smart phone market was dominated by the ARM processor and the function of more and more fixed to integrate locally, silicon manufacturers see the need for more powerful processor especially for high-end smartphones. Good news today, Qualcomm announced its intention to dispose of the dual-core version of Snapdragon processor targeted for the market. Named as MSM8260 and MSM8660, they are both dual-core processors with integrated HSPA + / Revision B CDMA2000 1xEV-DO as a powerful SoC for mobile computing.
With each heart 1.2GHz, the solution is much longer sufficient to manage all mobile computing while moving without compromising ease of use with relatively low power consumption compared to the x86 architecture. Moreover, two of them are reinforced with inner core GPU with 2D/3D acceleration equipment in compliance with Open GL ES 2.0 and Open VG 1.1 Standards. So there is no doubt when it comes round, full 1080p HD video decoding and encoding same. More importantly, the MSM (Mobile Station Modem) processors have been upgraded with HSPA + and CDMA network capabilities that will certainly simplify board design while able to reduce form factor and BOM (Bill of Material) costs.
No pricing yet, MSM8260 and MSM8660 both are already in sampling phase and now we can expect to compete against Intel Atom x86 architecture, even in netbook or tablet PC market with the smaller form factor and low power consumption energy are preferred.