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And by cool, we’re not referring to its looks. Heat isn’t something gadget users always worry about. However, there are circumstances when a mobile device will heat up significantly, say, when you’re playing a 3D intensive game, chatting with video enabled, or watching an HD movie continuously for long periods of time.
If you’ve been waiting patiently to get a smartphone with a Snapdragon™ S4 processor, the wait is over. The HTC One S is now available on T-Mobile for less than $200 on a two year contract.
Sprint made the HTC EVO 4G LTE official at a launch party held in New York City yesterday. The EVO 4G LTE might be Sprint’s most ambitious smartphone yet, boasting 4G LTE, a Snapdragon S4 processor, and HD Voice—a new technology that was lauded heavily at the start of the event.
Qualcomm has spent the last few years working closely with Microsoft on its Windows Phone operating system for smartphones. To date, every one of these Windows Phones use a Snapdragon Processor, offering fast graphics, zippy web browsing, and long battery life. Because this collaboration has been so successful, Microsoft is making its next-generation Windows platform—for both PCs and Smartphones—available to Snapdragon processors as well.
Mobile World Congress 2012 spawned a horde of smartphones and tablets that pushed the boundaries of design and features. You’ve heard the rumblings of what’s built into some of them, including cameras with fast shutter and autofocus speeds, large screens with HD resolutions, 4G LTE for lightning-fast internet speeds, and audio that can rival your living room speakers.
At Mobile World Congress 2012, HTC launched its newest, most advanced Android phones to date, yet at the same time consolidating its many product lines into a single, powerful brand, called “One”. The HTC One XL and HTC One S models are just a taste of what the future holds for HTC, as consistency will be as much of a driving force as impressive features and goliath-like processing.
After much anticipation, the details of the Snapdragon S4 processor and all of its trail-blazing features have been announced in time for Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona.
Last week Qualcomm hosted over 50 industry analysts from North and South America. Attendees spent a few days at our headquarters in San Diego to be briefed on current and future technologies. They also had the opportunity to confer with executives and product managers.
Today Qualcomm is introducing a new way for our customers, our industry colleagues and consumers to identify the Snapdragon chipset that fits their needs. Those of you who know us well know that our current Snapdragon family of processors has grown to encompass over 15 different chips with feature sets that target mass market smartphones all the way through high end smartphones and tablets. And, although our Snapdragon chips are called processors, they are really system on chip solutions.
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