Qualcomm giving their Snapdragon processor a speed boost

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor, which powers devices such as the Motorola Droid, HTC Evo 4G, and the Nexus One, is getting a bit of a speed increase according to the company. The next offering, dubbed the MSM8960, will run roughly 5 times faster than the first Snapdragon thanks in large part to its 1.2GHz dual core.

Not only that, but the new chip will use 75% less power than its predecessors, which should make for some pretty epic phones (not to mention epic battery life). There are no details right now about when the chip might ship out, but we know it’s coming in 2011, so stay tuned.

[via PCWorld]