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Third generation Snapdragon announced, dual-core CPU, powerful graphics and stereoscopic 3D inside

Following Wednesday’s announcement of the HP TouchPad, today Qualcomm officially announces the Snapdragon chipset – the APQ8060 – that powers the first webOS tablet.

The dual-core CPU will be found in both tablets and smartphones and it puts an emphasis on powerful graphics and stereoscopic 3D maging…

Qualcomm’s APQ8060 is a third generation Snapdragon and has two CPU cores and an Adreno 220 GPU. The chipset supports cameras up to 16MP or two 8MP cameras for stereoscopic 3D (S3D) still shots.

The chipset is capable of 1080p video recording and with the appropriate camera module, it can even capture stereoscopic 3D 1080p videos. The APQ8060 can output S3D imagery to auto-stereoscopic 3D displays or to 3D-enabled TV sets over HDMI.

The Adreno 220 GPU should deliver double the performance of its predecessor and will enable game developers to use dynamic lighting, shading and more. Qualcomm, HP and Polarbit are working together to bring Armageddon Squadron II to the HP TouchPad, which will showcase the Adreno 220 powers.

Second generation Snapdragons can do stereoscopic 3D too – like the Sharp Galapagos 003SH, which can shoot S3D 9.6MP stills and S3D 720p videos. By the way, the 3D-enabled Disney droid is based on that same phone.

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