Jun 21, 2013
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As summer is arriving, Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processors want to help spread the word on how to keep your best-technology-friend safe all summer long--from the sandy beaches to the refreshing pool:
Tip 1: An Overheated Phone
Turning up the summer heat is good for your soul, but not for your devices. Thermal efficiency is a major concern with modern smartphones and tablets. You may recall when we melted butter on an array of devices?
As you can see from the video, our engineers put a lot of work into designing devices running on Snapdragon processors to stay cool while delivering all the performance and features you expect from a high-end smartphone.
Mobile cool-down tip: keep your device out of direct sunlight by always keeping it tucked under your beach towel or cover-up.
Tip 2: Save A Water-Submerged Phone
Water and technology are a lethal combination. If you happen to drop your phone into the pool or lake this summer, try putting it in a bowl of uncooked oatmeal or rice!
Tip 3: Do More and Recharge Less
When it's summertime, you are always out and about. Your days start at the beach and end at an outdoor concert, with no time to stop at home and recharge. Your whole day can be sidetracked if your battery dies. We've created Snapdragon BatteryGuru, a free Android app for Snapdragon powered devices that is designed to use both software and hardware to improve battery life.
The app is designed to work by learning users' behavior and intelligently adjusting smartphone settings to minimize background activities.
Tip 4: A Kidnapped Phone
Losing a smartphone is the pits. Luckily most smartphone OS' offer free built-in services to help track a missing phone. The only catch is you have to not be lazy—take a few minutes to make sure your phone is all set up to be found in an emergency! Click the links below for more info:
- Windows Phone
- BlackBerry 10
- Android –while there's no native service available, try the free app from Lookout.
Tip 5: Avoid a Scratched Phone
Your smartphone slipping out of your hand is already a common occurrence. Add sunscreen, water and cocktails – and your smartphone is bound to slip and scratch this summer. Add "scratch protection." There's many simple inexpensive protectors you can slap on your display to protect it from scratches. Screen protectors like ZAGG invisibleSHIELD and Armortech are designed to shield your smartphone display from permanent damage caused by accidents.