Qualcomm renames Snapdragon line, confirms 2011 quad-core chips


Hot on the heels of yesterday's NVIDIA announcement, in which the company told us when its Kal-El quad-core processors will be in tablets, Qualcomm today informed us of its own plans for the future. 

Those plans are a pretty big deal, as it turns out. You know Qualcomm from its line of Snapdragon CPUs, as they have become pretty ubiquitous in Android devices. However, even with the well-known name, Qualcomm has decided to rename the entire Snapdragon line, in an effort to better differentiate what goes into your devices. 

The processors are now broken down into four categories: S1, S2, S3, and S4. Each S-series processor is named by generation; that is, the S1 is the first generation, the S2 the second, etc. We're currently at S3, the third generation of Snapdragon processors. The S4, then, is going to be the next "Snapdragon," and will be the quad-core chip series from Qualcomm. 

Are you guys in any way biased towards NVIDIA or Qualcomm? Do you prefer one over the other?

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Calob Horton

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