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Hololens 2 could give the Always Connected PC a new, ‘aggressive’ form

If you think Qualcomm's Snapdragon PC processors are limited to convertible and detachable tablets, you may want to think again. It's rumored that Microsoft will ditch the Intel Atom processor found on today's Hololens augmented reality headset in favor of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 850 solution on next year's model.
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Qualcomm’s dual-screen PC concept looks like two connected Surface Go tablets

Though we're seeing evolving concepts of how a dual-screen device should look like and function, Qualcomm may have taken an interesting approach. Rather than two screens powered by a single processor, a teaser showed what appears to be two Surface Go tablets housed inside -- and likely connected by -- a folio cover.
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An inside look at Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8cx, a revolutionary laptop processor

Surprisingly, the future of Windows isn’t steered by long-time Microsoft partners AMD or Intel. Instead, it’s Qualcomm, a veteran chip-maker with no PC experience, that’s proving a path forward in the post-PC era. Here's an inside look at the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx: Windows on ARM done right.
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Qualcomm takes on Intel with fastest graphics processor, Snapdragon 8cx chips

Qualcomm debuted its next-generation SoC known as the Snapdragon 8cx. It features a new eight-core CPU and the most powerful graphics core Qualcomm has ever bundled onto a single die. The new chip will find its way into new devices in Q3 2019 and is already shipping out to device makers for testing.
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We checked out Samsung’s 5G concept phone. Here’s what it’s like

5G is been all talk for years, but it's finally becoming a reality. In fact, at Qualcomm's annual Snapdragon Summit, Samsung showed off a concept of its first 5G device, which will ultimately go on to be released to the public in the first half of 2019. We were able to try the device for ourselves.
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Qualcomm is ready to bring blazing-ast 5G speeds to the masses. Here’s how

Qualcomm is working hard on bringing 5G to the world, and at its annual Snapdragon Summit it revealed a little more about its plans for the next few years. In particular, the company is working with the likes of Verizon, AT&T, Samsung, and more, in an effort to speed up 5G adoption.

Microsoft’s Always-Connected PCs gets more powerful with 64-bit app support

Microsoft announced another major milestone for its Windows on ARM project. Now, with the launch of Visual Studio 15.9, developers can start creating 64-bit apps that will run on Always-Connected PCs. These devices run Windows 10 on Qualcomm Snapdragon ARM-based processors, rather than Intel or AMD silicon.
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Samsung Galaxy Book 2 review

Samsung’s latest Windows tablet comes with the Snapdragon 850 Processor—instead of Intel inside. It takes many design elements from the Surface Pro, and with bonus kicks like a Super AMOLED display and always connected LTE. But at $1,000 is the Samsung Galaxy Book 2 truly worth the price? We dive deeper to find out.
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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 675 will power the next generation of midrange phones

Qualcomm announced a new chipset that will likely go on to power the next generation of Android smartphones. The Snapdragon 675 is set to show up in phones in the $350-$500 range over the next few years. Features include better performance, a focus on image processing, and more.
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Qualcomm’s ‘Snapdragon 1000’ could bring octa-cores to Windows laptops

The rumored Snapdragon 1000 chip from Qualcomm could rival the performance of some of Intel's ultra low-power CPUs for laptops. The new report on its development suggests it will have a TDP of just 15w, despite packing as many as eight cores under the hood for use in high-power and low-power scenarios.
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Montblanc’s $995 Summit 2 watch stays on your wrist for longer between charges

Montblanc has taken the wraps off of the new Montblanc Summit 2 -- the first watch to feature the new Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor. The watch features a premium design and Google's Wear OS, and it should have a better battery life too, thanks to the Snapdragon Wear 3100.
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New aptX bundle understands what you’re listening to, chooses the best settings

Qualcomm has announced a new version of AptX, its Bluetooth audio codec, which cleverly bundles together standard aptX, aptX HD, and low latency into one, then dynamically picks the best settings depending on what you're listening to. It's called aptX Adaptive, and here's what you need to know.
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Qualcomm’s push against Intel worked, and we’re all reaping the benefits

Intel has launched a slew of processors at IFA 2018, though these feel like more than just another batch of refreshed CPUs. These feel like a reaction. Qualcomm has been pushing its PC agenda of longer batteries and increased connectivity for the past six months, and now it seems as if Intel has been forced to respond.
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Qualcomm Snapdragon reportedly Microsoft’s first choice for Surface Go CPU

Microsoft watcher Paul Thurrott claims that the company originally intended to use Qualcomm’s ARM-based Snapdragon processor in its new Surface Go. But Intel supposedly caught wind of the move and offered “deep discounts” on its Pentium Gold processor that Microsoft simply could not refuse.
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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 850 chip appears in benchmarks with improved performance

A benchmark for Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 850 processor show a less-than-stellar increase in multi-core performance over the previous 835 chip. Introduced in June, the Snapdragon 850 promises up to 30 percent better performance, yet benchmarks show that leap applies to single-core numbers.
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Asus NovaGo review

Our Asus NovaGo review takes a first look at one the first Qualcomm-powered PCs. It can last 22 hours and has LTE, yet pricing starts at just $600.
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Qualcomm may finally reveal a new wearable chipset on September 10

It looks like Qualcomm's next wearable chipset may finally be ready. The company hasn't released a chipset for wearables since February 2016, but earlier this year it confirmed it was working on a new one. Now, the company has sent out press invites telling us that "It's time," and to "set your watches.
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Qualcomm releases new antennas that will make 5G phones a reality in 2019

The race to 5G is slowly but surely proceeding. Qualcomm has announced its first 5G antennas. The antennas will be paired with the forthcoming Snapdragon X50 5G modem in upcoming 5G phones for 2019. The tech giant has sent samples of the antennas to handset manufacturers to use in upcoming 5G phones.
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Flagship Android phones top iPhone X in download speed, report claims

According to a new report, phones equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 have much faster download speeds than phones equipped with Intel's XMM 7480 modem, such as the iPhone X. That can impact everyone on a particular network -- the faster file is downloaded, the faster bandwidth is freed up for others.
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Why I still won’t wear wireless headphones

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.
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Qualcomm’s new fully wireless in-ear chip makes banded Bluetooth buds obsolete

Qualcomm's new QCC3026 chip will take fully wireless headphones to the next level, offering up to 50 percent more battery life, more powerful audio processing, and the potential for lower price points, a move that could make banded wireless in-ears obsolete.
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Qualcomm’s newest smartwatch chips are made just for kids

Love it or hate it, technology is going to be a huge part of children's lives from now on. Qualcomm is launching itself head-first into that future with the release of a series of smartwatch chips meant exclusively for children's smartwatches, aimed at educating and protecting the next generation.
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Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon chips will power next-gen budget phones

Qualcomm has taken 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, but we'll likely see some start popping up over the next few months.
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Leaked Snapdragon 1000 details suggest it could go head-to-head with Intel

New details about Qualcomm's rumored Snapdragon 1000 have been revealed, suggesting that the Windows-oriented SoC could offer competition for 2017 Intel Core processors. Better yet, it'll do so in a smaller form factor and potentially at a lower power draw too, making it a very attractive option for laptop owners.
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First Snapdragon 845 Chromebook could be a 2-in-1 with detachable keyboard

More details about "Cheza," the alleged Snapdragon 845-powered Chromebook, have been unearthed from changes made to Chrome OS, suggesting that the first ever laptop running the powerful SoC may not be too far away. It could well be a 2-in-1 as well, with a detachable keyboard, and LTE data connectivity.
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Microsoft’s ‘Andromeda’ device may be a phone after all

Unnamed sources claim that 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. Andromeda is expected to appear towards the end of 2018.
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HoloLens 2 could pack a Qualcomm chip for ‘extended reality’

The next version of Microsoft's HoloLens headset for augmented reality will supposedly feature Qualcomm's new Snapdragon XR1 processor. The rumor arrives by way of an anonymous source who claims the second-generation headset packing the XR1 chip will make an appearance in January 2019.
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Why Intel’s monopoly could soon end (and you should be stoked)

When’s the last time you saw a laptop without an Intel chip in it? The company’s near-monopoly status has made it difficult for new players. When one company completely dominates, innovation is stifled, prices remain high, and the average person ends up losing out. Here's why that could all change soon.
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High-end Always Connected Windows 10 PCs may pack Snapdragon 1000 in 2018

Qualcomm is supposedly working on a new high-end Snapdragon-based always-connected laptop reference design. It will be based on the Snapdragon 1000, and not the 850 chip just reveled for Windows 10 devices. Asus is supposedly one of the first to use the design, code-named "Primus."
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On Apple’s big WWDC day, why was new smart home tech MIA?

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.
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Samsung may be developing a Snapdragon 850-powered Windows 2-in-1

Qualcomm announced at Computex that one of the first companies to use its new Snapdragon 850 SoC will be Samsung, though in what capacity is currently unknown. Since the Korean manufacturer has previously made convertible Windows tablets, maybe soon we'll see a new Galaxy Book with an efficient Snapdragon chip.
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 is made for Windows PCs with ‘innovative form factors’

At Computex 2018, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 850, a chipset designed specifically for Windows PCs. Unlike the first generation of Always Connected PCs, these devices will use a chipset designed specifically for the Windows PC experience. In addition, we may see some "innovative" and "aggressive" new designs.
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Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon chip will take VR, AR to the next level

Qualcomm introduced the world's 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. Vuzix, Pico, Meta, and HTC's Vive are already signed on.
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Qualcomm expected to reveal Snapdragon chip dedicated to VR, AR next month

Qualcomm is expected to reveal a Snapdragon XR1 all-in-one chip next week during the Augmented World Expo in Santa Clara. It will be optimized for "extended reality" (XR) experiences, which is an umbrella term covering augmented reality, virtual reality, and mixed reality applications.