Qualcomm Technologies announced the Snapdragon 802 chip targeted at Smart TVs last month during CES 2014. Just over a month later, citing weak demand, the company has announced it is killing off the chip.
To get their name into the entry-level device market, Qualcomm will be launching a special processor during the last half of 2014. The Snapdragon 410 is aimed for devices that cost about $150. The processor stands out because it is based on 64-bit architecture, something Qualcomm discredited a few months ago.
There is no doubt that Qualcomm is using CES to show exactly what the new Snapdragon 805 processor is capable of. A few days ago, we saw a preview of the Ultra Sound Note technology being used. Today, Qualcomm has released another set of videos that gives a look at what the processor can contribute to photography. Chroma Flash, Action Shot, and OptiZoom are all brand new.
While many people are waiting anxiously for the release of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 processor intended to power top-end devices, the company itself is still working on hardware targeting other market segments. Today they announced a new addition to the Snapdragon 400 line of processors, the 8926, a quad-core chip with integrated multi-mode 3G/4g LTE capabilities.
Qualcomm has announced the public preview release of Snapdragon SDK for Android. Snapdragon is Qualcomm’s single-chip, all-in-one mobile processor for smartphones and tablet computers. “The Snapdragon SDK for Android is a collection of software components that can be downloaded to enhance your app – especially when it’s running on Snapdragon Processor powered devices. It is [...]