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Toq, The Smartwatch From Qualcomm

toq Even if Samsung stole the show at IFA 2013 with its Galaxy Gear, I bet you did not know that Qualcomm is preparing its own smartwatch, called Toq. Pretty cool name, huh? Well, Toq is a touchscreen smartwatch and it's designed to be used together with an Android running device, like a smartphone or a tablet. One of the main selling points of ...

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Asus chooses Qualcomm over Intel for LTE-enabled MeMo Pad FHD 10

ASUS MeMO Pad FHD10 We’ve already given you a roundup of all the new devices announced by Asus at the Computex expo in Taiwan this year, but as it turns out, the Taiwan-based OEM is not done yet. According to a new post on Engadget, ASUS CEO Jerry Shen took the stage at Qualcomm’s Computex 2013 keynote to showcase yet another Android tablet — one th...

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 receives LTE support

Qualcomm logoEarlier today, popular chip manufacturer Qualcomm issued a press release detailing some of the new features that are heading to its Snapdragon 400 line-up of processors. The Snapdragon 400 is a mid-range mobile processor which will be appearing in products like the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini among others.The major news is the addition of multimode 3G/...

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Qualcomm’s ‘Battery Guru’ app is out of beta, and really interesting

Battery Guru app from QualcommBattery life is a concern for all mobile device holders. We’re constantly in a tug-of-war with utility and power consumption, which tends to aggravate us. News of forward-thinking battery technology is promising, but we’ll be lucky to see it soon, if ever.Left in limbo, we turn to apps to mitigate the damage. Apps like DS Battery Saver or Juice...

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Rumor: Galaxy Note 3 to pack Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor

Galaxy Note 3 conceptGalaxy Note 3 conceptThe Galaxy Note 3 is said to be one of the smartphones set to launch in the coming months with a Qualcomm Snapdrong 800 processor under the hood.A new report from ZDNet Korea says that the phone will be just one of the devices expected to rely on Qualcomm’s flagship processor. The list also includes the LG Optimus G2, the Pan...

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Qualcomm Brags With its New Mirasol 2560 x 1440 577ppi 5.1-inch Display for Smartphones

mirasol We all know about Qualcomm, one of the world's top dogs when it comes to mobile processors, now they are entering  in a completely different  field of battle showing off their latest creation, Mirasol, a 2560 x 1440 577ppi 5.1-inch display . Massive cool, man, forward Qualcomm! What's up with that, you may ask, what seems to be wrong? Actuall...

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Qualcomm unmoved by Tegra 4 benchmarks

Last week Nvidia did some benchmarks regarding its latest SoC and they blew every one out of the water. We felt that Qualcomm may be a bit shaken. The Tegra 4 is one hell of a fast chip, and it’s shaping up to provide some amazing visuals too. But we have to keep in mind that the Tegra 4 is the next generation of hardware, hence pitting it agains...

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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 and 600-the cavalry is here

After NVIDIA announced its latest and mightiest Tegra 4 chip, we were worried that Qualcomm might lag behind this year. But Qualcomm was also hiding a microscopic ace up its sleeve and made us excited about its new line of mobile processing chips. The company announced the Snapdragon 800, 600, 400 and 200 mobile processing chips yesterday afternoon...

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Rumored to Be Available Starting from Q1 2014

galaxy s5 According to the Korean news site ETNews, Samsung is working relentlessly on their new Android flagship, the Galaxy S5. According to industry insiders, Samsung is already preparing its  assembly lines for the new smart device, which is rumored to begin mass production starting from January 2014. The Samsung Galaxy S5 is expected to hit the she...

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Moto G Available Now on Amazon on Pre-Order

Moto G Great news for Android lovers everywhere, because Black Friday brings us the budget-friendly Motorola G, now available on pre-order on Amazon.com. If you place your order now on Amazon, you will receive your Moto G smartphone just in time for Christmas. Motorola promised solemnly that they will start shipping the Android smartphone starting fro...

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Oppo N1 Launched Officially in Beijing, China

Oppo N1 Yesterday, in Beijing, Oppo has made an official announcement about the release of their latest high-end smartphone, the Oppo N1, which comes as the result of the collaboration between the Chinese manufacturer and Cyanogen, a company known for designing Android-based software. The N1 flagship stands at 170.7 x 82.6 x 9 mm and has a reasonable ...

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The New LG Vu 3 is Finally Here, Sports a 4:3 Screen and Snapdragon 800 SoC

LG Vu 3 LG has just made an official announcement regarding its latest and greatest phablet, and if some of you have been expecting a successor for the Optimus Vu series, you’ll be a little surprised, as the new member of the Vu family isn’t an “Optimus” anymore, being simply the LG Vu 3. The new smartphone made by the Koreans doesn’t really...

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Nokia Still Working on the Mountain View Android Prototype

mountain view After the last week article from the New York Times, in which Nokia was revealed to be working on an Android device(the Mountain View project), as an alternative to their Microsoft running line of Lumia smartphones, now we just found out that Nokia didn't completely dropped the Android project, even if Microsoft's acquisition of their mobile busi...

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The Nexus 5 Spotted in a Bar, Launching Date Rumored to be October 14

nexus A few days ago, in a bar, an employee from Google left unattended a device which hasn’t been announced yet and appears to be the heir to the Nexus throne, the 5th one from the series, to be more precise. A barkeeper took advantage of those moments and, besides taking a peek, he took some pictures and recorded a few clips of it, revealing that...

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Liquid S2, the first Smartphone Capable of Recording 4K Video Announced by Acer

liquid s2 The Acer Liquid S2 was announced officially today by the Taiwanese company and it will be presented at IFA 2013. This Android running smartphone stands out from the crowd with its 4k video recording capability, being the first device of this kind. The 4K means that the Liquid S2 is capable of recording video clips in a massive 3,840 pixels x...

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LG G Pad 8.3 Now Official, On Sale From October

lg g pad Today, LG announced the arrival of their latest gadget that joins the G series, the LG G Pad 8.3 tablet, a device that challenges the Apple’s iPad to an epic battle and threatens to snatch some precious marketshare from it. The LG representatives stated that the G Pad brings the first Full HD display on an 8-inch tablet and also revealed the...

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Samsung Galaxy Note III Will Be Able to Record Ultra High Definition Videos

Samsung Galaxy Note III With less than two weeks left until the official release of the Samsung Galaxy Note III phablet at IFA 2013 on September the 4'th, rumors are abundant and more specific. The latest hear-say about the Samsung Galaxy Note III is about its amazing video recording capabilities. Since it is expected for the Galaxy Note III to be available in two ...

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New Pictures of Sony Xperia Z1 Show Metal Chassis

Xperia Z1 (Honami) Pictures of the he Sony Xperia Z1 also known as Honami were leaked again over the internet, now we can brag with an official press image so this time there are no doubts about its authenticity. In the leaked image we can see the three versions of the Z1, black, white and purple. These are the same colors as in the current flagship, the Xperi...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Rumored to Use the Snapdragon 800 SoC

galaxy note 3 Rumor has is that the soon to be announced phablet from Samsung, the Galaxy Note 3, will run on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 instead of their in-house made Exynos 5 Octa system on chip. The story was leaked by ETNews, which claims it has sources inside the company that revealed Samsung still has problems manufacturing its Exynos 5 Octa processo...

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LG Reveals An Under $100 Android Smartphone, the LG L1 II

LG L1 II The Koreans from LG Mobile just announced their latest soldier in the battle for winning the hearts and minds of Android lovers everywhere : the LG L1 II, a low end Android running smartphone, with a price tag of under $100. How about that? Obviously, given the price tag, don't expect miracles from this baby, because he's closely related to...

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At Last, the LG G2 is Here, Running on Snapdragon 800 as Advertised

lg g2 The latest flagship from the Koreans is now official, as the Optimus branding was abandoned, enters LG G2. Featuring a 5.2 inches wide screen, the LG G2 is a tad bigger than your regular flagship smartphone. But the resolution remained the same, at 1920x1080 pixels. The display panel is an IPS LCD with an impressive brightness measured at ...

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Motorola Moto X Finally Here, Made In The USA

motorola moto x   Born in the USA I was, screams Motorola Moto X. Finally, the love child of Google and Motorola was officially launched. This is the first smartphone built by Motorola under close supervision by Google, since the two companies merged. Actually, Google bought Motorola but "merged" sounds more like a love story. Anyway, the Motorola M...

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HTC One Mini gets the official treatment, specs, release date and pricing

htc one mini HTC has officially joined Samsung in the mini segment of the smartphone market by way of officially announcing the HTC One Mini. Actually, the HTC One Mini has been the subject of leaks and rumours just before today. And true to what have been leaked, this handset sports a 4.3-inch display with 720p resolution. This should cater to users who pref...

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Rumor: New Nexus 7 to launch in Taiwan at the end of July

NexusNexus family – 2012 Nexus 7 on the rightA new rumor originating from Asia says that the new Nexus 7 tablet could be launched by the end of the month in Taiwan, with other markets to follow after that.Moreover, the 16GB version of the tablet is said to cost $229 (apparently with LTE support) while the 32GB model could cost as much as $299 (aga...

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Network Changes and New Tech Needed to Get More From Batteries

Android phone battery drain fixThere is only so far we can go as far as having increasingly thinner smartphones with long battery life. These are the noises eminating from Qualcomm's John Stefenac. Stefenac believes that there is an enormous amount of pressure for being put on smartphone manufacturers to deliver cool, sexy, ultra-thin devices that have a long battery life. ...

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CyanogenMod 10.1.1 update patches security exploits

CyanogenmodIf any of you CyanogenMod users out there have updated in the past couple of days, you may have noticed that your version has been updated to version 10.1.1. But this update isn’t about cramming in new features, instead the CyanogenMod team has patched up some of the well know security Android exploits which have been making the news recently...

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High-end device, low-end price: the race to the middle

Best smartphones 2013With so much going on in the world of Android, it’s often hard to sleep  at night. Lovers of mobile tech around the world, with visions of even better devices, dancing in their heads. And why not? There is not a single other industry that is as intensely competitive, that yields massively improved technology each and every year.Anyway, I dig...

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20nm ARM processors could be 30% faster, pushing for the 3GHz mark

Cortex A15WaferCredit: Extremetech Semi-conductor manufacturing firms TSMC and Globalfoundries are both expected to have their 20nm mobile chip foundries up and running by 2014, which means that a new wave of faster and more energy efficient ARM processors should be heading our way sometime next year.According to TSMC, the shrink down to 20nm could see clock for...

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