Who will have the lowest-power, highest-performance mobile processor in Android devices by the end of this year?

Qualcomm tried to clear up any confusion about the launch of their*new processor micro-architecture, code-named Krait, on today’s
Q3 2011 earnings call

. “We sampled the Snapdragon MSM8960 ahead of schedule this quarter,” said*Steven Mollenkopf, *Qualcomm’s Executive Vice President. “Our first 28-nanometer device will really go commercial at the end of this calendar year.”

Qualcomm puts the pedal to the metal

So why is Qualcomm in such a rush to get their latest silicon out the door? They might not admit it, but...