Qualcomm Brings the Heat; Quad Core and More From MWC 2011


Mobile World Congress 2011 is well under way in Barcelona, and with it a massive amount of technology news is filling our Android world. Qualcomm, one of the many manufacturers on hand, decided to go with the "shock and awe" approach, offering up an announcement barrage of what we have to look forward to on our future tablets and smartphones.

It would be impossible to sum up everything Qualcomm unleashed in just a few paragraphs but the highlights include: future releases for the quad core Snapdragon on next-gen tablets, the next-generation Snapdragon Mobile Chipset, commercial availability of Gobi3000 Modules, a chipset with support for next-gen Release 9 HSPA+,  new higher speed LTE Devices, and Netflix streaming on Android devices.


You can check out all the official announcements from Qualcomm below, and be sure to hit the links to head over to the official press release information. Which MWC '11 Qualcomm announcement sounds the most intriguing to you? Let us know what you think, and enjoy the rest of whats to come from Barcelona.

Quad Core Snapdragon for Next Generation Tablets and Computing Devices
The APQ8064 chipset has been designed to meet the requirements of next generation tablets with 28 nm micro-architechture, redefining performance and achieving speeds of up to 2.5 GHz per core. It also minimizes power consumption and heat generation, allowing for new, thin and light form factors.

Qualcomm Announces Next-generation Snapdragon Mobile Chipset Family
The new processor micro-architecture in the next-generation Snapdragon will redefine performance for the industry, offering speeds of up to 2.5 GHz per core and delivering 150% higher overall performance, as well as 65 percent lower power than currently available ARM-based CPU cores. These chipsets will be available in single-, dual- and quad-core versions and include a new Adreno GPU series with up to four 3D cores, as well as an integrated multi-mode LTE modem.


Qualcomm's Snapdragon Platform to Help Enable Instant Streaming from Netflix on Android Devices
Android devices powered by the Snapdragon platform will now have access to instant streaming of TVshows and movies from Netflix. Snapdragon processors are designed to deliver dynamic performance and media protection features in a turnkey package, allowing the devices they power to more easily pass through the approval process required for Netflix certification. Netflix video decoding is handled by highly efficient dedicated hardware, extending battery life and improving picture quality.

Qualcomm Announces Commercial Availability of Gobi3000 Modules
The next-generation embedded Gobi3000 certified reference design provides a combination of performance and flexibility enhancements, extending wireless leadership to multiple forms of connected devices. Gobi3000-based modules are now available from Huawei, Novatel Wireless, Option, Sierra Wireless and ZTE.

Qualcomm Announces Chipset with Support for Next-generation Release 9 HSPA+
The new Mobile Data Modem (MDM) will support HSPA+ Release 9, the latest version of the popular mobile broadband standard, which incorporates technology enhancements that help the chipset deliver data rates of up to 84 Mbps on the downlink. The MDM8225 will be fabricated using the 28 nm technology node.


Qualcomm Delivers a Faster Mobile Broadband Experience with New, Higher Speed LTE Devices
The new Mobile Data Modem (MDM) chipsets, the MDM9625 and MDM9225, will support the LTE FDD and LTE TDD UE Category 4 mobile broadband standards, which offer peak downlink data rates of up to 150 Mbps. The chipsets also are backwards compatible with previous generations of LTE and other wireless broadband standards, giving consumers an uninterrupted broadband data connection on nearly any network around the world. The chipsets will be fabricated using the 28 nm technology node.

Qualcomm Introduces 28 nm Mass Market LTE/DC-HSPA+ Chipsets for Mobile Broadband Products
The new chipsets are anticipated to further drive broadband data products into the mass market on 3G and 4G networks, worldwide. The next generation MDM9615 will support LTE (FDD and TDD), DC-HSPA+, EV-DO Rev-B and TD-SCDMA, while the MDM8215 will support DC-HSPA+.

Qualcomm Demonstrates New Telematics Solutions for the Insurance Market and Commercial Fleet Industry
The new insurance telematics and driver safety solution for the automobile insurance market and commercial fleet industry provides in-vehicle connectivity for real-time driver feedback and actionable reporting to improve safety. It is now commercially available for the auto insurance market and will be released for commercial fleets in June 2011.


Xiam Recommendations Technology to Help Power Telef³nica's Personalized Customer Experiences
The integration of Xiam's recommendation technology into Telef³nica's multi-channel touch points will enable Telef³nica to provide its customers with content, services and offers uniquely tailored to their individual needs and interests across all of their connected devices. By identifying relevant and interesting content, Xiam's technology will help Telef³nica address the needs of their more than 300 million subscribers across Europe and Latin America.

Source: Slashgear