Qualcomm Stories September 11

GOOG: 929.08

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The Android ecosystem includes many devices, so to stand out, companies often take risks with new technologies to get a leg up on the competition — including Apple. Today, just a day before the reveal of Apple’s next generation of iPhones, Qualcomm has posted about Android’s various “firsts,” all “brought to you by Qualcomm.”

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Qualcomm Stories August 15

GOOG: 922.22

-0.45

Qualcomm says that next year’s Snapdragon processors will offer much more sophisticated 3D camera capabilities, including the ability to use infra-red for facial recognition.

In particular, the chipmaker seems to be aiming to ensure that Android flagships can match or beat the face-recognition system expected to be a headline feature of Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8

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Everyone can use an Echo Dot: Just $50!

Qualcomm Stories July 24

GOOG: 980.34

7.42

Let’s all just admit it, in this day and age, the smartphone has basically become an appendage of the human body. Since almost every phone can only last a single day without needing to be plugged in, it has become key to always have a way to juice it back up.

Now that we’ve had several flagship smartphones get released and are mere months away from the announcement of a couple more, here are the best Qualcomm Quick Charge capable USB battery packs so that you can always charge your devices quickly no matter where you are…

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Qualcomm Stories July 13

GOOG: 947.16

3.33

As we mentioned back in March, the forthcoming major release of Android (that being O, or 8.0) is bringing support for Qualcomm’s aptX and aptX HD Bluetooth streaming protocols. It’s still not clear exactly which devices will be supporting the feature, but now we have a couple (made by Google, no less) that are confirmed to be missing out: Nexus 5X and 6P…

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Qualcomm Stories June 28

GOOG: 940.49

13.16

Putting a fingerprint sensor under the glass of a smartphone screen has always felt like something ripped out of a sci-fi movie. It’s something OEMs, especially in recent years, have been trying to crack the code on. Today, Qualcomm has revealed that it has figured it out and has a fingerprint sensor that works under the display.

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Qualcomm Stories May 29

GOOG: 971.47

1.93

LG had a tough choice to make with the LG G6. With the Snapdragon 835 tied up in the Galaxy S8, the company needed to either wait or release with last year’s hardware. I think it made the right choice going with the Snapdragon 821, but it puts a glaring difference between the G6 and S8 on paper. Now, LG seems to be working to make sure this doesn’t happen next year as the company is apparently collaborating with Qualcomm on the Snapdragon 845.

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