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SoFIA later: Intel kills upcoming smartphone and tablet hardware

SoFIA later: Intel kills upcoming smartphone and tablet hardware The company’s products were struggling to find their footing in the mobile market and Intel’s smartphone and tablet division wasn’t performing as desired.To address this, Intel would partner with rival TSMC to build smartphone and tablet chips on the latter’s 28nm process technology.

Qualcomm may acquire NXP Semiconductor in $30 billion deal

Qualcomm may acquire NXP Semiconductor in $30 billion deal Rumors suggest that Qualcomm might be planning to acquire NXP Semiconductor in a deal worth at least $30 billion.If Qualcomm is a high-profile success story that’s risen to dominate modem licensing and smartphone SoC design, NXP Semiconductor is the multi-billion dollar semiconductor company you haven’t heard of.

Qualcomm unveils its first 5G modem: 5Gbps peak downloads, beam forming, and 800MHz of spectrum

Qualcomm unveils its first 5G modem: 5Gbps peak downloads, beam forming, and 800MHz of spectrum When we talk about Qualcomm, we typically discuss its SoCs, CPU performance, and general market position in the Android ecosystem.This need to keep focused on the next generation of hardware is why Qualcomm just announced its X50 5G modem.

iPhone 7s with Intel modems struggle badly in low-signal areas

iPhone 7s with Intel modems struggle badly in low-signal areas Previously, Apple has tapped both Samsung and TSMC to build its SoCs, but stuck with the same Qualcomm modem for all its hardware.With the iPhone 7, Apple adopted an Intel modem for its AT&T and T-Mobile variants, while the factory-unlocked devices, Sprint, and Verizon hardware all use Qualcomm’s modem silicon (MDM9645M if you want to get technical).

Govt announces new RMA standard for tels

Govt announces new RMA standard for tels The Government has announced a new National Environmental Standard for Telecommunications Facilities under the Resource Management Act.The new standards will make it easier for Kiwis to get connect to better communications technologies, and save consumers and ratepayers millions of dollars, the Government says.

Verizon notifies heaviest unlimited data users they need to switch plans or leave

Verizon notifies heaviest unlimited data users they need to switch plans or leave For all these years, the carrier has allowed people to keep their grandfathered unlimited data plan, but now it’s looking to get the heaviest users off its network.According to a notice from Verizon that was sent to unlimited customers, it’s putting a hard limit on data usage by unlimited customers.

T-Mobile is gaining on Verizon when it comes to 4G availability, study finds

T-Mobile is gaining on Verizon when it comes to 4G availability, study finds The war between T-Mobile and Verizon for fastest network rages on, and the latest battle has ended in a draw.According to a new report from Open Signal, the two are now neck and neck when it comes to 4G speed rankings, with the two competitors tied for first place in both 4G and overall speed metrics.

AT&T has a new prepaid unlimited data option -- but it's sloooooow

AT&T has a new prepaid unlimited data option -- but it's sloooooow AT&T announced Friday it will offer an unlimited data option for its contract-free GoPhone users, so even more people have a shot at taking advantage of the unlimited data plan arms race between the major U.Unfortunately for AT&T's prepaid customers, however, the 4G service will be sloooow.

Qualcomm targets low-end with its first LTE chip for feature phones

Qualcomm targets low-end with its first LTE chip for feature phones The SoC (system-on-a-chip) line is called the Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform, and is the first time it's bringing 4G LTE capability to feature phones, company executives said.Although feature phones are quickly disappearing from developed markets, they are still very popular in developing regions such as India.

Qualcomm 205 gives feature phones high-speed 3G LTE

Qualcomm 205 gives feature phones high-speed 3G LTE On Tuesday, though, chipmaker Qualcomm righted that wrong with a new platform, the Qualcomm 205, that includes its system-on-a-chip (SoC) compatible with 4G, 3G, and 2G networks.” The rest of the Qualcomm 205’s hardware isn’t quite as capable.

Indian carriers fight over who has the fastest 4G internet

Indian carriers fight over who has the fastest 4G internet Reliance Jio, a six-month-old telecom operator from India’s richest man, has accused Airtel, the country's top telecom operator (for now) of misleading consumers by claiming to offer fastest 4G internet in the country.If you are in India, you’re probably already tired of seeing commercials by Airtel where it claims to be the fastest 4G internet service provider, citing data from Ookla, a Ziff Davis-owned firm that runs Speedtest.

What’s the difference between 4G and LTE?

What’s the difference between 4G and LTE? The simplest explanation is that the “G” in 4G stands for generation, because 4G is the fourth generation of mobile data technology, as defined by the radio sector of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU-R).The ITU-R set standards for 4G connectivity in March of 2008, requiring all services described as 4G to adhere to a set of speed and connection standards.

This giant Verizon drone is designed to give you internet service after disasters

This giant Verizon drone is designed to give you internet service after disasters When you're struggling to find a 4G LTE connection after a nasty storm in the future, you might be able to depend on some extra air support for coverage — at least if you're on Verizon's network.The carrier announced it recently tested a drone-based "flying cell-site" system for expanded air network coverage in emergency situations when power grids are knocked out.

What is 5G? Everything you need to know about the next-gen network

What is 5G? Everything you need to know about the next-gen network The 4G LTE networks of today support a maximum of eight transmitters and four receivers, but 5G cell towers can theoretically support dozens.If a device moves out of a 5G coverage area, it’ll fall back to 4G,” El-Kadi said.

4G explained: A guide to LTE, WiMax, HSPA+, and more

4G explained: A guide to LTE, WiMax, HSPA+, and more Words like 4G, LTE, and WiMax seem to have replaced the last set of words we barely understood: 3G, GSM, and CDMA.Don’t let this surprisingly intuitive naming scheme spin you around: 4G simply means “fourth generation.

The world's smallest 4G phone has longer battery life than the iPhone 7

The world's smallest 4G phone has longer battery life than the iPhone 7 Here's one that's quite the opposite.Available in white, blue or black, the phone has all the features of a full-sized Android smartphone and even runs Android 7.

Apple: Qualcomm Doesn't Deserve to Earn Revenue on Every iPhone

Apple: Qualcomm Doesn't Deserve to Earn Revenue on Every iPhone While not every company uses Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors, its LTE modems have been extremely successful.Other companies have begun to take more market share, but for several years, Qualcomm virtually owned the entire LTE market.