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As Seen At Mobile World Congress, Day 2

It is nearly impossible to see every product spinning through the eight halls that make up the massive Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. But not for us! This event is typically a chance for the entire mobile ecosystem to gather -- mobile operators, handset manufacturers, software providers, mobile service companies, carrier equipment manufacturers and mobile operating system vendors. Most of the new technology is incremental in nature, but it's always fun to see what new ideas pop up. What fol
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Shortly before Mobile World Congress, Texas Instruments announced its OMAP 5 chip set, which it began marketing heavily. The new chips, still a long way from being available, are multi-core ARM Cortex-A15 processors running at 2 GHz (Qualcomm, by the way, announced a new version of its Snapdragon family, some of which will be quad-core, and those chips run at 2.5 GHz). It includes dedicated graphics acceleration and support for computational photography (dedicated in hardware), which will improve image processing and enhance the ability to do things like facial recognition.

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