Snapdragon 617 SoC gets Continuum
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Great for Corporation phones

Microsoft’s Continuum feature now supports the mid-range Snapdragon 617 SoC which will make a range of mid-range phones more corporate friendly.

Qualcomm repositions its Snapdragons
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Changing the numbers makes all the difference

Qualcomm has had a sudden brainwave and decided that changing the numbers of its the Snapdragon 620 and 618 to the Snapdragon 652 and 650 will change everything.

Qualcomm lands lots of orders next year
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14nm FinFET LPP Snapdragon 820 saved its bacon

Qualcomm appears to have had a sudden rash of orders for its chips, leading some to speculate that might be the reason the outfit did not try to hive off its chip business.

Intel loses LG’s Nuclun 2 to TSMC
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Low production capacity

The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell on earth yarn that Intel will not be getting the work for LG’s Nuclun 2 because it lacks the production capacity.

Snapdragon 810 needed better thermal management
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First phones were rushed by partners

The reason that Qualcomm's 810 had heating problems was because the early phones were rushed into production by its business partners before it was ready.

Samsung unveils second generation FinFET Exynos 8890
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Octa core 14nm Cat 12 LTE modem

Samsung has officially unveiled its second generation FinFET processor and dubbed it Exynos 8890.

Qualcomm denies Snapdragon 820 breathes fire
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Executives firefight a hot-topic

Four Qualcomm VPs and execs absolutely denied that its new Snapdragon 820 was suffering from any thermal issues.

Snapdragon 820 reference device looks snappy
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Runs Android 6.0

Qualcomm has shown us the reference devices for the new Snapdragon 820 and the tablet and phone was rather snappy as it ran Android 6.0.

Snapdragon 820 needs 30 percent less power
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Compared to the Snapdragon 810 SoC

Qualcomm has shown a slide that indicates that the normalized power consumption of a Snapdragon 820 is 30 per cent less than the earlier 810 and could mean batteries lasting a third longer. ..

Qualcomm to ship 932 milion MSM chips
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932 Million MSM chips and modems

Qualcomm, is planning to ship more than 932 Million MSM chips by Christmas.