Mobile Snapdragon Processor to hit 1.5Ghz, Dual-Core in 2010

Of course all you Nexus One owners are happy with your new found speed, especially since the Android community developers are tackling the lag in the home screen with Expansion Packs for rooted devices from the likes of Enomther & Cyanogen.

Riding the wave of positive hype, Qualcomm has announced in an interview with Hexus that the Snapdragon will evolve this year to push the boundaries of mobile computing even further.

First in the lineup is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8X50A, which would be a smaller 45nm version of the chip currently available. This chip would run at a blistering 1.3Ghz and with a more compact form, it should be expected to run cooler and require less battery power.

The second version in the pipeline is a dual-core Snapdragon (8X72) sporting a pair of Scorpion cores at 1.5Ghz. The 8X72 is expected to be out by the end of the year and should be able to power 1080p video in smartphones and netbooks.

Of course Nvidia and Arm will not sit still and we expect them to announce faster, newer, leaner and meaner chips before or on the Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona next month.

We sure live in exciting times, dual-core processing in cellphones, bring it on !