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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 >>

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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 >>

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Qualcomm’s Latest Chip Provides Gigabit LTE Speeds

Hold on to your data contracts: Qualcomm’s latest modem chip will enable mobile devices to achieve LTE download speeds of up to 1Gbps. Now you just need to find a network that can support it. Read More >>

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Leaked Specs Suggest the Samsung Galaxy S7 is Very Similar to the Galaxy S6

AnTuTu’s Weibo account has just published what the world believes to be the specs for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S7, and it sounds disappointingly similar to its predecessor. According to the leak, the South Korean firm’s next flagship (well, one of them) will feature a 5.1-inch, 2,560 x 1,440 FLAT display, a 12-megapixel main camera, a 5-megapixel selfie sensor and 4GB of RAM. Read More >>

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This Drone’s Brain is Just a Run-of-the-Mill Smartphone 

Like with many technologies, drones and quadcopters are getting cheaper and cheaper as they get smarter and more capable. And as Dr. Vijay Kumar and a group of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania recently demonstrated, the average consumer smartphone is now more than powerful enough to serve as an autonomous drone’s brains. Read More >>

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Qualcomm’s New Fingerprint Recognition Could Be Better Than Touch ID

With the launch of the iPhone 5S, Apple set an incredibly high bar for fingerprint recognition with TouchID. Until now Android phones have failed to compete — but now Qualcomm is launching a fingerprint sensor that could change that. Read More >>

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Samsung is Reportedly Dropping Qualcomm Chips for the Galaxy S6

Samsung has long used Qualcomm chips to powers it flagship phones. But now a report from Bloomberg suggests that the company is to drop Qualcomm's Snapdragon chips in its new Galaxy S6 due to overheating issues. Read More >>

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Qualcomm’s New Budget Snapdragon Chip Will Give Everyone LTE

Qualcomm has announced that its latest entry-level smartphone system-on-a-chip, the Snapdragon 210, will be cheap enough to appear in the cheapest of off-contract handsets—and it even offers LTE. Read More >>

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Your Next Smartphone Could Have Blisteringly Fast Wi-Fi

How fast your phone can scream along on Wi-Fi doesn't just depend on your internet speed; you also need a killer connection from your router to the device in your hand. A new acquisition by Qualcomm means the tech in question could be in your next phone. Read More >>

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Qualcomm’s 2015 Snapdragon Chips Promise Lightning Fast Phones

Qualcomm has just revealed the specifications for its 2015 mobile chips—and if you thought this year's offering sounded good, you are in for a massive treat when you read about these newer slabs of silicon. Read More >>

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Qualcomm’s New Snapdragon Chips Will Power TVs and Cars, Not Your Phone

Snapdragon's latest hunks of speedy silicon aren't destined for your telephone or tablet. No, instead, new tweaks made to the Snapdragon 600 and 800 will power your connected car and home theatre, respectively, instead. Read More >>

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The First 64-Bit Snapdragon Processor Won’t Be in a Phone You’ll Want

Apple started a wave when it announced its new A7 processor--the brain of all its flagship products—would be 64-bit. Competitors have been keen to catch up, and now Qualcomm's making its move with the new Snapdragon 410, the first 64-bit chip in the line. The catch? It's for low and midrange phones. Read More >>

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The Blistering New Snapdragon 805 is Going to 4K all of the Things

The zippy Snapdragon 800 pushes pixels beautifully on gadgets like the Nexus 5 and the Kindle Fire HDX, but now there's a new kid on the block. Qualcomm just announced its Snapdragon 805 complete with 4K powers, and it's coming to devices starting next year. Read More >>

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Nokia’s Windows RT Tablet Certified and Benchtested

Nokia's rumoured Windows RT tablet has started appearing in online benchmarking tools, with one suggesting a development code name of "Sirius" and appearing to confirm the Windows tab is running on the high-end Snapdragon 800 and Adreno 330 GPU mobile dream team. Read More >>