Qualcomm Stories November 24
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Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 as its new flagship Android chip with a big focus on AI performance.
Qualcomm Stories November 10
Qualcomm ‘Snapdragon 8 Gen 2’ is set to launch next week
Following this week’s launch of Mediatek’s latest flagship chip for Android phones, Qualcomm is teasing the launch of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, which will apparently land on November 15.
Qualcomm Stories November 4
As the year moves towards its close, new details are coming out regarding the Galaxy S23 series, including a potential release date and apparent confirmation of which models will be using Snapdragon chips.
Qualcomm Stories October 29
Arm and Qualcomm are currently involved in a dispute over the latter’s acquisition of a chip company called Nuvia and subsequent work on new desktop (and server) chips. This lawsuit has revealed that Arm is apparently changing its licensing terms and business model so that what makes the Pixel’s Google Tensor chip unique and Samsung’s work on AMD GPUs might not be possible going forward.
Qualcomm Stories September 28
Today, in collaboration with Verizon and Qualcomm, Razer has unveiled a new Android-powered gaming handheld, the Razer Edge 5G.
Qualcomm Stories September 6
Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 and 4 Gen 1 bring better efficiency and more power to mid-range phones
Qualcomm has just announced its latest mid-range chips, the Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 and Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 which bring more efficient designs and more premium features to affordable Android smartphones.
Qualcomm Stories August 29
Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 leaks, allegedly bringing 4nm process and 4K video to mid-range phones
Qualcomm revamped its naming scheme with this year’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, and slowly that new branding is expanding to other chips. Now, we’re getting a new look at Qualcomm’s next mid-range chip, the Snapdragon 6 Gen 1.
Qualcomm Stories July 28
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Things are slowly gearing up for the next generation of major Android smartphones. This week, Qualcomm has officially confirmed that Snapdragon Summit 2022 will take place in November.
Qualcomm Stories July 13
The next generation of Wear OS smartwatches will need a new chip to go alongside it, and it seems that Qualcomm is readying its next release. In a brief teaser, Qualcomm says the next Snapdragon chip for smartwatches is “coming soon.”
Qualcomm Stories July 9
Samsung’s Galaxy flagships have long used two different chips depending on where you buy them, but it seems the Galaxy S23 series will be an outlier in that regard, using Snapdragon chips globally.
Qualcomm Stories June 22
As a whole, updates in the Android world have gotten much better thanks to stronger efforts from smartphone makers in providing faster security updates. But, they aren’t all good apples. Qualcomm last year debuted its “Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders” which held a hefty $1,500 price tag, but was left forgotten for updates for months.
Qualcomm Stories June 9
Rumor: Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 to adopt a unique chip layout built on a 4nm process
While we just got the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 a few short weeks ago, Qualcomm is, of course, hard at work on its next-generation chip. The presumed Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 will power next year’s flagships and, according to a new rumor, it’ll be using a layout that’s out of the ordinary.
Qualcomm Stories May 20
Qualcomm Stories May 16
Qualcomm has confirmed, at least via its social media, that there will be a launch event this Friday, May 20, to launch a new Snapdragon chipset.
Qualcomm Stories May 11
Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus tipped to arrive with other Qualcomm chips later this month
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 has powered some of 2022’s best smartphones, but it seems an evolution on that chip is incoming. According to a new report, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus is finally getting a release date later this month.
Qualcomm Stories March 2
Qualcomm has long dominated the Android smartphone market, but it seems times are changing. It’s possible that MediaTek has taken the top slot in the US from Qualcomm, and the IDC says that Google Tensor is at least partially to blame for Qualcomm losing its seat.
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon series is usually the first thought when it comes to what powers an Android phone in the US, but it seems times are changing. According to a new report, MediaTek processors are now the most common chips found in Android phones sold in the US — Qualcomm disagrees.
Qualcomm Stories February 22
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Qualcomm rumored to be adding AV1 support with next flagship Snapdragon chip
Google is a big proponent of the open AV1 video codec, especially on the YouTube and streaming device front. On Android, Qualcomm is a notable holdout and has so far not supported AV1 on its Snapdragon chips, but that might be changing this year.
Qualcomm Stories December 1, 2021
Qualcomm’s latest Chromebook chip is the Snapdragon 7c+ Gen 3 with up to 60% CPU boost
Qualcomm Stories November 30, 2021
Qualcomm Stories November 22, 2021
Qualcomm is set to announce its next chip that will power the flagship devices of 2022 in two weeks. Ahead of that, Qualcomm announced a rebrand of “Snapdragon” that includes a new naming scheme and visual system.
Qualcomm Stories November 17, 2021
Google’s Pixel 6 series brings some of the first flagship Android phones in years to ship with non-Qualcomm processors, and the same applies to the modem. The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro utilize a modem from Samsung, and a new analysis shows that there’s a considerable gap in performance as a result.
Qualcomm Stories November 1, 2021
Qualcomm to cut greenhouse gas emissions over the next 20 years, aims for net zero by 2040
One of the world’s largest chip makers, Qualcomm, has just announced a goal to cut its greenhouse gas emissions drastically over the next several years, with a goal of hitting net zero by 2040.
Qualcomm Stories October 15, 2021
Google announced in August that its next smartphone, the Pixel 6, would switch to an in-house chip design called Tensor, ending a lineup that was powered exclusively by Qualcomm chips. Now, as the launch approaches, Qualcomm is throwing a bit of shade at Google Tensor on Twitter with arguably the worst meme format in recent memory.
Qualcomm Stories October 13, 2021
Nothing partners with Qualcomm on future ‘tech ecosystem’ using Snapdragon chips
Fresh off the launch of the Nothing ear(1) Bluetooth earbuds, Carl Pei’s startup has now confirmed a strategic partnership with US chipmaker Qualcomm.
Qualcomm Stories September 1, 2021
The next generation of Wear OS demands more power than previous versions, which means new chips are also in order. Qualcomm is supposedly bringing the “Snapdragon 5100” to market in the not too distant future, but some new details hint that it might be a relatively minor upgrade.
Qualcomm Stories August 25, 2021
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 successor tipped to include a major GPU upgrade
While Google may be focusing on its own designs for a flagship chipset this year, the rest of the Android world will almost surely still be turning to Qualcomm. This week, a new bit of information regarding the next Qualcomm 800-series chip, possibly the “Snapdragon 898,” is teasing a big GPU upgrade.
Qualcomm Stories August 3, 2021
Qualcomm Stories August 2, 2021
Qualcomm stock dips following Pixel 6 ‘Tensor’ reveal, teases future collaboration w/ Google
The Android smartphone market, especially in the US, has long been dominated by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips. As Google confirmed that its next flagship Pixel would use its own “Tensor” chipsets, Qualcomm was quick to confirm it wasn’t done working on Pixels.
Qualcomm Stories July 20, 2021
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Qualcomm Stories June 28, 2021
Following the cadence of previous years, Qualcomm at MWC 2021 announced the Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G as a “follow-on” to the chip found in this year’s flagship smartphones.
Qualcomm Stories June 17, 2021
Following its I/O 2021 announcement, there’s a lot of excitement around Google’s revamped Wear OS update set to be released in the fall, but there’s also a lot of uncertainty about what the future holds for products currently on the market. This week, though, Qualcomm is claiming that not only its newer Snapdragon 4100 chips, but also its Snapdragon Wear 3100 chip will be able to handle the new Wear OS.
Qualcomm Stories June 4, 2021
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 replacement reportedly set to adopt 4nm process, other upgrades
We’re still at least a few months out from a new flagship chip from Qualcomm, but a recent leak is pointing to the company’s plans for a Snapdragon 888 replacement and a 4nm process being used to build it.
Qualcomm Stories May 24, 2021
Google and Qualcomm partner to bring faster neural network updates to Android users
The news slipped through the cracks last week with the madness that was I/O 2021, but Google had another notable announcement. Starting with future versions of Android, Google and Qualcomm will offer a faster way to roll out neural network updates to Android users on Snapdragon chips.
Qualcomm Stories May 20, 2021
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 778G is yet another option for 5G in mid-range devices
Qualcomm just announced another addition to its popular Snapdragon 700-series of chipsets. Starting this year, you’ll see phones powered by the Snapdragon 778G.
Qualcomm Stories May 12, 2021
Samsung Galaxy A52, A72 launches reportedly stifled by global chip shortage
The most popular Android smartphones in the world are reportedly facing an obstacle. Samsung’s Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A72 are, according to a new report, victims of the ongoing pandemic-spurred global chip shortage.
Qualcomm Stories May 10, 2021
Late last week, news broke of a Qualcomm modem vulnerability that carried some series implications for Android devices. Good news for Samsung users, though. Apparently, Samsung has been rolling out a fix for this Qualcomm security issue for a while now.
Qualcomm Stories March 25, 2021
Qualcomm is the name of the game in the Android flagship market, but as top-end chips became more expensive, the 700 series became an alternative of choice for many. Today, Qualcomm has revealed the Snapdragon 780G, a sequel to the Snapdragon 765G that delivers a big performance gain.
Qualcomm Stories March 23, 2021
Chipmakers do not have a strong track record of selling hardware directly to consumers. That’s not stopping Qualcomm with a report today describing plans to create an Android-powered Nintendo Switch.
Qualcomm Stories March 12, 2021
Even a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, its effects are still being felt. Over the past few months, especially, a worldwide shortage of the chips that power connected devices has left various silicon components in limited supply. Now, it seems the chip shortage is affecting Qualcomm.
Qualcomm Stories March 8, 2021
Details and specifications of the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 775 chipset have supposedly leaked with this upper mid-range chipset being a direct successor to the Snapdragon 765.