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Windows 10 on ARM is NOT Windows RT all over again

Is Windows 10 on ARM just a 'crippled' version of Windows 10 S? No way, no how. Microsoft learned its lesson from Windows RT, and this time things should be different.


HP, Lenovo and ASUS aim to release first Snapdragon 835 Windows 10 PCs

New cellular PCs from HP, ASUS, and Lenovo based on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 chipset are expected later this year. Here is why the news is a big deal for Microsoft's vision of Windows 10.


First Windows 10 on ARM PCs to arrive in the fourth quarter, Qualcomm says

Things have been quiet concerning Windows 10 on ARM since Microsoft first announced in December it was in the works, but that will soon change.


Snapdragon 835 debuts with DirectX 12 support, Bluetooth 5, gigabit LTE, and much more

At CES, Qualcomm formally unveiled the Snapdragon 835. The SoC is 30% smaller than the Snapdragon 820, while consuming 40% less power. It is 27% faster, can charge faster, has gigabit LTE and multi-gigabit Wi-Fi, and comes with Bluetooth 5.


Qualcomm plans to release dev kit to help improve the VR experience on mobile

Qualcomm has announced a new software development kit for virtual reality. Utilizing the power of its next-gen processors, the company is working to offer developers an expansive array of tools for virtual reality, while optimizing everything with power efficiency in mind.


Qualcomm to pay $7.5 million to settle ethical violations claims by SEC

Qualcomm says it will pay a $7.5 million settlement to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to close a case where the SEC claimed the company offered gifts to state-owned entities or government agencies in China.


Qualcomm announces super-fast gigabit LTE modem and new Snapdragon chips

Qualcomm has announced a new super-fast gigabit LTE modem, as well as three new Snapdragon processors. The Snapdragon 625, 435 and 425 pack a punch with various technologies included to offer low to mid-tier performance in smartphones later this year.


Qualcomm taps Samsung to produce Snapdragon 820 processor

Qualcomm has tapped Samsung to produce its Snapdragon 820 processor, which will begin arriving in smartphones in the first half of this year.


Qualcomm looks to strengthen ties in China with new patent license deals

Qualcomm is looking to head into 2016 with a clean slate in China now that the company has signed new patent licensing deals in the country. Qualcomm has reached an agreement with smartphone manufacturers Beijing Tianyu Communication Equipment and Haier Group.


Qualcomm charged with antitrust violations by European Commission

The regulators at the European Commission have filed antitrust charges against mobile chip maker Qualcomm, claiming the company paid a lot of money to an unnamed smartphone and tablet company to use their chips exclusively in their products.


Qualcomm announces Quick Charge 3.0 — from 0 to 80 percent in 35 minutes

Qualcomm has announced the third version of its Quick Charge Standard — appropriately named Quick Charge 3.0 — which it says will allow compatible phones to go from dead to 80 percent charged in just 35 minutes.


Snapdragon 820 to come with new X12 LTE modem - CAT 12 downloads, CAT 13 uploads, and 4X4 MIMO

Qualcomm has announced a few details about the coming Snapdragon 820, specifically about the modem and connectivity feature-set.


Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 430 and 617 processors

Qualcomm has announced the addition of two new mid-range processors to their mobile CPU lineup — the Snapdragon 430 and the Snapdragon 617.


See what Qualcomm's new Adreno GPU will add to next year's Snapdragon 820

Qualcomm has unveiled the latest graphical processing units that are set to arrive next year, alongside the next-generation of Snapdragon CPUs. The company boasts improved performance, as well as more advanced imaging.


Qualcomm masters wireless charging on smartphones with metal exteriors

Qualcomm has announced the company has mastered the dark arts that is wireless charging on smartphones that have metal exteriors. Utilizing Qualcomm's WiPower technology, the company has engineered a solution to enable said charging means in metal phones.


Qualcomm says it will cut $1.4 billion in spending, along with 15 percent of workforce

Mobile processor maker Qualcomm revealed it will cut $1.4 billion in spending, which will include layoffs of about 15 percent of its workforce, as it continues to battle more competition in the smartphone industry.


EU launches two antitrust investigations against Qualcomm

The European Commission has launched two formal anti-competitive investigations against Qualcomm. It has been aledged the chip maker has abused its market position for mobile phones and other products.


Qualcomm's profits took a big hit in Q2 2015, forecast reduced for rest of year

Qualcomm's fiscal results for the second quarter of 2015 showed a big drop in its profits. The company, which at the moment is the exclusive supplier of processors for Windows Phone devices, is also cutting its overall outlook for the rest of the year.


Qualcomm reportedly planning to use Samsung's fab to manufacture the Snapdragon 820

Qualcomm is to enlist Samsung to manufacture the company's next-generation Snapdragon 820 processor. Qualcomm will look to take advantage of Samsung's thinner 14-nanometer wiring for its CPU.


Qualcomm announces ultrasonic finger scanner and machine learning engine, teases Snapdragon 820 processor

Qualcomm has a host of new technologies in store, including an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner, cognitive machine learning for your smartphone and tablet, and, of course, a new processor: the Snapdragon 820.

Qualcomm today at MWC 2015 announced their newest device security measure: an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner. Dubbed Qualcomm Snapdragon Sense ID 3D Fingerprint Technology, the tech uses ultrasonic waves to penetrate through the outer layers of your finger to build a three-dimensional map of your fingerprint that's much harder to duplicate than a mere capacitive scanner as you'd find on the Samsung Galaxy S6 or iPhone 6. Additionally, Qualcomm also announced their new "machine learning" platform Zeroth, which aims to go for a device that learns and adapts to how you use it.


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