Apple paid royalties to Qualcomm
Published in News
Friday, 21 April 2017 12:02

Apple paid royalties to Qualcomm


Despite the law suits

Shareholders in Qualcomm breathed a sigh of relief after it was revealed that the fruity cargo cult Apple had been paying some of the money it owed for royalties.

Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ SoCs compared
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 19 April 2017 21:39

Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ SoCs compared


Exynos 8895 vs. Snapdragon 835

Both the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ will be available with two SoCs, Samsung's own Exynos 8895 chipset and Qualcomm's pride and joy, the Snapdragon 835 chipset, and now, both of them have been pitted against each other in a couple of benchmarks.

Xiaomi officially unveils the new Mi 6 smartphone
Published in Mobiles


Snapdragon 835 SoC, 5.15-inch screen and no headphone jack

As expected and announced earlier, Xiaomi has unveiled its newest flagship smartphone, the Mi 6, at an event in China.

Xiaomi Mi6 gets top GeekBench score
Published in Mobiles
Saturday, 15 April 2017 12:48

Xiaomi Mi6 gets top GeekBench score


Beats Samsung Galaxy S8

Xiaomi Mi6 is launching in the coming week and the most of the details about the new  Snapdragon 835 based phone have  been revealed. 

T-Mobile US spent $8 billion on 4G network
Published in Network
Saturday, 15 April 2017 12:16

T-Mobile US spent $8 billion on 4G network


Buys you 1,500 wireless licenses

It is not a big secret that Verizon is the biggest network in the US, followed by AT&T and T-Mobile, but T-Mobile is doing a great job in catching up and now the outfit has announced that it plans to spend $8 billion to improve its 4G network.  

Blackberry wins arbitration case against Qualcomm
Published in Mobiles


Claims it was overcharged.

BlackBerry shares surged 18 per cent after the troubled phone maker won a $815 million award from Qualcomm.

Qualcomm files counterclaims to Apple lawsuit
Published in Mobiles


Fight fire with fire   

Qualcomm’s executives were untraditionally vocal after the Apple lawsuit. Now they've came up with counterclaims and answers to back up their case against Apple. 

MediaTek in trouble
Published in Processors
Friday, 07 April 2017 13:17

MediaTek in trouble


MediaTek expects a poor first quarter

MediaTek thinks that its smartphone chip shipments will fall below 100 million units in the first quarter of 2017 and rebound only slightly to 110-120 million in the second quarter.

Competition in AI platform market to heat up in 2017
Published in News


Intel, Qualcomm, Nvidia, AMD vying for customers in AI-fueled markets


Major component manufacturers in the artificial intelligence (AI) market have all increased their efforts to develop more aggressive processors for AI-fueled markets in 2017 including autonomous vehicles, enterprise drones, medical care, smart factories, image recognition, and general neural network research and development.

Asustek misses Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 31 March 2017 12:35

Asustek misses Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835


ZenFone will be delayed


Asustek will be delaying its its fourth-generation ZenFone until June or July after failing to get its paws on Qualcomm's 10nm Snapdragon 835 processor and not wanting to use the older-generation Snapdragon 821.