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Google is working with Qualcomm on a Project Tango reference smartphone [Update]

Google and Qualcomm are teaming up to make a Project Tango smartphone, but it won't be released to the public. Google is still working to bring Project Tango, and its 3D-sensing camera technology, into the light. Today, at a panel during the 2015 Google I/O conference, the company revealed...
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Cyanogen and Qualcomm announce new partnership for reference hardware

Behind the scenes, Cyanogen OS soon will be everywhere. Barcelona is alive with news from every facet of the mobile industry today, and while most of us are fully immersed in all of the products being announced that will actually be shipping soon, the folks at Qualcomm are preparing for the...
Qualcomm announces ultrasonic finger scanner and machine learning engine, teases Snapdragon 820 processor

Qualcomm announces ultrasonic finger scanner and machine learning engine, teases Snapdragon 820 processor

Qualcomm has a host of new technologies in store, including an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner, cognitive machine learning for your smartphone and tablet, and, of course, a new processor: the Snapdragon 820. Qualcomm today at MWC 2015 announced their newest device security measure: an...

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See what Qualcomm's new Adreno GPU will add to next year's Snapdragon 820

Qualcomm has unveiled its new and upcoming Adreno 530 and 510 GPUs. The next generation in mobile graphics from the company will offer improvements in both overall performance and imaging. These new chips will be bundled with the Snapdragon 820 and 620/618 respectively, which are set to arrive in...
Wireless Charging

Qualcomm masters wireless charging on smartphones with metal exteriors

Qualcomm has announced that the company has engineered a solution to enable wireless charging on mobile phones that sport metallic exteriors. Utilizing Qualcomm's WiPower technology, the company has made it so should you own a smartphone with a metal casing (and this new tech), you'll also be...
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Qualcomm says it will cut $1.4 billion in spending, along with 15 percent of workforce

The news from Qualcomm's latest quarterly financial results is not good for the mobile processor maker. It has announced plans to cut its spending by $1.4 billion, along with about 15 percent of its workforce. The company stated: Qualcomm is implementing a comprehensive cost reduction...
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EU launches two antitrust investigations against Qualcomm

The European Commission has launched two formal investigations against Qualcomm to determine whether or not the chip maker engaged in antitrust practices. It's alleged the company has abused its market position by undercutting rival parties to force them out of the industry. The first...
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Snapdragon 820 may feature 3.0GHz Kyro CPU cores manufactured at Samsung

Qualcomm is moving back to custom CPU cores — called Kyro — in the Snapdragon 820, with a new report out of South Korea stating that the 64-bit cores will be clocked at 3.0GHz. Samsung is said to manufacture the SoC, which Qualcomm revealed during the unveil of the Snapdragon 820 would be built...
Project Tango

Google is working with Qualcomm on a Project Tango reference smartphone [Update]

Google and Qualcomm are teaming up to make a Project Tango smartphone, but it won't be released to the public. Google is still working to bring Project Tango, and its 3D-sensing camera technology, into the light. Today, at a panel during the 2015 Google I/O conference, the company revealed...
Qualcomm's AllPlay platform boosts its wireless streaming capabilities

Qualcomm's AllPlay platform boosts its wireless streaming capabilities

Qualcomm has added a number of new features to its AllPlay media platform for streaming music in your home. Qualcomm has announced major new additions to its AllPlay smart media platform, including the ability to re-stream audio from a Bluetooth AllPlay speaker over Wi-Fi. Audio systems can now...
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Qualcomm sets up unit to help Chinese vendors sell their phones overseas

In a bid to strengthen its relationships with vendors in China, Qualcomm has launched a dedicated unit that will assist local smartphone manufacturers sell their handsets abroad. CEO of Qualcomm Steve Mollenkopf revealed to the Wall Street Journal that after the antitrust investigation and the...
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Qualcomm says to expect further hit this year due to slower Snapdragon sales

Following up on its first-quarter earnings, Qualcomm as part of its Q2 2015 earnings said that it's reducing its expectations for the second half of the fiscal year due to lower sales of its Snapdragon processors. While it's largely gone unspoken in official channels, that's basically because...
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Qualcomm reportedly planning to use Samsung's fab to manufacture the Snapdragon 820

Qualcomm is to enlist Samsung to manufacture the company's next-generation Snapdragon 820 processor. Qualcomm will look to take advantage of Samsung's thinner 14-nanometer wiring for its CPU. Qualcomm previously teased the Snapdragon 820 back at Mobile World Congress 2015. The manufacturer...

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