US and China reportedly agree on ‘broad outline’ to lift ZTE sales ban

The U.S. and China have reportedly agreed on a “broad” plan to resolve ZTE’s woes. If confirmed, the agreement would see the U.S. lift a...

The U.S. and China have reportedly agreed on a “broad” plan to resolve ZTE’s woes. If confirmed, the agreement would see the U.S. lift a supply ban against ZTE. It’s believed that negotiations are ongoing and that there was no guarantee of a deal materializing. The U.S. and China have reportedly agreed on a “broad...

Got a Snapdragon-powered PC? Sprint has free LTE with your name on it

Sprint’s newest promotion nets Snapdragon-powered PC owners free LTE through the end of 2018. After the free data is up, you can either cancel the...

Sprint’s newest promotion nets Snapdragon-powered PC owners free LTE through the end of 2018. After the free data is up, you can either cancel the plan or continue to pay each month. Qualcomm announced Snapdragon-powered Windows PCs during Computex 2017. Qualcomm and Microsoft’s “Always Connected PC” platform is a promising one, but one that also...

Qualcomm already optimized Snapdragon software for Android P

Qualcomm announced today that the Snapdragon 845, 660, and 636, are already optimized for Android P. The company, in partnership with Google, had advance access...

Qualcomm announced today that the Snapdragon 845, 660, and 636, are already optimized for Android P. The company, in partnership with Google, had advance access to Android P. Together with Google’s Project Treble, Android P should be on more devices faster than any other version of the OS. Part of the promise of Project Treble...

Qualcomm releases chipsets specifically for IoT hardware

Qualcomm Qualcomm announced today that it would release two new chips specifically designed for the Internet of Things. The QCS605 and QCS603 are the first...

Qualcomm Qualcomm announced today that it would release two new chips specifically designed for the Internet of Things. The QCS605 and QCS603 are the first installments in the Qualcomm Vision Intelligence Platform. The chipsets will likely be used in things like smart security systems, autonomous robots, and action cameras. While the Qualcomm Snapdragon series of...

Qualcomm vs Apple: the race to own Bluetooth audio

The 3.5 mm headphone jack isn’t dead yet, but some manufacturers are rather unscrupulously pushing consumers towards Bluetooth and into their broader product ecosystems. Regardless of...

The 3.5 mm headphone jack isn’t dead yet, but some manufacturers are rather unscrupulously pushing consumers towards Bluetooth and into their broader product ecosystems. Regardless of the persistent quality and connectivity issues, the convenience of wireless headphones is seeing big growth in demand. Apple has seized on this opportunity, doing what it does best by marrying convenient...

Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon 845 VR development kit

GDC 2018 is in full swing this week, and a number of companies have divulged new information on games and software that they’ve been working...

GDC 2018 is in full swing this week, and a number of companies have divulged new information on games and software that they’ve been working on for months. Qualcomm is one of these companies, and today announced a new Snapdragon 845 VR development kit that it says will help pave the way for more immersive...

Qualcomm Snapdragon 700 series wants to power China’s AI

Not content with its current crop of processors, Qualcomm has lifted the lid on its new Snapdragon 700 Mobile Platform series at MWC 2018. As...

Not content with its current crop of processors, Qualcomm has lifted the lid on its new Snapdragon 700 Mobile Platform series at MWC 2018. As the naming scheme reveals, this range sits right between the company’s premium Snapdragon 800 tier and the more cost effective Snapdragon 600 series. The target market appears to be primarily...

Qualcomm frustrates Broadcom with higher bid for NXP

Qualcomm made an offer to take over NXP Semiconductors NV to the tune of $44 billion. This potential deal no doubt frustrates Broadcom as it...

Qualcomm made an offer to take over NXP Semiconductors NV to the tune of $44 billion. This potential deal no doubt frustrates Broadcom as it mulls over its own attempts to take over Qualcomm. The NXP deal isn’t final yet, but if it goes through it could put Qualcomm in a terrific negotiating position. The...

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon X24 LTE modem and Wireless Edge Services for new devices

Qualcomm concluded its 2018 5G day in San Diego by announcing the newest generation of its Snapdragon X-series LTE modem, the Snapdragon X24. The X24...

Qualcomm concluded its 2018 5G day in San Diego by announcing the newest generation of its Snapdragon X-series LTE modem, the Snapdragon X24. The X24 is the first modem based on a 7nm LPE process, which offers a number of enhancements over the second generation X20 modem. Where the X20 modem was a 20 percent...

Qualcomm rejects Broadcom’s $121 billion buyout bid

Qualcomm has rejected a $121 billion buyout from rival US company Broadcom. It said the bid “materially undervalues” the company on a number of grounds and...

Qualcomm has rejected a $121 billion buyout from rival US company Broadcom. It said the bid “materially undervalues” the company on a number of grounds and neglects future prospects in areas like 5G and the resolution of licensing disputes. Qualcomm has offered to meet Broadcom to address the “serious deficiencies in value and certainty in its...

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