Qualcomm CES 2015 Live Blogby Joshua Ho & Jarred Walton on January 5, 2015 2:42 PM EST
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03:44PM EST - That pretty much wraps things up. Thanks for joining.
03:43PM EST - "We try not to comment too much on rumors. We're on track with the 810 and LG is planning to launch the G Flex 2 in the near future with 810."
03:42PM EST - Someone is asking about issues with power consumption of Snapdragon 810. This will be interesting.
03:33PM EST - Q&A time starting.
03:32PM EST - Summary of the announcements now, so we're about done.
03:31PM EST - Demonstration on stage of LIFX light that allows turning an LED light into a connected light using a plug in module.
03:30PM EST - [Note: Camera uploads are basically dead at this point.]
03:30PM EST - LIFX collaboratoin. Lighting platform with AllJoyn support, with a reference light. Full turnkey solution.
03:29PM EST - This gives zones where 60GHz 11ad can stream 4K video at high rates in a matter of minutes.
03:28PM EST - Showcasing first tri-band WiFi solution that enables 802.11ad plus two flavors of 802.11ac.
03:27PM EST - AllPlay technology allows wireless speakers to work with any device that has AllJoin and AllPlay support.
03:26PM EST - Smart home announcements -- AllSeen Alliance launched about a year ago and now has over 100 members.
03:25PM EST - Greater capacity and performance with WiFi Multi-User MIMO. Allows 802.11ac to service multiple users simultaneously.
03:23PM EST - Moving on to wearables. 15+ products shipping across 30+ countries.
03:23PM EST - FYI, some of the images are uploading at the wrong spot in the live blog due to upload speeds. Bear with us.
03:21PM EST - Qualcomm has the largest ecosystem in connected health with more than 500 partners now.
03:21PM EST - 2net platform and Healthy Circles platforms developed by Qualcomm to help reduce costs.
03:19PM EST - Transforming health care. Remote monitoring.
03:17PM EST - Concept cars will be demoing new technologies using Snapdragon automotive platform.
03:16PM EST - Qualcomm has been working with automotive industry for more than a decade.
03:16PM EST - "Qualcomm is really doing IoT."
03:16PM EST - Moving on to Internet of Everything (IoT).
03:15PM EST - Rapid upgrade cycle also helps get new tech to market -- 30% (?) of all mobile devices were upgrade in 2014.
03:14PM EST - The smartphone and mobile platform are driving innovation.
03:14PM EST - Correction: this demo using Unreal Engine is running on some form of tablet, not G Flex 2.
03:13PM EST - Dynamic tessellation, HDR (high dynamic range) rendering, linear space lighting.
03:12PM EST - Showing a technology that's previously mostly been used on PCs and consoles....
03:11PM EST - Demo on stage using the LG G Flex 2. This is the first device shipping with the 810 processor.
03:10PM EST - Claiming 30% better performance with 20% less power with 810 SoC.
03:10PM EST - Showcasing streaming of 4K video over LTE at Qualcomm at CES this year.
03:09PM EST - Talking about Snapdragon 810 SoC now. "Ultimate Connected Computing Processor".
03:09PM EST - 5th generation 9X45 modem with cat 10 shipping in devices in 2015.
03:08PM EST - >860 million MSM chipsets shipped in fiscal year 2014.
03:08PM EST - More than a billion Android smartphones shipped with Qualcomm processors.
03:07PM EST - >8 billion unit shipments projected for smartphones in 2014-2018.
03:06PM EST - It's a medium that can coexist with WiFi in a meaningful way.
03:06PM EST - Investments into LTE-U -- using unlicensed spectrum as a supplemental data channel.
03:04PM EST - Talking about how Qualcomm invested into CDMA years before it was selected as the 3G standard.
03:03PM EST - $33 billion invested in R&D over the history of Qualcomm.
03:03PM EST - Uh oh... Internet speed is way slower than what I had in the LG conference. This may get messy.
03:02PM EST - Derek Aberle is on stage, Qualcomm's president.
03:00PM EST - And we're starting. Why wait to solve the world's biggest challenges?
02:50PM EST - Josh is also on AT&T instead of T-Mobile this time.
02:50PM EST - Hopefully the images go better this time; we're dropping the resolution a bit to speed the upload process.
02:49PM EST - We're here at the Qualcomm press event, Jarred on text and Josh on images.
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ws3 - Monday, January 5, 2015 - linkTalking about Snapdragon 810 SoC now. "Ultimate Connected Computing Processor".
What makes it more "ultimate" than anyone else's A57/A53 big/little configuration?
JarredWalton - Monday, January 5, 2015 - linkThere was supposed to be a slide uploaded showing the various aspects. Curse the slow internet....
I believe it was the combination of Cat 10 LTE, 802.11ac, and a high performance processor.
ddriver - Monday, January 5, 2015 - linkThey didn't say "the most ultimate", did they? What do you consider implying it is "ultimatier" than the rest?
danbob999 - Monday, January 5, 2015 - linkIt will be available to everyone.
Yojimbo - Monday, January 5, 2015 - linkThe Snapdragon 810 is the latest connected computing processor, and there will never be another one due to impending global annihilation.
Gunbuster - Monday, January 5, 2015 - linkNice diss on Microsoft by not showing any Windows Phones in the PowerPoint... More confirmation the next WP flagship is 6+ months away and will be using an "old" 810 by the time it reaches market.
jjj - Monday, January 5, 2015 - linkI fear the 810 will be shockingly bad for people expecting serious gains.
New core and new process is supposed to be a big step forward but the new core perf gains will likely be offset by the low clocks (2GHz). From the very little data available it seems that in multi-core it scales really poor (the SD 615 scales poorly too)- maybe they throttle when all cores are active or maybe there is some BW bottleneck. Was excited about it but at this point i expect a dud, it's good if it's not but ...we shall see.
So i assume the 30% gains in perf are about GPU , encryption and maybe some other very specific tasks.
tuxRoller - Monday, January 5, 2015 - linkI don't think we've any reason to think it'll be "shockingly" bad (an anonymous rumor on an obscure site doesn't count for much IMHO).
The move to avmv8 instructions should make for a more power efficient experience all by itself.
Also, best modems in the biz
jjj - Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - linklol you must be working for Fox News. Never have i mentioned any rumor just basic math, what gains A57 is supposed to bring against the low clocks. Then you take shockingly bad out of context when what i said was "shockingly bad for people expecting serious gains"
As for best modem,based on what? Highest speeds that almost nobody uses or perf or perf per power or perf per cost?
Anyway ,you have the Exynos 5433 in the wild at low clocks for reference and some SD810 benchmarks too but those need confirmation.Before we get that,we can hope but it's better to be reasonable and not expect what doesn't make sense.
Gunbuster - Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - linkYou lead with a clickbait headline straight out of the buzzfeed handbook. Don't get huffy and start blabbering about fox news when people call you out on it.