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Qualcomm Toq availability set for December 2nd

We spent a bit of hands-on time with the Qualcomm Toq smartwatch back in September. Qualcomm offered a decent look at the watch at the time, however the pricing and release details were a bit more open ended. Regardless of what was, or wasn't said at the time though, Qualcomm has dropped a press release this morning and announced the price and release date for the Toq smartwatch.

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.

THL’s Monkey King 2 bringing octo-core performance

Octo-core smartphones are on their way, and upstart MediaTek is leading the way. Typically offering lower-cost processors, MediaTek is rarely seen on flagship devices such as the HTC One or Nexus line. They do, however, make their mark overseas, and in some mid-range devices domestically.

Qualcomm rumored to be preparing Adreno 400 GPU for CES 2014

As mobile devices get more powerful and use cases get more complicated, users start to expect more graphical sophistication not only in their games but also in fluid and responsive user interfaces as well. That is why Qualcomm, one of the leading system-on-chip manufacturers today, is continually working on improving its Adreno graphics chips, the fruits of which we may start seeing early next year.

Qualcomm’s new quad-core, 1.4GHz processor aimed at mid-range devices

The mid-range market is growing, and so are emerging markets around the world. Both those sectors have something in common, and that’s a price point that most can afford. With so many analysts pointing to that segment as the largest area for growth in the mobile space, Qualcomm has stepped up to deliver a processor that can both deliver on performance, and hit a reasonable price point.

Moto G specs, pricing show a true mid-range contender

Rumors about the Moto G have been floating around for some time, but now it seems to be confirmed as as mid-range dynamo. Like any lower spec phone, it’s not going to wow the tech enthusiasts, but if a leaked advertisement is correct — and the device comes to the US — Motorola may have a tightly wound winner on their hand.

Nexus 5 getting battery boost from Qualcomm’s “envelope tracking”

On paper the Nexus 5 appears to have lots to offer. Aside from being the first handset to run Android 4.4 Kit Kat, there is also a 5-inch Full HD display, 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with optical image stabilization, LTE network support and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. The handset also has a 2300 mAh battery, which looks like it will be getting a boost courtesy of Qualcomm.

Qualcomm Snapdragon BatteryGuru 2.0 app now offers more feedback

Battery life has been and still is the biggest source of headache among mobile device users and one of the most important concerns of manufacturers. But while we wait for that almost perfect battery, the best we can do is to wisely manage our resource usage in order to curb battery drain. Qualcomm's Snapdragon BatteryGuru app, now at version 2.0, seeks to help users do just that by not making them think about it at all.
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