.
HTC One S should be very familiar by this point for most. Since being first announced in Barcelona, Spain we all know it has that new and impressive 1.5 GHz dual-core S4 processor from Qualcomm and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Today however, the company launched a different version in Taiwan with a 1.7 GHz dual-core instead.
Galaxy S III, the always-tricky US release plans are still a mystery. A Samsung executive said that American versions of the phone would go with a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor instead of Samsung's own Exynos 4 Quad, presumably for better compatibility with LTE networks, but we're still in the dark as to which networks it will land on. A user agent string spotted by PocketNow shows something called the "Samsung SCH-I535" running on Big Red, with - you guessed it - a dual-core Snapdragon S4.
HTC One X for AT&T is a different beast from the original (international) release in two rather important ways. First it's got a completely different processor, made by Qualcomm instead of NVIDIA, and second here it's carried by AT&T on a 2-year contract in the USA. Will this non-international release stir up the same positive reactions we had to the first release of this super hero phone, or are the two changes we're seeing here in software and hardware going to push this device in the wrong direction entirely?
HTC One S, you have a pretty awesome phone. HTC is already off to an excellent start for 2012 with their new "One" series available in Europe and now it's about to take the US markets by storm. We've already reviewed the HTC One S thoroughly with the European model, and today we have the T-Mobile version to share with everyone. More details and beautiful pictures can be found below.