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Qualcomm's probably inside the LG G Flex 2

Qualcomm teases a mystery phone for CES, perhaps the LG G Flex 2?

CES 2015 is coming up fast, and Qualcomm wants you to know that you'll be seeing new hardware with a Snapdragon 800-series processor inside. The close-up graphically-transparent (probably not actually like that in real life) phone in question has hints of an LG design, down to the metal-but-not...
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Qualcomm's new processors bring premium features to mid-range devices

Qualcomm today announced four new processors for mid-range mobile devices.The new Snapdragon 620, 618, 425 and 415 chips will enable features and capabilities previously reserved for premium hardware. The former redefine the Snapdragon 600 series with significant advances in performance with...
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Qualcomm confirms it will pay $975 million to settle antitrust dispute with China

Qualcomm has now confirmed a previous report from this morning that it has entered into a settlement with the government of China's National Development and Reform Commission to settle an antitrust dispute. The amount of the settlement will be 6.088 billion Chinese Yuan Renminbi, or about $975...

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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...
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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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 introduces first LTE chips to take advantage of unlicensed 5GHz spectrum

Qualcomm introduces first LTE chips to take advantage of unlicensed 5GHz spectrum

Qualcomm has announced today that it plans to show off some new technology at MWC that will allow mobile phones to take advantage of unlicensed spectrum typically reserved for Wi-Fi. The new technology, called LTE-Unlicensed (LTE-U), works by taking advantage of unlicensed spectrum on the...
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Ask AC: Can I use a Quick Charge 2.0 accessory on an older device?

If you've used Quick Charge 2.0 already, you know it's a pretty sweet new feature for your phone to have. We've been exploring all of the Quick Charge 2.0 options this week, and as a result came across a question that needed to be answered. As more devices are released with Quick Charge 2.0...
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Ask AC: Can I use one company's quick charger with another's phone?

If you're one of the few whose shiny new phone has come with a Quick Charge 2.0 power supply in the box (here's a list if you're not sure, and even then some of then come with legacy chargers), you've come to a terrible realization. All of your other power supplies are woefully inadequate in...
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Qualcomm's new processors bring premium features to mid-range devices

Qualcomm today announced four new processors for mid-range mobile devices.The new Snapdragon 620, 618, 425 and 415 chips will enable features and capabilities previously reserved for premium hardware. The former redefine the Snapdragon 600 series with significant advances in performance with...

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