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Google loses three key SoC mobile engineers
Published in Mobiles


Pixel own in house SoC dream dies

Google has reportedly lots three of its key hardware engineers that gave the iPhone A series chip its edge. Manu Gulati, John Bruno and Vinod Chamarty waved Google goodbye, the departure caused by the lack of Google’s ambition to build a serious mobile SoC platform.  Apple will have an easier time to complete, now.

Qualcomm announces 75 5G designs
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 02 May 2019 08:49

Qualcomm announces 75 5G designs


In May 2019

The 5G networks around the world have just started booting up and Qualcomm’s President Cristiano Amon was happy to tell us that there are 75 5G design wins in the pipeline.

Late 2019, early 2020 high-end mobile chips will be 7nm
Published in Mobiles


Huawei, Qualcomm, Apple

TSMC has announced that it is doing a test production of  5nm EUV chips, but real production starts in 2020. A long-term investigation leads us to believe that most chips launching in the latter part of this year or early next year will, unlike the UK, remain on 7nm.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx 5G is out
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 25 February 2019 11:19

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx 5G is out


Extreme battery life with Snapdragon X55 modem

Cristiano Amon, President of Qualcomm, just announced that the Snapdragon 8cx Always-Connected PC platform will get a 5G version. The Snapdragon 8cx SoC is matched with the Snapdragon X55 modem to support SA, NSA, and up to 7Gbps downloads speeds.

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE is first with Snapdragon 712 SoC
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 20 February 2019 16:55

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE is first with Snapdragon 712 SoC


Smaller screen, similar camera, and lower price

While Xiaomi Mi 9 is the star of the show, the company has also unveiled a smaller Xiaomi Mi 9 SE, which will be the first smartphone with Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 712 SoC and come with a smaller screen, under-display fingerprint scanner, and similar triple rear camera setup.

Snapdragon X55 2nd gen 5G modem is out
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 19 February 2019 16:01

Snapdragon X55 2nd gen 5G modem is out


7Gbps supports 2G to 5G

2019 is the year of real 5G and companies like Qualcomm are enabling at least 20+ operators, 20 OEM building 5G partners and 30+ commercial 5G products to launch. The X50 was announced in 2016 and shipping to partners for a while and will enable the first wave of 5G devices. Snapdragon X55 is enabling the missing features and complementing the 5G offering.

OnePlus 5T gets Oxygen 9
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 26 December 2018 10:39

OnePlus 5T gets Oxygen 9


Android 9.0 Pie

A great app and a necessity for all OnePlus owners called Oxygen Updater has notified us that the OnePlus 5T has finally received the Android 9.0 aka Pie update. The app is available on the Google Play Store.

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 8cX
Published in PC Hardware
Thursday, 06 December 2018 20:55

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 8cX


Always connected and always on 7nm new SoC

Qualcomm's Sanjey Mehta, SVP and General manager of compute products, and Miguel Nunes, senior director of compute products, introduced and showed off a few features of the Snapdragon 8cx, a SoC that many called Snapdragon 1000 or 8150/8180. This is a SoC built from the ground up with a bigger Adreno 680 GPU, still fanless and with a lot of new tricks.

Snapdragon is twice the AI speed of its 7nm Android competitor
Published in AI


Senior director Gary Brotman dilates on future of AI

Snapdragon 855 has a joker card that brings it significantly ahead of the competition of all 7nm players in the Android market. Gary Brotman, a senior director of product management focused on AI, dropped a bomb on the competition confirming that the 4th generation AI platform from Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 is twice times faster than its 7nm Android based competitor.

Snapdragon 5G phones to arrive in Q2 2019
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 04 December 2018 20:13

Snapdragon 5G phones to arrive in Q2 2019


Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon confirms

Cristiano Amon took the stage at the company’s third technology summit - the second in Maui Hawaii, and showed a 5G prototype phone form-factor device on a live AT&T/Verizon network.