The decision to use its own Exynos SoC and not Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 in the Galaxy S6 has generated a lot of fuss. What is Samsung up to? Is it the right move? What impact is it going to have on the mobile market?
OPPO VOOC Flash Charge takes on Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0
March 26, 2015
Qualcomm's Quick Charge 2.0 may be fast, but OPPO's VOOC Flash Charge can replenish a battery to 75 percent in just 30 minutes.
Qualcomm pits its Quick Charge 2.0 tech against conventional chargers in this video
March 25, 2015
Qualcomm has demonstrated that its Quick Charge 2.0 technology can bring an empty Nexus 6 to 50 percent charge in just 40 minutes.
Cyanogen receives $80 million in funding from Qualcomm, Twitter, and others
March 23, 2015
Cyanogen is scaling up in a big way. The company led by Steve Kondik and Kirt McMaster announced it secured funding totaling $80 million.
Qualcomm teases Snapdragon 820 SoC and ultrasonic fingerprint scanning
March 2, 2015
Qualcomm talks about its upcoming Snapdragon 810, Sense ID ultrasonic fingerprint scanner and Zeroth machine learning platform at MWC 2015.
Cyanogen has a new look, and a new business collaborator in Qualcomm
March 2, 2015
Cyanogen and Qualcomm have jointly announced a partnership to ship Cyanogen created Android OS on some future Qualcomm Snapdragon reference devices.
Qualcomm announces LTE-U chips to boost data speeds using the 5GHz spectrum
February 27, 2015
To help address the increasing demand for mobile data, Qualcomm has announced LTE-U 5GHz small cell solutions and RF transceivers for mobile devices.
Android Authority this week
February 22, 2015
Hello fans, here are the biggest news in the world of Android this week. In typical Samsung fashion, we’ve been treated with a slew of mouthwatering teasers for the upcoming Galaxy S6 – Samsung is strongly hinting to a metal and glass design, and the company also alluded to built-in wireless charging. HTC went easier on the teasers, but the surprise may be spoiled anyway by a listing of the M9 on a German’s retailer website. In non-flagship news, the Pebble team announced a major update, new chips were unveiled by Samsung and Qualcomm, and LG introduced the elegant Watch Urbane.
System on a chip guide – Spring 2015
February 20, 2015
With a selection of flagship smartphones right around the corner, we take a look at what to expect from the SoCs powering next-gen Android devices.
Qualcomm announces four new mid-tier SoCs with high-end performance and features
February 18, 2015
Qualcomm has announced its Cortex-A72 powered Snapdragon 618 and 620 SoCs and low-end octa-core, LTE capable Snapdragon 415 and 420.