ASUS will be unveiling and announcing a new Nexus 7 tablet at this years Google I/O event in May. Last year they debuted the exciting $199 Nexus 7 with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and this year we're hearing a next-gen Nexus 7 is coming with an upgraded 1080p HD display, and along with it will be a Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor.
Qualcomm has announced the dates for the Uplinq 2013 Mobile Developers Conference. Simply put, this years event will run from September 3 to 5. The conference will be held in San Diego and according to Qualcomm, will offer attendees an overview and deep-dive into technical education and business development opportunities.
Qualcomm roadmap managed to find its way onto the interwebs, and it was full of useful and potentially damaging information and was quickly pulled. Our friends from AndroidPolice first posted the details, but were shortly thereafter ordered to remove the information. Today some new details have surfaced confirming that along with the Qualcomm information, the slides also reported Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie is coming this spring.
Qualcomm shareholders, because the company delivered the financial results for its fiscal Q1 2013 today, and things are looking pretty good across the board. GAAP revenue came in at $6.09 billion, which is up 29% year-over-year and 24% over the previous quarter. Of that $6.09 billion, Qualcomm got to keep $1.91 billion, with net profits up 36% year-over-year and a whopping 50% sequentially.
LG plans to introduce their next-gen Optimus G2 in the fall. It's being reported that their new model will arrive right around the 1 year anniversary for the original. Previous reports had many thinking LG would announce the phone last week at CES, but now late February for Mobile World Congress will probably be the stage at which the device is unveiled.
Qualcomm have outlined and detailed their attack on the mobile processor market for 2013. With their highly popular quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro being the king of the latter half of 2012, they're back with two brand new and improved quad-core Snapdragon's for 2013. With improvements to all areas from speed to battery life, read on for the full details.
Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 line of processors has proven to be incredibly popular, so it isn't much of a surprise that the company has added two new CPUs to the Snapdragon S4 family. Announced today, the MSM8226 and the MSM8626 are bound for China, and offer a number of features that we have a feeling manufacturers will pay attention to. Those manufacturers will have a little bit of a wait ahead of them, though, as these new processors aren't scheduled to launch until Q2 2013.
DROID DNA, and it shows. This Verizon exclusive enters a new space for smartphones here in the US. That space being full 1080p HD right in the palm of your hand. That isn't all either, they've also added a top-tier quad-core processor and the latest version of Android all to this new flagship smartphone. Can the 5-inch 1080p HD HTC DROID DNA deliver? Read on to find out.
Qualcomm have posted some annual and quarterly earning reports that were quite impressive. Not only did they release their Q4 financial results, but also their entire 2012 fiscal year -- which is up 28% year-over-year actually. Head on past the break for more details on Qualcomm's earnings, and how smartphone and Snapdragon sales have them staying at the top.
Nexus 4, a device manufactured by LG with software pure vanilla Android - a collaboration creating yet another true member of the Nexus family. This device is made to bring on the next version of Android, that being 4.2 Jelly Bean (the second iteration of the software still code-named Jelly Bean) complete with the updates you see in our full update guide. The body of this device rather similar to that of the LG Optimus G, complete with the same display, camera technology, and quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro 1.5Ghz processor under the hood.