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Qualcomm retracts its SVP's comment on Apple A7 chip

09 October, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Qualcomm retracts its SVP's comment on Apple A7 chip - read the full textAnand Chandrasekher, current Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Qualcomm said Apple's A7 64-bit processor was "a marketing gimmick" with "zero benefit" to consumers. Now a spokesperson for the chipmaker has addressed the comment to TechRadar saying the quote by Anand Chandrasekher...

 

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> In reply to - click to read @ 2013-10-10 00:14 from v}7@ - click to readI guess you missed out a lot of things lately. Some of the Android phones can do that since last year, even the Chinese devices. Burst shots are not the way to gauge your processing power. Do some research, pal.

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  • 2013-10-10 01:08
  • v3BS

how much apple paid them to retract comment?

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  • 2013-10-10 00:46
  • J5sX

> In reply to s2 @ 2013-10-09 20:54 from utdt - click to readi saw it two days ago nothing flies our mind about it. Real business now, iphone puts to shame android in its best. Ha haha. Im waiting for iphone 5s in south africa. Believe me when i say, iphone is invincibly

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  • 2013-10-10 00:36
  • Np}w

> In reply to AdamBoy64 @ 2013-10-10 00:22 from Fv4$ - click to readIt's because they are working on their own "marketing gimmick" with "zero benefit" and this guy was just peeved that Apple beat them to it.

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  • 2013-10-10 00:30
  • v}7@

> In reply to The Cosmicist @ 2013-10-09 19:30 from 7F7v - click to readGoogle are first and foremost an advertising company, they don't care so much about Android, they care about getting as many people as possible to view their ads.

Which is why Android is such a half-arsed effort with slack updating.

As long as Google can deliver YOUR eyeballs to advertisers, why should they care?

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  • 2013-10-10 00:28
  • v}7@

They were probably paid off to take it back - or it's in their best interests financially to take that comment back.

I doubt they've suddenly changed their minds on the chipset.

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  • 2013-10-10 00:22
  • Fv4$

> In reply to analyst @ 2013-10-09 20:29 from utXF - click to readYeah?

Just like my hamburger is made by some pimply faced teenager at McDonalds.

"Hey, hold the onions and add extra cheese", there I design it, they make it the way I want it.

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  • 2013-10-10 00:17
  • v}7@

> In reply to Ronny @ 2013-10-09 22:27 from DBAh - click to readYes, you can take advantage of the processing power, when you hold down the camera button and watch 10 photo's a second being taken, stored and instantly available.

That's one example.

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  • 2013-10-10 00:14
  • v}7@

> In reply to dheerajmehta @ 2013-10-09 23:20 from 7q9y - click to readThe first iPhone could multitask, i.e. do more than one thing at once.

Your boring and tired old argument has been around since then too, when Nokia ruled and their "true multitasking" symbian phones were exposed for the old fashioned rubbish they were.

All the fanboys like you were babbling on with the same feeble comments and now Nokia is almost dead, Samsung the same maker back then of lame, monotonous copies of Nokia, Motorola and Blackberry phones have taken over and still have the same problems as back then i.e. why doesn't my S4 have 4.3 yet, my iPhone 4 has iOS 7?

I like having the world's fastest phone multitasking away in my pocket and Apple doesn't need to cheat by overclocking when a benchmark test is detected.

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  • 2013-10-10 00:09
  • v}7@

> In reply to WayWay @ 2013-10-09 23:09 from 00m% - click to readtotally agree..

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  • 2013-10-09 23:21
  • 9xDG

> In reply to 3zukr @ 2013-10-09 18:13 from 2@da - click to readif by optimization u mean no true multi-tasking then yes...iOS is optimised.

I want to multi-task this is the future of smartphones...apple is still lagging behind.

Apple will only introduce true multitasking when their OS will be released on a much stronger hardware

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  • 2013-10-09 23:20
  • 7q9y

Oh come on Staff of GSMArena. Don't say shit like "put the others to shame" when it has less to do with the processor and more to do with the OS. this comparing phones cross platform is like comparing nintendo wii, xbox and ps3 with eachother but with the same tests. IE they all perform well in their own OS and to compare them all would be unfair to all of them.
if you really want to make fair comparisons of phones then compare those who have the same OS. jeeeeez

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  • 2013-10-09 23:09
  • 00m%

Apple is purportedly readying a phablet of their own:
http://cnet.com/news/displayse...air/57606585

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  • 2013-10-09 23:08
  • IHbK

Well Indians do talk a lot, so is the SVP.

No matter what Apple's A7 processors are definitely faster than their competitors at the moment.

Forget about highly-clocked Snapdragon processors, they are not in the same league at all to even compare. At same clockspeed, it sweeps away the Snapdragon krait processors easily. Closest to compete are the A15 processors, but still far away.

Still, A7 processors are not that practical at the moment because you can't take full advantage of the processing power.

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  • 2013-10-09 22:27
  • DBAh

The 1080p off-screen test the Iphone 5S work an equal with the snapdragon 800, but in browserMark 2 is better because the low resolution. But the iOS is the best performance system, when android have a lot of problems. But I prefer a open OS.

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  • 2013-10-09 22:08
  • Lj@N

> In reply to OSagnostic @ 2013-10-09 21:13 from n5bN - click to readIt's designed by, it doesn't matter who is making the chips, TSMC are just robots :))

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  • 2013-10-09 22:02
  • 0U6W

> In reply to analyst @ 2013-10-09 20:29 from utXF - click to readSnapdragon is not made by Qualcomm but TSMC. So what is your point ?

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  • 2013-10-09 21:13
  • n5bN

Oops... So it's true.

...and paid by Apple! ;)

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  • 2013-10-09 21:09
  • 0}$F

> In reply to analyst @ 2013-10-09 20:29 from utXF - click to readBut designed by Apple.And the power of a processor depens completely or mostly on the design.

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  • 2013-10-09 21:03
  • gyfT

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