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Qualcomm successfully achieves 5G data speeds on its upcoming X50 modem

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

5G is still a few years away for most of us, but networks and tech companies are laying the groundwork for it right now. One year ago, Qualcomm announced it was developing its first 5G-capable mobile modem, the X50. If you're not familiar with mobile SoCs, the modem is the component of a phone that connects to a cellular network. Qualcomm promised speeds of up to 5Gbps, with an expected ship date of 2018.

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Qualcomm successfully achieves 5G data speeds on its upcoming X50 modem was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 636 chip, reportedly 40% faster than SD630

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

It was only a few months ago that Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 630 and 660 system-on-a-chip (SoC) designs. If you're not familiar with the company's large SoC lineup, the 6xx series is roughly mid-range, used by phones like the Moto G5 and Moto X4. Now the company has announced yet another chip in the series, the Snapdragon 636.

The main reason why this chipset is so interesting is because it uses Qualcomm's special Kryo ARM cores.

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Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 636 chip, reportedly 40% faster than SD630 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Qualcomm fined $773 million by Taiwan’s FTC for allegedly anticompetitive practices

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Yesterday the Taiwan FTC (Fair Trade Commission) fined Qualcomm an incredible $773 million (TWD 23 billion) for allegedly violating antitrust rules in the country over the last seven years. In a press release posted yesterday, Qualcomm says that it disagrees with the decision and intends to seek a stay while appealing. This is after both the Korean FTC imposed a fine of $854 million and the US FTC leveraged its own charges against the chipset manufacturer earlier this year

Qualcomm's been involved in an incredible number of high-profile lawsuits recently.

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Qualcomm fined $773 million by Taiwan's FTC for allegedly anticompetitive practices was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Qualcomm fined $773 million by Taiwan’s FTC for allegedly anticompetitive practices

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Yesterday the Taiwan FTC (Fair Trade Commission) fined Qualcomm an incredible $773 million (TWD 23 billion) for allegedly violating antitrust rules in the country over the last seven years. In a press release posted yesterday, Qualcomm says that it disagrees with the decision and intends to seek a stay while appealing. This is after both the Korean FTC imposed a fine of $854 million and the US FTC leveraged its own charges against the chipset manufacturer earlier this year

Qualcomm's been involved in an incredible number of high-profile lawsuits recently.

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Qualcomm fined $773 million by Taiwan's FTC for allegedly anticompetitive practices was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Qualcomm has no plans for a Snapdragon 836, despite Pixel 2 rumors claiming otherwise

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

We've been hearing for some time now that the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL would have either the Snapdragon 835, Qualcomm's current flagship chipset, or a slightly more powerful Snapdragon 836. However, it turns out that there was never a Snapdragon 836 in the first place.

Speaking to a source familiar with Qualcomm's plans, we can confirm that there are not, nor have there ever been plans for a 'Snapdragon 836,' as has also been reported by XDA Developers.

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Qualcomm has no plans for a Snapdragon 836, despite Pixel 2 rumors claiming otherwise was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Qualcomm announces depth sensing camera tech that will make its way to Android devices

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

In what could be exciting news for the future of cameras on Android smartphones, Qualcomm has announced an expansion to its Spectra™ Module Program. This will open mobile devices up to high-resolution depth sensing and better biometric authentication.

The program makes use of the same technology as Qualcomm's Spectra ISPs (image signal processors) which you will find embedded in the Snapdragon chips that power many of our phones, and this advances in the technology should eventually make its way to those SoCs.

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Qualcomm announces depth sensing camera tech that will make its way to Android devices was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

HTC has announced a standalone VIVE VR headset, exclusive to China

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

At Google I/O back in May, we saw the announcement of standalone Daydream virtual reality headsets from companies such as HTC and Lenovo. While they have yet to materialize, HTC has just announced that it's releasing the VIVE Standalone headset, and it will be exclusive to China.

Introduced at the ChinaJoy Expo in Shanghai, It looks practically the same as HTC's upcoming standalone Daydream headset, but because Google's VR standard is blocked from release in China it has to use different technology instead.

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HTC has announced a standalone VIVE VR headset, exclusive to China was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

TWRP released for Snapdragon Galaxy S8/S8+, but not the US models

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

Despite all having the name "Samsung Galaxy S8," there are in fact dozens of different variants of Samsung's flagship phone. But all the S8 devices worldwide have one of two processors - the Qualcomm 835, or the Exynos 8895. TWRP for the Exynos models arrived in April, but now it's time for the Snapdragon variants.

Now before all of you get excited, you still need to have an unlocked bootloader for this to work.

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TWRP released for Snapdragon Galaxy S8/S8+, but not the US models was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Qualcomm files suit against Apple, seeking import ban for infringing iProducts

Friday, July 7th, 2017

The Apple vs. Qualcomm drama has taken a turn for the dramatic. Today Qualcomm has fired back its own complaint against the ITC, and filed a suit in California, claiming that Apple is infringing on Qualcomm's patents and that an import ban on the infringing products is justified. The suit is only against products which use modems "other than those supplied by Qualcomm's affiliates," which, presumably, means the Intel modems that Apple has chosen to use in some models. 

Qualcomm claims that the six patents included in the suit are not part of any industry standard and that it is therefore not obliged to offer to license them as part of those standards.

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Qualcomm files suit against Apple, seeking import ban for infringing iProducts was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon 450, a major update to the 400-series platform

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

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It's been some time since Qualcomm issued the 400-series Snapdragon chip a generational update, but it looks like we're finally getting one today. The new Snapdragon 450 sees Qualcomm's mid-range smartphone platform move to a 14nm process, a change that should bring very significant efficiency gains, as current 400-series chips are on a 28nm process.

Like the outgoing Snapdragon 435, the current most-powerful 400-series chipset, the 450 still utilizes Cortex A53 cores, but on a smaller 14nm process.

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Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon 450, a major update to the 400-series platform was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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