Snapdragon 835 Stories August 6

Vulnerability in Snapdragon chips, ‘QualPwn,’ fixed with August security patch

When it comes to Android’s monthly security updates, some months can be more important than others. With the August 2019 Android security patch, Google and Qualcomm have fixed a set of “critical” vulnerabilities in their Snapdragon chips, dubbed “QualPwn,” that could allow hackers access to your phone’s underlying Linux kernel over the air.

Snapdragon 835 Stories September 5, 2017

Google’s Pixel 2 will likely use a Snapdragon 835 as Qualcomm seemingly has no plans for 836

Google is just about a month away from the launch of the Pixel 2, but we’re still pretty unclear on some of its specifications. For quite some time the rumor mill pointed toward its debut with the still unannounced Snapdragon 836 processor, but today we’re hearing that Qualcomm actually has no plans for that chipset.

Snapdragon 835 Stories January 23, 2017

During 2016, deciding which flagship smartphone to buy didn’t come down to the specs, but to all the other factors at play. Why? Because just about every flagship last year shipped with the same specs. Between LG G5, Galaxy S7, and HTC 10, it was basically the same across the board. However, if recent reports turn out to be true, things may be a bit different this year.

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Snapdragon 835 Stories January 3, 2017

With one of the first keynotes of CES 2017, Qualcomm has officially launched the Snapdragon 835. Slated for this year’s wave of Android devices, users can expect a 20% jump in various CPU tasks, increased energy efficiency, and support for Quick Charge 4.0.

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Snapdragon 835 Stories January 1, 2017

With the Qualcomm processor slated for the next generation of Android smartphones expected to launch at CES 2017, leaked slides have revealed specs and performance of the Snapdragon 835. Notable for shrinking the die from 14nm to 10nm, the GPU should provide a 20% performance increase for VR…

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Snapdragon 835 Stories November 17, 2016

If you pick up an Android smartphone today, odds are it’s running on top of a chipset from Qualcomm. The company’s popular Snapdragon processor lineup has been used on many Android smartphones and tablets for years now, and for good reason. The chips are reliable and perform well, along with bringing compatibility with certain exclusive features. One of those is Qualcomm Quick Charge, one of, if not the most popular charging standard available today. Now, that standard is getting an upgrade.

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