Tag Archive: Qualcomm


Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 675 processor with a focus on gaming

Qualcomm’s 600 series of Snapdragon processors is growing again.

The Snapdragon 675 features Kryo 460 CPU with eight cores: two performance and six efficiency. Qualcomm claims that the Kryo 460 offers a 20 percent overall performance improvement over its predecessor. The company adds that it’s focused on gaming performance with the SD675, taking steps like working with game developers and making optimizations for games and game engines like Unity and Unreal. Also of note is that the GPU in the  [Read More…]

Qualcomm released the Snapdragon Wear 3100 putting focus on battery life for Wear OS

Great news for smartwatch fans as Qualcomm has finally released their brand new chip for Wear OS. The new Snapdragon Wear 3100 includes high-performance quad-core A7 processors, a highly efficient integrated DSP, and an ultra-low power co-processor. What makes this great news is the next generation of Wear OS watches should have even better battery life.

Battery Life

Extending the life of your smartwatch is the main focus behind the Snapdragon Wear 3100. The new co-processor the Qualcomm QCC1110 is optimized for  [Read More…]

Qualcomm announces the new high-tier Snapdragon 670

The new Snapdragon 670 represents a strong push by Qualcomm to bring a little feature parity between its Premium (800 series) and High (600-series) tier phones. In the past, the 800-series has always gotten the latest and greatest features, while the 600 series was left in the dark with older ones.

The 670, however is quite the beast. Its Cryo 360 CPU features two performance cores (rated at 2.2GHz) and six efficiency cores (rated at 1.7GHz), for a total of  [Read More…]

Qualcomm smartwatch event happening September 10

This is turning out to be a big week for smartwatch fans. One day after Fossil introduced some new Wear OS watches, Qualcomm is teasing a smartwatch-focused event.

Qualcomm today sent out invitations for an event on September 10. The invitation includes an image of a watch along with the phrases “It’s Time.” and “set your watches”, all of which suggests that this’ll be a smartwatch-focused event.

As for what’ll be announced at this event, we’ll just have to wait  [Read More…]

Qualcomm sets date for event unveiling new Wear OS chipsets

The future for Wear OS will be unveiled on September 10.

Anyone who’s curious about the future of smartwatches running on Wear OS will want to circle September 10th on the calendar. That’s the day that Qualcomm will formally announce its new processing platform for smartwatches.

Hmmm. Just got a save-the-date from Qualcomm. Wonder what’s happening September 10? pic.twitter.com/HVeJrVSo2k

— Michael Fisher (@theMrMobile) August 7, 2018

As we’ve previously reported, this announcement is  [Read More…]

What’s the difference in Qualcomm Snapdragon processors?

Qualcomm is one of the biggest names in mobile CPUs. If you’ve owned a flagship smartphone in the past five or so years, you’ve likely heard the term Snapdragon at some point.

Snapdragon is the moniker Qualcomm has adopted for the mobile arm of its processors. And while Qualcomm makes other mobile chips, Snapdragon is the one you want to keep your eye on.

The processor that governs a phone dictates a wide variety of compatible features. Processing speed, download/upload  [Read More…]

Need to know: A look at Qualcomm Snapdragon processors

Qualcomm is one of the biggest names in mobile CPUs. If you’ve owned a flagship smartphone in the past five years, you’ve likely heard the term Snapdragon at some point. Snapdragon is the moniker Qualcomm has adopted for the mobile arm of its processors. And while Qualcomm makes other mobile chips, Snapdragon is the one you want to keep your eye on.

The processor that governs a phone dictates a wide variety of compatible features. Processing speed, download/upload speed, camera  [Read More…]

Qualcomm wants to own the ‘kid watch’ market with its new Snapdragon Wear 2500 platform

More versions of Android optimized for the wrist.

The Android smartwatch space may be sputtering along, but Qualcomm is not worried. Its new Snapdragon Wear 2500 platform, a pseudo-successor to the Snapdragon Wear 2100, is aimed at children. Specifically, kids aged four to 10 years old.

Such an age bracket may seem a bit young to be outfitted with connected gadgets — most kids under 10 don’t yet have a smartphone — but Qualcomm thinks the realities  [Read More…]

Wi-Fi Alliance announces EasyMesh, Qualcomm promises support for WPA3

EasyMesh will allow mesh routers from different brands to communicate with each other.

W-Fi is a crucial part of what allows our digital world to keep spinning, and today, the Wi-Fi Alliance announced a brand-new standard to ensure it’s as easy-to-use as can be — EasyMesh.

Mesh Wi-Fi systems like Google Wifi and Eero are becoming increasingly more popular, and with EasyMesh, hardware from different brands will be able to work with one another.

Let’s say you’ve  [Read More…]

Qualcomm partners with Google to speed up Android P adoption rates

The Snapdragon 845, 660, and 636 already support the new software.

Android P was one of Google’s biggest talking points during the I/O opening keynote on May 8, and following the announcement of Developer Preview 2 and its new beta, Qualcomm’s confirmed that its three top processors already fully support the new software.

The processors in question include the Snapdragon 845, 660, and 636, and because of this rapid support, Qualcomm notes it’ll be easier for OEMs  [Read More…]