Up to 7.5 Gbps download, 3 Gbps upload
Qualcomm tends to introduce its latest modems just shortly before the Mobile World Congress time, and the company just launched its third generation 5G modem simply called X60.
$4.99 for founders, free for an hour a session
Google launched the Stadia cloud gaming service in late November 2019, and it crashed and burned. Without going into too many details, it didn’t deliver what people had hoped and didn't let you play your games. Nvidia Geforce Now is now available for free to everyone, hour session at a time, while the Founder Edition costs $4.99, and offers priority and unlimited gaming. Most importantly, you can play most of the games you own.
Snapdragon 8CX Shipping before Valentine day
Samsung is one romantic South Korean company as after months of delays it finally plans to ship Snapdragon 8CX powered Samsung Galaxy Book S and promised to deliver before February 14. All that and the promise of a 25-hour battery for video watching.
Part One: 5G
It all comes down to a single very memorable date, February 29, 2000, which was the first time I published an international article at The Register. Twenty years and thousands of stories later, I am ready to share some of my predictions for 2020. Let me start with 5G.
For the sake of PC
Windows 7 official support ended on the January 14 and Microsoft is urging all users to upgrade to Windows 10.
A part of the Intel’s CES 2020 keynote
Intel has showcased a concept PC codenamed Horseshoe Bend, and this gives you an idea of the future of the ultra-portable high-end PCs. Lenovo X1 Fold and Dell concept ORI already showcased their version of the concept, but Intel shared a bit of detail.
8CX with X55 millimeter waves
Lenovo and Qualcomm have announced a 5G enabled laptop at Computex 2019 under the codename Project Limitless, and at CES 2020, the company finally shared a bitfewdetails about it. It is arriving in spring 2020.
Reprogrammable automotive hardware for Tier 1 and OEM’s
Western readers are mostly focused on the automotive market of Europe, the USA, Japan and S Korea and in the last few years, China has become the automotive superpower. Automated Valet Parking and hardware necessary to make it a reality is highly complex, and Xilinx’s Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC (XAZU5EV) scored a hit with Baidu’s Apollo Computing Unit (ACU)
Senior director confirms early 1H 2021
Two weeks ago at beautiful Hawaiian island Maui, Intel also had a bit to say about the mobile side of things. The big laptop giant went against Qualcomm’s 8CX mainly on compatibility and lack of 64-bit support, but Martyn Stroeve, senior director of technology marketing, talked a bit about 5G powered laptops.
Analysis: CTO mindset
There was a lot of discussion about Intel’s CEO's recent presentation at the Credit Suisse technology conference. Bob Swan commented that he is willing to give up the 90 percent mark share mindset. He would instead get 30 percent of all silicon market valued at $288 TAM.