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Stock Android devices + Snapdragon processors = powerful combination

Dec 18, 2013

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If you love Android, you’ll be happy to know Santa has stocked his sleigh (made even faster by our dragon) with lots of Google and Google Play edition smartphones and tablets powered by Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processors.

Google’s stock Android smartphones have the benefit of being pre-loaded with fewer apps, so you can add the apps you want and avoid ones you don’t, are highly customizable so your phone fits your style, and are consistently updated with the latest Android system—all while running on a multi-tasking, ultra-speedy Snapdragon processor designed for longer battery life and better performance.

Check out these stock Android devices and see which ones you want to put at the top of your holiday wish list:


Nexus 5

Nexus 5 with Snapdragon processor

Designed without compromise, the Nexus 5 is made to impress with a gorgeous 5-inch Full HD display and slim yet durable build. Powered by a Snapdragon 800 processor the Nexus 5 is engineered to deliver incredible performance and jaw-dropping speeds, and to enable graphics that wow the toughest gaming critics. Plus, with global 4G LTE, an 8 MP camera and wireless charging that lasts up to 7 hours, this smartphone is set to go wherever you need it to. It’s now available in 16 or 32 GB, and in black or white.

Sony Z Ultra Google Play edition

Sony Z Ultra Google Play edition with Snapdragon processors

Inside and out, the Z Ultra is ready for whatever comes its way thanks to the powerful Snapdragon 800 processor and features like Battery STAMINA Mode for extended battery life, water and dust resistance for extra assurance and the ability to write or sketch on the screen with any pencil or selected stylus. This best-of Sony smartphone comes in durable, yet slim form with a 6.4-inch full HD TRILUMINOUS display, 8 MP camera with an Exmor RS image sensor and HDR for videos and pictures.

HTC One Google Play edition

HTC One Google Play edition powered by Snapdragon processors

Reshape your smartphone experience with the same sleek aluminum body of the flagship HTC One. The HTC One Google Play edition also retains the high-quality dual frontal stereo speakers and Beats Audio, the HTC Ultrapixel camera for great low-light shots, and of course the power of a Snapdragon 600 processor.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play edition

Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play edition powered by Snapdragon processors

Also powered by a Snapdragon 600 processor and with features like a gorgeous 5-inch full HD Super AMOLED display, slow and fast motion video capture, a 13 MP camera, removable battery and 16 GB of internal storage, the Galaxy S4 is set to help make your life richer, simpler and more fun.


LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play edition

LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play edition powered by Snapdragon processors

The G Pad is powered by a Snapdragon 600 processor and comes with an 8.3-inch Full HD display, cutting-edge IPS technology, multi-user functionality, a 5 MP camera, removable microSD card slot and 16GB of internal storage.

Nexus 7

Nexus 7 Google Play edition powered by Snapdragon processors

The Nexus 7 shouldn’t be taken lightly (even though it only weighs .64lbs), because it’s powered by a Snapdragon S4 processor, designed to lasts up to 9 hours for HD video playback and 10 hours for web browsing or e-reading while offering 16 or 32 GB of internal storage. This ultra-portable tablet also comes loaded with a Super High Resolution 7-inch display, 5 MP camera with auto focus, dual stereo speakers and surround sound powered by Fraunhofer.

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Jackie Hade

Staff Writer, Snapdragon Blog