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...
Qualcomm announces Mesh Networking Platform for next-gen connectivity
Chip manufacturer Qualcomm has announced “Mesh Networking Platform” that allows original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and broadband carriers to deliver next-generation “connected” home experiences. Devices based on this platform will be designed to deliver robust and consistent connectivity to “smart” home devices as well as feature voice control capabilities, centralised management and security. “With our new Qualcomm ‘Mesh Networking Platform&rs...
The Nokia 9 benchmark specs is giving other flagships a run for their money
The much-anticipated flagship phone by Nokia, Nokia 9 is nearing its released date. Leaked specifications via an online benchmark test hint that the flagship from the company could give popular mobile phones like Samsung Galaxy S8 and iPhone 7, a run for their money. What interests me about this video [https://t.co/eSzd0XHvrt] is that it shows 4 smartphones, but Nokia only sells 3 (none w dual lens). pic.twitter.com/RKStSoSgM5 — Evan Blass (@evleaks) May 16, 2017 As per the Geekbench...
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.
Renault Kangaroo Z.E. charges wirelessly while running at 100 kph
Some car makers are already announcing the death of diesel engines and their replacement by electric ones. As ideal as that might be from an economy and environment perspective, it’s still an untenable future, mostly because of problems with the ubiquity and spread of charging stations. If all goes well with this new development, however, that may no longer be … Continue reading...
Qualcomm shows off wireless charging for electric vehicles
Qualcomm Inc said on 18 May 2017  it had demonstrated how electric vehicles could be charged wirelessly while driving, a technology some believe will help accelerate the adoption of self-driving cars. The smartphone chipmaker said a so-called “dynamic charging” test took place on a test track in Versailles, France. It used two Renault Kangoo vehicles driving over embedded pads in the road that transferred a charge to the cars’ batteries at up to 20 kilowatts at highwa...
New Samsung division wants to put its chip in all your devices
To the surprise of no one, Samsung has just created a new division within it silicon business that will focus on contract chip manufacturers for companies outside of Samsung. While it was probably a long time coming, the move couldn’t have come at a worse time for Qualcomm, who is now beset by lawsuits from all sides. With Qualcomm begins … Continue reading...
Samsung, Intel lend support to FTC’s Qualcomm lawsuit
Chip maker Qualcomm has been having a rough couple of months, not only getting sued by Apple — one of its largest customers — for unfair licensing costs, but also being accused of anti-competitive tactics by the Federal Trade Commission. In the case of the latter, now some of Qualcomm’s biggest rivals have chimed in, offering statements to the FTC … Continue reading...
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, 660 promise high-end features for all
In the past, it was usually dirt simple to differentiate between different smartphone tiers based on what features they had or didn’t have. Thanks to the affordability of technologies and components, however, those lines are starting to blur. Qualcomm’s latest announcement almost erases those lines. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 and 660 are its latest “mid-range” processors, taking over from the … Continue reading...