There are plenty of ultra high-definition television sets already selling, but Qualcomm thinks they could all be better, so it made a new processor for them.
Said processor has just been revealed at CES 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada, and may be used in set-top boxes as well as TVs, not just the latter. Qualcomm still has to seek out deals for both.
It can multitask (browse online movie streaming services while playing four HD videos at once), improve app performance, upscale 1080p to nearly UHD quality, etc.
The chip is called Snapdragon 802 and features four Krait 1.8 Ghz cores, an Adreno 330 GPU, AllJoyn support, Snapdragon Studio Access content protection, and two-stream, dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi capability.
No devices based on it will show up before late 2014 though. Alas.