Smartphones as we know them haven’t even been around for 10 years, yet they have become so intensely woven into our society that many people out there probably couldn’t go a single day without their beloved phone. How would we get our emails? What about all those tweets that we all seem to complain about, but still can’t get enough of? It’s an interesting idea to think about – 2013 without mobile smartphones.
Qualcomm has made a short video, comically looking into a world that doesn’t have cellphones. Just as you’d imagine, it’s whimsical and scary.
What about you? Could you live in this world without a smartphone?
This evening, Samsung and SK Telecom, a Korean carrier that recently finished construction on the world’s first commercially available LTE-Advanced network, announced the Galaxy S4 LTE-A. The LTE-A is the world’s first device able to connect to an LTE Advanced network, as well as containing Qualcomm’s newest flagship processor, the Snapdragon 800. (more…)
Talks of a Galaxy S4 equipped with a Snapdragon 800 processor have circulated around the web for almost a month now, capable of running on an LTE Advanced network that was under construction overseas. Previously rumored to be possibly highlighted at Samsung’s London event last week, nothing was mentioned about the device, so Samsung must not have been looking to globally promote the device quite yet.
Thanks to a Korean mobile blog who somehow got the device, in its retail packaging mind you, we have a full hands-on unboxing gallery of the new, yet-to-be-announced Galaxy S4 LTE-A. (more…)
As has become typical of LG over the last year, the electronics company has made a mobile-related announcement on the eve of a major Samsung Galaxy event. LG has in-a-way unveiled their new line of Optimus G products, though no hardware or exact names have been revealed. What they did mention in a press release this evening, was that their new Optimus G series will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processors, that will “redefine the smartphone experience.” (more…)
The newest report out of ZDNet has placed the same 13MP sensor found in the Galaxy S4 inside Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 3, as well as Qualcomm’s top tier Snapdragon 800 processor. While 13MP is nothing to dust off of your shoulder, since the Galaxy S4 features a fantastic camera, the Snapdragon 800 rumor runs a bit opposite from Samsung’s goal to integrate more of their Exynos lineup of chips into flagship devices. (more…)
According to a recent tear down by iSuppli, the Samsung Galaxy S4 powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor, which is found primarily here in the U.S., is very much different from the International models. Reported in their findings is an extra image processor, manufactured by Fujitsu, which allows the Galaxy S4 to perform some its more process-intensive tasks such as eye tracking. In the Octa core-powered variants of the device, that extra processor is not needed. (more…)
While we have already seen Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 processor making its way into this year’s top Android devices, we have been awaiting news on when we can start seeing the Snapdragon 800, their crème de la crème. At a media event in Beijing, the company’s senior product manager confirmed that they are to start mass production of the chip this May, but was adamant on not specifying any devices it would be seen in. (more…)
According to a report out of Reuters this evening, Google will launch a new version of its popular Nexus 7 tablet this July. The tablet will be made by Asus once again, but will use one of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors this time around in favor of NVIDIA’s Tegra line, “for power reasons,” one of their sources said. The new N7 will also sport a display with a higher resolution and a casing with a much smaller bezel than the current model. (more…)