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The Google Nexus 7, rival of Apple’s iPad Mini, will be getting a more powerful processor and a full HD display in July, a report claims.
The rumour comes from Reuters. According to the news site, “Google is aiming to ship as many as eight million of the Asustek-made tablets in the second half of the year, throwing down the gauntlet to other low-end tablets such as Amazon.com Inc’s Kindle Fire and Apple Inc’s iPad mini, the sources with knowledge of the new product said.”
Speaking about specs, the site says, “The latest version will have a higher screen resolution, a thinner bezel design and adopt Qualcomm’s chip in place of Nvidia Corp’s Tegra 3, which was used in the first Nexus 7s released last year, the sources said, declining to be identified because they are not authorized to speak to the media.
“In a blow to Nvidia, Google weighed both U.S. chipmakers’ processors but finally decided on Qualcomm’s for power reasons, one of the sources added.”
Speaking about price, the site said, “Google may choose to sell the new gadget for $199, the same as the first generation rolled out last June, while the old model may be discounted, one of the sources said. Alternatively, the new tablet could be priced more competitively at $149 and the previous model discontinued, the source added.”
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These days, it’s only Android flagships such as the Samsung Galaxy S3 or the HTC One X that sport powerful quad-core processors. However, Qualcomm has announced two quad-core chips that can make the powerful processors available for budget phones.
Qualcomm has officially unveiled two chipsets, which will fall under its Snapdragon S4 Play series. These are the MSM8225Q and the MSM8625Q. At first, you may not notice the significance of these two new chipsets, but how they work will make every difference. They have the potential to change the way we see the more affordable mobile phones.
The two chipsets are two different versions of the S4 Pro chipset. This means that they both sport four individual cores. However, unlike the S4 Pro, they do not require high RAM. They are tuned down to accommodate less RAM.
What does all of this mean? This means that manufacturers will be given the opportunity to order more affordable processors for their more affordable handsets from Qualcomm. However, the difference is power. These chipsets will be quad-core processors.
This also means more access to apps. In the past, entry-level mobile phones were unable to run some apps due to the strain these apps put on the phone’s hardware. With these chips, the cheaper phones will now be able to run apps such as graphics-intensive games. It also means that these phones will be able to multi-task easier than before.
Furthermore, these chips will support 4G LTE. This means that the cheaper phones will allow users to enjoy more from lightning-speed internet, which was formerly exclusive to the more expensive smartphones.
Are you excited to get your hands on cheaper smartphones powered by quad-core processors ma de by Qualcomm? Does LTE support, multi-tasking, apps, and processing power for the more affordable handsets make you want to jump up and down from your seat? Let us know through a comment on our Facebook page.
It looks like Korean firm LG will be launching another quad-core mobile device other than the Optimus 4X HD and the Optimus Vu. It will be launching their new flagship the Optimus G soon.
In an official press release, LG revealed that their new flagship will sport Qualcomm’s first quad-core processor with LTE support (Snapdragon S4 Pro). Other specs include a 4.7-inch HD-IPS LCD with a resolution of 768×1280 pixels, 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with 1080p video recording at 30fps, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, Wi-Fi, 3G/LTE connectivity, and a 2100mAh battery.
Although Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) has debuted on the Google Nexus 7 and has rolled out to a few devices, the Optimus G will run Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). We’re hoping Jelly Bean will roll out to the device soon after its release.
The Optimus G is set to launch in Korea in between the end of September and the start of October. Its global launch will soon follow towards the end of the year. Unfortunately, no price tag has been mentioned.
Want to know when you can get your hands on the LG Optimus G? We’ll keep you posted once we know more.