Wireless headphones promise liberation from cords, tangles, and snags, but there’s just one issue holding them back: battery life. And until manufacturers figure it out, sales numbers prove consumers aren’t yet biting.
Qualcomm is launching itself head-first into the future with the release of a series of smartwatch chips meant exclusively for children's smartwatches, aimed at educating and protecting the next generation.
Qualcomm took the wraps off of the Snapdragon 632, Snapdragon 439, and Snapdragon 429, set to power a new generation of budget and mid-range smartphones. No phones with the new chips have been announced just yet.
Qualcomm's rumored Snapdragon 1000 may be powerful and efficient enough to offer real competition to Intel and AMD in the laptop space, with new details suggesting it will be smaller and more efficient too.
Sources claim the latest prototype of Microsoft's unannounced "Andromeda" device includes telephony capabilities. It won't be a re-entry into the smartphone business, but rather a new entry in its "always-connected" initiative.
Apple is following the FTC's lead and has sued Qualcomm for a massive $1 billion in the U.S., $145 million in China, and also in the U.K., claiming the company charged onerous royalties for its patented tech.
The next version of Microsoft's HoloLens headset for augmented reality will supposedly feature Qualcomm's new Snapdragon XR1. The rumor arrives by way of an anonymous source who claims the headset will appear in January 2019.
Qualcomm is supposedly working on a new high-end Snapdragon-based "always connected" laptop reference design. Based on the Snapdragon 1000, the design is already in use by Asus according to rumor, code-named Primus.
Despite all the news out of Apple's WWDC, smart home tech seemed to get short shrift. Plus: Qualcomm turns their 845 chip up to 850 for laptop duties, and ASUS may be showing the way forward for the lowly touch pad.
At Computex 2018, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 850, a chipset designed for Windows PCs. Unlike the first generation of Always Connected PCs, these devices will use a chipset designed specifically for the Windows PC experience.
Qualcomm revealed the first platform dedicated to extended reality (XR) with the launch of its Snapdragon XR1 chip and headset design. XR is an umbrella term used to group virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality.
Qualcomm is expected to reveal a Snapdragon XR1 chip next week during the Augmented World Expo. It will be optimized for "extended reality" (XR) experiences, which is an umbrella term covering AR, VR, and mixed reality apps.
Qualcomm unveiled the first chip in its new 700 series -- the Snapdragon 710. The chip is aimed at combining some of the high-end features in the 800 series, with a more affordable price -- making it perfect for budget high-end phones.