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Mobile

Xiaomi is attempting to break free from Qualcomm by making its own processors

It looks like Xiaomi wants to follow in Samsung's footsteps in breaking away from Qualcomm by developing its own processors. According to reports, Xiaomi's upcoming processor could be called Pinecone, and it may be launched within a month.
Mobile

A Samsung smartphone with a MediaTek processor has emerged online

A Samsung device has emerged online with the model number SM-G615F. It boasts a MediaTek processor, but its release date is a mystery. If history is any indication, though, it will likely be of the low-end variety.
Business

Qualcomm fires back, says Apple wants to 'pay less for the fair value'

Apple is following the FTC's lead and has sued Qualcomm for a massive $1 billion in the U.S. and $145 million in China., claiming the company charged onerous royalties for its patented tech.
Mobile

HTC: Phones featuring the Snapdragon 835 processor won’t be launched at MWC

According to HTC, Mobile World Congress this year might not be as exciting as we might have hoped -- that's because the Snapdragon 835 won't show up in any new flagships at the show.
Mobile

Federal Trade Commission hits Qualcomm with a lawsuit over its licensing practices

The Federal Trade Commission has sued Qualcomm, alleging that the company is abusing its dominance in the mobile industry by charging extra fees for the use of its patents -- patents that are deemed as essential in the industry.
Wearables

Expect more smartwatches and wearables this year, Qualcomm executive says

The smartwatch market took a hit in 2016 -- hardly any Android Wear smartwatches shipped, and lack of demand kept sales down. But Qualcomm's wearables business lead doesn't buy that assessment. In fact, he's more optimistic than ever.
Wearables

Swarovski partnering with Qualcomm, Google on an Android Wear smartwatch 0:54

Swarovski's will soon join the smartwatch market thanks to a partnership with Qualcomm and Google -- but we won't learn more until the "smartwatch for her" is unveiled at Baselworld 2017 in Switzerland.
Mobile

Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 835 is tailor-made for VR and superfast charging

Qualcomm announced its latest generation of mobile chips -- the Snapdragon 835. It is dramatically faster and more power efficient than its predecessor and packs new rapid charging tech called Quick Charging 4.0.
Mobile

Google Tango-enabled Asus Zenfone AR accidently leaked by Qualcomm

Qualcomm published a blog post detailing the upcoming Asus Zenfone AR a few days before the device was scheduled to be unveiled. The device is not only Tango-enabled, it also supports Google Daydream.
Business

Not so happy holidays for Qualcomm — chipmaker fined $854 million in S. Korea

Google's not the only tech giant accused of violating antitrust laws. Now, chipmaker Qualcomm is in hot water, too. The American company has been fined a whopping $854 million for allegedly breaking competition laws in South Korea.
Computing

Supply channels hint that ARM-based Windows 10 machines are due in 2017

According to industry supply channels, a number of Microsoft's OEM partners are planning to create ARM-based notebooks and tablets running Windows 10 in late 2017, with strong demand expected for the new devices.
Computing

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors now fully support Windows 10

Microsoft and Qualcomm said this week that cellular-enabled PCs with Snapdragon processors will arrive next year using the full-blown version of Windows 10. Desktop software used on Intel and AMD-based machines will run on an emulator.