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Qualcomm details ‘always-on’ Snapdragon voice activation features

When Qualcomm announced their new Snapdragon 600 and 800 series processors earlier this year for mobile devices they left a few fancy features and details out of the picture. Today however the folks from Qualcomm are back in the news and are sharing information on multiple neat new features we'll be seeing in upcoming Snapdragon-powered device. One being their voice activation. Read on for more details.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 and 200 processors unveiled

Qualcomm previously announced the Snapdragon 800 and 600 series processors and as of today, they have done the same for the Snapdragon 400 and 200 series processors. This follows the tiered structure announced by Qualcomm where the Snapdragon series would have the 800 and 600 series processors aimed at high-end devices and tablets and the 400 and 200 series processors aimed at the mid- and entry-level devices.

Qualcomm details Quick Charge 2.0 to power devices 75% faster

We all want to spend less time by a wall outlet at the airport and more time browsing Facebook, Reddit, Twitter, ESPN, or whatever else we all do on our smartphones. Last week we reported on a feature called Quick Charge 1.0 from Qualcomm, but today they've introduced 2.0 to take things up a notch. Quick Charge has been around for some time, only they just detailed it last week, now today they're releasing details on what will make their new Snapdragon 800 series the best chip yet.

Qualcomm’s new ‘Born Mobile’ ad series makes the bus stop fun again

For those that saw Qualcomm's Born Mobile keynote at CES this year, you probably have a good idea at what is coming below. For those who didn't, get ready to see the chip maker pull out all the stops. Basically the folks from Qualcomm have released a series of awesome videos from a local bus stop, showing that this mobile generation will head to a webpage while waiting for the bus. What comes after that will surprise you all.

YotaPhone dual-screen smartphone hands-on

Late last year the Russian company Yota announced a rather intriguing new smartphone called the YotaPhone. As I'm sure many of you are aware, this Android 4.1 Jelly Bean handset sports two displays. The front being a 4.3-inch 720p LCD display, and the rear of the device enjoys a 4.3-inch E-ink screen. It's a neat concept and we were able to enjoy some time with a prototype unit earlier today and we came away rather impressed.

Qualcomm revenue tops $19 billion in 2012, $4.9bn in Q4 as smartphones surge

Today the folks from 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.

LG Nexus 4 Review

It's time again for Google to take command of a smartphone with the 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.

Rigonauts announced as Snapdragon exclusive with Verizon

Verizon and Snapdragon just announced that Android phones on Verizon will be the first to get access to Rigonauts. The new game, developed by Engient, will be exclusive to Verizon customers for a two-week period from 10/9 through 10/23. After that, the game will be available on the Google Play app store for everyone. The game is Snapdragon optimized, so it will only work on devices with these types of processors installed.
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