Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 850 processor at the Computex 2018 computing show on Monday, June 4. The new chip, designed specifically for Windows 10 Always Connected PCs, not only improves the device’s performance but also enhances battery life and connectivity.
Computers June 5, 2018
Qualcomm unveiled its newest Snapdragon XR1 platform. It is the first dedicated chip for AR and VR devices, making them more accessible and affordable for consumers.
Gadgets May 31, 2018
Qualcomm's newest Snapdragon 710 chip was just revealed. As the first chip in the 700 series, the mobile platform offers to provide premium features on midrange smartphones.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 25, 2018
Wi-Fi in the cities is about to get super fast thanks to Facebook and Qualcomm’s new partnership. Facebook will leverage its 60 GHz Terragraph internet technology for the project, and field tests are already scheduled for next year.
Internet May 22, 2018
Industry insiders reported that Huawei already has a backup OS in the works just in case. An export ban could be imposed, depending on the findings of the U.S. court on the company's alleged violation of trade sanctions against North Korea and Iran.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 30, 2018
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
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 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
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
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 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
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
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
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 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 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 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
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
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
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 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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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’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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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 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