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Qualcomm counts their chips, announces $4.7 Billion in revenue

Recently everyone has been announcing and posting up quarterly earning reports now that we are diving into 2012. Qualcomm, manufacturers of all things wireless, today has just done the same for the the first quarter fiscal 2012 results. They are happily announcing that their shares jumped, earnings were high, and they posted another record quarter with revenues. It's safe to say all those smartphones and tablets powered by Qualcomm are selling -- and selling well.

Snapdragon GameCommand Hands-on

This week at CES we've been running around like mad-men trying to get a little hands on time with just about everything. Today we had a few minutes to check out multiple new things from Qualcomm, one in particular is the Snapdragon GameCommand application. Just recently announced by Qualcomm this app will highlight games and apps that can take advantage of all the potential inside Snapdragon powered devices.

Intel gives us a better glimpse at its Android prototype

No, this amazingly sleek phone doesn't exist - yet. It is a prototype that may never surface for the public's use, but nevertheless it is sporting an Intel chip and Android OS. Finally, Intel intends to make a comeback in 2012 by incorporating their technology into both tablets and smartphones. Technology Review was able to test out both of the prototypes, and they state we should see them officially within the first half of 2012.

Qualcomm isn’t worried about Tegra 3, says VP

Quick: what's the system-on-a -chip that's on the top of everyone's mind right now? If you answered the Nvidia Tegra 3, Qualcomm Vice President Rob Chandhok has got a bone to pick with you. Speaking at a pre-CES press conference, the VP of Software Strategy called Nvidia's processor a "single use product", comparing it poorly to Qualcomm's own Snapdragon line of processors. Chandhok went on to say that Snapdragon will be featured in hundreds of devices.

WonderMedia unveils new Prizm WM8710 SoC for Android tablets

If you are a fan of Android tablets, a new SoC has been unveiled for the platform called the Prizm WM8710. The SoC is aimed at the entry-level Android tablet market and will also find its way into other devices like Smart TVs, wireless displays, and network projectors as well as Windows CE smartbooks. The platform is optimized for multimedia applications, has an optional MMX-enhanced DSP, and supports hardware video encoding.

NVIDIA Tegra 3 detailed: quadcore, 3x graphics and sampling Q4 2011

Having seen a 3D-related section leak earlier, the remainder of NVIDIA's 2011 roadmap for mobile processors has emerged, and it's not just three-dimensions that the company is considering. According to the document - believed by Bright Side of News to have been prepared for MWC 2011 next month - NVIDIA expects to begin sampling the Tegra 3 SoC in Q4 2011, with two versions suiting tablets and smartphones respectively. The Tegra 3 T30 is headed to tablets, promising up to four 1.5GHz ARM Cortex A9 cores along with support for Blu-ray video and capable of driving a 1920 x 1200 panel, with 3x faster graphics and an ULP (Ultra Low Power) mode. Meanwhile the Tegra 3 AP30 is for phones, with either dual- or quad-cores, and capable of 1366 x 868 resolution displays. Both mean super-high resolution slates and handsets are possible, and both are expected to sample by the end of the year and then likely show up in new products come CES 2012. [via SlashGear]

Ambarella iOne application processor for Android cameras debuts

One of the things that most Android phone users would really like is a camera that works better for video and pic taking. A company called Ambarella has announced a new application processor for better photos on Android devices. The app processor is called the iOne SoC and will add advanced HD camera and multimedia capability to Android devices.
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