oneplus
The First 5G Phone Might Be a OnePlus

The race to 5G is speeding up, and OnePlus want to cross the finish line first. Read More >>

5g
Looks Like Networks Will Have to Subsidise Our Pricey 5G Phones

There hasn't been a lot of excitement for 5G on the consumer side in the UK yet, but analysts are already predicting that we won't want to pay as much as 5G-enabled phones will cost, and the networks will have to subsidise if they want the handsets to sell. Read More >>

samsung
Samsung’s Galaxy Book 2 Goes Hard at Mobile Productivity With Huge Battery Life Claims and LTE

I’m not going to say the PC is dying, that would be ridiculous. But over the last 10 years, there are certain segments of the computer market that have been declining, like tablets, netbooks, and depending on how you look at it, the traditional clamshell laptop. In the meantime, there’s been a new generation of more flexible and more mobile detachables, 2-in-1s, and hybrids that have taken place. And that’s exactly what Samsung is hoping to address with the new Galaxy Book 2. Read More >>

smartphones
Snapdragon Wear 3100 Arrives to Give Wear OS Watches a Much Needed Boost

Google recently rolled out a big update to Wear OS with improvements including a new streamlined UI, better health and fitness tracking, and an all-around smarter and more useful Google Assistant. But as nice as that all sounds, software is just one piece of what you need to make a good smartwatch, because without the right silicon powering the device, gadget makers can only do so much. Read More >>

apple
Amid Massive Court Battle, Qualcomm Says Apple Won’t Be Using Its Modems in the Next iPhone

Chip manufacturer Qualcomm confirmed in a conference call on Wednesday that it does not believe Apple, with whom it has been locked in a vicious, escalating court battle over royalties and patents since 2017, will use its modems in its next generation of iPhones. Read More >>

laptops
Qualcomm Teases Its First Chip Built Just for Laptops

In early 2018, the first Windows 10 laptops sporting Qualcomm CPUs hit the market, and with it, Qualcomm brought a more smartphone-like experience to the PC world. That was thanks to superior battery life and always-on LTE connectivity. Unfortunately, because these Windows on Snapdragon devices were stuck using the Snapdragon 835, an outdated processor from mid-2017, their performance was often mediocre at best. Read More >>

biometrics
What’s It Gonna Take For Someone to Give Me This Slick In-Display Fingerprint Reader

Synaptics’s Clear ID sensor is not the first sensor to scan your thumb print through a display. The Vivo X20 phone, available now in China, is not the first phone to read your thumb through the screen. You might not know this if you’d seen the headlines coming out of CES—where Synaptic’s Clear ID was haled as a game changer that fixed the problems we all have with the iPhone’s Face ID and the Galaxy S8’s awkward fingerprint reader. But it’s the truth. This isn’t the first tech to come along as a challenge to Face ID’s impending dominance, but it definitely something different. Read More >>

ces 2018
CES 2018: Qualcomm’s Smart Audio Platform Now Supports Cortana

Microsoft's Cortana might have beaten Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant to the market, but she's not really kicked off in the same way. Probably because she's not been as widely available, unlike the latter two which have their own smart speakers and are getting installed on new smart gadgets everyday. That might change, though, and it's all thanks to Qualcomm. Read More >>

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CES 2018: Qualcomm Claims Its New Chip Will Triple Battery Life on Wireless Headphones

There are currently two major annoyances with wireless headphones: the Bluetooth can cut out in areas with a lot of signal noise, and battery life is mostly terrible. Qualcomm thinks it’s packed a better solution to both of those issues into a new chip. Read More >>

ces 2018
CES 2018: Lenovo Says Its Snapdragon Surface Clone Gets 20 Freaking Hours of Battery Life

There’s a question I get way too often from a coworker. “When are we getting Snapdragon Surface devices?” The answer continues to be “I have no idea.” But today Lenovo’s announced the next best thing—a detachable two-in-one Windows 10 device with Snapdragon inside. Read More >>

smartphones
Here Are the 5 Biggest Things Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 Is Bringing to Next Year’s Android Phones

A couple days ago at Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Summit in Hawaii, the company finally unveiled its next flagship smartphone processor: the Snapdragon 845. But until recently, all we had was a name to talk about. Now that details are trickling out about Qualcomm’s new silicon chip—the one that’s going to power all of 2018's big Android phones—here’s a quick rundown of the Snapdragon 845's most important improvements. Read More >>

laptops
Smartphone Guts are Coming to Windows Laptops, and it Could Triple Your Battery Life

For years, Microsoft and others have been trying to figure out how to get Windows running on chips other than x86 processors most commonly made by Intel and AMD. The hope is that by broadening the platform to makers of mobile devices, Windows on ARM-based chips will lead to cheaper, more accessible systems than the standard laptops we have now. Read More >>

business
Broadcom’s £80 Billion Bid for Qualcomm Could Be the Biggest Tech Acquisition Ever 

In the competition to supply the world’s ever-increasing demand for wireless modems, a bid by Broadcom to purchase Qualcomm announced today could result in a major shift in power. Read More >>

windows
We’re Entering a New Era of Portable Windows PCs

At long last Microsoft will make it possible to run Windows 10 on cheap low-powered PCs (like rinky-dink tablets) as well as on smartphones. For years, Microsoft has struggled to bring the full Windows experience to ultra-portable devices that run low-power chips that can’t handle the beefy OS. Previous attempts were paltry at best. That’s about to change—and it might be just the kick in the pants Windows portables need to get going. Read More >>

phones
New Quick Charge Tech Promises 5 Hours of Phone Battery in 5 Minutes

Leaving the house only to realise you’ve got next to zero charge on your phone is an awful feeling. Which is why phone companies have been jamming bigger and better batteries into their phones. They’ve also been using quick charging technology, which can shove hours of battery life into a phone in a matter of minutes through carefully management via the phone’s processor. But none have been able to juice a battery quite as quickly the 5 hours in 5 minutes claim Qualcomm has just made. Read More >>