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Qualcomm is making midrange Android phones more powerful with its new Snapdragon 710 chip

Somewhere between the Snapdragon 845 and Snapdragon 660<p>What’s more powerful than Qualcommn’s midrange Snapdragon 660 processor, but not quite as powerful as the top-of-the-line Snapdragon 845 chip found in flagships like the Samsung Galaxy S9? The answer is apparently Qualcomm’s newest mobile …

Mobile Technology

China's $100 Billion Smartphone Maker

So maybe there <i>is</i> a $100 billion smartphone company hiding in China, after all.<p>It's just not Xiaomi Corp.<p>New data from Counterpoint Research point to …

Qualcomm Tries to Get More Credit for Having the Fastest Wireless Modems

With its stock price under pressure and an unwanted suitor circling, Qualcomm is trying to reset and refocus the industry conversation to highlight …

Samsung faces challenge from Xiaomi in Indian smartphone market

Samsung Electronics Co. retained the top spot in the Indian smartphone market in the third quarter but continues to face a strong challenge from …

Huawei unveils faster phone chip it says can beat Apple, Samsung | Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - Huawei [HWT.UL] aims to use artificial intelligence-powered features such as instant image recognition to take on rivals Samsung and Apple when it launches its new flagship phone next month, a top executive said on Saturday.<p>FILE PHOTO: Visitors are seen at HUAWEI stand during the …

Batteries

Nokia 8 review: Now with Android 8.1 Oreo | Trusted Reviews

<b>What is the Nokia 8?</b><p>The Nokia 8 is a flagship phone through and through, with major components and features that are ostensibly a match for the best …

The LG V30 will have a huge, 6-inch OLED screen

Unlike most smartphone makers, LG doesn't exactly keep the details about upcoming phones under wraps. Instead, the company slowly releases info on …

Mobile Technology

Boring Motorola is making smartphones exciting again

Smartphones are exciting again.<p>Like all products that reach maturity, modern smartphones as we know them today — rectangle glass touchscreen slabs — …

Mobile Technology

Oculus Working With Qualcomm on Wireless Rift, Slashes Price in Half - ExtremeTech

By on July 14, 2017 at 10:27 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>A new report claims that Oculus is …

Virtual Reality

Exclusive: Here's the fingerprint tech that will make home buttons obsolete

While Apple and Samsung race to be the first company to perfect a fingerprint scanner that resides under a smartphone's display, a Chinese company …

Phones

The OnePlus 5 design is a step backwards

While OnePlus – and some others – would like to have you believe the OnePlus 5 design doesn’t look at all like the iPhone 7 Plus, it clearly does. But laboring that similarity misses a larger point: it’s not so much the iPhone 7 Plus connection that’s disappointing as it is the Oppo R11 connection. …

All Extremely Happy People Give Up These 17 Behaviors | Inc.com

Happiness is something that all people want. People spend billions of dollars each year trying to buy material items that are supposed to make them feel fulfilled, only to discover that, once purchased, the goods lose their appeal. Happiness, it seems, is short-lived.<p>The biggest problem with …

Happiness

LG said to be working with Qualcomm on Snapdragon 845 processor for LG G7

After the LG G6 skipped the Snapdragon 835, possibly because Samsung snapped up the first batch for the Galaxy S8, it sounds like LG may be taking …

The case for Android Oreo

Google is expected to soon announce more details on version 8.0 of Android, which we know to be codenamed Android O. But the biggest question about Android O — more so than what new features it will bring to the mobile OS or if Google will be able to actually get carriers and hardware companies to …

Project Treble seeks to put Android updates on the fast lane

Team Android is hacking away from the Googleplex on another efficiency coup that will let vendors from the semiconductor level all the way up to …

Android News

Samsung and Intel support the FTC's lawsuit against Qualcomm

The Federal Trade Comission’s main purposes are to protect consumer rights and prevent anti-competitive practices in the USA. They keep companies from becoming monopolies, and Qualcomm got in its crosshairs earlier this year. The FTC filed a suit against the San Diego-based company, and now they …

What to expect from upcoming mid-range smartphones

We’ve seen a number of major flagship releases already this year, and there are still plenty more to come, especially from the more affordable mid-tier. Just in time for their arrival, Qualcomm has unveiled its latest Snapdragon 660 and 630 mobile platforms, which will likely be powering a number …

Apple’s China Problem

Did you hear about the new Microsoft Surface Laptop? The usual suspects are claiming it’s a MacBook competitor, which is true insomuch as it is a …

IPhone 7

The Age of Misinformation

Facebook, Twitter, Google, and Microsoft must recognize a special responsibility for the parts of their services that host or inform public discourse.<p>There are two big problems with America’s news and information landscape: concentration of media, and new ways for the powerful to game it.<p>First, we …

Social Media

Apple ceases iPhone payments to Qualcomm, escalating feud

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is refusing to pay any royalties owed to mobile chip maker Qualcomm for some of the features in the iPhone, escalating a …