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For years now, "wireless charging" has close to taking off. There have been major efforts to make it a household item, even reaching back to the original Palm Pre and its Touchstone charger. Lately, a few Nokia Lumia devices have supported wireless charging via accessory backs, and some of the larger players have converged into alliances in order to send a stronger, unified message. But all in all, wireless charging still hasn't taken off in a major way. It's still far slower than a cable, and it usually requires too many costly accessories for the layperson to truly consider. Broadcom's hoping to change that with the introduction of a new multi-standard wireless charging SoC for smartphones.... Read more...
Remember when a dual-core smartphone was the cat's meow? Things are quickly changing, as quad-core handsets are becoming much more commonplace, not just no the high-end, but in budget territory, too. Witness Broadcom, which on Thursday announced a quad-core HSPA+ processor designed for entry-level handsets. The shift to quad-core computing from top to bottom makes sense now that more than half of all phones shipped around the world are smartphones, a point Broadcom was quick to bring up in its press release. Broadcom's new processor (BCM23550) is based on ARM's Cortex A7 architecture with NEON technology, is clocked at 1.2GHz, and is optimized for Android 4.2 Jelly Bean devices. "Broadcom's new... Read more...