Qualcomm is already taking the wraps off the Snapdragon X55, its 'second-generation 5G solution.' That's despite the fact that a Snapdragon X50 device has yet to launch commercially.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 19, 2019
Apple chief operating officer Jeff Williams reveals that the Cupertino brand wanted to use Qualcomm modems for the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. However, the chipmaker refused to sell them.
Apple January 14, 2019
Apple is now banned from selling iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 units in Germany following a court ruling in favor of Qualcomm. The Apple-Qualcomm war is, needless to say, about to get worse.
Apple December 21, 2018
Apple confirmed that it has rolled out iOS 12.1.2 with bug fixes for eSIM and to tackle the sales ban of certain iPhones in China. Qualcomm, however, believes that the Cupertino-based company is still violating the court's order.
Apple December 18, 2018
A Chinese court ruled to immediately stop Apple from selling older iPhones in China amid an ongoing legal battle between Apple and Qualcomm. Apple said it will deliver a software update next week to avoid the sales ban.
Apple December 16, 2018
After securing a temporary injunction against Apple, Qualcomm requested to ban the sales of iPhones XS, XS Max, and XR in China. The Cupertino, California-based company, meanwhile, insisted the units with iOS 12 weren't part of the order.
Business Tech December 14, 2018
No, OnePlus isn’t going to release the first phone to have Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 855 processor. Turns out it was a huge error made worse by OnePlus seemingly confusing the term 'first to feature.'
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 7, 2018
Mozilla and Qualcomm are working on a version of Firefox that will run natively on ARM-based PCs powered by Qualcomm’s new 8cx platform. Mozilla failed to give a release date, though.
Apps/Software December 7, 2018
OnePlus is set to release a flagship phone in 2019 that has the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chip baked in and 5G capabilities. It’s not the OnePlus 7, though.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 6, 2018
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 mobile platform is finally here. Expect it to arrive as soon as 2019, when the first wave of phones capable of 5G connectivity start coming out.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 4, 2018
Qualcomm claimed that Apple stole confidential information from the chipmaker, then forwarded them to rival Intel. This helped improve Intel chips, paving the way for Apple to switch suppliers and causing Qualcomm to lose billions of dollars in sales.
Apple September 26, 2018
More than two years after it released a smartwatch chip, Qualcomm finally broke its silence after it unveiled the 'Wear 3100'. The Wear 3100 can also be integrated with Google Wear OS.
Wearable Tech September 11, 2018
Apple is ready to ditch Qualcomm components from future iPhones, relying instead on Intel for the parts. The move is the latest development in Apple and Qualcomm’s nasty legal battle over royalties.
Apple July 26, 2018
Qualcomm just cleared a big hurdle blocking our path to true 5G innovation. The chipmaker just unveiled its new QTM052 mmWave component that’ll be able to accurately pinpoint the nearest 5G tower.
Internet July 24, 2018
Qualcomm is allegedly developing a new chip specifically built for PCs called the Snapdragon 1000. Even Qualcomm knows its smartphone reign might not last forever.
Computers June 25, 2018
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