Essential PH1 Android 8.1 beta OTA arrives
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 23 February 2018 12:06

Essential PH1 Android 8.1 beta OTA arrives


All new colors shipping  

Essential - the phone launched by Andy Ruben and a bunch of other ex-Googlers has launched three new colors and announced Oreo Android 8.1 OTA beta too.

Samsung is building 7nm Snapdragon 5G chipset
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 22 February 2018 14:07

Samsung is building 7nm Snapdragon 5G chipset


ULV for the first ever 7nm chip

Cristiano Amon told us not so long ago that Samsung and Qualcomm are now big friends and allies, and confirmed that Samsung will be working with Qualcomm on current and future phones. Now, both companies have announced that Snapdragon 5G chipset will be using Samsung’s 7nm LPP EUV process.

IBM and Unity use Watson AI for games
Published in News
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 17:05

IBM and Unity use Watson AI for games


Star Trek Bridge Crew and AR and VR games

It is not every day when heavyweight of the Artificial Intelligence market, IBM, announces that its Watson AI will end up in the Unity engine targeting future AR and VR games.

Broadcom lowers its offer to $79
Published in News
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 15:35

Broadcom lowers its offer to $79


Qcom refused us at $82, let's offer less

The $82 per share offer from Broadcom is off the table, now the company is offering $79. This was initiated after Qualcomm reached an agreement to pay more for NXP.

Intel 10nm notebook part with Gen 11 graphics spotted
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Ice Lake U with 48 CUs

Intel is soon to release its 8th generation Coffee Lake H processors for notebooks but according to a recently leaked roadmap, there is still no sign of 10nm processors. The Ice Lake U, a 10nm notebook part might come with significantly improved graphics, but it is coming in the uncertain future.

Qualcomm met with Broadcom
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 23:06

Qualcomm met with Broadcom


The board will discuss the next step

Valentine’s Day was quite hot as both Qualcomm and Broadcom senior management discussed the Broadcom acquisition proposal.

Snapdragon X50 hits 4.51 Gbps
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 13:59

Snapdragon X50 hits 4.51 Gbps


Triples the speed from last demo

Snapdragon X24 is a huge step forward getting the connection on your phone up to 2 Gbps, but 5G will be faster. Qualcomm has just announced that an X50 modem can get you to 4.51 Gbps speeds and probably faster by the launch day.

Snapdragon X24 is the first 7nm 2Gbps modem
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 13:06

Snapdragon X24 is the first 7nm 2Gbps modem


316.58 Mbps upload, double from 2017

Back in October Fudzilla asked Cristiano Amon, now President and Alex Katouzian VP and general manager of the mobile business at Qualcomm about the future of Gigabit LTE modems and we got a clear indication that things will be faster using the 1.2 GHz Snapdragon X20. The company has just announced that the Snapdragon X24 is the first 7nm chip and not only that, it supports 2Gbps speeds.

Snapdragon 670 is 10 nm mainstream
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 11:08

Snapdragon 670 is 10 nm mainstream


2+6 cores mainstream

Qualcomm is gaining traction with its 600 series chipsets and it is about to announce a new one. The Snapdragon 670 comes with dual high-end CPUs and six energy efficient ones, all in 10nm.

Samsung will use Qualcomm 5G NR X50
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 09 February 2018 15:07

Samsung will use Qualcomm 5G NR X50


Ready in 2019, confirmed by Cristiano Amon

One thing we came away with from yesterday’s big Qualcomm announcement that 20 companies are committed to coming to market in 2019 with Qualcomm X50 NR based devices. Cristiano Amon, the President of Qualcomm just confirmed that Samsung is also on board with the X50.