• Android Security Flaw 'QuadRooter' Hits 900 Million Devices

    Android Security Flaw 'QuadRooter' Hits 900 Million Devices

    A set of four security vulnerabilities could affect nearly one billion Android smartphones and tablets equipped with Qualcomm chipsets, as discovered by Check Point.The recently discovered vulnerabilities has left 900 million Android devices vulnerable to hackers.
  • Qualcomm Intros 'Clear Sight' Tech, Better Photos From Dual Camera Setups

    Qualcomm Intros 'Clear Sight' Tech, Better Photos From Dual Camera Setups

    The following announcement may not be too exciting for folks with standard single lens cameras, but for those of you with a dual camera module, this should be awesome.Powered by Spectra ISP (image signal processor), Clear Sight allows dual camera modules to take better photos, utilizing computational low light imaging algorithms.
  • Study: Weak Signals Crush Intel iPhones

    Study: Weak Signals Crush Intel iPhones

    If you want the best iPhone 7, you need to get the one with a Qualcomm modem.At -110dBm on Band 4, the Qualcomm iPhone pushed 100Mbps while the Intel iPhone only reached 60Mbps, the report says.
  • Qualcomm Tweets Upcoming OnePlus Device Will Feature Snapdragon 821

    Qualcomm Tweets Upcoming OnePlus Device Will Feature Snapdragon 821

    If you haven’t been following the rumors and reports, it’s expected to be called the OnePlus 3T, with launch penciled in for November 14.On Twitter today, Qualcomm confirmed that OnePlus is indeed launching a new device, announcing that it will launch with a Snapdragon 821 inside.
  • Qualcomm Unveils Snapdragon 835, Quick Charge 4

    Qualcomm Unveils Snapdragon 835, Quick Charge 4

    It will start to show up in consumer devices in early 2017, Qualcomm said.Last week, Google criticized third-party charging technologies for modifying the voltages of Android-powered devices beyond default levels, explaining that they may interfere with its own USB Type-C quick charging technology.
  • Qualcomm Announces Top Tier Snapdragon 835, Quick Charge 4.0

    Qualcomm Announces Top Tier Snapdragon 835, Quick Charge 4.0

    We now know the name of the processor you will want to see in all of next year’s flagship devices – the Snapdragon 835 from Qualcomm.While details remain sparse concerning the Snapdragon 835, we do know that with the 10nm process, this silicon will be smaller and more power efficient.
  • Qualcomm Faces $854 Million Fine in South Korea

    Qualcomm Faces $854 Million Fine in South Korea

    The Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) found Qualcomm's patent licensing and modem chip sales practices unfair, and proposed what is South Korea's largest fine to date, Reuters reported.In addition to the fine, Qualcomm must re-negotiate existing patent license agreements and use third-party negotiators in future patent discussions.
  • Leak Tips Asus Zenfone AR, Second Google Tango Phone

    Leak Tips Asus Zenfone AR, Second Google Tango Phone

    It appears that someone at Qualcomm hit the "publish" button a bit early today and posted a blog post that tipped the Asus ZenFone AR, the first Tango-enabled smartphone to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor.It has since been removed, though a cached version is still live, but it detailed a smartphone that taps into Google's Tango AR and Daydream VR platforms.
  • Qualcomm Gives Full Snapdragon 835 Processor Details

    Qualcomm Gives Full Snapdragon 835 Processor Details

    LAS VEGAS—Qualcomm wants to immerse you in the new Snapdragon 835 processor.The Snapdragon 835 consumes 25 percent less power than the 820, according to Qualcomm.
  • FTC: Qualcomm Violated Competition Laws

    FTC: Qualcomm Violated Competition Laws

    Its Snapdragon processors also power many models of the iPhone, and its arrangement with Apple drew particular scrutiny from the FTC, which claimed that Qualcomm requested exclusivity from Apple in exchange for reduced patent royalties.The agreement with Apple was in effect from 2011 until last year, and prevented the iPhone maker from buying chips from Qualcomm's competitors, according to the FTC complaint.
  • Apple, Alleging Extortion, Sues Qualcomm for $1B

    Apple, Alleging Extortion, Sues Qualcomm for $1B

    That investigation ended with the Korean antitrust agency levying a record $854 million fine against Qualcomm last month.The agreement with Apple, which used Qualcomm chips exclusively in its iPhones from 2011 to 2016, required Apple to pay a percentage of iPhone sales revenue to Qualcomm, according to the Journal.
  • The War Against Qualcomm Is a Test for Trump

    The War Against Qualcomm Is a Test for Trump

    But it was controlled by one company, Qualcomm.The FTC's complaint says Qualcomm has an effective monopoly on CDMA chips for high-end phones.
  • Intel's 7560 Modem Could Push Next iPhone to 1Gbps

    Intel's 7560 Modem Could Push Next iPhone to 1Gbps

    Today Intel announced its XMM7650 modem, which joins Qualcomm's X16 in the gigabit LTE world.The Qualcomm modem is in some Australian and Japanese hotspots, and it's likely to appear in the Samsung Galaxy S8 phone.
  • Qualcomm Intros Virtual Reality Dev. Kit Based on Snapdragon 835 Platform

    Qualcomm Intros Virtual Reality Dev. Kit Based on Snapdragon 835 Platform

    Much news coming from Qualcomm this morning, all focused on the company’s drive to get better VR experiences into the hands of users across the globe.While all of this stuff is great for developers, there’s reason for general consumers to get excited, too.
  • Qualcomm Countersues Apple With Serious Allegations

    Qualcomm Countersues Apple With Serious Allegations

    Furthermore, Qualcomm fired back with allegations that Apple beached and mischaracterized agreements and negotiations between the two companies, and more.Perhaps most damning, Qualcomm is claiming that Apple "chose not to utilize the full performance of Qualcomm's modem chips in its iPhone 7" and "misrepresented the performance disparity between iPhones using Qualcomm modems and those using competitor-supplied modems.
  • Qualcomm Must Refund BlackBerry $815M in Fees

    Qualcomm Must Refund BlackBerry $815M in Fees

    The decision is the latest setback for Qualcomm, which has been the recipient of a lawsuit from Apple and the subject of multiple government investigations into its business practices.But BlackBerry's smartphone sales fell to just 7 million devices in 2015, down from 53 million in 2012.
  • Qualcomm Boosts Midrange Processor Power

    Qualcomm Boosts Midrange Processor Power

    A slew of midrange phones with faster LTE, better Wi-Fi, and dual cameras arrive soon thanks to a pair of new Qualcomm chipsets announced today.) Both chipsets support USB-C, which means we should see USB-C as an even wider standard on midrange phones this year.
  • Qualcomm Announces the Snapdragon 660, Snapdragon 630

    Qualcomm Announces the Snapdragon 660, Snapdragon 630

    According to Qualcomm, both platforms focus on 7 key areas: Camera, Audio-Visual processing, Connectivity, Improved CPU and GPU, Quick Charge 4, Security, and Machine Learning.Both the SD 660 and SD 630 use a 14nm FinFET process, providing 4K video capture and playback capabilities, as well as 8GB maximum memory and Vulkan API support.
  • Windows 10 on ARM Runs All Win32 Apps Unmodified

    Windows 10 on ARM Runs All Win32 Apps Unmodified

    In fact, the first Windows 10 on ARM PCs using Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 processor are expected later this year.Yesterday, Microsoft made it clear the ARM version of Windows 10 is a fully-functional and seamless experience.
  • Qualcomm Ramps Up Apple Fight, Sues iPhone Makers

    Qualcomm Ramps Up Apple Fight, Sues iPhone Makers

    The fight between Apple and Samsung is getting uglier.Qualcomm on Wednesday filed suit against Apple device manufacturers Foxconn, Pegatron, Wistron, and Compal Electronics — the companies responsible for iPhone and iPad assembly — for refusing to pay their licensing fees.