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OnePlus Won’t Release The First Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Phone

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, Qualcomm Working On ARM Version Of Firefox For Windows Snapdragon PCs

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 Confirms 2019 Flagship To Have Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 And 5G

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

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Now Official, Will Power 5G Phones

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

Apple Accused Of Stealing Qualcomm Secrets To Help Improve Intel Chips

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

Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 Unveiled: Here's How It Will Make Wear OS Smartwatches Better

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 Officially Removing Qualcomm Components From iPhones Beginning This Year

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 Unveils New Smartphone Antenna That Could Finally Make Everyone’s 5G Dreams Come True

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

With The Snapdragon 1000, Qualcomm Gets More Serious About The PC Market

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 Unveils Snapdragon 850, A Processor Built With Windows PCs In Mind

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's Snapdragon XR1 Aims To Pave The Way For Stand-Alone AR And VR Headsets

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

Midrange Smartphones To Deliver Flagship-Level Performance Thanks To Qualcomm's Snapdragon 710 Chip

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

Facebook, Qualcomm Working Together To Bring High-Speed Internet To Cities Without Congestion

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

Huawei Is Working On A Backup OS Should Things Fall Through With Android

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

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

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