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Google engineer warns USB-C, Qualcomm Quick Charge are fundamentally incompatible

Google engineer warns USB-C, Qualcomm Quick Charge are fundamentally incompatible The latter actually claims to support USB 3.According to Google engineer Benson Leung, however, there’s a significant flaw in all of the devices that claim to support both Qualcomm’s Quick Charge technology and USB-C.

Hands on with Lenovo’s Phab2 Pro Tango augmented reality phone

It has been teasing the market with several iterations of its Project Tango (now just called Tango) technology — but ones that were only available to developers.That changed with Lenovo officially revealing the first Tango-enabled consumer device, the Phab2 Pro smartphone.

Qualcomm announces top-of-the-line Snapdragon 821 mobile processor

Qualcomm announces top-of-the-line Snapdragon 821 mobile processor Last year was an uncharacteristic miss for the company as the Snapdragon 810 was constantly dogged by overheating issues.Matters improved with the release of the Snapdragon 820, and now it’s looking to strengthen its position with the 821.

Japan’s SoftBank offers ARM a $32 billion buyout

Japan’s SoftBank offers ARM a $32 billion buyout UK-based ARM Holdings has dominated the cell phone industry for decades, with an estimated 50 billion ARM processors built by the year 2014.Now the company has been acquired by Japan’s SoftBank in a deal worth $32 billion (£24.

Qualcomm bugs expose nearly 1 billion Android devices to exploits

Qualcomm bugs expose nearly 1 billion Android devices to exploits Unlike the Stagefright vulnerability last year that prompted a change to Google’s update model, QuadRooter actually needs to run code locally on your device.Check Point contends that about 900 million Android devices are vulnerable to the flaws on some level.

Intel acquires deep learning company, will focus on next-generation AI

Intel acquires deep learning company, will focus on next-generation AI Now, Intel is tossing its own hat into the ring by buying the deep learning software and hardware developer Nervana Systems.The company’s third product hasn’t actually launched yet, but it might be the principle reason why Intel bought this company in particular.

Samsung may be in talks with AMD, Nvidia to license graphics IP

Samsung may be in talks with AMD, Nvidia to license graphics IP Last year, the company announced it would bring its first custom CPU core to market in 2016.Now, it’s reportedly in talks with both AMD and Nvidia, looking for a graphics core to match its custom CPU.

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.

Specialized processors might reignite performance scaling, but they’ll also change the nature of computing forever

Specialized processors might reignite performance scaling, but they’ll also change the nature of computing forever Modern CPU scaling has largely flatlined, thanks to a combination of scaling challenges, intrinsic limits to silicon performance, and a general shift in the market towards lower power devices.To demonstrate, here’s a graph of Apple iPhone single-core CPU performance in Geekbench 2 and Geekbench 3.

Google may develop custom silicon for future Pixel products, alienating Samsung and other Android vendors

Google may develop custom silicon for future Pixel products, alienating Samsung and other Android vendors But the $649 and $769 price points for the Pixel (5-inch screen) and Pixel XL (5.The company has reportedly poured significant resources into building a hardware design team.

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).

Samsung's mobile division profits fall by 96% in wake of Note 7 disaster

Samsung's mobile division profits fall by 96% in wake of Note 7 disaster In a separate meeting yesterday, Samsung President Shin Jong-kyun met with shareholders directly and gave some additional updates and disclosures related to the Note 7 disaster.As of this writing, Jet Black iPhone 7’s have a wait time of 2-3 weeks, while the same iPhone 7 Plus has an estimated wait time of 4-6 weeks.

Google takes a stand against proprietary fast-charging in Android devices

Google takes a stand against proprietary fast-charging in Android devices These options are meant to charge the device rapidly (Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.The USB-C specification prohibits changing Vbus voltage, which is what Qualcomm does to hit its fast charge targets.

Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon 835 and fully spec-compliant Quick Charge 4

Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon 835 and fully spec-compliant Quick Charge 4 Features like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge mean you can get a substantial power boost with just a little time on the charger.Past versions of Qualcomm Quick Charge have been based on its own standard, which is somewhat at odds with the USB specification.

Qualcomm claims it will lead the mobile industry with Snapdragon 835, 10nm manufacturing

Qualcomm claims it will lead the mobile industry with Snapdragon 835, 10nm manufacturing This quick 10nm ramp will happen in partnership with Samsung, which also led the industry on early 14nm technology.“We are excited to continue working together with Samsung in developing products that lead the mobile industry,” said Keith Kressin, senior vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technologies.

x86 emulation may finally come to ARM processors running Windows 10

x86 emulation may finally come to ARM processors running Windows 10 Ever since Microsoft released the Surface RT, people have wondered whether the company would build an x86 emulator to allow ARM chips to run x86 Win32 applications.Decades of legacy x86 support had made Windows and x86 synonymous in many people’s minds, and a Windows tablet that couldn’t actually run what people thought of as “Windows” software wasn’t terribly useful.

Microsoft announces Windows-on-ARM partnership with Qualcomm, but done right this time

Microsoft announces Windows-on-ARM partnership with Qualcomm, but done right this time This week, Microsoft announced a new initiative with Qualcomm aimed at bringing full 32-bit Win32 compatibility to ARM devices running Windows 10 in 2017.Once Windows RT actually hit shelves, however, analyst goodwill vanished.