Recently the the HP press conference held in San Francisco where the company debuted its TouchPad WebOS tablet, and it had something very interesting underneath its hood. It was packed with Qualcomm’s APQ8060 dual-core Snapdragon processor.
Steve Mollenkopf, Qualcomm’s Group president, said in an interview on Thursday that companies had agreed to use its processors in more 20 tablets. Although he did not give any details on what companies were going to be employing the new processor, he did go on to say “If you look at our customer base it tends to be a blend of traditional phone manufacturers going after that market as well as traditional PC manufacturers going after that market and we have a good mix of both.”
There are a ton of great benefits that the APQ8060 dual-core Snapdragon CPU provides. Firstly it employs the capabilities to play 1080 P quality video and also 3D. Soon will will see quality 3D games that utilize features including motion blur, dynamic lighting and shading, and other effects more commonly associated with desktop gaming.
Although the flagship product currently launching this summer the HP TouchPad will only use a feeble 1.3 MP camera the chip takes advantage of Qualcomm’s Adreno 220 GPU technology, which allows support for a 16 megapixel camera.
Currently Nvidia is Qualcomm’s main competition via its Tegra and Tegra 2 processors found in most current generation tablet computers, such as the Notion Ink Adam.
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