Chipmaker Qualcomm has confirmed that its new flagship chip won't be powering a "large customer's flagship device" that is launching later this year. If rumors are true, then the company in question is smartphone maker Samsung.
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The chip maker says its Snapdragon processors are an important element to creating secure methods of rendering mobile devices bricks if stolen.
Market research says Apple and Samsung accounted for 85 percent of 4G smartphone sales in China in the first two months of 2014. Chinese chip manufacturers worry the market will be monopolized by Western chip makers Qualcomm and Marvell.
The chip maker's chief executive said its partners' strong smartphone and tablet sales helped drive the record quarterly results, but missed on estimates. Its Q2 outlook also missed estimates.
A teardown of Samsung's new Galaxy S4 Android smartphone shows that Qualcomm is a big winner, succeeding in getting multiple chips onto the motherboard.
You may have noticed that your newest smartphone seems to charge up faster than your phones and tablets did in the past. Your feeling would be correct if you have a phone with a supported Qualcomm chip inside.
As expected, Qualcomm cashed in on smartphone sales and the chipsets that go with them.
Qualcomm is largely running away with the smartphone and tablet field. Analysts are openly wondering if there's any competition for Qualcomm.
Intel has outlined its processor plans for the coming year, but there's a feeling of evolution rather than revolution about the announcement as it attempts to woo the all-important low end.
Qualcomm is bringing quad-core to high-volume smartphones, with an eye to getting a foot in the door in China's rapidly growing market.
Now that AT&T has approved the HTC One X+, the first 4G LTE-compatible smartphone powered by the Tegra 3 processor, Nvidia is now in the perfect position to put pressure on Qualcomm and its Snapdagon S4 processors.
According to reports, Apple and Qualcomm failed in their bids to invest for exclusive access to TSMC chip supplies.
The chipmaker has reported strong second-quarter earnings, citing hefty shipments of 3G and 4G-enabled smartphones
Marvell dominates processors for Chinese smartphones, but is about to take some heat from Qualcomm.
The Lumia 800 has appeal for both professional and personal users, and the reuse of the N9 chassis design is a good move. The result is a solid Windows Phone 7.5 handset.
Microsoft's next-gen operating system won't yield big returns for Qualcomm in the near future, but ultimately will carry the chipmaker into a wider range of computing devices.
If you want to try 3D on a smartphone we recommend the less expensive LG Optimus 3D, which shoots 3D stills to a higher resolution and has a dedicated 3D user interface with better 3D integration.
Chip maker Qualcomm is focusing on integrating gesture technology into its smartphone chips following the acquisition of technology from GestureTek.The deal — details of which are unknown — gives Qualcomm ownership of "certain intellectual property assets related to gesture technology", as well as engineering resources, the company announced on Tuesday.
Texas Instruments and Qualcomm, two of the biggest suppliers of ARM-based processors in the smartphone market, have announced chips intended to run Microsoft Windows 8. Their arrival (probably) next year will help answer a number of interesting questions about the relative power, performance, and price of Intel and ARM chips, and the efficiency of modern versions of Windows compared with the Linux-based Google Android operating system.
Intel's new '3D' transistor design will not, on its own, be enough to make Intel successful in the smartphone and tablet markets, Gartner analyst Ken Dulaney has told ZDNet UK