Category: Qualcomm

VMware shows smartphone virtualization on the LG Revolution

Posted by – January 15, 2012

VMware now supports a secure enterprise version of Android at the same time as you can run your personal “hackable” version of Android, both on the same device in a fully secure virtualized way.

Qualcomm shows Android TV on APQ8060

Posted by – January 14, 2012

Qualcomm is investing in Android TV support, the first product being the Lenovo Android TV. This is not Google TV yet, but it could soon be with or without HDMI input/overlays and IR blaster.

Qualcomm S4 MSM8960 Tablet Gaming performance

Posted by – January 14, 2012

Qualcomm shows their MSM8960 S4 Krait reference tablet playing some 3D games on a HDTV.

LG Spectrum, 4.5″ HD IPS display, 1.5Ghz Qualcomm MSM8660 LTE

Posted by – January 11, 2012

LG launches their new high-end 4.5″ 1280×720 resolution smartphone with the 1.5Ghz Dual-core Qualcomm MSM8660 processor on the Verizon LTE network. If you’re ready to signup for a 2-year contract on Verizon, this may be a fun choice for a smartphone device.

Lenovo Hybrid X1 combines ARM and x86 in a $1599 ThinkPad Laptop

Posted by – January 9, 2012

The battery life is doubled when instantly switched into the ARM mode that provides basic functionalities in a customized version of Android. With the extended battery it lasts 20 hours in ARM Powered laptop mode.

Windows Phone 7.5 at LeWeb 2011

Posted by – December 8, 2011

Microsoft is presenting the Windows Phone series, now made by Nokia, HTC and Samsung. They are doing a big marketing push in Europe, I don’t know how many they are selling.

Kyocera DIGNO ISW11K released on KDDI in Japan

Posted by – November 27, 2011

KDDI, Japan’s second largest carrier is launching Kyocera’s first major Android WiMax smartphone for the Japanese market, the DIGNO ISW11K.

Here are the specs:

  • Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbred)
  • Dual Core Qualcomm MSM8655T 1.4GHz CPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4GB ROM
  • Size: 128 × 65 × 8.7mm
  • Weight: 130g
  • 4 inche (800 × 480 WVGA) LCD
  • 8.08MP Rear Facing Camera with LED flash
  • 0.32MP Front Facing Camera
  • CDMA2000 (800/2100MHz)
  • GSM (900/1800/1900MHz)
  • Radios: WiMAX, MC-Rev.A, GPRS
  • microSD
  • microUSB
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • 1220mAh Li-Ion Battery
  • Colours: Graphite Black, Olive Green, Pink Blossom
  • Waterproof (IPX5/IPX7)
  • Source:
    via: Qualcomm S4 MSM8960 development platform tablet

    Posted by – November 19, 2011

    This is the new Qualcomm S4 MSM8960 Krait development platform with the Adreno 225 GPU, on a pretty high-end tablet development kit, with a 1366×768 capacitive screen, 13 megapixel camera, 3D camera, 2megapixel front-facing camera for 1080p video conferencing and a bunch of other new sensors, fingerprint reader, an MHL connector, full sized SD card slot and more.


    Qualcomm also announced a new bunch of their Krait S4 ARM Processors due to arrive in Smartphones, Tablets, Laptops and more starting early next year:

    The Krait CPU is the next generation of Qualcomm’s micro architecture and is purpose-built from the ground up for significant mobile performance and power management advantages leading to enhanced user experience and better battery life. The Krait CPU is an essential part of the Snapdragon S4 class of processors. Today, Qualcomm announced several new S4 chipsets, including the MSM8660A, MSM8260A, MSM8630, MSM8230, MSM8627, MSM8227, APQ8060A and APQ8030. These are additional chipsets to the previously announced MSM8960, MSM8930 and APQ8064. Snapdragon S4 MSM processors include Qualcomm’s leading-edge wireless modem technologies, including EV-DO, HSPA+, TD-SCDMA, LTE FDD, LTE TDD and Wi-Fi® standards.

    Huawei Honor 4″ smartphone, 1.4Ghz Single Core, Gingerbread

    Posted by – September 26, 2011

    Huawei announces yet another value Android phone. It’s got a 4″ 854×480 capacitive LCD touch screen, a 1.4Ghz Scorpion MSM8255 Snapdragon Single Core processor, 8 Megapixel (with HDR feature), 720p video record, Adreno 205 graphics, 512MB RAM, HSPA+ 14.4Mbit/5.76Mbit, 1900mAh battery, gyroscope, 4GB ROM and MicroSD slot. If they decide to sell this for $199 unlocked (pricing is not yet officially confirmed because the pricing can be a choice by the carriers), this could become one of the worlds most popular smartphones in the coming months.

    Qualcomm MSM8660 Dual-core runs Windows 8

    Posted by – September 17, 2011

    Here’s an official video released on the Qualcomm YouTube channel showing Windows 8 running on their latest dual-core ARM Processor.

    Source: QUALCOMMVlog

    Microsoft also released this video showing that there is no difference between the ARM Powered device and the Intel Core i5 based device:

    If you don’t have Silverlight you can download the WMV file here