Tag Archive: Qualcomm


Apple wins two patent rulings against Qualcomm

Apple and Qualcomm’s ongoing patent wars have netted two victories for Apple.

Qualcomm’s processors — at the very least, its modems — are key for any LTE-connected device in today’s world. Beyond the high quality of the radios, Qualcomm is also the only company that licenses the CDMA technology that Sprint and Verizon use for their 2G and 3G networks. Earlier this year, Apple and Qualcomm began a legal battle over Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory (FRAND) patents that stated  [Read More…]

Qualcomm takes a jab at Apple by reminding us that Android did it first

A few hours before the grand iPhone X reveal, Qualcomm wants to make sure consumers don’t forget about Android. To this end, the chip maker has published a list of Android firsts that were made possible thanks to Qualcomm technology. For example, the post credits the HTC One M8 for being the first device to […]

Qualcomm has reportedly no plans of releasing a Snapdragon 836

Remember the rumors which claimed the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will be the first handsets to come equipped with the Snapdragon 836 – an upgraded version of the current Snapdragon 835 processor? Well, it seems they had no real substance. According to the Android Police who has spoken to an industry source familiar […]

Qualcomm isn’t working on a Snapdragon 836, Pixel 2 to sport Snapdragon 835

New reports suggest Qualcomm isn’t working on a mid-cycle refresh to the Snapdragon 835.

Early Pixel 2 rumors suggested the phones will be powered by the Snapdragon 836, a mid-year refresh to the Snapdragon 835 with a minor uptick in performance. Qualcomm did the same last year with the Snapdragon 821, which made its debut on the first-generation Pixel. But according to two new reports from XDA Developers and Android Police, Qualcomm never had any plans for a Snapdragon  [Read More…]

Qualcomm announces new depth-sensing technology for Android cameras

Second generation Spectra Module Program brings 3D depth-sensing and improved biometric authentication to Android devices.

Qualcomm introduced the Spectra ISP powered Clear Sight dual-camera system in 2016 with the promise of “astonishing results that mimic human vision.” Today it is upping the ante with the second generation Spectra Module Program that brings 3D computer vision to Android products using the Qualcomm Snapdragon Platform.

That’s the sort of news that gets futurists and engineers excited, but everyone benefits  [Read More…]

Trade Commission agrees to investigate Apple for alleged Qualcomm patent violation

Qualcomm claims Apple is infringing on key patents.

The U.S. International Trade Commission has announced that it will be investigating Apple following allegations from Qualcomm that the Cupertino-based company infringed on Qualcomm’s patents with the iPhone 7. Some models of iPhone 7 use an Intel modem rather than a Qualcomm one, and while Qualcomm does not claim that the modem itself violates any patents, Apple’s implementation of that modem reportedly does.

Earlier this summer, Qualcomm filed the  [Read More…]

Where did all of this Qualcomm hate come from?

Qualcomm’s patents and their usage fees have many up in arms and are at the center of a big legal mess.

Around the web, you’ll find plenty of things written about Qualcomm. Most of it is news about its latest products, or reviews of the same products but you’ll also see a new trend of … distaste for Qualcomm. Most of the time there is no back story given about why. So that’s what we’re going to  [Read More…]

Qualcomm files patent infringement complaints against Apple, aims to ban U.S. iPhone imports

Qualcomm says the iPhone uses six inventions that Apple isn’t paying for.

Qualcomm owns a lot of IP (intellectual property). Much of it is for things we don’t think about when we are using a phone powered by one of its processors, like network data transfer and battery management. Today, it has filed a complaint with the ITC (international trade commission) against Apple, which it says uses six patented technologies without offering the correct compensation to Qualcomm.

It makes  [Read More…]

Qualcomm are making fingerprint sensors embedded in displays

One of the main reasons bezels still exist is to host a button that doubles as a fingerprint sensor. This could all be about to change as Qualcomm are making a sensor that it says will work embedded under a display. The Galaxy S8 is one of the first devices to feature an almost bezel-less […]

Qualcomm solidifies its role in medical tech with connected glucose meters

The company has teamed up with Johnson and Johnson’s Diabetes Care Companies to help bring wireless capabilities to an oft-used blood glucose meter.

Qualcomm’s subsidiary, Qualcomm Life, Inc., announced that it is taking steps to help solidify its role in medical tech by hooking up with the makers behind connected blood glucose meters.

Qualcomm plans to bring better wireless capabilities to LifeScan’s OneTouch Verio Flex, which already syncs data through Bluetooth. The technology will essentially help streamline the current  [Read More…]