Only a few days after photos of a purple Sony Xperia Z3 smartphone were leaked , Sony has finally confirmed that there is indeed a purple version of its latest flagship smartphone. The company calls it officially as the Xperia Z3 Purple Diamond Edition which is expected to catch the attention of a lot of ladies who love the color.
The first time we heard about the coming Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset was when it and its sister platform the Snapdragon 808 were unveiled in April of this year . Since that unveil, some rumors have circulated that suggest Qualcomm has hit a few snags with the new chipsets and that the products will be late to market.
Back at the start of October, it was pretty clear - even before the Nexus 6 was released - that the Moto X was going to be my smartphone of choice. Between the two, that is. That was until I got a handle on the DROID Turbo.
Just three days ago, Google announced the arrival of Android 5.1 and even highlighted some of the new feature for users. Although the Nexus devices are unsurprisingly first in line to get the update, roll out is equally unsurprisingly slow. That said, there is one huge reason why Nexus 6 owners might be excited to get the update, or even tempted to sideload it themselves, as soon as possible.
We've already gotten a few glimpses of the supposed Verizon DROID Turbo, but now it seems that Big Red might have an even more formidable gun in its arsenal. The GFXBench benchmarking site has an entry for the said Motorola smartphone and it reveals hardware that curiously outperforms the flagship. Verizon has had a blossoming relationship with Motorola , so word that a new DROID is on its way isn't exactly surprising. That it will be quite close to the new Moto X flagship, such as a 5.2-inch 1080p screen, 13 megapixel rear camera and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, is, again, nothing extraordinary.
Class-leader Qualcomm has just announced their newest LTE modem, and it’s a doozy. As we edge closer to the gigabit Internet age, Qualcomm is outpacing smartphone technology and capabilities. Their latest is a Category 10 Gobi model, capable of 450 Mbps download speeds. That’s about 1.5-times faster than a Category 6 LTE modem, which tops out at 300 Mbps.
There is nothing OEMs, even Samsung, should be afraid of when it comes to the Snapdragon 810. That is the sentiment aired by Woo Ram-chan, LG VP for mobile product planning when asked about the rumors that Qualcomm's latest chip was tested to be overheating.
Intrinsyc Technologies has just revealed a couple of developer devices, including a smartphone, a tablet, and a development board, all of which are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 . This will let application developers as well as device makers test and play around with Qualcomm 's multi-talented system-on-chip even before the first commercial devices hit the market, probably next year.
Developers looking to develop new hardware and software on a platform using the latest Qualcomm 64-bit CPU have three new development platforms available from Intrinsyc. The three dev kits are very different in form factor, but use some of the same hardware letting users work with a Snapdragon 810 64-bit processor on all three platforms.
First you have to prove you're not a gimmick. Then it's just a matter of proving you're better. LG turned heads with the G Flex last year, an Android smartphone with a banana-like bend to it, only to be stung with criticism that its big idea was actually just too big for the hand.
Samsung's latest flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, use the South Korean giant's very own Exynos SoC with the latest 14 nm manufacturing process technology. You won't find any Snapdragon model now because Samsung decided to utilize its own Exynos division on its latest phones unveiled at MWC 2015 earlier this week. The Samsung Galaxy S6 currently uses an Exynos 7420 chip.
Samsung has yet to announce the Samsung Galaxy A7 – still a part of its “A series” of phones which are out to prove that yes, Sammy can create metal-bound smartphones – but it has shown up rather predictably at the TENAA, or China’s Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center.
If you’ve followed Samsung for a while, you know that they like to put out two variants of their flagship phones – one usually armed with a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, which usually is the international version.
Our Internet connections are getting crowded. With more and more people using the Internet, some on more than just one or two devices, networks are getting overloaded and over burdened. That problem is a bigger one for mobile carriers because their bandwidths are limited to a certain spectrum that they pay for.
It's rumors like this that make you wonder if there's more to the breakup between Samsung and Qualcomm than first believed. It is, after all, not exactly unreasonable for the Korean manufacturer to push its own Exynos chips to the forefront, but little did we expect that it might be pushing Qualcomm out of its products in more ways than one.
Samsung seems to be really moving away from Qualcomm . Remember those talks about Samsung no longer using Qualcomm products because of overheating issues ? The South Korean giant didn't use a Snapdragon on the new Galaxy S6 and S6 edge. The company decided to utilize its Exynos chipsetinstead.