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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.