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Microsoft to use Snapdragon S4 Plus for Windows Phone 8

21 June, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Microsoft to use Snapdragon S4 Plus for Windows Phone 8 - read the full textAs we already reported, Qualcomm remains the exclusive chipset manufacturer for the Windows Phone platform. Today we got a little more details on the actual chips that will go inside the new Windows Phone smartphones, as Qualcomm confirmed they will be providing the future WP8 smartphones with...


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> In reply to Asim @ 2012-06-24 17:06 from 3Jdc - click to readNvidia can build a SoC with 4 million cores. Doesn't mean a Damn thing if the software cannot optimize them.......

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  • 2012-10-26 09:03
  • N80q

i don think people is using window phone

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  • 2012-06-25 09:45
  • PS6t

> In reply to Asim @ 2012-06-24 17:06 from 3Jdc - click to readAndroid is not optimized for multi-cores. Multi core processor on Windows Phone 8 will run circles around Android just like single core on WP are doing. Go check the demo of Windows RT, that thing blows away any Android tablet in speed. Windows Phone 8 will do the same.

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  • 2012-06-24 19:12
  • kg3x

Android are the winners as they will get the Nvidia tegra 4 quad core cortex a15. Windows phone 8 is finished before its even started. Nvidia have the architectural rights to ARM which means they will be able to bring out in the future 8 core 3.5 ghz cpu's together with their 64 to 128 cuda core GPU'S. By 2014 they will have a GPU that will destroy anything that any competitor could conjure up. Qualcom said themselves that our products are only for the entry level devices and they cannot compete with Nvidia so it is obvious Windows phone 8 is going to be a failure.

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  • 2012-06-24 17:06
  • 3Jdc

idk if its a good matter if multi core cpus are introduced. wp ran smooth even with 800 mhz cpu. it does not need more. whht we do with that power? apps are not like android and ios where you need a good cpu and gpu... or maybe developers will do this. if they do then wp will be more powerful than ios and android...wp will become a monster but it doesn't make sense if you can' use its full power!

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  • 2012-06-23 15:44
  • pqD4

> In reply to JackSkellington @ 2012-06-21 18:46 from q8Q8 - click to readAccept the fact kid,,,soon android will going down (dead).

This just the beggining of Wibdows Phone and soon u will feel the power of WP8 (Apollo).

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  • 2012-06-23 10:40
  • mVx@

To all people saying the MS said that multi-core is a waste of battery, it's true. But they didn't said that they can't optimize their OS to use multi-core CPUs more efficiently.. But only if a company doesn't know what they're doing, multi-cores will be a waste... IE Google's Android.. Like I said before, Google should hire the guys from Linaro since they know more how to optimize the hardware.. Microsoft has been in the OS business for some decades now.. Now that MS is only focused in one OS at a time (Windows 8), things will be better.. We'll see.

PS: People should start appreciating the technology around them, and stop this fanboyism...

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  • 2012-06-22 18:58
  • 4Hkd

> In reply to what wow @ 2012-06-22 16:52 from 3RM{ - click to readlol...see how crappy nokia phones are ?

?&8-8@ is actually nvidia..but the stupid symbol shift key on the nokia n97. Darn nokia...cant be trusted.

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  • 2012-06-22 16:55
  • 3RM{

> In reply to Windows Fanboy @ 2012-06-22 06:09 from uBRU - click to readwho is "we" ?
Also i dont think you can afford to bash nvidia/ tegra when nvidia gpu tech is unparaleled when compared to intel's gpu whos ever hears of intel's hd crap gpus lol

and as we all know microsoft +intel= love their both in the same wagon, not to mention microsoft hac't build a gpu to save its life.

So whos the gpu boss ? ?&8-8@'

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  • 2012-06-22 16:52
  • 3RM{

> In reply to yeip @ 2012-06-21 21:16 from N9xA - click to readWait, what? My One X is not really any better than my old Sensation XE. I also have a Galaxy S2 which seems faster than the One X at loading Youtube videos. At home, I've got a 3.3ghz 6-core processor on my computer and it still bogs down when I'm starting Firefox, just like my 1.8ghz dual-core laptop. More does not mean more, at least not today!

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  • 2012-06-22 12:07
  • iIR0

> In reply to cleo @ 2012-06-22 08:23 from XMiw - click to readFor now it's only qualcom.we can't say that tegra or omap will never power wp 8 devices.
It's bcoz snapdragon is the only one that has cortex 15 comparable arcitechture with 28 nm's the most advanced till now.
Omap is expected to come up with cortex a 15 cpus at the end of q3 this year therefore u might see them in 2013 in wp devices.

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  • 2012-06-22 09:40
  • rJKn

So.. the PureView is a no-go on these devices right (41Mpix sensor vs. the 20Mpix max capability)?
Then there is the upgradeablity issue - will those new WP8 devices be eligible for WP9 upgrade or will they get the cold Lumia treatment?
I really like the Metro UI but I won't even concider WP (any version) until it's evolution gets stable. The Lumia 900 not powerful enough for an upgrade? Tell me MS is joking!

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  • 2012-06-22 08:48
  • mMD$

does this mean tegra device will only use android os ?

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  • 2012-06-22 08:23
  • XMiw

This is great, we never wanted Tegra 3 chipset anyway
for our Windows based phones.
Besides we don't like the tegra games store as well.

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  • 2012-06-22 06:09
  • uBRU

Hahahaha few days back microsoft n intel were bashing android off by saying dual cores n quad cores r waste for a phone n android cant handle it as the chipset companies producing chips for android phones cannot clock it properly matched to its OS n today they hav announced their OS will get dual n quad cores by same companies which manufactures same chips for android... Is microsoft trying hard to say that they r superior than android coz they can handle everything??? Well market stats r in front of everyone where WP cant even touch the feets of android n they want to climb up above the head of droids.... FUNNY.... MICROSOFT, CLOSE YOUR WINDOWS OTHERWISE ANDROID WILL ENTER THROUGH IT AND DESTROY ALL YOUR HOUSE...

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  • 2012-06-22 05:14
  • rJmh

i own s3 now..some features is my reason..but os cant amaze me trilld with this smoothly in single core, now in dual..? me more features, and i will throw my s3 toy...

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  • 2012-06-22 05:11
  • Px06

> In reply to cumwhore @ 2012-06-21 18:43 from uCkQ - click to readu wonder huh..? thats why nokia is the king of innovation use extra core for the camera..and now some company copy the same strategy..get extra core to make some tweak to their hardware..sooner wp fon will win them see the future, not with android..

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  • 2012-06-22 04:57
  • Px06

> In reply to yeip @ 2012-06-21 21:16 from N9xA - click to readWho You?! huh?!!!!

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  • 2012-06-22 04:09
  • tSm4

Windows Phone will actually fully optimized for multi core while Android isn't.

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  • 2012-06-22 01:32
  • kg3x

> In reply to AArhin,Accra Ghana @ 2012-06-21 21:56 from N7AR - click to readProbably something useless, they are so behind in comparisson to other manufactyrers and have been for the past few years, Nokia are very old news man.

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  • 2012-06-21 23:52
  • pp0k

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