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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...

Qualcomm Confirms Adding 600MHz Support to the X16 Modem

T-Mobile spent upwards of $8 billion to purchase 45% of the available 600MHz spectrum earlier this month during an auction for the available spectrum. The company has since been tight-lipped over how it would be utilizing these new airwaves to enhance its network. But recently, the company has hinted in its recent earnings call that...

AOSP Code Commit Suggests Muskie, Walleye and Taimen will Sport the Snapdragon 835

Earlier this year, a rumor started circulating that allegedly revealed what is said to be the codenames for the three upcoming smartphones that Google is currently working on. Muskie and Walleye have been reported to be the successors to the Pixel phones, which will presumably be called the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL. This...

Intel Claims its Next 10nm Chips Will Be a “Generation Ahead” of Samsung

While the spotlight today is on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, Intel is trying to one-up Samsung in an area where they fiercely compete. Intel's fabrication process has been strong, but 10nm chips have seemingly taken the company longer than expected. However, Intel claims that its long-delayed 10nm Cannon Lake chips will be a...

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...

Excessive Lag Time Between Device Announcement and Release is Killing Excitement

We've talked at length about how overhyping a product can create unreachable expectations, and it goes without saying that a complete lack of hype can be just as disastrous. However, neither is as damaging as hyping up a product and then letting that excitement die off before launch. People can't maintain excitement about a product that they were...

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...

HTC: Snapdragon 835 Not Coming with MWC Flagships, New HTC Phone Coming when Processor Arrives

HTC has been criticized for many of the decisions they made with the HTC U Ultra -- from a small battery (for its size) to packing last year's Snapdragon 821 instead of the newer 835, HTC seemingly couldn't catch a break from many sectors of the media. A new interview by tbreak clears up some...

Qualcomm Announces Quick Charge 4.0 Technology, Now Compatible with USB Power Delivery

At an event in New York, Qualcomm has taken the wraps off of its latest advancement in charging technology: Quick Charge 4.0. Building upon the success of preceding Quick Charge technologies, Quick Charge 4.0 promises to deliver even faster charge times and greater efficiency levels, so that mobile consumers spend less time hugging the wall. Qualcomm found that...

Snapdragon 835 Announced on Samsung 10nm FinFET Process for Early 2017

Despite a lukewarm performance for most of 2015, Qualcomm has largely had a successful 2016 thus far thanks to its Snapdragon 820/821. While the 820/821 struggled against some of its competitors in benchmarks, the current crop of Snapdragon SoCs has largely satisfied the needs of end users. Devices such as the OnePlus 3 have garnered highly favorable...