Qualcomm Snapdragon positions itself as the chip to watch

January 5, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran


It is Qualcomm Snapdragon all the way. Be it the Google Nexus One or the tiny Lenovo smartbook that are on their way, the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor has managed to power its way into these high profile devices making the world sit up and take note.

With Google Nexus One staying in the headlines and promising to stay there for more days to come, the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor has been given its due by Google right up there on the Google Nexus One specs page. The Qualcomm QSD 8250, 1GHz specs and its prominent mention mark the importance of the processor that goes into the brain of the Google handset. Never before has the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor seen so much of a prominence ever since its debut last June, inside 4.1 inch display toting Toshiba TG01 smartphone.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon rise to the top is not stopping with the smartphones. The latest laptops that are making a beeline to stores also house the processor, making it a must for today’s devices. The latest in the line is news that a tiny non-Windows-Intel version of the Netbook from Lenovo is using Snapdragon. Reports tell us that the Lenovo Skylight smartbook uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon chip. To debut at AT&T Wireless retail outlets, the Lenovo Netbooks promise some added attention to the processor..

It is now being said hat Qualcomm is working on a dual-core version of the chip, which cud as well mean that the future Qualcomm QSD8672 will have two CPU computing cores capable of 1.5GHz performance and support for 1080p high-definition video and mobile TV, among other features. An interesting future in the offing, we should say.

(Via CNet)

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