QUALCOMM Posts on XDA

Speed, Thermal, and Performance Comparison of Fast Charge Standards

One of the most common qualms from smartphone users is how their phones never last through the whole day. Despite all the advances in smartphones in recent years, such as quick charging solutions like Quick Charge, Dash Charge and SuperCharge, batteries feel like they have not evolved quick enough to keep up with our needs. Part...

Exclusive: There will not be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 836

The latest flagship device offerings are expected to always offer the latest and greatest system on a chip, or SoC, from silicon manufacturers such as Qualcomm. Paying hundreds of dollars, or even nearly a thousand, for a single device should earn you no less than the best performing SoC that is available. With the upcoming...

Google is Adding Support for eMBMS for Reduced Mobile Network Congestion

In one of the latest additions to AOSP, Google has added eMBMS support. eMBMS stands for Evolved Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Service, and is also known as LTE Broadcast. This technology is present in the Snapdragon 800 series and later, and Google is now adding full support for the service. This service is hugely beneficial when many people...

Qualcomm Spectra 2nd Generation Announced for 2018 Phone Cameras – Better Noise Reduction & EIS, Iris Scanning, AR

One of the most important features of a smartphone for many users is the camera, and the brain of those cameras is the Image Signal Processor (ISP). The ISP plays a critical role in image quality, autofocus speed, and almost every part of camera performance. Today, Qualcomm is announcing their next leap forward in the...

Snapdragon Neural Processing Engine SDK Now Available on Qualcomm Developer Network

If industry leaders in the tech world are to be believed, Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning are the future of mobile. Smartphones currently play a central role in our lives, assisting us when we perform many of our daily tasks. In the future, smartphones would be able to predict our tasks and perform them, and we are starting to...

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 XDA Review: A Capable Flagship and a Solid First Step Onto the World Stage

Xiaomi’s worldwide launch has been heralded for years, and with the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 it looks like the final pieces are falling into place. As Xiaomi’s first flagship phone to offer a model with worldwide frequency band support, the Mi Note 2 offers an exciting look into what we can expect from Xiaomi as...

CCIA Asks the ITC to Reject Qualcomm’s Request to Block iPhone Imports

Qualcomm has been dealing with legal battle after legal battle these last few years over the company's business practices. Most have dealt with the way they handle patent licenses and the ones happening lately focus on how they're reportedly violating antitrust laws in various countries around the world. The company has had a lawsuit filed...

Qualcomm’s Q3 Financial Report is in, Revenues Down 11% YoY

Qualcomm has been facing a lot of legal battles as of late, as they've faced legal issues from the likes of BlackBerry as well as Apple. Not only that, but entire countries have also attacked Qualcomm with claims of antitrust business practices and forced them to pay out fines. The company's latest financial report shows that these...

Qualcomm Files Patent Infringement Complaints Against Apple with the ITC and US Federal Court

The legal tussles between Apple and Qualcomm expand into newer territories, as Qualcomm has now filed patent infringement complaint against Apple with the US International Trade Commission to ban the import of infringing Apple products, and with the US District Court for the Southern District of California seeking damages and injunctive relief. In its ITC complaint,...

Open Source Adreno Project “Freedreno” Receives New Update

Users of Freedreno, the open-source graphics driver support for Adreno on Linux distributions, will be pleased to know that a new update has been released in the past week. Lead developer Rob Clark discussed many of the details in his blog, which highlight above all the support for Adreno 500 series GPUs. Among the highlights...

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 450 Mobile Platform, Snapdragon Wear 1200, and Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors

At Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017, Qualcomm took the wraps off the Snapdragon 450 Mobile Platform, its latest lower-mid-range SoC. The new chipset brings number of improvements over its predecessor including an updated GPU, improved camera performance as well as faster modem. Snapdragon 450 Unlike the Snapdragon 435, which was an incremental update over the Snapdragon 430,...

Qualcomm Partners with Packet to Introduce its 48-core Qualcomm Centriq 2400 Processor

Along with smartphone SoCs, Qualcomm has their hand in a lot of other markets right now. Their modems are quite popular due to the patents they own, and the company is trying to dive into IoT solutions as well. We generally don't hear much about Qualcomm's processors in the server space, but the company is...