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What Integrating a 4G LTE Modem means to the Snapdragon S4 Processor and Battery life

The advantage of buying a Smartphone equipped with a 4G LTE modem is clear: you can surf the web, video conference, or play multiplayer games at up to 10 times the speed of conventional 3G. In some cases, these phones have enough data throughput capability to be their own mobile hotspots and share their 4G connection with up to eight Wi-Fi-enabled devices. So what’s the catch?
Jun 20, 2012 by Francisco Cheng

Qualcomm Introduces BRITE and GridView for Snapdragon

If the major theme for mobile devices this year isn’t reducing battery drain, it should be. How often do you glance down at your phone or tablet halfway through the day, only to notice that most of its battery life is drained after letting it sit untouched the whole time? While there are many potential culprits that reduce battery life, the biggest one is the display. In fact, Android devices have a battery usage monitor that tells you exactly what’s eating up all the battery life, with the screen being responsible for most of it. Most users are left to manually dial down the brightness or let the OS control the brightness settings, but why should they even have to worry about this? Why can’t these technologies be baked right into the device? Snapdragon S4 brings two innovative solutions to this problem and makes them completely invisible to the user.
Feb 23, 2012 by Francisco Cheng

Snapdragon S4 Handles 5.1 Surround Sound Capture and Playback

Audio is arguably the most overlooked component in mobile devices, because users assume audio fidelity is limited to a pair of small speakers and boilerplate headphone jack. What you may not realize is that a device as small as a Smartphone can be directly plugged into a sophisticated home theater system and that a mobile processor can drive the latest in Dolby, DTS, and SRS high fidelity audio.. The latest Snapdragon S4 processors brings the 5.1 surround sound theatre experience to mobile devices.
Feb 22, 2012 by Francisco Cheng

S4’s Adreno GPU: More than Just Gaming

The term Graphics Processing Unit (or GPU) is often spoken in the same breath as gaming applications. A powerful GPU is directly responsible for smooth gameplay, high frame rates, and enhanced scenes with jaw-dropping effects. While the Adreno 225, the GPU component found in the Snapdragon S4 processor, is designed to render the most complex scenes in any given game, it also lends itself to some pretty impressive technologies and use cases that can be executed with an S4-equipped device.
Feb 21, 2012 by Francisco Cheng

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