Around The World on One Charge
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Do you think it’s possible to send a phone around the world and shoot this video,just on one battery charge? In just over two weeks, this Snapdragon-enabled smartphone traveled from LA to New York, London, Paris, Shanghai, Moscow, Dubai, Mumbai, and Rio De Janeiro with a few pitstops in Istanbul and LA.
The phone, featuring a Snapdragon processor, shot several takes in each location, and was shut down while traveling. No post production effects have been used to create any illusions. Amazeballz.
The total distance traveled was 36,312 miles – all on one charge. We want to know what YOU would do in just one charge. So, we’ve created a contest on Facebook where you can show us your ideas for a chance to win prizes.
You can win smartphones, tablets, and perhaps the most sought after prize of all – a custom Snapdragon Snuggie (the contest is available for residents of the USA). So enter the contest on the Snapdragon Facebook page – and good luck!
Snapdragon is a family of mobile system on chips by Qualcomm. Qualcomm considers Snapdragon a “platform” for use in smartphones, tablets, and smartbook devices.
The original Snapdragon CPU, dubbed Scorpion, is Qualcomm’s own design. It has many features similar to those of the ARM Cortex-A8 core and it is based on the ARM v7 instruction set, but theoretically has much higher performance for multimedia-related SIMD operations. The successor to Scorpion, found in S4 Snapdragon SoCs is named Krait and has many similarities with the ARM Cortex-A15 CPU and is also based on the ARMv7 instruction set.
All Snapdragon processors contain the circuitry to decode high-definition video (HD) resolution at 720p or 1080p depending on the Snapdragon chipset. Adreno, the company’s proprietary GPU technology, integrated into Snapdragon chipsets (and certain other Qualcomm chipsets) is Qualcomm’s own design, using assets the company acquired from AMD.
Qualcomm confirmed that Microsoft has chosen it to bring a “new generation of Windows Phone handsets exclusively featuring Qualcomm’s second generation Snapdragon mobile processors to market.” The company’s executive vice president, Steve Mollenkopf, further went on to say that Qualcomm is “excited about this next Windows Phone Mango release,” and that it will “leverage the synergy of our highly integrated second generation Snapdragon solution and Microsoft’s Windows Phone software.” Leveraging synergy, what more could you ask for?