Tag: qualcomm

Snapdragon 855 performance and benchmarking: Speed Test G, AnTuTu & Geekbench

Qualcomm unveiled its latest flagship processor, the Snapdragon 855, in December, and we’re expecting devices from companies like Samsung and OnePlus to announce devices using the Snapdragon 855 during the first few months of 2019. However, one device already exists using the Snapdragon 855, the Qualcomm SD855 Reference Device (QRD). It is basically a generic Android 9.0 […]

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German Court Dismisses Qualcomm’s Second Patent Lawsuit Against Apple

A regional German court in the city of Mannheim has dismissed a patent lawsuit filed by Qualcomm against Apple. The court claimed the suit was groundless and that Apple did not violate any of Qualcomm’s patents by “the installation of its chips in Apple’s smartphones.” Qualcomm says that it disagrees […]

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Apple wanted Qualcomm chips in iPhone XS/XR, but Qualcomm refused

An antitrust trial against Qualcomm is happening now in California. During the trial, Apple’s COO claimed that Qualcomm refused to supply modem chips for the latest round of iPhones. Qualcomm’s CEO also claims that it paid $1 billion to Apple to be the sole modem supplier for iPhones. An antitrust trial between the United States […]

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Apple Wanted to Use Qualcomm Chips in 2018 iPhones but Qualcomm Wouldn’t Sell

By now it’s old news that the iPhone XS lineup and the iPhone XR use Intel chips under the hood, rather than a mix of Intel and Qualcomm. And while some have speculated that Apple had always wanted to use Intel-only for that particular year of iPhones, it turns out […]

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Ubergizmo’s Best of CES 2019

Goodbye CES 2019, this was Ubergizmo’s 14th CES! It was difficult to navigate the avalanche of new products and technologies announced there. Including the pre-show work, it took out a huge chunk of December and all of the Holidays, but the chips have fallen, and here are the best products […]

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Where are the true wireless earbuds that use Qualcomm’s TrueWireless Stereo Plus?

Plenty of neat new products have been unveiled at CES this year, kickstarting a number of new trends for 2019. One unfortunate absentee from the list are Bluetooth earbuds sporting Qualcomm’s TrueWireless Stereo Plus technology. We did spot the Mavin Air-X brandishing support, but that was essentially it. Don’t miss Android Authority’s CES Top Picks 2019 Awards: Our […]

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Qualcomm hopes Alexa and cockpit platform boost car smarts

Qualcomm wants to be the go-to connectivity solution for the automotive industry and has several projects in the works to make that vision a reality. The company today announced a new version of its Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platform, which will give car and truck makers more flexibility to customize their in-vehicle software offerings. Importantly, it […]

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Qualcomm to power more than 30 5G mobile devices in 2019, most being smartphones

Qualcomm Chipsets and RF Front End Power More than 30 Commercial 5G Mobile Devices Scheduled to Launch in 2019— Interoperability Tests and Pre-commercial Activities with Major Global Operators, Infrastructure Vendors and OEMs Show Ecosystem Readiness for Global 5G Commercialization Using the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 Mobile Platform with Snapdragon X50 5G Modem Family — JAN 7, […]

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The FTC antitrust suit against Qualcomm hinges on Huawei

Qualcomm is currently embroiled in an antitrust suit brought against it by the US Federal Trade Commission, which alleges the prolific chipmaker is using its favorable position to force equipment manufacturers to pay unfairly high licensing fees. Huawei, currently facing its own difficulties with the US federal government, is the FTC’s unlikely key witness. Along […]

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Tile partners with Qualcomm, Toshiba, others to integrate its tracking tech into chips

About $47 billion worth of items are lost each year, and most people spend nearly a year of their life looking for their lost things. That’s according to Tile, the startup behind an eponymous brand of Bluetooth trackers that recently attracted investment from Comcast. At the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show, months after […]

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FTC antitrust case against Qualcomm officially starts

Today, in California, the United States Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust case against chipset-maker Qualcomm officially started, via Reuters. The FTC accuses Qualcomm of abusing a monopoly on mobile chip technology, the company’s bread-and-butter. The outcome of the case could have major ramifications not only for Qualcomm’s business but the smartphone industry at large. The non-jury […]

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Apple Pulls the iPhone 7, iPhone 8 From German Sales Due to Legal Battle With Qualcomm

There doesn’t appear to be a resolution to the legal battle between Apple and Qualcomm around the corner. In light of Qualcomm not only achieving a sales and import ban of certain iPhone models in Germany, but also posting more than a billion dollars in bonds to secure that permanent […]

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Qualcomm Posts €1.34 Billion in Bonds to Enforce ‘Permanent Injunction’ Against the iPhone in Germany

Qualcomm is taking this iPhone ban very, very seriously, especially in Germany where Apple can’t wiggle out of it as easily as it could in China. Qualcomm announced on Thursday that it has posted the required security bonds to enforce the permanent injunction against Apple’s iPhone in Germany. To date, […]

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Lenovo Yoga C630 WoS Review: Long battery Life and 4G LTE

Ever since Qualcomm and partners such as Lenovo started to show always-on, always-connected PCs running Windows on Snapdragon processors, we pointed out that what a lot of people really want is an ultralight clamshell PC with extreme battery life and decent performance. The Lenovo Yoga C630 WoS (official page) and […]

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Qualcomm Refused to Hold Key Apple Evidence Confidential in German Court

Earlier today, a German court ruled that iPhones with Intel modem infringed on a Qualcomm patent and banned the sales of iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 from Apple’s retail store in the country. Josh Landau from Patent Progress has now provided some key details about the hearing and how unfair it was. He […]

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Qualcomm secures iPhone ban in Germany as Apple pulls select models from stores

An already serious legal battle between Apple and Qualcomm is starting to intensify. Not only are the two companies duking it out in jurisdictions across multiple countries, the stakes have become increasingly high with each passing month. Most recently, a German court ruled that certain iPhone models with Intel modems infringe upon Qualcomm patents and […]

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