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Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx: Everything we know so far

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8cx is one of its most exciting system on a chips ever, as it will make big inroads into the PC space. That means more competition for Intel and AMD, which should mean better products for buyers. But just how good will the new Snapdragon SoC be? Here's everything we know.
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Huawei’s new Kirin mobile chip due in September, and it will be 5G-focused

Huawei will launch a new Kirin processor during the IFA 2019 trade show, which takes place in Berlin, Germany at the beginning of September. Expected to be called the Kirin 990, the new processor will apparently have a 5G focus, according to hints given by the company. It will likely make its debut in the future Mate 30 series.
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All three new 2020 iPhones rumored to offer 5G connectivity

Apple is rumored to be launching three new iPhones in 2020, and now supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of TF International Securities says that all three of those new smartphones will come with 5G connectivity. This conflicts with a previous report that suggested the phones would come out as late as 2025.
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Apple officially buying Intel’s 5G modem business for $1 billion

Apple has officially confirmed that it is buying Intel's 5G modem business for $1 billion. The acquisition includes thousands of patents, 2,200 employees, and more. Combined, Apple says it will now hold 17,000 wireless technology patents.
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Apple is reportedly about to buy Intel’s modem business

According to a new report from the Wall Street Journal, Apple could be within a week of buying out Intel's 5G modem business, which would give Apple at least some of the intellectual property and staff required to develop its own modems for future iPhones. The deal is reportedly valued at $1 billion.
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Will the Surface Pro 7 ditch Intel chips for Qualcomm’s 5G support?

Microsoft may switch from Intel to Qualcomm or AMD for its next-generation Surface Pro device, according to new rumors. If Microsoft did go with Qualcomm and its Snapdragon SoC chips, we could be looking at a Surface Pro that launches with 5G cellular connectivity right out of the gate.
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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 Plus brings a performance boost to flagship phones

Qualcomm is giving a modest performance boost to the Snapdragon 855. The company has taken the wraps off of the new Snapdragon 855 Plus, which offers a few new features over the original Snapdragon 855, and will likely power many of the best Android flagship phones over the next few months.
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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 brings high-tech features to budget phones

Qualcomm has taken the wraps off of the new Snapdragon 215 chipset, aimed at bringing premium features like dual camera sensor support to budget handsets. The chipset will likely be featured in phones in the sub-$200 price range and is aimed at replacing the Snapdragon 212.
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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 has smart card-equivalent security certification

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 is Qualcomm's flagship processor for the year, and it's available in a range of smartphones. Now, the chip is certified with a smart card equivalent security rating, which essentially means that manufacturers may not need to include external security chips in their phones.
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How talk of 5G and Wi-Fi 6 has displaced higher core counts and clock speeds

At Computex this year, there was no shortage of big processor announcements from the likes of AMD, Intel, and Qualcomm. But amidst the usual talk of improved clock speeds and higher core counts was a surprising emphasis on connectivity as a form of performance. Are they at odds or are they two sides of the same coin?
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Lenovo and Qualcomm show off Project Limitless, the first Snapdragon 8cx PC

Lenovo is making a big bet on a 5G future for PCs. The company is partnering with Qualcomm for Project Limitless in a bid to deliver an ultra-fast Always Connected PC experience. Details were light on the project, but the device will use Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8cx processor and Snapdragon X55 5G modem.
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Google and Qualcomm want to make more smart headphones with the Google Assistant

Google and Qualcomm have released a new development kit aimed at making it easier for manufacturers to add Google Assistant support to headphones and headsets. The development kit is now available, and supports the use of push-to-talk to communicate with the Google Home app on your smartphone.
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Intel gives up on 5G modems for smartphones, will focus on other devices

5G is the new frontier for many manufacturers, but it seems Intel won't be one of the ones leading the crowd. After a delay that saw Intel's manufacture of 5G modems pushed back to 2020, Intel has given up on the 5G modem business, and will focus its efforts elsewhere. But is something else to blame?
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Apple and Qualcomm settle all disputes, reach six-year agreement on chips

Apple and Qualcomm have announced that they have settled all disputes between them around the world -- and not only that, but have also agreed to a six-year agreement for Qualcomm to supply Apple with chips. We now expect future Apple phones to feature Qualcomm 5G modems.
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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 and 730G offer premium features in a midrange chip

Qualcomm took the wraps off of the new Snapdragon 730 and 730G processors, aimed at offering premium features in a slightly more affordable chip, for so-called "premium midrange" phones. The company also unveiled the Snapdragon 665, which is the successor to the Snapdragon 660.
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5G will make cars chattier and smarter, but there’s also a fun side to it

Qualcomm calls 5G "the invention age," and it predicts the benefits of faster download speeds and instantaneous communication will stretch far beyond smartphones. It will make cars safer, smarter, while unlocking new entertainment options currently only found in homes. Here's what a 5G-enabled car could look like.
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Judge recommends U.S. iPhone import ban for infringing on Qualcomm patents

Just a few weeks after a San Diego judge found that Apple infringed on three Qualcomm-owned patents, an International Trade Commission judge has found that Apple infringed on another Qualcomm patent -- and recommended an import ban on certain iPhone models in the U.S.
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From cars to computers: How data is transforming F1 racing

After a single weekend of racing, a Formula 1 pit crew typically pulls around 2TB of data from the car. Everything, from tire pressure to the temperature of the track, is recorded and analyzed in the name of boosting performance -- and not all drivers are happy about it.
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Smart speakers are about to get an IQ bump thanks to new Qualcomm chips

Qualcomm announced a new chipset that is designed to make the next generation of smart speakers sound, listen, and connect better than ever. Called the QCS400, it could soon be appearing in everything from small portable speakers to soundbars, taking your entire listening life to the next level.
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Why premium is the most overused, and least understood, word in tech

Everyone has heard the word premium, and many of us will have purchased a premium product; but what does premium actually mean, and why is it used so much in tech? There's not one correct answer here, but it's helpful to understand why company's invest so much in advertising using the word premium.
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5G will herald a new invention age, Qualcomm says at Mobile World Congress

Unlimited data consumption, more like electricity than data, and the analytics and A.I. to study that vast flood of data, will enable billions of things to be connected. It's a huge transformation for the industry, and if the promised changes come true, a vast change to society, too.
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5G isn’t only for phones. Here’s how Qualcomm just paved the road to 5G PCs

The future of the PC is the cloud, and Qualcomm wants to lead the charge by pairing its Snapdragon 8cx Always Connected PC processor with its X55 5G modem, allowing people to access cloud storage and stream apps. Will we all own 5G PCs in a couple of years? Qualcomm seems to think so.
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Qualcomm draws a road map to the self-driving car of the future

Qualcomm has unveiled its 2nd-gen Connected Car Reference Platform and the QCA6696 chip, which brings next-gen Wi-Fi 6 connectivity and 5G to autos and enables an array of technologies to bridge the gap between the cars of today and the self-driving entertainment centers of the future.
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Intel 5G modem chips won’t be available until 2020, could delay 5G iPhone

Chip manufacturer Intel announced this week that its 5G modem chips would not be available in cell phones until 2020. This is particularly a problem for Apple, which uses Intel chips in its devices and had planned to launch the next-generation iPhone with 5G capabilities in 2020.
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Qualcomm goes all-in on Amazon Alexa voice control with a new development kit

Qualcomm Technologies is giving a major boost to smart home device manufacturers with a new addition to its popular mesh Wi-Fi networks. A new development kit is designed to enable the Amazon Alexa Voice Service in new devices with minimal time and financial investment.
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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X55 could bring blazing-fast 5G to laptops

Ahead of Mobile World Congress, Qualcomm unveiled Snapdragon X55, the world’s fastest 5G modem. While it promises to bring fast data connectivity to the next generation of 5G smartphones, Windows Central reports that the modem also holds potential in transforming Always Connected PCs.
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Need speed? Qualcomm unveils the Snapdragon X55, the world’s fastest 5G modem

Ahead of a wave of 5G smartphones to be unveiled at MWC 2019 in Barcelona next week, Qualcomm is preparing for an even faster future. On Tuesday, the silicon giant unveiled a second-generation 5G modem for the following wave of smartphones, promising blistering download speeds as high as 7Gbps.

Apple vs. Qualcomm: Everything you need to know

Apple and Qualcomm have been engaged in a legal cat-and-mouse game for a long time now, filing a number of lawsuits against each other in the United States, China, and the United Kingdom. Don't worry, we're here to help -- you'll find all the latest developments right here.
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In smart cities, 5G won’t just lessen congestion, it could save lives too

We all know 5G wireless networks are part of a smart city plan, but how will they benefit? When it comes to cars, it could help with congestion. For citizens, it could keep them safe and alive. We spoke with Qualcomm and Verizon during the 2019 CES on how they’re leading the effort.
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Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 855 chip brings A.I. smarts (and 5G!) to 2019 phones

Almost exactly a year after the launch of the Snapdragon 845, Qualcomm took the wraps off of its next-generation mobile platform, the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 855. The new chip puts an emphasis on A.I. performance, 5G, and computer vision, while naturally increasing performance and efficiency.
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Qualcomm shows off an A.I.-equipped car cockpit at CES 2019

Car cockpits will be getting an AI-equipped upgrade, thanks to Qualcomm's new Snapdragon-based automotive cockpit platform. The latest iteration to Qualcomm's cockpit platform will cover aspects of the in-car experience from voice-activated interfaces to traditional navigation systems.
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Ford wants all of its cars to ‘talk’ and ‘listen’ to each other by 2022

Ford is embracing Qualcomm's 5G-based C-V2X (cellular vehicle-to-everything) tech in a big way. The Detroit automaker says that by 2022, every new car and truck it sells in the United States will be C-V2- equipped. The technology allows cars to communicate with each other and infrastructure.
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C-V2X system helps cars navigate intersections, even without a line of sight

A new C-V2X (cellular vehicle-to-everything) will be shown off by Audi, Ford, and Ducati at CES 2019. V2X is a form of short-range communication that can be sent and received by both cars and infrastructure. It allows cars to navigate around each other and the environment, even without a line of sight.
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Apple pushing update to iPhone in China in response to legal troubles

Apple has been facing legal issues in China, where sales on some iPhone models are facing a ban due to alleged infringements of patents from Qualcomm Inc. On Friday, Apple announced that it will push out a software update to users in China in hopes of resolving any potential legal issues.