I recently spoke with Kevin Kwang of ZD Net Asia to discuss the state of mobile multi-core processors. I pointed out that while it’s exciting to see powerful, dual-core Snapdragon processors commercially available (in products like the HTC EVO™ 3D and HP TouchPad), if developers aren’t coding their applications with distinct APIs that take advantage of multiple cores, the power of the hardware is often underutilized.
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I think I’m a pretty typical mobile user, which means I have high expectations with no room for compromise. I want to be connected all the time and anywhere I happen to be. I want great performance and I want the battery to last all day.
If you’re like me and you channel your inner geek, I bet you’ve always wondered what makes Snapdragon mobile processors tick. Well, wonder no more. I’d like to invite you to listen in on the second in our Snapdragon mobile processor webinar series featuring Qualcomm’s Charlie Mater (VP, Product Management) who gives an in-depth overview of the Snapdragon family of system-on-chip (SoC) solutions and Qualcomm’s CPU micro-architecture.
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.
The possibilities are endless with the new generation of the Snapdragon MDP. It offers developers powerful built-in graphics, power management and other profiling tools to develop, test and optimize Android applications for a wide range of pre-commercial devices. Purchase yours at bsquare.com/qualcomm.
“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.
Qualcomm has been clearly demonstrating its support of the entire mobile 3D gaming ecosystem at recent conferences like this month’s Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco. This support showed up as a press release with Gameloft; a new video with Gameloft and NAMCO BANDAI Games America; joint marketing activities with Sony Ericsson around their new PlayStation Certified Xperia Play device; a GDC speaker session featuring presentations by leading mobile developers Southend Interactive and Polarbit; a new Snapdragon mobile 3D gaming ecosystem video and a very well-attended and well-received party at Ruby Skye !
Snapdragon MDP gives content developers and manufacturers early access to Qualcomm's latest technology to get a head start building next gen apps for Snapdragon powered devices.
It was an exciting week in San Francisco at the 2011 Game Developers Conference. Mobile gaming has truly never looked so good with new, gaming-focused smartphones such as Sony Ericsson’s XperiaTM PLAY and larger screen tablets such as HP’s new TouchPad .
Qualcomm was the first in the industry to deliver a 1GHz processor for smartphones. We are again at the forefront with the announcements by HP and HTC for the first mobile devices powered by our latest Snapdragon single-CPU processor, the MSM8x55 chipset.