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Facebook is teaming up with Qualcomm in an effort to bring its gigabit wireless internet project to the masses. The Terragraph Project is a 60GHz multi-node, millimeter-wavelength wireless system the two tech giants hope to have operating on a trial basis by mid-2019. Terragraph makes use of the 802.11ay WLAN standard and can transmit data at 20 to 40 Gbps at a distance of 300 to 500 meters. The aim is to provide "speed, efficiency and quality" internet service around the globe in even dense urban areas that are typically hard to [wirelessly] serve. The pair is also touting that Terragraph will... Read more...
Sprint is offering a deal that folks who are interested in one of the new slick little Qualcomm Snapdragon Always Connected PC Platform devices will really love. The deal allows eligible devices to get free unlimited LTE data for the entirety of 2018. There are three devices that are eligible for the free data offer, including the ASUS NovaGo, HP Envy X2, and the Lenovo Miix 630. All three of those devices are on the aforementioned Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC Platform and employ a Qualcomm X16LTE modem. The 2-in1 machines look very similar to the Microsoft Surface Pro with ultra-portable detachable... Read more...
China's second largest manufacturer of telecom equipment and the number four smartphone maker in the United States, ZTE, is on its way to shutting down after the US government banned the company from doing business with American component suppliers, including chipmakers Qualcomm and Intel, both of which it relied heavily on for parts used its smartphones. The company's future may now depend on an appeal to modify or reverse the 7-year ban. For the time being, ZTE says it has enough funds to avoid going completely under, but has ceased "major operating activities." In essence, the company is on... Read more...
Back in late February, Qualcomm announced its Snapdragon 700 series of smartphone processors, which will sit just below the 800 series when it comes to performance and "clout". A new report is shedding a bit more insight into the processor family, which will include both the Snapdragon 710 and Snapdragon 730. First up is the Snapdragon 710, which will be built using Samsung's 10nm LPE process technology. The SoC will reportedly have two Kryo 3xx cores clocks at 2.2GHz and six low-power Kryo 3xx cores clocked at 1.7GHz. The Snapdragon 730, which is built on a Samsung 8nm LPP process, includes... Read more...
When Microsoft and Qualcomm announced that convertible devices powered by Snapdragon 835 processors running Windows 10 would be available to the public, it was a shock to the system. The devices, which features integrated LTE modems, promise runtimes in excess of 20 hours along with good overall performance for your everyday tasks. However, one of the big downsides to Windows on ARM up to this point is that developers have only had access to the ARM32 SDK. 64-bit apps, which current Snapdragon processors are capable tackling, weren’t supported. That's changing now with... Read more...
One of the reasons the Essential Phone did not perform better in terms of sales is because it launched at $699, putting it in competition with premium handsets from established players. It was just too pricey, despite an overall decent collection of hardware and features. Now the price is a lot more enticing—Amazon is selling the handset for $399.99, making it a pretty good deal for what you get in return. This is an unlocked handset with a 5.71-inch edge-to-edge Quad HD display, powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 system-on-chip. Granted, the Snapdragon 845 has replaced the previously generation... Read more...
Qualcomm has done well for itself in the smartphone space, as more often not, you will find that a noteworthy Android phone is running on the company's hardware, and specifically one of its Snapdragon chipsets. That is not Qualcomm's only focus, however. In a press release today, Qualcomm announced its new Vision Intelligence Platform with its first family of system-on-chips (SoCs) purpose-built for the growing Internet of Things (IoT) market. The new chips are built on an advanced 10-nanometer FinFET manufacturing process. They include the QCS605 and QCS603, both of which are engineered to deliver... Read more...
Smartphones aimed specifically at gamers are few and far between. The most recent device to make such a claim is the Razer Phone, now available in a limited gold edition model, which sports a sleek design and an impressive collection of hardware and features. Sometime in the near future, however, Chinese outfit Xiaomi will launch a gaming phone through its Blackshark subsidiary, and a leaked photo shows what is in store. The photo originates from Weibo, a popular social media site in China. It appears the phone is in a case of some sort, perhaps one that offers up gaming controls, and it is a bit... Read more...
There are some slick laptops out there that run the Snapdragon 835 Platform with Windows 10; machines such as the HP Envy x2 pictured below. The big issue for many users with those Windows on Snapdragon devices, however, is that the platform is unable to run 64-bit apps. Microsoft has shed some light on the timeframe to fix that glaring omission and will announce the SDK for ARM64 apps at the BUILD developers conference.  When the new SDK launches, devs can recompile their apps to run in 64-bit on ARM-based PCs. 32-bit performance has been found to be generally acceptable with current... Read more...
Samsung already refreshed its flagship smartphone family with the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, so what's next for the South Korean handset maker is to focus on its phablet, the Galaxy Note. Don't worry, that is getting a refresh for 2018 as well, presumably very soon. We are starting to see leaked information appear in regards to the Galaxy Note 9, including some preliminary benchmark figures. Those benchmarks appear on Geekbench, a popular destination for such things. The database entry points to a "Samsung SM-N960U," which is almost definitely the Galaxy Note 9—the previous model (Galaxy Note... Read more...
Qualcomm has unveiled a new virtual reality development kit at GDC 2018 that should help usher in better performing headsets and devices for mobile use. The new VR development kit includes a wireless, standalone VR head mounted display and a new SDK. The hardware the VR dev kit leverages is the Snapdragon 845 Mobile VR Platform. "In virtual reality, content is important to an immersive experience, so we’re excited to grant developers access to our new Snapdragon 845 Mobile VR Platform through development kits that will help them create truly immersive experiences," said Hiren Bhinde,... Read more...
It's been an incredibly busy few months for Qualcomm, and it appears that the action isn't going to be slowing down anytime soon. In the past week, the US government took a weight off of Qualcomm's shoulders by putting a stop to the Broadcom deal, all in the name of national security. This happened at the same time news of potential Intel interest rose to the surface. With Qualcomm effectively safe from Broadcom, all is well... right? Not so fast. It's clear that with Intel's interest, Qualcomm is a much hotter target than previously anticipated, and for that reason, former CEO (and son of company... Read more...
Well, we can't say that we saw this one coming – at least not so soon. We knew that Broadcom's hostile takeover of Qualcomm was on thin ice, especially considering that the latter thought that the former's offers have greatly undervalued the company. Tonight, however, President Donald J. Trump took matters into his own hands by unilaterally blocking any potential merger or acquisition of Qualcomm via an Executive Order. Broadcom is headquartered in Singapore, but has a significant business presence and offices in the United States. In fact, the company was in the process of relocating its... Read more...
Things are a bit complicated in the technology world right now. Broadcom really wants to buy Qualcomm and merge the two coms into one company. The problem for Broadcom so far is that Qualcomm has rejected each of its offers because its wants more money. There is real doubt cast on any deal at any price because the U.S. government is going to scrutinize the deal over potential national security issues due to foreign investment. If Broadcom can convince U.S. regulators that it should be allowed to purchase Qualcomm, an even bigger fish is standing by possibly ready to gobble up Broadcom. A report... Read more...
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