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WSJ: Qualcomm unit will help Chinese phone makers sell abroad

WSJ: Qualcomm unit will help Chinese phone makers sell abroad

26 April, 2015 | comments (10)

According to report in The Wall Street Journal, a dedicated unit by Qualcomm will help Chinese smartphone manufacturers sell their hardware overseas. The chipmaker recently settled a massive antitrust investigation in China by paying a fine of...

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Qualcomm cuts outlook for fiscal 2015, blames Samsung

Qualcomm cuts outlook for fiscal 2015, blames Samsung

23 April, 2015 | comments (28)

Qualcomm has again cut its revenue forecast for fiscal 2015, with the company now expecting a revenue of between $25 billion and $27 billion, compared to $26.3 - $28 billion it was expecting earlier. The chipmaker has also cut its earnings outlook...

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Motorola begins testing Android 5.1 Lollipop for first-gen Moto X

Motorola begins testing Android 5.1 Lollipop for first-gen Moto X

21 April, 2015 | comments (26)

The original Motorola Moto X, released in 2013, has been in disadvantage since the official Lollipop release. Due to the dated Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset the Android updates need further tweaking before their rollout and first-gen Moto X was always...


Qualcomm may tap Samsung foundries for Snapdragon 820

Qualcomm may tap Samsung foundries for Snapdragon 820

21 April, 2015 | comments (39)

Samsung has an advantage in chip making and it's starting to snowball – now even Qualcomm may switch to Samsung's foundries to manufacture the upcoming Snapdragon 820 chipset. The current 810 is built by TSMC (which also produced previous...


Antutu performance report is out: Exynos 7420 in the lead

Antutu performance report is out: Exynos 7420 in the lead

01 April, 2015 | comments (117)

With the first quarter of 2015 behind us, Antutu was quick to publish its statistics for the current state of performance in the smartphone realm. The numbers leave little doubt who holds the crown, with the Samsung Galaxy S6 in a league of its...


Rumored Qualcomm Snapdragon 815 chipset doesn't exist

Rumored Qualcomm Snapdragon 815 chipset doesn't exist

31 March, 2015 | comments (36)

A couple of months ago we first heard a rumor talking about a purported Snapdragon 815 chipset from Qualcomm. This was supposed to carry ARM's big.LITTLE architecture, with an octa-core CPU, Adreno 450 GPU, LPDDR4 memory support, and a MDM9x55...


Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 820 with Kryo CPU

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 820 with Kryo CPU

02 March, 2015 | comments (57)

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset was just made official at MWC 2015. The chipset will be built on a FinFET manufacturing process, but Qualcomm didn't specify if this means TSMC's 16nm or Samsung's 14nm tech will be used. The star of the...


Qualcomm teaser confirms Snapdragon 810 in the One (M9)

Qualcomm teaser confirms Snapdragon 810 in the One (M9)

25 February, 2015 | comments (6)

Qualcomm's latest and greatest mobile SoC, the Snapdragon 810 hasn’t been getting a lot of love lately. Whether it was the whole overheating fiasco or Samsung's recent rapid development in terms of manufacturing technology and in-house Exynos...

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Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 620, 618, 425 and 415

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 620, 618, 425 and 415

18 February, 2015 | comments (31)

When we talk about Qualcomm and the future of mobile processors all roadmaps and leaks seem to naturally revolve around the high-end 800 series chipsets. The 810 is just now making its way on to actual production devices and the new 14nm...

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 found to run cooler than the 801

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 found to run cooler than the 801

14 February, 2015 | comments (173)

There have been questions raised recently about the TDP of the upcoming Snapdragon 810 chipset, which was apparently high enough to cause Samsung to allegedly drop it out of its upcoming Galaxy S6 smartphone. On the other hand, LG dismissed it as a...

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Qualcomm could be fined $1 billion in China in antitrust case

Qualcomm could be fined $1 billion in China in antitrust case

09 February, 2015 | comments (15)

A 14-month investigation into Qualcomm's business practices in China is reportedly nearing completion. That said, its conclusions will clearly not be loved by the well known chip maker. Apparently the company may be forced to pay a $1 billion...

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Snapdragon 618 and 620 specs leak, show Cortex-A72 cores

Snapdragon 618 and 620 specs leak, show Cortex-A72 cores

05 February, 2015 | comments (17)

Leaked specs for two upcoming Qualcomm chipsets, the Snapdragon 618 and 620, reveal they will use big.LITTLE setups with ARM's new Cortex-A72 core. The 620 has leaked previously, but with entirely different specs. According to the new leak, the...

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LG admits initial Snapdragon 810 issues, says they are fixed now

LG admits initial Snapdragon 810 issues, says they are fixed now

29 January, 2015 | comments (38)

In another episode of the Snapdragon 810 saga we now witness LG's acknowledgement of issues faced with the chipset's "initial sample". The Korean company restates, however, that all problems have been resolved and the G Flex2 will get its timely...

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Qualcomm confirms Snapdragon 810 snub by a “large customer”

Qualcomm confirms Snapdragon 810 snub by a “large customer”

29 January, 2015 | comments (55)

Qualcomm confirmed that the high-end Snapdragon 810 chip will not feature “in the upcoming design cycle of a large customer’s flagship device.” The San Diego-based chipmaker announced its first quarter results for the fiscal 2015. A series of...

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LG denies rumors that it will sue Qualcomm

LG denies rumors that it will sue Qualcomm

28 January, 2015 | comments (10)

The Snapdragon 810 has become an endless source of controversy in the smartphone world over the past few months. The purported overheating issues of the chipset lead to an exchange of reports stating that Samsung will abandon the problematic piece...

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New theory: Samsung ditching S810 for business reasons

New theory: Samsung ditching S810 for business reasons

27 January, 2015 | comments (46)

One of the bigger controversies surrounding the next eagerly anticipated Samsung flagship - the Galaxy S6 is whether or not it will use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC or stick entirely with the in-house Exynos chip. There has been a lot of talk...


LG to sue Qualcomm over custom S810 for Samsung

LG to sue Qualcomm over custom S810 for Samsung

27 January, 2015 | comments (46)

Update: LG has officially denied the rumors. Move along people - nothing to see here. Samsung is a huge customer for Snapdragon chipsets and as such has a lot of sway. The largest smartphone maker was reportedly unhappy with the Snapdragon 810...


Qualcomm to provide Samsung with a modified Snapdragon 810

Qualcomm to provide Samsung with a modified Snapdragon 810

24 January, 2015 | comments (98)

The Snapdragon 810 was set on to be the chipset of choice for the majority of this year's flagships, but persistent rumors of overheating problems have shaken Qualcomm's dominant position. Reports surfaced, stating that Samsung will opt for its...


Bloomberg: Samsung won't use S810 in the Galaxy S6

Bloomberg: Samsung won't use S810 in the Galaxy S6

21 January, 2015 | comments (49)

There's a lot of talk going around that Qualcomm's latest flagship chipset – the Snapdragon 810 – has overheating issues, which may delay the launch of the flagship smartphones this year. Qualcomm, of course, refuted this and the rumors didn’t stop...


Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 issues a thing of the past

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 issues a thing of the past

16 January, 2015 | comments (54)

The past few months have been plagued by rumors about Qualcomm's manufacturing issues with the Snapdragon 810 SoC, the chipset of choice for high-end devices in 2015. The company has tried to do its best to dissipate them, by reiterating how...

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