Quite a long time ago, Qualcomm announced MSM8x26, a midrange Snapdragon 400 class SoC built on a 28nm LP process consisting of four ARM Cortex A7 CPUs running at 1.2 GHz alongside an Adreno 305 GPU. That SoC previously came in two flavors, MSM8226 and MSM8626, which connoted the usual combination of either just 3GPP suite air interfaces (HSDPA up to 21.1 Mbps, GSM/EDGE, TD-SCDMA, Dual SIM, Dual Active - DSDA for short) for 8226, or 3GPP and 3GPP2 (the same HSDPA up to 21.1, plus 1x/EVDO) for 8626. Today Qualcomm has announced a newer version of that Snapdragon 400 SoC, MSM8926. If you've followed Qualcomm's part numbers, this should be self explanatory - it has LTE. It's essentially the same 8x26 SoC (still...
Last year Qualcomm told us about the MSM8960, its next-generation Snapdragon SoC based on a brand new microprocessor architecture. Today Qualcomm announced some more details on the architecture behind...14 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/14/2011
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I'm very proud of companies like ASUS and HTC. These aren't your tradtional consumer electronics companies. They have their roots in the OEM business, working hard but for very...59 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/10/2010