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.
Nexus 4 had the functionality, as well as some Nokia Lumia devices. The Nexus 5 is rumored to have wireless charging as well, and third party devices like the powermat have had middling success.
Qualcomm has joined the management board of the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), the group responsible for the popular Qi wireless charging standard. This is despite the fact that Qualcomm is a founding member of the Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP), another group that is pushing for a rival standard.
HTC was curiously silent at IFA in Berlin early this month where it was expected to announce its HTC One Max phablet, with rumors now pointing to an October unveiling. It seems, however, that as early as now the device is already being steeped in controversy, with word that the anticipated giant won't be running on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 after all.
Galaxy S4 Active was going to get a processor bump in the past. In fact, details suggesting the handset would arrive with a Snapdragon 800 processor turned up in some benchmarks back in early-August. Well, flash forward till today and it looks like that Galaxy S4 Active reboot may be happing sometime soon.
Qualcomm announced the Toq smartwatch earlier in the day and while we have yet to see a detailed listing of the specs, we have seen the basics. And perhaps more important for some -- we have also spent some hands-on time with the watch. Our time with the Toq was somewhat limited, however we were able to gather a few details and also capture some images.
Galaxy Gear, however it looks like that was not the only smartwatch introduction that arrived today. The other is called the Toq and comes by way of Qualcomm. The Toq will be similar to what we have been seeing with other smartwatch offerings in that it will be a companion to your smartphone. Of course, while the Qualcomm Toq has that similarity, there will also be a difference in terms of the display technology.
approaching for LG's latest flagship powerhouse smartphone, the LG G2, we've received an international version for some initial testing. That rear button sure is interesting, but we're comfortable with it already after only a few hours of use. While we're still waiting for US release date details, check out a few pictures and benchmark results below.