Today Qualcomm announces a new entry to the Snapdragon lineup with the first 700-series SoC platform. The Snapdragon 710 is a direct successor to the Snapdragon 660 but comes with a new branding more worthy of the increased performance characteristics of the SoC. The higher-end 600 series SoCs such as the Snapdragon 650 and 660 were among the first non-flagship SoCs that used big CPU cores, which brought a significant jump in terms of performance to the mid-range.
While we haven’t seen that many design wins with the Snapdragon 650/660’s, they are increasingly becoming popular among Chinese vendors for example. The Snapdragon 710 fixes this branding issue of having quite capable SoCs with large CPU cores grouped together as the 700 series, while the lower...
With the exception of Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 Series announcements over the past couple of months, the smartphone market hasn't really been all that interesting. We're at a transition...
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Brian Klug on 2/22/2010
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Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/27/2010
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Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/7/2010
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Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/29/2009
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Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/22/2009
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Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/3/2009
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Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/7/2009
I provide some brief looks into what's going on in my lab this week and next.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/24/2009
When I first met Apple's iPhone, I was very impressed. Meet the first smartphone to impress me since.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/19/2009
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Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/19/2009
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Gary Key on 6/15/2009
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Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/10/2009
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Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/10/2008
After entirely too long, Jasper has finally been discovered in the wild.
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