Qualcomm Renames Its Snapdragon Processors

Posted in Processors by Reuben Drake on August 3rd, 2011

Qualcomm has announced a new naming scheme for its Snapdragon processors. The idea is to make it easier for consumers to understand what is powering their device. Now Qualcomm Snapdragon processors will be known as S1,S2, S3 and S4. The higher the number the faster the processor.

That should keep things simple for those who have a hard time keeping track. The S4 processors will encompass Qualcomm’s new range of Quad-Core processors which have yet to be launched, while the S1 range will include processors designed for mass market smartphones.

AnyDATA unveils two 7-inch Qualcomm Snapdragon Android Tablets

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on March 24th, 2011

AnyDATA has announced two 7-inch tablets to the already crowded market. The first is the AMD120 model with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.2GHz processor and Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Then there’s the higher end AMD810 model which sports a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 3G, and will ship with Android 3.0 Honeycomb. Both share the same design.

Both feature a 1024 x 600 resolution 7-inch capacitive touch display, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, front and rear cameras, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, accelerometer, ambient light sensor and gryoscope. They weigh 440g.

ASUS to launch Android handset in ’09

Posted in ASUS by Conner Flynn on October 29th, 2008

ASUS to launch Android handset in ‘09DigiTimes is now reporting that Asus is planning to launch an Android-based handset, which confirms some rumors we’ve heard. They were invited to join the Open Handset Alliance after all. The phone will apparently be available sometime in the first half of 2009, and might land in Taiwan first under ASUS’ own brand before coming our way in the form of different customized models. As you might expect, no other details at this point, but sources say that ASUS will be phasing out its use of the Ericsson Mobile Platform for handset platforms from Qualcomm and Marvell.