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When it comes to the vast ecosystem of Android smartphones available around the globe, Qualcomm has the lion’s share of the market with respect to the SoCs that power these devices. At the flagship level, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 is the most powerful and advanced SoC currently available to Android OEMs. However, not... Read more...
Apple is both a winner and a loser in its legal tiff with Qualcomm, one that primarily involves patents and whether or not the iPhone maker infringed on IP owned by the latter. A United States judge has ruled that Apple did indeed infringe on certain patents, and not on others. More importantly, however, the judge... Read more...
Qualcomm and Apple have been duking it out in courts around the globe with respect to patents and licensing agreements. Today, however, Qualcomm was the big winner as a U.S. jury handed the chip company a $31 million judgement in its favor. The jury in the U.S. District Court for the South District of California... Read more...
The days of Apple relying on Intel modems may be coming to an end sooner rather than later. Right now, Apple’s marriage to Intel with regards to 4G LTE modems is one of convenience. Apple is involved in a drawn-out legal battle with Qualcomm over modem licensing fees and would prefer to not to user their chips out of... Read more...
Qualcomm is wasting no time in advancing its 5G implementations for smartphone and PC platforms. The company's first-generation Snapdragon X50 modems are now shipping in the world's first 5G smartphones, and the company last week announced its second-generation Snapdragon X55, which will ship in devices next... Read more...
Qualcomm is combining one of its most powerful 64-bit SoCs with its latest innovations in 5G mobility to deliver what it calls the world’s first commercial 5G PC platform. At the heart of this new platform is the company’s Snapdragon 8cx Compute Platform, which was first announced back in December 2018. The... Read more...
Qualcomm on Monday announced at Mobile World Congress (MWC) that it is extending its proprietary Quick Charge compliance program to wireless. Furthermore, Qualcomm is not trying to replace Qi as the industry standard. Instead, the compliance program will ensure Quick Charge and Qi interoperability, the company... Read more...
Without a doubt, Samsung's new Galaxy S10 family is impressive on many levels. While Samsung's top flagship smartphone is the Galaxy S10 5G, that device won't be shipping until later in the first half of 2019. Until then, the Galaxy S10+ will reign supreme as the top end device that Samsung has to offer; and from our... Read more...
Smartphones using first-generation 5G modems have not even hit the market yet (and few have officially been announced) at this point, but Qualcomm is already pushing forward with its second-generation design. As the follow-up to its Snapdragon X50 5G modem, which will be available in many new devices this year, the... Read more...
Apple is now having to face the music with respect to iPhone sale in Germany. Earlier this year, Qualcomm won an injunction against Apple for patent infringement due to the Intel 4G LTE modems used in its iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8/iPhone 8 Plus devices. The injunction resulted in Apple having to pull the... Read more...
One way to cut costs and increase margins is to design as much technology as possible in-house for the products you sell. This fact is not lost on Google. Over the past several months, Google has hired a bunch of chip engineers in Bengaluru, India, including ones who have previously worked for companies like Broadcom... Read more...
Qualcomm on Thursday unveiled a new mobile processor for mid-range devices that is built on a 10-nanometer manufacturing process. It's the Snapdragon 712, and according to Qualcomm, it offers a 12 percent performance uptick compared to the previous generation Snapdragon 710, which is also a 10nm chip. This is... Read more...
On paper, the Lenovo Yoga C630 WOS (Windows on Snapdragon) laptop doesn't seem to stand out much, save for perhaps the somewhat unique system processor under its hood. Regardless, as an affordable, always-on, always-connected convertible PC with middle-of-the-road specs and benchmark scores (more on this later), you might be forgiven for thinking... Read more...
Apple and Qualcomm are battling in courts around the world with the heaviest fighting going on in Germany right now. Qualcomm was able to win an iPhone sales ban that forced Apple to pull the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 from German stores. Apple has now won a victory in Germany with courts throwing four of the eight patent lawsuits Qualcomm had Read more...
We have a lot to look forward to with 5G wireless technology, which is the successor to current generation 4G LTE networks deployed by America's four major wireless carriers. Carriers are promising a lot with their 5G rollouts, with AT&T and Verizon jumping the gun with limited 5G network availability in some of the... Read more...
Is it too early to start looking ahead to the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL? Considering that Google only launched its Pixel 3 series a few months ago, it does seem a bit premature to look ahead to the next generation already, but so it goes in the smartphone world. As such, a new benchmark entry at Geekbench is raising some... Read more...
In a report yesterday, we told you that LG is looking to say goodbye to touch as it embraces gesture controls in its upcoming smartphones. Today, LG is giving even more insight into what it will be showing off at MWC 2019, which is being held in Barcelona, Spain next month. LG says that its newest flagship will... Read more...
The Pixel 3 rumors are coming in fast and furious. Sure, Google already launched the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL (check out our review), but the company is said to be readying toned down versions of both handsets in the form of the Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 Lite XL. We've seen some purported benchmarks show up online, and... Read more...
In the coming weeks and months, smartphones wielding Qualcomm's flagship Snapdragon 855 processor will start to hit store shelves, and we'll start to get a better idea of the chip's performance. In the meantime, a new benchmark entry on Geekbench purportedly showing scores for Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S10+ give us a... Read more...
It has been rumored that Google is prepping mid-range versions of its Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL handsets, which will be called Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 Lite XL. These would be more affordable variants than their flagship brethren, with lower end hardware. Surprisingly, however, a supposedly leaked benchmark reveals that... Read more...
We have been talking about Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S10 for about a full year now, and at long last, a launch is only about a month away—Samsung is expected to debut the handset during its Unpacked event on February 20. As we get closer to that date, we thought it would be a good idea to recap the various leaks and... Read more...
At CES 2019, Qualcomm is showing off some of its in-vehicle prowess with the unveiling of multi-tiered third-generation Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit platforms that include Performance, Premiere, and Paramount classes. Those classes represent entry-level, mid-tier, and supercomputing platforms respectively. Qualcomm... Read more...
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