No Qualcomm Snapdragon 836, for Pixel 2 or anyone else
This should probably put to rest most of the confusion, though, of course, the only real proof will be when the Google Pixel 2 finally comes out. According to “reliable sources”, there is no and never will be a Snapdragon 836. That means that the very late 2017 flagships, which include the Google Pixel 2 and the Xiaomi Mi Mix … Continue reading...
M6 Note marks the welcome return of Snapdragon power to Meizu phones
Meizu has launched the M6 Note, a phone with some exciting changes in the camera and processor department, compared to previous M-Series phones from the Chinese brand. Here's everything you need to know. The post M6 Note marks the welcome return of Snapdragon power to Meizu phones appeared first on Digital Trends.
Samsung Galaxy S9: News and rumors
The Galaxy S8 is the Samsung phone to buy now, but that doesn't mean it'll stay the hot device forever. Rumors are already starting about its sequel, which may be called the Galaxy S9. Here's everything we think we know about it. The post Samsung Galaxy S9: News and rumors appeared first on Digital Trends.
Meizu promises “exciting changes” to its M-Series phones with upcoming M6 Note
Meizu will launch the M6 Note on August 23, a smartphone it promises will have some exciting changes in the camera and processor department, compared to previous M-Series phones from the Chinese brand. The post Meizu promises “exciting changes” to its M-Series phones with upcoming M6 Note appeared first on Digital Trends.
US ITC will investigate Apple over Qualcomm’s patent infringement claim
The U.S. International Trade Commission has revealed plans to investigate Apple over Qualcomm’s claims that the company is infringing some of its patents. According to the ITC, it received a complaint from Qualcomm on July 7; following a vote, the commission decided to proceed with a probe into the matter, saying it will have its results ‘at the earliest practicable … Continue reading...
HTC teases a standalone Vive VR headset for China
 Today at ChinaJoy, HTC announced that it is working on a standalone headset for Chinese markets built on its own Viveport content platform. The headset appears to be cosmetically identical to the one which HTC is bringing to the U.S. with Google. The differences between the headsets seem to lie largely on the differences in tracking technologies and VR platforms themselves. While the U.S.… Read More ...
HTC Vive standalone VR headset runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Despite the surge of interest and content in consumer virtual reality, thanks to the likes of Oculus and HTC Vive, proponents quickly saw the technical limits of current technology and devices. For one, wands and sticks make for poor approximation of our hands. For another, these VR headsets keep us tethered to desks or, at the very least, laptops. The … Continue reading...
HTC and Qualcomm’s stand-alone VR headset will be sold only in China
During ChinaJoy 2017, HTC said that it teamed up with Qualcomm to provide a stand-alone VR headset for the Chinese market. The details are scarce, but it won't involve Google, meaning the unit won't support the Daydream platform. The post HTC and Qualcomm’s stand-alone VR headset will be sold only in China appeared first on Digital Trends....
Qualcomm has some trouble on its hands
 Qualcomm’s finances are taking heavy hits over its licensing dispute with Apple and analysts are expressing concern. Today, the company reported its Q3 earnings and front-and-center were the company’s various legal disputes which are causing its profits and revenues to dive. The earnings report showcased a whopping 40 percent decline in year-over-year profits with Q3 net income… Read More ...
Qualcomm under fire: Patent battles up, profits down
Qualcomm recorded a hefty 40-percent drop in quarterly profit for its fiscal Q3 2017, with the chip-maker blaming its ongoing legal spat with Apple for biting into revenues. The news comes as four new companies – all closely tied to Apple’s supply chain – have filed new antitrust complaints against Qualcomm, while it itself has expanded its demands for an … Continue reading...
Louis Vuitton introduces the pricey Tambour Horizon smart watch
 Louis Vuitton is throwing its hat in the smart watch ring with the launch of the Tambour Horizon. The device runs on Android Wear 2.0 software and was developed in collaboration Qualcomm and Google. Oh, and it starts at $2450. The 42mm case sports a 1.2-inch AMOLED 390×390 touchscreen and is powered by a Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor. It also has 521MB of RAM and 4GB of internal… Read More ...
OnePlus 5 Review : The big risk pays off
Our OnePlus 5 review focuses on the real-world use of the smartphone with special regard paid to design and the use of the device’s camera. The value of this smartphone is in its ability to perform at or above the level of its competitors whilst costing just a bit less than the most popular smartphones on the market. While the … Continue reading...
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 launches to tackle mid-range devices
When we’re talking about mobile processors, a lot of attention is paid to the high-end, like Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835. The mid-range is just as important to many phone manufacturers, however, and Qualcomm wants its processors to feature in those devices as well. With that in mind, Qualcomm has launched its new Snapdragon 450 at Mobile World Congress Shanghai. There are … Continue reading...
Qualcomm’s ultrasonic fingerprint sensor is Vivo’s secret weapon
Although fingerprint scanners hiding underneath glass displays is quite the hot topic in smartphones these days, the dream isn’t actually new. It has been around a few years back and some even had nearly working solutions. One of those is Qualcomm and it is now reminding everyone of that. At MWC Shanghai, the mobile chip maker will be showing off … Continue reading...
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 1200 chips have built-in LTE for always-on connectivity
Qualcomm, the hardware company that supplies the chips for hundreds of wearable Android devices, has announced a new platform -- the Snapdragon Wear 1200. It's bound for low-power, affordable devices in the coming months. The post Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 1200 chips have built-in LTE for always-on connectivity appeared first on Digital Trends....
Upcoming Snapdragon 450 could give mid-range phones a big boost
Qualcomm’s mobile processors usually follow clear lines. The 200 series on the very low end, followed by 400, 600, and then the 800 flagship platform. Things might get a bit hazy if and when the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 comes around. Although part of the lower mid-range line, the still unannounced processor supposedly shares more in common with the higher, though … Continue reading...
Google hires Apple veteran to design custom smartphone chips
Google is reportedly developing a custom process to power the next generation of its Android smartphones, and it has hired former Apple engineer Manu Gulati to spearhead the effort. The post Google hires Apple veteran to design custom smartphone chips appeared first on Digital Trends.
The iPhone 8 could sacrifice gigabit LTE
Apple’s legal spat with Qualcomm might seem like background noise easily tuned out by iPhone users, but it could have a big impact on how well the iPhone 8 performs. The two companies are currently embroiled in a patent argument over cellular radio standards, with Apple threatening to withhold royalty payments that it claims are extortionate. Now, the new iPhone … Continue reading...
The 3 big reasons you’ll want Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+
Qualcomm is boosting its charging technology, unveiling Quick Charge 4+ for getting juice back into your phone’s battery even faster. The technology, which launches today on the nubia Z17 Android smartphone but is likely to be featured on a number of flagships in the coming months, promises faster recharging but also greater safety while that happens. Given high-profile issues surrounding … Continue reading...
Snapdragon 835 will power Windows 10 PCs from ASUS, HP, and Lenovo
Qualcomm‘s Snapdragon 835 processor already features in a few high-end smartphones – the Galaxy S8 and Xperia XZ Premium come to mind – but before long, it’ll serve as the brains of Windows 10 PCs as well. Qualcomm announced today that it has partnered with three different PC manufacturers to bring the Snaprdragon 835 to their machines. It certainly sounds … Continue reading...