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Qualcomm unveils a pair of Snapdragon S4 chipsets

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Qualcomm unveils a pair of Snapdragon S4 chipsets
Qualcomm announced that it is adding a pair of new chipsets to its existing Snapdragon S4 family. Named MSM8625 and MSM8225, both chips incorporate a dual-core processor that tops at 1GHz, Adreno 203 graphics, and a 3G modem.

Thanks to their compatibility with older chipsets, such as the MSM7x27A and MSM7x25A, a phone manufacturer can start using the new chips in its Snapdragon S1-based handset designs without the need to alter them. That enables companies to quickly and efficiently produce budget-minded handsets that offer decent performance. The devices that will have the new chips inside them will most likely be marketed in countries that are currently transitioning to 3G wireless connectivity.

Companies will be able to start using the MSM8225 and MSM8625 in the first half of 2012. It is said that mostly Android devices will sport the new chips, yet other platforms are not out of the question. Feel free to check out the press release below for further details.

source: Qualcomm via Electronista

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posted on 09 Dec 2011, 07:27

1. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


qualcomm may have something going with these mid range/budget dual core chip designs going here.

posted on 09 Dec 2011, 07:53 2

2. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4179; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Yes they do these chips are for countries in their wireless infancy who are transitioning from 2G to 3G. (probably 3rd world countries) These chips won't make it into phones in countries that have established 3G & are moving toward 4G.

posted on 09 Dec 2011, 08:11 4

3. rendHELL (Posts: 304; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


i am from a 3rd world country but we have 4g here... how can you judge us because were just a 3rd world country does not mean we dont have the technology...

posted on 09 Dec 2011, 08:25 4

4. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4179; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Dude that is great but not all 3rd world countries have 3G much less 4G. Go to Haiti, Nicaragua, & go to some South American countries. Go to some African & middle Eastern countries, not all of them are in your same boat. There are other countries in the world not just yours.

I never said 3rd world countries have no technology, you did. So please don’t put words in my mouth.

I don’t judge, I can speak from personal experience because I have been to places like that.

posted on 09 Dec 2011, 10:11 1

5. rendHELL (Posts: 304; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


dont call me dude... i dont use stones or drugs... and also im sorry cause your comment sounds something else for me... XD

posted on 09 Dec 2011, 13:32 1

10. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4179; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Dude is not a bad word. It doesn’t mean you take drugs, so please calm down. It's like calling you man, mister, or whatever. You think that 3rd world is a derogatory term. I meant no insult, I think you are just going a bit overboard. Lets tone it down a bit.

posted on 09 Dec 2011, 10:34 2

6. Rayzin (Posts: 83; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Third World 
noun ( sometimes lowercase )
1. the underdeveloped nations of the world, especially those with widespread poverty.
2. the group of developing nations, especially of Asia and Africa, that do not align themselves with the policies of either the U.S. or the former Soviet Union.
3. the minority groups within a nation or predominant culture.

posted on 09 Dec 2011, 10:43

7. rendHELL (Posts: 304; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


yup thats ours... now i wonder why i can reply to comments and thumbs up???

posted on 09 Dec 2011, 11:17 1

8. Rayzin (Posts: 83; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


You're being a bit harsh don't you think? Are you saying that it is completely unjustified to assume that a third world (underdeveloped) country is behind the curve when it comes to some technologies like the fastest networks? Not saying there aren't third world countries with 4G mind you, just that they are more likely to have less current technology. You're just taking this a little too personally because you read the word third world my friend. You know he didn't mean to insult anyone don't you?

posted on 09 Dec 2011, 12:08

9. rendHELL (Posts: 304; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


did you not see my comment above?? i commented already about this... damn.. dont you read.. come on now...

posted on 09 Dec 2011, 13:42

11. jbash (Posts: 341; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)


chilax dont get your panties in a bunch

posted on 09 Dec 2011, 16:20 1

12. remixfa (Posts: 13930; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


im offended by the fact that you think dude means stoner. When i was a teenager i surfed.. alot. And I said dude a lot. And I might have puffed.. but i definitely did not inhale!

wait.. am i hurting the argument or helping it?? :)


Point is, dude is slang for bro, which is slang for mr., you, friend, brother, "hey you"... on and on and on. There is no "drug" connotation to it.

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