Linked by sawboss on Mon 14th Feb 2011 23:09 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "The name Snapdragon is fast becoming well-known among consumers as the chip to have inside your smartphone. Offering speeds of up to 1.5GHz at the moment, it's certainly one of the fastest mobile chips out there. Qualcomm doesn't want the reputation of Snapdragon to falter, though, so the chip manufacturer has just announced an update that will have smartphone and tablet users drooling. The next iteration of the Snapdragon processor line is codenamed Krait and uses 28nm manufacturing technology. It will be offered in single, dual, and quad-core versions with clock speeds up to 2.5GHz. If the huge increase in performance wasn’t enough for you, Qualcomm also boast a 65% reduction in power use over existing mobile ARM chips."
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I think the shapes of a Quallcom/NVidia/Omap war destined to fragment the platform slowly reveal.

All of them support different extensions for doing basically the same.

I wonder... We've already seen this very thing happening on x86 with accelerated graphics and network cards.

After years of crappy drivers and an endless amount of duplicated work, we have only recently started to recover from this mess, with vendors taking the first steps towards a potential future standardization by opening up their proprietary specs.

Aren't we supposed to learn lessons from the past or something ?

Edited 2011-02-15 17:44 UTC

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