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Where Does Mobile Computing Go from Here?

People always want more. That’s just the way it is. In the case of computing devices, mobile or otherwise, we’ll always want better user experiences and more performance at affordable prices.  So far, the industry has delivered. And we’re all growing to expect it. But is there an end? Is there a point where the mobile experience reaches its peak?

Jun 24, 2013 by Pat Lawlor

Redefining Computing—A New Era Driven by Mobile

While I was writing this blog, I received a newsletter from Creative Strategies, Inc. In the newsletter, Ben Bajarin was describing how “battery life is the new MHz race.” He also suggested that the metrics of how PCs are valued has changed. I can’t agree more with his point and how it applies to all mobile computing devices. Today, consumers evaluate devices based on their sleekness, battery life, connectivity options and the new experiences they enable.

Jun 24, 2013 by Maged Zaki

Let’s Build Something Useful: The Next Gen of Wireless Health Apps

Before the introduction of Qualcomm’s 2net™ Platform, medical devices were siloed and biometric data was locked within proprietary systems and uniquely configured devices. The launch of Qualcomm Life’s cloud-based service liberated this data, creating new possibilities for end-to-end device connectivity.

Jun 29, 2012 by Kabir Kasargod

Stream content from your phone to TV – for free

Want to stream videos, photos, or music from your smartphone to your TV? There are plenty of products that can help, including Google TV, Apple TV, and Roku. But you also have a new option that requires no additional hardware: Qualcomm’s Skifta app.
Nov 3, 2011 by Gary Brotman

A New Era for Wireless Health Apps

Every smartphone has the potential to be a personal health monitor. With intelligent sensors, powerful processors and longer battery lives, smartphones have quickly become fertile ground for innovative developers to create fresh new applications that showcase these device capabilities. While the total number of apps across the most popular app stores continues to balloon to the point of over saturation, the health and wellness category in most app stores is relatively unexploited.

May 27, 2011 by Kabir Kasargod

Dual-Core Snapdragon MDP Now Available

In mobile communication , 2011 ushered in the buzz word “dual-core” with the introduction of the first tablets and smartphones. At Qualcomm, we began showcasing our MSM8660 dual-core CPU processors at CES, leveraging the Snapdragon Mobile Development Platform or MDP for short. If you aren’t familiar with the Snapdragon MDP, it is an important development tool available from BSQUARE to leverage the powerful capabilities of the Snapdragon processors.

May 5, 2011 by Anita Hix

Show Me The (Web App Store) Money

By now, most of us are used to the idea of an application store, providing applications that make our mobile devices more useful. Typically, entire ecosystems spring up around a platform, and there are multiple examples : Apple’s App Store, the Android Market, the Palm® App Catalog for webOS, RIM’s BlackBerry App World™, and Brew™ storefronts.

Apr 19, 2011 by Mike Milikich

Skate to Where the Puck is Going to Be: Three Reasons to Adopt WebGL

“I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.” Ice hockey great Wayne Gretzky said that, and that’s how I feel about the momentum behind WebGL. I think that this web-based graphics library is going to help tear down the walls that separate native app developers from web app developers today and allow them to inhabit the same world.

Mar 28, 2011 by Sayeed Choudhury

Application Downloads

We’ve previously written about the central role that 3G networks will play in enabling the Internet of Everything and in helping to future-proof embedded products and solutions. And while the core benefits of mobile broadband networks for smart services remain the same (e.g., extensive coverage, low latency for real-time communications, higher levels of security, faster data rates for high-bandwidth applications, lower cost per bit, etc.), there’s a new capability emerging within this space that could have an even greater impact: application downloads.

Mar 21, 2011 by Greg Le Beau

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