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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.

Qualcomm begins sampling its 48-core 10nm processor, but is the market ready for ARM-based servers?

Qualcomm begins sampling its 48-core 10nm processor, but is the market ready for ARM-based servers? The new chip family is the Qualcomm Centriq 2400 with up to 48 cores, all based on the Qualcomm Falkor CPU.“The Qualcomm Centriq 2400 series processors will drive high performance, power efficient ARM-based servers from concept to reality,” said Anand Chandrasekher, senior vice president and general manager, Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies, Inc.

Real-life tricorders are about to start consumer testing

Real-life tricorders are about to start consumer testing Lo and behold, the X Prize Foundation has taken up the challenge, and there’s a Tricorder X Prize to be awarded in 2017.” The Tricorder X Prize purse is $10 million in total, with no less than $6M going to the best in show.

Qualcomm fined $865 million by South Korean FTC for abusive business practices

Qualcomm fined $865 million by South Korean FTC for abusive business practices The South Korean Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) has fined Qualcomm $865 million dollars for violations of antitrust law.Bloomberg reports that Qualcomm only licensed its patents to mobile phone manufacturers and didn’t properly negotiate license terms.

Qualcomm unveils new Snapdragon 835 SoC details

Qualcomm unveils new Snapdragon 835 SoC details Late last year, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 835 would be its next-generation smartphone SoC.This week at CES, the company shared new details on the upcoming chip, including clock speeds, core designs, and upgrades over and above the Snapdragon 820.

FTC sues Qualcomm over chip licensing strategy, alleges antitrust abuses

FTC sues Qualcomm over chip licensing strategy, alleges antitrust abuses In its brief, the FTC argues that Qualcomm used its position to extort higher royalties from smartphone manufacturers.The FTC asserts that Qualcomm enforces a “No license, no chips,” policy in which it will not sell parts to a cell phone manufacturer unless the manufacturer agrees to its patent and licensing terms.

Apple sues Qualcomm for a billion dollars in unpaid rebates, alleges company attempted perjury, extortion

Apple sues Qualcomm for a billion dollars in unpaid rebates, alleges company attempted perjury, extortion China has also fined Qualcomm for its alleged monopolistic abuses and the FTC filed a lawsuit against QC earlier this week.Among Apple’s complaints, are allegations that it is forced to effectively double-pay Qualcomm, since Qualcomm requires Apple’s manufacturing partners to take out a license to work with Snapdragon hardware, then charges Apple again for a separate license.

Apple files $1 billion lawsuit against major iPhone partner

Apple files $1 billion lawsuit against major iPhone partner The agreement essentially shut out every other manufacturer of baseband processors from the world's most popular smartphone, which the lawsuit says unfairly hampered competitors' development.(With the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Apple began producing some iPhones with Intel modems.

Apple vs Qualmm: Two more lawsuits in seminductor war

Apple vs Qualmm: Two more lawsuits in seminductor war The other complaint requests a determination of the terms of a patent license between Qualcomm and Apple for Qualcomm's cellular standard essentials patents.Don Rosenberg, executive vice president and general counsel of Qualcomm, says the filings by Apple’s Chinese subsidiary are just part of Apple's efforts to find ways to pay less for Qualcomm's technology.

Full details, photos of the Samsung Galaxy S8 just leaked

Full details, photos of the Samsung Galaxy S8 just leaked It’s never easy keeping a lid on the various details of a smartphone, but some companies try much harder than others.The two devices are codenamed “Dream” and “Dream 2” and both sport QHD Super AMOLED screens, according to the Guardian.

MashTalk: How Apple's lawsuit against Qualcomm could affect future iPhones

MashTalk: How Apple's lawsuit against Qualcomm could affect future iPhones On this week's MashTalk, Mashable Tech Editor Pete Pachal, Chief Correspondent Lance Ulanoff and yours truly chat about Apple's lawsuit against Qualcomm and the latest iPhone 8 rumors.We also have special guest, Tech Reporter Brett Williams, to explain why everyone should get laser eye surgery in case of the apocalypse.

A mystery Samsung phone has emerged online, sporting a MediaTek processor

A mystery Samsung phone has emerged online, sporting a MediaTek processor Historically, Samsung has sourced smartphone processors from its own internal chip division, or from chip maker Qualcomm.It February, a mystery Samsung device with the model number SM-G615F was spotted on benchmarking website GFXBench.

Rumor: Apple may add wireless charging to iPhone 8, but top-end model could cost $1,000

Rumor: Apple may add wireless charging to iPhone 8, but top-end model could cost $1,000 Business Insider has published a pair of rumors on various aspects of the upcoming iPhone 8.KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo Apple will move back to all-glass construction with the iPhone 8 for all three models.

Xiaomi reportedly building its own processors to break away from Qualcomm

Xiaomi reportedly building its own processors to break away from Qualcomm Many of the major smartphone manufacturers have developed quite a dependence on Qualcomm over the years, but new reports indicate that yet another manufacturer is looking to begin building its own chips so it can move away from Qualcomm.That manufacturer is Xiaomi, and it follows in the footsteps of the likes of Apple, Samsung, and Huawei, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal.

Here's how your home Wi-Fi is going to get a lot better

Here's how your home Wi-Fi is going to get a lot better In a perfect world, our Wi-Fi speeds would always be ridiculously fast and we'd never have to worry about Wi-Fi networks getting clogged up from too many devices.The first devices to incorporate these new Wi-Fi chips will arrive in the first half of 2017.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 is the first Android Things-enabled chip to support LTE

Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 is the first Android Things-enabled chip to support LTE More: Google’s Android Things is a new OS for the Internet of Things So why do IoT devices need LTE?“We are very pleased to add support for Android Things OS on Qualcomm Technologies’ Snapdragon 210 processor and bring these exciting new development options to our IoT customers,” said Jeffery Torrance, vice president of business development for Qualcomm Technologies.