Like the Moto X, the Nexus 5 also has a dedicated low power audio processor for always-on “Ok, Google Now” functionality. However, the feature is only partially implemented and works only on the home screen. Many users had hoped that third party apps or custom kernels would enable this feature even when the device is sleeping but the closed source nature of the dedicated audio processor acted as a big roadblock.
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The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 broke cover last September packing a powerful hardware sheet. But it seems like the company could be announcing a refresh soon, if a demonstration given during the Mobile World Congress is anything to go by. Qualcomm and Samsung teamed up to show off a special variant of the Galaxy Note 3 during the event which was optimized to run on the Snapdragon 805 chipset.
Along with its first 64-bit Snapdragon chips, Qualcomm also announced a higher clocked version of the S800 — the Snapdragon 801 a.k.a MSM8974AC. As the change in name suggests, this new chip from Qualcomm only boasts of higher clock speeds across the board to deliver better performance.
With the launch of the iPhone 5s, Apple managed to beat chip giant Qualcomm right in the gut by releasing the world’s first 64-bit mobile processor — the A7. Less than six months later, Qualcomm is aiming to catch up by unveiling its first 64-bit mobile SoCs — the Snapdragon 610 and 615 — meant for mid-range smartphones and tablets.
HTC is expected to give carriers a “sneak peak” at a brand new smartwatch powered by Google Now at Mobile World Congress next week, according to “a person with direct knowledge of the plans” who has been speaking to Bloomberg. The prototype device is said to be the first of three new wearables from the Taiwanese company.
Qualcomm has formally pulled the plug on its Snapdragon 802 chipset. The processor was set to be a slightly improved version of the hugely successful Snapdragon 800, and was designed for televisions and set top boxes. But Qualcomm claims that the demand for the chipset has been too low.
Qualcomm is celebrating this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas by knocking $50 off its Android-comptible Toq smartwatch. For this week only, the device will sell for $299.99 as opposed to $349.99, and you can buy it directly from Qualcomm or through Amazon.
Qualcomm announced its latest Snapdragon processor at CES in Las Vegas today, but it isn’t quite the company’s answer to NVIDIA’s new Tegra K1 chip. Instead, the Snapdragon 802 processor is aimed at televisions and set-top boxes rather that smartphones and tablets, and it’s focused on powered Ultra HD 4K content.
Initial responses to Apple’s iBeacon technology have been decidedly mixed, but that doesn’t necessarily mean anything. After all, exactly the same was true of the iPod, iPhone and iPad in certain quarters upon their release.
Regardless, with Apple keen to push the tech and a number of venues enthusiastic about embracing it, it was only ever going to be a short amount of time before the marketplace rivals started popping up.
Back in September in the aftermath of the iPhone 5s’s debut boasting the world’s first 64-bit smartphone chip, Qualcomm representative Anand Chandrasekher called a 64-bit ARM chip a “gimmick.” Just three months later, Qualcomm’s announcing one, the Snapdragon 410, opening the door for 64-bit Android devices.