All eyes in the mobile world are in imminent Nvidia Tegra 4 processor. The hardware manufacturer wisely showed potential chip performance this week at the Mobile World Congress, and it was a big surprise that the quad-core Cortex-A15 GPU processor cores and 72 were able to defeat current generation background competitors.
Qualcomm, the company’s biggest competitor in the market, not the least concerned. The president of the company’s senior vice president of Product Management Raj Talluri The Verge told today that although Qualcomm focuses more on delivery of products to refute the benchmarks of the competition, who still believe that the processor easily exceeds 800 Snapdragon Tegra 4.
Nvidia said supply can be impressive, but the 800 series chip is much more integrated, probably because it has a built-in LTE modem silicon wafer. The new part Snapdragon can also encode and decode 4K content as evidenced by a publishing demo shown on the site. If you’ve ever tried to run a 4K video on your computer, you’re likely aware of how tiring it can be.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 is already in line for more than 50 upcoming products. The chip of 2.3 GHz quad-core are expected to appear in several devices later this year. If you remember, the 600 series chip is just around the corner with phones like the HTC and LG Optimus One G Pro set to release soon. This year is definitely preparing to be exciting for fans of hardcore mobile.
Qualcomm Snapdragon processor details his next 800 at CES last month, but apparently I left a couple of key features in secret. Now, with Mobile World Congress just around the corner, the company is willing to share a little more with a blog post announcing 2.0 load faster and voice activation.
The first of these features is the natural evolution of the fast charge current 1.0 Qualcomm technology available on Snapdragon devices like the Galaxy S III, Nexus 4, and 920 Lumia. In short, the version 2.0 is said to load devices 75% faster than those without the technology, an improvement over the 40% figure announced by Qualcomm for quick load 1.0. The technology requires a charger optimized and baked at 800 Snapdragon, but is not exclusive of hardware-based Qualcomm. 2.0 Fast charging will be offered as a separate circuit for other companies to use and could charge even more demanding laptops up to 60W of power.
To put things in perspective Qualcomm says its own laboratory tests showing tablets usually have more than 7 hours to charge were able to reach full charge in less than 3 hours with 2.0 fast charge.
In addition, the company announced that devices using Snapdragon processor 800 will always be in a low-power voice activation feature that allows users to wake up your phone with a personalized voice command. The feature is said to be adapted to the voice of each device owner and works even in standby mode or plane. Once the device is “awakened” function will activate your phone’s voice assistant for hands-free control.
Qualcomm says that there are currently more than 55,800 development Snapdragon-based devices, with hardware expected to land sometime in the second half of 2013 or early 2014.
As much as you might love using an Android phone, there are a couple of things even easier as with apples. Media Streaming is a good example, thanks to Apple’s AirPlay protocol.
This could change if a partnership project between the new chip maker Qualcomm and doubleTwist music player fruits. MagicPlay Together they have created a new open standard transmission protocol are waiting OEM incorporated in the next generation of Android smartphones and tablets.
MagicPlay technology is actually based on a concept called Wireless Qualcomm AllJoyn more, connecting compatible (read: Qualcomm) chips creating peer-to-peer short distances.
Wireless connectivity is something doubleTwist knows a thing or two about, having successfully created th AirTwist means wireless synchronization tool to complement standard doubleTwist media player for Android phones. AirTwist connects with a client installed on the PC and updates the media library on your phone, so you always have the most up to date music to listen to.
From here, Qualcomm will begin the uphill battle MagicPlay sell to manufacturers and trying to convince them to use in their applications MagicPlay media instead of the old (and clunkier) DLNA protocol and the new (and considerably more agile) Miracast.
Either way, it is a victory for consumers. After years of wishing the past and current droid could dock as the iPhone, which can finially see something similar to a standard that all manufacturers can adopt both phones and in your home theater and TV, too.
StreamBoost-based routers help you visualize and manage Internet bandwidth.
It’s frustrating when you share the Internet between multiple devices and some of them monopolize all the bandwidth, leaving the rest crawl. Qualcomm has something to potentially alleviate this pain.
The handset maker today introduced its StreamBoost chip technology, which is designed to “optimize the performance and capacity of home networks” to enable the router to intelligently manage the broadband connection. Qualcomm says that new technologies assigned to every device and every application the bandwidth you need, and no more, to ensure the best possible experience on all devices.
Importantly StreamBoost is very different from the existing Quality of Service (QoS), available in many routers, they can do a similar thing. Tailoring StreamBoost bandwidth of the Internet to ensure that the application is prioritized exact amount of bandwidth it needs at a given time, said Qualcomm, instead of a percentage of download priority at all times. This results in more bandwidth than was allowed for other devices.
Another feature is that it automatically StreamBoost can “learn” over time related characteristics of an application, and Internet changes the way your prioritizing work accordingly. This is important as Internet-based applications tend to evolve quickly. Youtube, for example, now offers more streaming options than it had a year ago. The user can opt for a cloud-based feature to help make smarter StreamBoost. And if they choose to, you can also use it to manage your home network remotely and update StreamBoost how dynamically, rather than through firmware revisions.
If StreamBoost Qualcomm claims resolved, it might just be one of the most important new features of home networks by 2013, as the average household currently connects some seven to Internet devices and this number is expected to increase only.
StreamBoost is a software service that can technically be used on any router. However, for now, only available in those based on Qualcomm’s new chip 802.11ac LIVE. This, the first 802.11ac Qualcomm chip, offers up Wi-Fi 1.3Gbps data rates and is the second 802.11ac chip on the market, in addition to the Broadcom was introduced last year.
Qualcomm says it will be doing a demonstration at CES StreamBoost 2013, in collaboration with D-Link and Alienware. If you can not get to the show, expect the first StreamBoost based routers on the market in the spring.