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A System Approach to Mobile Heterogeneous Computing

In my last blog, I explained how Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. is defining heterogeneous computing and why processor diversity is so important. The next logical question is how do you put together these diverse processing units in a SoC and make them work well together.

Aug 13, 2013 by Pat Lawlor
Uplinq Conference 2013

Uplinq: Everything Under One Roof

I’ve participated as a presenter every year since 2001 (back before smartphones – when downloadable apps was a new thing for feature phones and drove the appetite for color screens). But I am every year, an attendee too, and it is the attendee experience that matters here. Uplinq is a rare thing and I would argue there are things you can accomplish at Uplinq that are virtually impossible to accomplish at the big wireless shows.

Aug 7, 2013 by Rob Chandhok

You Asked. We Answered.

Last week we alerted you that Qualcomm was invited to sit on the hot seat at Tom's Hardware for their third session of Ask Me Anything—an open forum designed to allow tech enthusiasts and the curious to ask featured companies anything they want.

Jul 26, 2013 by Anthony Eng

See the World Without Mobile

Ever wonder what life would be like if mobile never existed? Check out this video and see.

Jul 12, 2013 by Michelle Kessler

Diversity Only Makes You Stronger

In my previous blog, I explained why a new computing paradigm is necessary to enable emerging mobile experiences within devices constrained by thermal and power budgets. I proposed mobile heterogeneous computing as the answer, but I didn’t really explain why.

Jul 3, 2013 by Pat Lawlor

Qualcomm’s CnE Brings “Smarts” to 3G/4G Wi-Fi Seamless Interworking

Have you ever been frustrated when you connect to a Wi-Fi hotspot and its speed is slower than what you had with 3G/4G? Or even worse, once connected to this slow Wi-Fi, your smartphone doesn’t even try to fetch data from 3G/4G? Or how about when you see a strong Wi-Fi signal only to realize that there is no Internet connectivity or there is a firewall?

Jul 2, 2013 by Prakash Sangam

A Hollywood VIP Drops in on Qualcomm at E3!

This month, E3—the pinnacle of gamer tradeshows—took place in Los Angeles, California. While the traditional console gaming action took place inside the Staples Center, the Qualcomm booth and mobile gaming was kickin’… where else? Outside of course—because mobile gaming can take place anywhere.

Jun 28, 2013 by Anthony Eng

Thinking Outside of Your Social Network Will Do You (and Others) Some Good

Six degrees of separation, once defined by roads lined with telephone poles, snail mail and the occasional world traveler, now exist mostly through mobile devices and wireless networks. While sometimes we may wish more separation existed, there are also many meaningful connections to be made as well.
Jun 28, 2013 by Angela Baker

How Mobile Will Change Movies

“As an exercise, I downloaded a high-definition copy of 2001: A Space Odyssey onto my iPhone and proceeded to watch the movie all over town….Surprisingly, nothing in the film was visually diminished to the point of being indiscernible. To be sure, it wasn't as overwhelming as it had been at the Astor Plaza, but it was still recognizably 2001, with most of its serene glory intact. The size of the screen made little difference.

Jun 27, 2013 by Michelle Kessler

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

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