Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 with Quick Charge 4.0 announced

Qualcomm largely had a successful 2016 thus far thanks to its Snapdragon 820/821. Even though the flagship Qualcomm chips have struggled in benchmark scores against some competitors, the consumers haven’t really complained about throttling and performance issues which plagued Qualcomm’s 2015 offering.

The SoC company announced this morning that its new Snapdragon 835 chipset is on the way, utilizing Samsung’s new 10 nanometer fabrication process, as well as the latest generation of its Quick Charge technology. Continue reading “Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 with Quick Charge 4.0 announced”

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 653, 626, and 427: Qualcomm Announces Successors to Popular Mid-Range SoCs

Qualcomm is one of the world’s most renowned mobile chipset manufacturers and 2016 has been a good year for Qualcomm so far — the Snapdragon 65x series has garnered rave reviews for providing stellar performance in the mid-range market segment, and the Snapdragon 820 and Snapdragon 821 received an improved critical reception over the Snapdragon 810. To build on the successful year, at its 4G/5G summit in Hong Kong, Qualcomm announced two new SoCs in the mid-range Snapdragon 600 series, the Snapdragon 653 and Snapdragon 626. For the entry-level tier, the company is rolling out the Snapdragon 427. Continue reading “Qualcomm Snapdragon 653, 626, and 427: Qualcomm Announces Successors to Popular Mid-Range SoCs”

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 is here and it’s a graphic powerhouse

We already knew that Qualcomm’s forthcoming Snapdragon 821 processor was going to be faster than the Snapdragon 820 that powers many high-end phones currently available. But with Qualcomm releasing more details about the processor’s graphical prowess, we’re getting a better sense of what having a Snapdragon 821 inside will mean for the next generation of smartphones.

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The Nexus 5 and Xperia Z3 are two very capable devices but can’t support Android 7.0 Nougat

Nexus 5, and Xperia Z3, both are very capable smartphones which still after 2 years perform as good as any new non-flagship devices.When Google confirmed the nexus 5 wouldn’t be getting the official Nougat from them, it was disappointing since the device still commands a heavy following and dev support. It already has an unofficial alpha version of Nougat. But it shouldn’t be surprising since the nexus 5 had finished its promised 2 year support cycle.

When Sony’s official list of the devices it’ll be updating to Android Nougat left out the Xperia Z3, which was included in Sony’s beta testing of Android Nougat, it came as a shock. Xperia Z3 is still very well under its 2 year promised support cycle. The question is why? Why wouldn’t these companies update these devices that do deserve an update?

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HTC Nexus Marlin Specs Unveiled In AnTuTu Benchmark : Will be as powerful as top Android flagships

Google is expected to release two new Android phones in the coming weeks. Most reports refer to them as 2016 Nexus devices, while a fresh rumor claims Google will go for Google branding instead in India and certain other Markets. The company is supposedly looking to better position its devices to fight against the iPhone, and the rumored device will have high-end specs and high-quality design. A brand new leak indicates that the phones will indeed have top hardware, matching the specs of some of the hottest smartphones out there, including the Galaxy Note 7 and Galaxy S7 series. The two Nexus devices already recently received FCC certification.

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