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Shoulda got a Snapdragon! Have you seen the Qualcomm rap video?

This afternoon in a briefing with Qualcomm’s highly engaging Liat Ben-Zur (Senior Director of Software Strategy & Business Development) I discovered that the company had collaborated to produce a rap about Snapdragon. Oh yes! And if you’ve got a few minutes, it’s worth a look. The lyrics and production are absolutely fantastic and the song […]

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Want to avoid your smartphone getting hot enough to melt butter? Get yourself a SnapDragon S4-powered phone!

I really don’t like it when my phone starts overheating. It happens now and again and it’s hugely frustrating — because it’s a super indication that my battery is about to jump from 65% full to 10% in a few moments.  Often I actually switch the phone off for 10 minutes — deliberately — to […]

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Qualcomm helps Android get bigger

Qualcomm has ported Android to its Snapdragon chipset (well actually Wind River Systems have for Qualcomm) which is used in devices that go beyond phones such as notebooks and other Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs). Wind River will give the (optimised) code back to the Open Handset Alliance in the near future. Much of the porting […]