Tag: Qualcomm

Snapdragon 845 Benchmark Test Results Are In, And 2018 Android Flagships Look Promising

Initial benchmark test results of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 SoC indicated that the upcoming bunch of 2018 Android flagship will be worthy upgrades. It is believed the Samsung Galaxy S9 will be the first to showcase the chip’s prowess.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 14, 2018

Sorry, Broadcom: Qualcomm Isn’t Giving In On Your $121 Billion Acquisition Offer

Qualcomm has once again rejected Broadcom’s takeover bid, regardless of the significantly increased purchase price at $121 billion. But the shareholders might have a final say early March.

Business Tech February 9, 2018

Broadcom Lays Down Best And Final Offer To Acquire Qualcomm At $121 Billion

Broadcom is now offering $121 billion to buy Qualcomm, after the chipmaker rejected its initial acquisition offer. That new price is its 'best and final' offer.

Business Tech February 6, 2018

Bye Bye, Qualcomm: Apple Will Use Intel Baseband For Future iPhone Models Instead

Apple might be jettisoning Qualcomm altogether. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo states that the Cupertino company will soon rely on Intel exclusively for baseband components of future iPhone models.

Apple February 6, 2018

EU Slaps Qualcomm With $1.23B Fine Over Anticompetitive Deal With Apple

The European Commission fined Qualcomm €997 million or $1.23 billion over antitrust violations that hurt competition and innovation. The Commission says that between 2011 and 2016, Qualcomm paid Apple to be the exclusive supplier of LTE chips for iPhones.

Business Tech January 26, 2018

Wireless Headphones Are About To Get Longer Battery Lives Thanks To Qualcomm

Wireless headphones are going to get more appealing. Qualcomm just introduced a new chip for Bluetooth headsets that offers better power consumption, reduced audio cutoff, and more.

Gadgets January 10, 2018

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Unveiled: Will Focus On 4K HDR Video Recording, VR

Details about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 have now been revealed. It looks like the chipmaker has focused on improved camera capabilities and support for advanced virtual reality performance.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 7, 2017

Asus, HP Windows 10 ARM Laptops Powered By Snapdragon 835 Promise Over 20 Hours Of Battery Life

The first Windows 10 ARM laptops are about to roll out. With a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 running things, the Asus NovaGo and HP Envy x2 boast more than 20 hours of battery life on a single charge.

Computers December 6, 2017

iPhone X Powered By Qualcomm Gets Faster LTE Speeds Than Intel Variant

LTE speeds and performance on the iPhone X depend on which model you have. Based on a study, Qualcomm-powered variants can get faster LTE speeds than the Intel versions.

Apple December 2, 2017

Qualcomm Wants To Ban iPhone X Sales On AT&T And T-Mobile

Qualcomm requested the U.S. International Trade Commission to stop the imports of certain iPhone models, including the iPhone X, that run on AT&T and T-Mobile. These devices use rival Intel's modems, while those on Verizon and Sprint use Qualcomm's.

Apple December 1, 2017

Qualcomm Rejects Broadcom Takeover: Apparently, $105 Billion For The Largest Tech Acquisition In History Is Not Enough

Qualcomm rejected the $105 billion takeover of Broadcom. The deal would have been the biggest tech acquisition ever, but Broadcom is not backing down from its plan to buy the chipmaker.

Business Tech November 14, 2017

Broadcom Offers $130 Billion To Buy Qualcomm In Biggest Tech Acquisition Ever

Broadcom has offered to buy Qualcomm in a deal worth $130 billion. If it pushes through, this will be the largest tech acquisition in history, eclipsing Dell's $67 billion purchase of EMC in 2015.

Business Tech November 6, 2017

Qualcomm Sues Apple For Allegedly Giving Intel ‘Unprecedented Access’ To Proprietary Chip Tech

Apple and Qualcomm are fighting again, but their war never really stopped in the first place. Qualcomm is now accusing Apple of breaching its contract and allowing an Intel engineer to see the chipmaker’s proprietary technology.

Business Tech November 4, 2017

Broadcom May Offer $100 Billion To Acquire Qualcomm As Its Battle With Apple Intensifies

As Apple’s potential pullout of Qualcomm components become increasingly possible, the chipmaker needs to see what the future holds. Does that future include a $100 billion acquisition offer by Broadcom?

Business Tech November 4, 2017

Future iPhones, iPads Would No Longer Use Qualcomm Components, And That’s Really Bad News For The Chipmaker

Apple might break up with Qualcomm soon. Reports say the next iPhone and iPad design won’t include Qualcomm components, a scenario which would significantly hit the chipmaker’s profits.

Apple November 2, 2017

Qualcomm Files Lawsuit To Stop Apple From Selling iPhones In China: Here’s Why It Won’t Work

Qualcomm has filed a new lawsuit against Apple to stop it from selling or manufacturing iPhones in China. It’s the latest in both companies’ long-running legal battle, which started earlier this year.

Apple October 14, 2017

Shots Fired: Qualcomm Implies Android Always Beats Apple In Smartphone Innovation

Qualcomm just threw shade at Apple as their dispute heightens. It just published a post that highlights several smartphone innovations, saying Android had always been the first to implement them all.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 12, 2017

Next-Generation Android Phones Could Have Depth-Sensing Cameras Thanks To Qualcomm

Qualcomm has now teased what its next Snapdragon chip is capable of, particularly in the camera department. Long story short, expect android smartphones with depth-sensing cameras by 2018.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 16, 2017

HTC, Qualcomm To Roll Out Standalone VR Headset, But It'll Be Available Only In China

HTC and Qualcomm have officially announced the Vive Standalone VR headset, coming exclusively to China soon. Powered by a Snapdragon 835 processor, the headset features inside-out positional tracking and doesn’t need a PC to run.

Wearable Tech July 27, 2017

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Confirmed In Apple Lawsuit Documents: When Will The Chipset Be Ready?

Qualcomm has not officially announced the Snapdragon 845, but the processor has been inadvertently confirmed in a document that supports the chipmaker's complaints against Apple. Qualcomm and Apple are currently locked in a legal battle, with no end in sight.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 24, 2017

Apple vs Qualcomm Lawsuit Intensifies: Four Major iPhone Suppliers Join The Fight

Four major iPhone suppliers have filed counter claims against Qualcomm, further intensifying the legal battle between the chip maker and Apple. The suppliers allege that Qualcomm is trying to force them to pay excessive licensing fees.

Business Tech July 20, 2017

Some iPhones Could Get Banned In The US Because Of Qualcomm

Qualcomm has yet again filed a lawsuit against Apple that may ban iPhone and iPad units in the country. The lawsuit comes as the latest development in Apple and Qualcomm’s escalating legal battle.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 6, 2017

Vivo Wants To Steal Apple's iPhone 8 Thunder, Showcases Under-Display Fingerprint Scanner

In collaboration with Qualcomm, Vivo has just demonstrated a device with a working under-display fingerprint scanner, one of the expected main selling points of Apple's upcoming iPhone 8.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 29, 2017

Apple's iPhone 7s, iPhone 8 Won't Maximize LTE Network Speeds

The upcoming batch of iPhone models won’t support gigabit connection speeds because Apple doesn’t want to welcome Qualcomm with open arms. On paper, it’s a bummer, but it might not even be that important.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 9, 2017

Intel Doesn't Like The Upcoming Snapdragon 835-Powered Windows 10 Machines, Indirectly Warns Qualcomm

Intel has sharply but indirectly called out companies who might be infringing on its patents over x86 architecture. Reports say Intel’s subtle reprimand could be in reference to Microsoft and Qualcomm’s new Windows 10 ARM PCs.

Computers June 9, 2017

Asus, Lenovo, And HP Join Qualcomm And Microsoft For ARM-Powered Windows 10 PCs With Snapdragon 835

Microsoft took to Computex 2017 to announce its partners for ARM-powered Windows 10 PCs with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 under the hood. HP, Asus, and Lenovo are all on board, committing to offer Always Connected PCs with LTE.

Computers May 31, 2017

Qualcomm Punches Back At Apple With New Lawsuit

In what has been a tense legal battle since the start of the year, Qualcomm has thrown the next punch at Apple. But it may not be in the most direct way.

Business Tech May 17, 2017

New Snapdragon Midrange Chips Will Make Smartphones And Tablets More Powerful And Affordable

Qualcomm is upgrading its midrange processors with more powerful, significant upgrades over their predecessors. Here’s everything you need to know about the Snapdragon 660 and 630.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 9, 2017

Apple iPhones May Face Import Bans In The United States

Apple’s battle with Qualcomm continues, but the latter is fighting back. Reports say Qualcomm is getting ready to request for an iPhone import ban in the United States.

Apple May 6, 2017

First Galaxy S9 Rumors Claim Snapdragon 845 Horsepower As Samsung And Qualcomm Reportedly Team Up Again: More Exclusivity?

The Galaxy S8 has barely hit the market and the rumor mill is already churning about its successor, the Galaxy S9. Samsung and Qualcomm reportedly teamed up again to work on the Snapdragon 845 chip, which would power the next-generation flagship.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 25, 2017

Microsoft, Qualcomm To Launch Snapdragon 835-Powered Windows 10 Laptops In Q4: Shades Of Failed Windows RT?

The second attempt of Microsoft to bring Windows into ARM-based hardware will be seen in the fourth quarter. The upcoming Windows 10 devices will be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835.

Computers April 22, 2017

Apple Qualcomm Lawsuit Over Royalties Escalates As Chipmaker Files Countersuit

Qualcomm has fired back at Apple, escalating the legal dispute over royalties by filing a countersuit. The fight is heating up and Qualcomm says Apple played dirty, so here's what you need to know.

Business Tech April 11, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8+ Chip Shortage: Will It Impact Supply?

The production of inadequate chipsets may cause supply issues for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Due to the shortage of the chips, Samsung may fail to meet market demand for its upcoming smartphones.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 30, 2017

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Benchmarks Reveal CPU, GPU Performance That Dominate Competition

The results are in, and the Snapdragon 835 benchmarks show one heck of a processor that'll dominate the competition both in CPU and GPU performance.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 23, 2017

Qualcomm Brings 4G Connectivity And Services To Feature Phones

Qualcomm has announced that it will develop a new chip to bring LTE connectivity and 4G services to lower-end feature phones. Qualcomm’s new platform will come with a 205 SoC, which would ensure 4G and LTE services.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 20, 2017

Snapdragon No Longer A Processor But A Platform, Says Qualcomm

Mobile chip maker Qualcomm is rebranding its Snapdragon processor as 'Snapdragon Mobile Platform.' The company wants to go beyond the hardware tag to a more complete 'platform' brand.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 17, 2017

Moto Z (2017) Image Leaks And Is Headed To Sprint With Snapdragon 835 For Gigabit LTE Service

Sprint is currently using a next-gen Motorola flagship smartphone to test its new X16 Gigabit LTE service. The handset is believed to be the Moto Z (2017) that's powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 10, 2017

Snapdragon 835 vs Exynos 8895: Battle Of The Octa-Core Processors

The features of the latest processors, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 and Samsung’s Exynos 8895, seem to be similar. While both are state of the art innovations, there will likely be fierce competition between the two.

Computers February 24, 2017

Microsoft Leads $26 Million Investment In Drone Air Traffic Control Startup AirMap

AirMap, a startup working on technology that acts as air traffic control for drones, raised $26 million in a funding round. The investment was led by Microsoft Ventures and supported by Airbus Ventures and Qualcomm Ventures, among others.

Microsoft February 24, 2017

Xiaomi's Own Chipset Pinecone Will Launch On Feb. 28

Xiaomi will be launching its own processor. The Pinecone is expected to launch this Feb. 28 and will be used on the company’s Mi 5c handset.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 21, 2017

Xiaomi Reportedly Developing Its Own Chips Dubbed ‘Pinecone’ For Future Top-Tier Flagships

Xiaomi is reportedly planning to create its own chips moving forward, breaking free from Qualcomm chips conventionally found on its smartphones. What’s more, this new chip is rumored to be what’ll power the forthcoming Mi 6.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 11, 2017

Nokia P1 Rumor Roundup: Specs, Features, Price And Release

The Nokia P1 is speculated to come loaded with the latest features and specs and is expected to be unveiled at the MWC 2017. Here’s a look at all the rumored specs and features pertaining to the Nokia P1.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 7, 2017

Apple Takes Legal Fight Against Qualcomm To China, Seeks About $145 Million

In a lawsuit filed in China, Apple practically accused Qualcomm of extortion and blackmail. The company alleged that the chipmaker threatened to withhold essential patents to impose onerous licensing terms.

Apple January 25, 2017

Qualcomm Will Not Stop Supplying Chips To Apple, Despite $1 Billion Lawsuit

Despite being under siege from both clients and regulators, Qualcomm has decided to continue its chip supply to Apple. The chipmaker is presently battling a $1 billion lawsuit filed by Apple.

Business Tech January 24, 2017

Qualcomm Could Be In Financial Trouble If Apple Delays Royalty Payment

The $1 billion lawsuit filed by Apple has served a severe blow to the chip manufacturer Qualcomm. As a result, the latter may witness a huge financial crisis in the upcoming days.

Business Tech January 24, 2017

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