The company wants to load mobile devices with its Zeroth processor, which is being designed to mimic a human brain.
The TOQ plays nice with Android and lasts for days, but you'll need to act fast if you want one: Selling swathes of smartwatches isn't the goal for Qualcomm.
Qualcomm's Zeroth chip is designed to mimic the way the human brain thinks -- and learns. And, as the engine of most of the world's smartphones, the chip may pave the way for literally smarter phones.
Qualcomm has backtracked from an earlier statement in which a company executive said Apple's A7 64-bit chip in the iPhone 5s is a marketing gimmick, and that the technical advance had limited benefits in mobile devices.
HTC and Qualcomm are reworking a radio chip for the HTC One smartphone in order to avoid a U.S. ban on imports of patent-infringing technology, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
Apple's 64-bit A7 processor in the iPhone 5s is more a marketing stunt than a technical enhancement and though it will not deliver any immediate benefits to smartphone users, there are other reasons to move to 64-bit, a Qualcomm executive said on Tuesday.
Wearable devices present an opportunity for chip makers to use technologies that may have not been successful to date, says an analyst.
Besides its newly unveiled smartwatch mobile chip vendor Qualcomm is investing in mobile services to help drive demand for its processors, including streaming music with Rhapsody and "microlocation" deals with the Miami Dolphins.
Chip maker Qualcomm is introducing six new processors meant for entry-level phones in China and emerging markets.
A Snapdragon 800 processor could give the Surface RT slate LTE capabilities and a big performance shot in the ARM (get it?), but Windows RT won't shine until some software woes are addressed.
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