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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

The 123s & ABCs Go Mobile

With an estimated 10 billion connected devices in 2012, and an expected 25 billion in 2020, mobile technology has become the largest information and communication platform in history, and it must be leveraged to improve education globally. On average, there are approximately 360,000 babies born and more than 1 million smartphone users added every day. This opens up a critical opportunity for learning, especially when you take into account that nearly a billion people will enter the 21st century unable to read a book.

Jun 24, 2013 by Kristin Parsley Atkins

Augmented Reality Helps Students Explore New Worlds

When you give students the opportunity to learn in new and exciting ways, it is not surprising that they excel. I have been amazed how quickly students adapt to the latest technology and am inspired by their continuous desire to learn.

Jun 21, 2013 by Edith Guerrero

Snapdragon MPQ8064 Processor Now Part of the Snapdragon 600 Series

Qualcomm Technologies is excited to now expand the Snapdragon 600 series processors to include the newly renamed 8064M (formerly Snapdragon MPQ8064), which had been part of the Snapdragon S4 Prime series processors under the earlier Snapdragon processor tiering structure.

Jun 17, 2013 by Brent Sammons

HIMTA - Take II: Fostering Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Wireless Health

Representative Mike Honda, [D-CA17] is reintroducing the Health Care Innovation and Marketplace Technologies Act (HIMTA). This legislation outlines creative approaches to drive innovation and entrepreneurship in the health information technology sector. At Qualcomm, we believe that mobile communications will help to overcome some of the challenges facing the US healthcare system. By constantly developing new and innovative wireless communication technologies we strive to make all types of systems, including those in healthcare, more accessible, affordable and effective.

Jun 13, 2013 by Robert Jarrin

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