Qualcomm is working to get mobile web pages to load faster

Mobile web browsing can be slow and frustrating to users. It seems like there’s nothing that can be done about it, given the overburdened mobile networks of carriers that are facing increasing data usage.

Qualcomm launches a screaming-fast 2.5 Ghz mobile processor

Qualcomm just announced it has launched a new version of its Snapdragon mobile processor that can process data at a speed of 2.5 gigahertz. That’s as powerful as many laptop and desktop computer processors, but Qualcomm’s chip with as many as four cores, or brains, is aimed at smartphones and tablets.

Microsoft demos future Windows version running on Intel and ARM chips (video)

Microsoft said earlier today that its future version of Windows will run on chips based on ARM’s chip architecture. In front of a huge crowd at the Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer showed once again that the software worked fine on test systems based on chips from Intel, Qualcomm (Snapdragon), Texas Instruments, and Nvidia (Tegra 2).

Intel’s AppUp doesn’t fix app fragmentation, but it might help

For Joe Morris, vice president of mobile content for game company Konami, the difference between having to port a game to 200 platforms and just a handful is more than enough reason to get excited over Intel launching its application-distribution platform, AppUp.