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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...

Apple Says Qualcomm’s Chip Licenses are Invalid, Qualcomm Responds

Many people know of Qualcomm because of how popular their Snapdragon SoCs are among Android smartphones these days. While their chips are a solid source of income for the company, they actually make a lot of their profits from patent royalties and modem licenses. However, the way that Qualcomm licenses their patents has gotten them in...

Microsoft, Qualcomm and Intel: The Windows 10 ARM Dustup

In December 2016 Qualcomm and Microsoft released news that they were going to do something many in mobile didn't expect: Another attempt to get Windows to run on an ARM processor. But the similarities between this new attempt and previous ones marred by the Windows RT release were quickly put to bed. During the same announcement...

Samsung Rumored To Be Developing In-House GPU for Mobile Devices

Back in 2015, Samsung was reportedly expected to develop and release its own GPU for its mobile devices. However, the company continued using ARM's Mali GPUs in its Exynos chipsets, and also kept using Qualcomm SoCs for key markets. Sammobile and Gizchina report that Samsung is finalizing the development of its first in-house GPU, allegedly named "S-GPU". The info...

Qualcomm Announces New Audio Platforms for Smart Speakers, Wireless Speakers, and Headphones

We've been witnessing the rise of virtual assistants for a few years now, and this has slowly transitioned into a new market trend. Amazon has been doing their thing with the Echo products for a bit, but lately we're seeing an increase in competition thanks to Google, Samsung and even Andy Rubin's Essential. These companies...