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Qualcomm launches Snapdragon 630, 660 SoCs

Adding yet another layer of complexity to the company’s already vast SoC offering, fabless chipmaker Qualcomm has released two new mid-tier SoCs to sate smartphone demand. The Snapdragon 630 and Snapdragon 660 Mobile Platforms which, the company claims, introduce a balanced cost, power and performance experience, are leveraging additional optimizations for …

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New leak reveals Samsung Galaxy S7 specifications

With Samsung currently expected to launch the Galaxy S7 at the end of next month, now seems like just the right time for a full specification leak for the upcoming flagship. This week, new reports popped up claiming to reveal the specifications for the Galaxy S7, which will include a …

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The EU Commission hits Qualcomm with antitrust charges

Earlier this year, we heard that the European Commission had begun investigating Qualcomm after receiving some anti-trust complaints. Now, it seems that investigation has wrapped up and the smartphone chip maker giant is facing antitrust charges. Right now, the EU Commission is also trying to pin similar charges on Google …

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Samsung may be modifying the Snapdragon 820 due to heat issues

Today, we have a fairly interested rumour to talk about regarding Samsung’s future smartphone plans. We already know that Samsung had to ditch the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 due to overheating issues with the Galaxy S6, causing the company to rely on its own Exynos chips. However, it seems that Samsung …

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Judge rules Qualcomm and Samsung not at fault in Nvidia case

Nvidia has suffered a major blow to its patent infringement campaign against tech giants Samsung and Qualcomm, after in a preliminary hearing it was ruled that neither company had used two particular pieces of Nvidia technology without permission. While it received a glimmer of hope when a third patent was …

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New details on 2015 Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 revealed

Google’s latest batch of Nexus devices are on the way later this year, bringing with it the return of the Nexus 5, with LG back on board. We will also see a new Nexus 6 this year, this time from Huawei. Google hasn’t been great at keeping its Nexus devices …

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New leak points to more OnePlus 2 specs

The OnePlus 2 is due to be announced at the end of this month with a live streamed conference set to be broadcast in virtual reality for those who have a Google Cardboard headset. We were already expecting a Snapdragon 810 processor and USB Type-C support but now a new …

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Qualcomm teams up with Chinese government for server CPUs

Qualcomm Technologies has reportedly signed a memorandum of cooperation with the Chinese government under which it will develop server-class microprocessors. The chips will eventually be used inside Chinese servers, which will ensure a steady revenue stream for Qualcomm. Under the terms of the document signed by Qualcomm and the authorities, …

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Qualcomm developing a fingerprint sensor to rival Touch ID

Qualcomm is looking to take on Apple’s Touch ID with its own biometric fingerprint sensor, which should end up being more technically advanced than Apple’s solution along with Samsung’s new sensor found in the Galaxy S6 flagship. Qualcomm has announced its new fingerprint reader, which uses ultrasonic waves to verify …

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Qualcomm fits-in ARM Cortex-A72, 4K support into mainstream SoCs

Qualcomm, the world’s largest supplier of mobile application processors, has introduced its new lineup of mobile system-on-chips for mainstream smartphones, tablets and other devices. The new Snapdragon 600-series application processors feature ARM’s latest Cortex-A72 cores, support 4K video capture and playback, advanced storage technologies, a number of other high-end features …

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Qualcomm has made a Snapdragon 4K streaming stick

Qualcomm has announced its new entry in to the streaming market with its new Snapdragon-based Chromecast competitor, capable of streaming 4K. Unfortunately, Qualcomm’s streaming stick won’t be made available to consumers and is instead there as a reference design for third-parties to license out. Third-party manufacturers will be able to …

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Samsung to integrate baseband capabilities into its Exynos mobile APs

In an attempt to lower its dependence on Qualcomm, the world’s largest developer of application processors for mobile devices, Samsung plans to integrate baseband capabilities into its advanced Exynos system-on-chips. Such SoCs will emerge next year and will power devices the company will release in 2016. For years flagship smartphones …

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Qualcomm to pay $975 million in anti-trust fines to China

Mobile chip maker, Qualcomm, is set to pay $975 million out to Chinese officials in order to end a 14 month-long anti-trust investigation into the company’s patent licensing practices. The fine is actually the largest in China’s corporate history. The firm will also have to lower royalty fees on patents …

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