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Qualcomm’s quick-charge tech will get your battery back to full in under an hour

Charging a phone when you need it most can be a lesson in frustration, but not so with Qualcomm's new Quick-Charge tech, which should see supporting phones back to near-full power in just over 30 minutes.
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Qualcomm introduces the Snapdragon Flight, a brain for smarter, more powerful drones

Qualcomm wants to be for drones what it’s been for smartphones. The company behind the ubiquitous Snapdragon system on a chip (SoC) for phones recently announced the Snapdragon Flight, a development platform for drones.

Qualcomm reveals its 2015 processors: 64-bit and support for 55MP cameras

Qualcomm has announced a pair of next generation, 64-bit mobile processors, the Snapdragon 810 and the Snapdragon 808. However, before you get too excited, they're not going to see the inside of a phone until 2015.
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How Qualcomm’s Snapdragon gave the Nokia 1020 its fire-breathing camera

Nokia’s Lumia 1020 has drawn attention for its powerful 41-megapixel camera, but few people realize just how much processing power it takes to deal with all that raw data.

Double rumor: Apple to fit Snapdragon processor into cheap iPhone

The cheap Apple iPhone rumors keep on coming, with the latest concerning the firm's choice of processor. It may break with tradition and source a Snapdragon chip rather than fit one of its own A series processors, according to a recent…

Qualcomm reveals Quick Charge technology, which reduces smartphone charging times by 40 percent

Qualcomm has talked about Quick Charge, a technology it has been quietly incorporating into a variety of smartphones for a while, which is said to reduce charging times by up to 40 percent.

Qualcomm defies the odds, produces a rap video about processors that’s not a complete embarrassment

Qualcomm has made a promo rap video about its Snapdragon processors, and surprisingly, it's not the usual cringe-worthy embarrassment.
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Intel partners with Google to optimize Android for Intel chips

Intel will attempt to shoulder its way into the cell phone and tablet market by partnering with Google and bringing Android to Intel chips.
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Acer unveils Iconia Smart, a massive 4.8-inch Android phone

Hoping to enter the smartphone market, Acer has unveiled a tablet/smartphone hybrid, the 4.8-inch Iconia Smart. But is it too oddly sized to be good at anything?

Snapdragon quad-core mobile CPU unveiled by Qualcomm

Qualcomm unveils its new line of Snapdragon mobile CPUs, a group led by the exceedingly powerful APQ8064, which sports a 2.5GHz quad-core processor and an Adreno 320 quad-core GPU.

HP TouchPad Snapdragon chip capable of 1080p, 3D, says Qualcomm

The Qualcomm-made Snapdragon processor that will power the HP TouchPad tablet has serious potential — but is it enough to compete with Apple's juggernaut device?