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Qualcomm Adreno GPU updates will now arrive via Play Store

The Snapdragon 865 chipset is now official, and it comes with a slew of upgrades in key areas. The chipset features ARM’s latest Cortex-A77 cores, delivering a 20% boost in performance from last year, and the Adreno 650 GPU has more cores that result in a massive 25% uptick.

There’s one curious new addition that caught our eye though. Qualcomm will start delivering GPU updates to OEMs, who will then update phones through the Play Store, similar to what NVIDIA and AMD do on PCs. This is a in stark contrast to the old update system, where manufacturers would issue the update via monthly hotfixes, if at all…

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