Qualcomm Details Quick Charge 2.0 and Voice Activation
Qualcomm today announced the launch of two new features that can be used by smartphones, tablets, and other devices with its new Snapdragon 800 processor inside. First, Qualcomm introduced QuickCharge 2.0, an improved version of its rapid charging technology that will allow devices to power up 75% faster than devices without QuickCharge. The technology is built into its Snapdragon 800 processors and is available to handset makers as an integrated circuit or as a separate USB module. According to Qualcomm, it is also working with manufacturers of charging devices to add QuickCharge to wall chargers. These will be able to deliver the equivalent of 60 watts of charge, while only drawing 10 watts from the outlet. Qualcomm doesn't expect Quick Charge 2.0 to reach smartphones and chargers until early 2014. Qualcomm also today shared information about Voice Activation for Android devices. Qualcomm calls Voice Activation an "integrated always-on, low-power listening feature." The feature will allow smartphone owners to say something like "Hey, Snapdragon!" to wake their devices from sleep and jump into a specific app or service. Voice Activation was designed into Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 processors and should be available on devices by the middle of 2013.
Qualcomm Debuts Snapdragon 835 and Quick Charge 4.0
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 835 processor, a collaborative effort with Samsung, and Quick Charge 4.0 for even faster battery charging. The Snapdragon 835 is now Qualcomm's top-of-the-line chip.
Quick Charge 3.0 Promises Even Faster Device Charging
Qualcomm today revealed its third-generation rapid-charging technology called Quick Charge 3.0. The revised technology relies on what Qualcomm calls Intelligent Negotiation for Optimum Voltage (INOV), an equation that lets phones, tablets, and other devices determine just how much power they need at any particular point in time — all while remaining efficient.
Huawei Claims to Charge Battery 50% In 5 Mins
Huawei has revealed a new technique for charging batteries that is up to 10 times faster than existing methods. Huawei bonded heteroatoms to graphite molecules.
Qualcomm Fully Reveals the Snapdragon 820
Qualcomm today unveiled the Snapdragon 820 processor, a top-of-the-line chip bound for flagship handsets and tablets. The 820 features a Qualcomm-designed, 64-bit quad-core Kryo processor.
Qualcomm Intros Wireless Charging Through Metal
Qualcomm today announced new technology that allows metallic handsets to charge wirelessly. Most wireless charging pads are tolerant of some metal in the charging field, but Qualcomm says it was able to boost the sensitivity enough, via Near Field Magnetic Resonance technology, to allow for wireless charging through metal handset enclosures.
I really hooe the S4 has this tech built-in!!!
Star Trek like