SANTA CLARA, California (Reuters) - Qualcomm Inc is stepping up its Snapdragon chip branding campaign, including a commercial for movie theaters and television, in a bid to build customer loyalty in an increasingly competitive smartphone industry.
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Qualcomm's new RF360 radio chip cold be the answer to the problem of 4G fragmentation. It won't produce a universal LTE phone just yet, but with 40 bands supported, it will get the industry close.
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Filed under: Investing The two main contenders these days for third-party mobile applications processors are NVIDIA and Qualcomm . This year will mark a milestone in the pair's intensifying competition, as NVIDIA recently released its Tegra 4i chip that features integrated LTE, which had long been a Qualcomm advantage. As far as the regular Tegra 4 goes, it seems that NVIDIA...
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Filed under: Investing The latest word on the street was that Microsoft will issue an update to its Windows Phone software later this year that brings 1080p compatibility and support for new quad-core processors. The Verge first reported on the possible changes, along with the rumor that Microsoft will introduce a 5-inch displays or greater, which would push the Windows...
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If you witnessed and haven't forgotten (how could you?) Qualcomm's CES 2013 keynote, then you know the company is brandishing a "Born Mobile" identity as it navigates the chippy waters of 2013 and beyond. The company toes the heavy line that the computing world is increasingly defined by smartphones and tablets. Qualcomm's aim is to position itself at the forefront of the...
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Filed under: Investing For the past couple of years, Qualcomm has dominated the market for smartphone processors, boosted by its leadership in integrated mobile processors. However, new rival NVIDIA has had much more success in tablets. With NVIDIA looking to encroach on Qualcomm's territory with its first integrated mobile processor -- Tegra 4i -- Qualcomm would like to...
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The Exynos 5 Octa CPU has been hailed as one of the “most superior” processors on the market, but how does it fare against its closest relative, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chipset, which is featured in the U.S. variant of the Galaxy S4? Benchmark comparisons suggest the Exynos still reigns supreme. Exynos vs. Snapdragon: First and Second Place
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In the world of smartphones, a new name of mobile OS was added on Oct 29, 2012 when Microsoft introduced the second generation of windows mobile phone operating system i.e. Windows Phone 8. Its hardware partners include HTC, Nokia...
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BARCELONA -- The emergence of the Firefox OS is just one more reason that Microsoft and BlackBerry will need to sharpen their marketing savvy to sell more smartphones in 2013. Microsoft officials at Mobile World Congress here conceded that the company's Windows Phone 8 platform must be differentiated from the technology of market leaders Android and iPhone, as well as...
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Microsoft’s next update to its flagship operating system is codenamed “Windows Blue,” or “Windows 8.1,” and is anticipated for release later this year. Rumors began circulating today that Windows Blue will reintroduce the classic Start Button that every version of the OS prior to Windows 8 featured. With the release of Windows 8, Microsoft gambled on a drastically altered...
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