4 thoughts on “Qualcomm Breaks the Gigahertz Barrier on Smartphones”

  1. At PayPal Innovate conference in San Francisco a week or so ago, I attended the forum on the future of mobile app stores, with panelists from Qualcomm, Motorola, and the CEO of GetJar, Ilja Laurs. After the panel session, I asked him what he thought about the future of mobile browser based applications. He discussed the lack of support of rich native functionality such as location awareness and other rich features, that now are only accessible through the respective proprietary APIs (i.e. Xcode, BlackBerry JDE, etc.). But we also touched on the lack of processing power on mobile phones to drive apps on the mobile browser, the same way that we drive browser-based apps on the desktop.

    Hearing news like this (Qualcomm breaking GHz barrier for smart phones) is encouraging. Desktop browser based apps are becoming main stream in our every day work flow, and pushing beyond our previous expectations of what applications can do inside the browser. We use mapping and office applications in our browser and receive a fairly consistent experience across different platforms.. and that is where we’ll be heading in the future with mobile application development, too. It’s only a matter of time that we have Opera, Firefox, Safari and IE working on our smart phones, with additional plug-ins to access our devices’ rich native functions, rather than completely different development platforms for each device.

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