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Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform Brings LTE Connectivity to Feature Phones

With the rapid proliferation of smartphones, it is easy to forget that feature phones exist. For many people in regions like India, South East Asia and Latin America, a feature phone is the only means of communication available. While the market for these phones does continue shrinking as smartphones become cheaper and income levels rise, they...

Samsung Says They’re On Track to Ramp-up Production of the 10nm FinFET Process

There's been a lot of talk within the mobile community about how Samsung is doing with their 10nm FinFET process. This is what will be used to manufacture the upcoming Snapdragon 835 SoC from Qualcomm, as well as their own Exynos 8895 chip. We first heard about this issue a couple of weeks ago when...

Qualcomm Adopts New Naming Structure Across its Product Suite

Qualcomm Technologies is rolling out changes to its product branding and positioning to better describe and differentiate their products and technology solutions. The first of these changes comes in the form of how the "Qualcomm Snapdragon" brand is applied to their product solutions. The branding "Snapdragon" came to be associated with the word "processor" over the...

Unnamed Motorola Phone Sports the Snapdragon 835, Demoes Sprint’s Gigabit LTE

Due to some production limitations of the Snapdragon 835 this early in the year, a lot of the smartphones showcased at MWC 2017 were using Qualcomm's Snapdragon 821 SoC. Many were upset at the news that LG's main flagship of the year would be using an SoC from last year. They were essentially forced into...

MWC 2017: How the Snapdragon 835’s Absence Stole the Show

Qualcomm has made a name for itself in the smartphone industry: being the most reputable Android SoC provider for years now, Qualcomm has a sort of hold on the mobile device market few outside of Apple can lay claim to. It is no wonder either. Qualcomm chips are powering mobile devices at almost every price range, wearables...

EFIDroid: A Second-Stage Bootloader Using UEFI Firmware to Multiboot [XDA Spotlight]

Dual booting and multi-ROM implementations have been a major challenge for Android developers for quite some time. Previous solutions have typically needed substantial device-specific development and further support from ROM developers. Even then, they’re often more complicated than they’re worth for the average ROM user. EFIDroid seeks to remedy all of this. Formerly known as GRUB4Android,...

Qualcomm Announces the Snapdragon 835 Virtual Reality Development Kit

Virtual Reality is still a young and booming market even though it seems a lot of hype has died around it. It's not talked about in every other headline anymore, but we're still seeing some big companies investing in VR as a future content source for their products. This is most noticeable with Samsung and...

Qualcomm Announces the Snapdragon X20 Modem

When most people talk about Qualcomm's Snapdragon SoCs, they're almost always focusing on the company's CPUs and GPUs that are put into the chips. What a lot of people don't think about is all of the extra components that actually make it a system-on-a-chip. This includes a modem, a DPS, display controllers, security layers, optical fingerprint technology and...

Qualcomm, Telstra, Netgear, and Ericsson Bring Gigabit LTE to Australia

When most people think about Qualcomm, they think about their CPUs and GPUs that get put into chips for smartphones. Qualcomm actually produces a number of additional features for these chips and they use this technology in products that are not smartphones. We've seen Qualcomm build some chips that are to be used specifically in...

Qualcomm Brings Photo and Video Improvements to the Snapdragon 835

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 SoC will be included in new smartphone and tablet devices in the near future. While the direct improvements to performance and battery life are less than previous iterations, there's a lot more happening under the hood than that. The photo and video quality from our smartphones are becoming a very popular feature...

Tensorflow RC 1.0 Released, Android Optimizations Among New Features

Feature Image Displays Picture A in the Style of Famous Paintings B,C, and D - Image Credit: Google Research Blogs Tensorflow – an open-source neural network platform from the Google Brain team – has made available the release candidate for version 1.0 of its increasingly popular machine learning platform. Some of the most exciting new features include pre-made...

Opinion: The OnePlus 3 and Other 2016 Devices Stand to Benefit from a Held Up & Held Back Snapdragon 835

The recent wave of reports regarding the fate of Snapdragon 835 devices seem to point at a slight delay in the arrival of Qualcomm’s latest and greatest. Furthermore, we now know a few big devices coming our way at MWC are launching with last year's Snapdragon 821. There is nothing wrong with the Snapdragon 821 -- in...