Qualcomm

Qualcomm to build its next-gen chips on Samsung foundries

Make no mistake about it, this is a big deal for everyone following tech news. Qualcomm, makers of the Snapdragon chipsets that are so famous in the mobile industry, are set to move away from tradition and have come to an agreement that their next-gen chips – the Snapdragon 820, in all possibilities – will be made using Samsung’s foundries.

Qualcomm launches Trepn Profiler app for Android

Qualcomm has always been known for its powerful processors. Even if Samsung has changed its decision and now uses its own chipset for the latest flagship phones, Qualcomm still continues to develop reliable mobile solutions. The company’s development team just released the Trepn Profiler app for Android. The app basically profiles devices that are currently powered by Snapdragon processors.

Samsung Galaxy S6 a bigger loss for Qualcomm than expected

It was in January this year when Qualcomm divulged that a major manufacturer had backed out of using their new Snapdragon 810 processors/chipsets, something that would negatively impact their bottom line for the quarter, if not the year. They did not name the company, but Samsung had made an announcement that they would be using their own Exynos processors for this year’s flagship, the Galaxy S6. It’s not that difficult to put two and two together.

Qualcomm brings fingerprint sensor, teases next gen Snapdragon

At the Mobile World Congress 2015, Qualcomm has brought a few announcements and a few teases as well as to what to expect from the tech company in the next few months. They're launching a new biometric sensor that will rival those already existing in the market, like in the newly-launched Samsung Galaxy S6. They also gave a preview of the next Snapdragon, which will be coming to a smartphone near you by 2016.

Cyanogen and Qualcomm announce cooperation at MWC 2015

Cyanogen and Qualcomm announced at MWC 2015 that they are teaming up to improve the user experience for fans of Cyanogen OS on certain Qualcomm platforms. The collaboration will see support for the best features and UI enhancements the Cyanogen OS has to offer get accelerated on certain Snapdragon processors.

Qualcomm announces four new mid-tier Snapdragon chipsets

Until recently, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 and 400 tiers were marked with significant performance downgrades coming from the standard Snapdragon 800 series. But with the continued upgrading of mobile data infrastructure worldwide and the demand for better processor performance, Qualcomm is releasing four new chipsets – the Snapdragon 620, 618, 425, and 415 – with upgraded processor sets and high-speed LTE connectivity.

Samsung unveils Exynos 7 Octa, industry-first 14nm FinFET processor

For a number of years, Samsung has been relying on its 20nm chip production process, giving them the current batch of high-performance Exynos processors they are using today. But with industry competitor Qualcomm still gaining the upper hand in terms of performance and name recall, Samsung is pushing forward with a new 14nm (read: smaller, less power consumption) SoC made through its patented FinFET process – the Exynos 7 Octa processor.

Source says LG to release G4 flagship in April, no MWC unveiling

There is a high possibility that Korean manufacturer LG might skip the unveiling at this year’s Mobile World Congress for its upcoming flagship phone the LG G4. An inside source reveals that a number of marketing considerations have pushed LG to a possible April unveiling, mainly to generate better publicity and to avoid coinciding with Samsung’s launch of its own flagship, the Galaxy S6.
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