Snapdragon Stories April 25, 2016

GOOG: 723.15

4.38
In an announcement which could deal a further blow to Qualcomm’s slowing processor business, Xiaomi is seemingly about to reveal plans to build its own CPUs in-house. In a report published by Korea Times, it’s claimed that the major Chinese smartphone maker will use the industry-standard ARM license technology to make its own ‘Rifle’-branded SoCs.

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Snapdragon Stories April 21, 2016

GOOG: 759.14

6.47

The spring hardware refresh seems to be on a roll, and this year, in addition to the usual Samsungs, LGs and HTCs, a slew of Chinese manufacturers are making their way to the market with improved, highly-specced and often premium designed high end handsets.

While not all of them make it to the West, at least initially — like the just unveiled LeEco “superphones” — these devices are certainly worthy of consideration. One of them is the Zuk Z2 Pro, the new flagship of the Lenovo-backed Chinese brand that wrapped up the presentation earlier today

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Everyone can use an Echo Dot: Just $50!

Snapdragon Stories April 8, 2016

GOOG: 739.15

-1.13

HTC has been publishing its own revealing teasers for the upcoming flagship smartphone over the past few weeks. The HTC 10 is going to have ‘the best BoomSound yet‘, a ‘compelling camera‘, and a shiny, polished chamfer on the back according to the manufacture’s past tweets. Now Qualcomm has joined in with the pre-launch games…

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Snapdragon Stories February 11, 2016

GOOG: 683.11

-1.01

Qualcomm introduces new, more powerful & efficient mid-range Snapdragon 625, 435 + 425 processors

Following up its Snapdragon Wear 2100 announcement, Qualcomm has introduced three new low/mid-tier processors to power the next wave of affordable smartphones. The latest additions are the Snapdragon 625, 435 and 425, and all include a notable improvement on previous generation SoCs.

Snapdragon Stories January 14, 2016

GOOG: 714.72

14.16

Case manufacturers are already making cases for the Galaxy S7 (and its design doesn’t look much different than the Galaxy S6), but that’s not stopping Curved from posting the Galaxy S7 of its dreams. Curved’s designs are always pretty, but as is the case with this one, they’re not always the most logical. As you can see, this design puts the USB Type-C port on the top of the device, a microSD slot on the bottom, and another edged screen along the bottom of its face…

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Snapdragon Stories September 4, 2015

GOOG: 600.70

-5.55

If Motorola and OnePlus thought they could have the leather and wooden customization options to themselves, they were wrong. This morning, Alcatel OneTouch, makers of the popular Idol 3 handset, have announced a new range of affordable and highly customizable smartphones. The POP STAR range was announced alongside the rugged and sporty GO PLAY range and an enormous tablet that’s so big, we probably shouldn’t call it a tablet.

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