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Qualcomm Receives License From US Government To Sell 4G Chips To Huawei

Qualcomm received a license from the US government to sell 4G mobile phone chips to Huawei, despite the sanctions. US companies were forced to stop doing business with the Chinese company after trade restrictions imposed by the US government went into effect. A Qualcomm spokesperson confirmed Reuters that the company has received a license for a number of products, but did not offer any specific information. The company has other pending license applications with the United States government. Qualcomm's license only covers 4G chips and it is unknown if it will cover the 5G chips that would be included in newer phones. Huawei said in August that it was running out of processor chips due to sanctions, and had stated that "this year ...
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Qualcomm’s New Immersive Home Products Could Power Your Next Mesh Wi-Fi Router

Qualcomm announced its new line of mesh networking products 'Immersive Home Platforms' which the company says will bring gigabit speeds to people's home Wi-Fi networks. Qualcomm describes Immersive Home Platforms as a successor to its mesh network platforms, but with a focus on smaller sizes and lower costs. In a press release, the company says these new immersive home platforms are "small as the back of your hand." Also, Qualcomm says they are profitable and can target low prices. Immersive home platforms use a "novel modular architecture approach", advanced network packet processing technology, and integrate Wi-Fi 6 and 6E to achieve high speeds in a smaller form factor. On top of that, Qualcomm says it offers four tiers of imm...
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Qualcomm and Jacoti to Bring Hearing Enhancement Technology to Bluetooth Headphones

Qualcomm will collaborate with the audio technology company Jacoti to integrate your hearing enhancement software into Bluetooth chips. In a press release, Qualcomm detailed plans to bring hearing software to its QCC5100 series 'Bluetooth ultra low power' systems on chip (SoC). Qualcomm makes those chips for use in true wireless earbuds and Bluetooth headsets, and says the integration will add more accessible and accurate custom hearing aid and security features. As part of the motivation behind the collaboration, Qualcomm aims for a Report of the World Health Organization (WHO) That says that one-third of the world's population over 65 has a disabling hearing loss. Additionally, more than 1 billion adolescents and adults are at ...
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Qualcomm’s annual Tech Summit will be held digitally starting December 1

Qualcomm released invitations to its December Tech Summit event, where it is expected to announce the new Snapdragon 800 series chipset. Unlike in previous years, when Qualcomm hosted the event in Hawaii, this year's Tech Summit will be a digital event due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. According to a 'Save the Date' sent to the press, the Tech Summit will take place from December 1 to 2 of this year. In the invitation, Qualcomm described the event as the "continuation of our favorite event in digital form." "We bring you the islands this year, along with the latest and greatest news from Snapdragon," the invitation reads. Unfortunately, Qualcomm did not share any other details about the event. However, judging from previous Tech Summits, there are a f...
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Qualcomm allegedly wants the US to let it sell Snapdragon chips to Huawei

Qualcomm reportedly wants the Trump administration to allow the sale of its Snapdragon mobile chips to Huawei. The report comes from Wall street journal (via 9to5Google) and follows Huawei's recent confirmation that it would no longer use its internal Kirin processors. Due to the US ban on the China-based phone maker, Huawei's contractors will no longer accept orders to make Kirin chips. According to the WSJQualcomm wants Trump to lift certain restrictions on Huawei so that it can provide the company with 5G chipsets. Furthermore, the WSJ It said Qualcomm wants to tap into the potential of “$ 8 billion” (about $ 10.7 billion CAD) in orders from Huawei. Along with that, a Qualcomm deal could prevent "two foreign competitors" f...
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Qualcomm Snapdragon vulnerability affects 40% of all Android phones: REPORT

Vulnerabilities were found in a Qualcomm Snapdragon chip that could allow attackers to get photos, videos, call recordings and other data on Android phones, says Check Point Research (via Bleeping Computer) In a new report, Check Point described how it discovered more than 400 security flaws in a Snapdragon digital signal processor (DSP) chip made by Qualcomm Technologies. Designed as a system on a chip, a DSP contains hardware and software designed to optimize phone functions such as charging capabilities, multimedia experiences, and audio. The vulnerable DSP chip "can be found in almost every Android phone on the planet, including high-end phones from Google, Samsung, LG, Xiaomi, OnePlus, and more," the researchers write. These DSP flaws could help hackers turn specific pho...
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Qualcomm warns of 5G flagship delay, could mean the 2020 iPhone

Qualcomm warned of a delay for an upcoming “global 5G flagship phone launch” and confirmed it settled a long-running patent dispute with Huawei. The news came amid the company’s Q3 2020 results, which saw the stock spike 13 percent on the Huawei news. Qualcomm said it expects handset sales to drop about 15 percent in its fourth-quarter because of the flagship phone delay. Although the company didn’t specify which phone, the company likely referred to the upcoming iPhone. Rumours about the iPhone 12 suggest it will include 5G, and that Apple delayed the launch of the phone due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although Apple hasn’t said anything publicly about the rumours, it would track that Qualcomm’s unknown delayed flagship device is th...
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Qualcomm announces new Quick Charge 5 with support for 100W+ charging

Qualcomm announced its new ‘Quick Charge 5’ standard that brings 100W+ charging for Android phones. The company boasts this is the first commercially viable fast charging platform to support over 100W charging in a smartphone. Further, Qualcomm says Quick Charge 5 will charge devices from zero to 50 percent in just five minutes. Additionally, Quick Charge 5 includes the company’s ‘Battery Saver’ and ‘Smart Identification of Adapter’ capabilities, which can help improve efficiency and extend the battery life cycle. Qualcomm says Quick Charge 5 is 70 percent more efficient than Quick Charge 4. At the same time, it offers 10 times the power delivery of Quick Charge 1. The company says the new tech supports ‘2S’ batteries and 20V of po...
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Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 865 Plus platform

Qualcomm has announced its newest mobile system-on-a-chip (SoC), the Snapdragon 865 Plus. Boasting improvements to CPU, GPU and wireless performance, the 865 Plus is the successor to the Snapdragon 865 SoC announced late last year. Since then, Qualcomm says the 865 has powered over 140 devices already announced or in development. First up, the 865 Plus sports a Qualcomm Kryo 585 CPU Prime with a core clock speed of up to 3.1GHz, or about a 10 percent increase over the regular 865. It also sports an Adreno 650 GPU with 10 percent faster graphics rendering. On top of that, Qualcomm says the 865 Plus is compatible with its new FastConnect 6900 platform. The 6900 boasts Wi-Fi speeds of up to 3.6Gbps, better Bluetooth and more. The Snapdragon 865 Plus can utilize Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X5...
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Qualcomm unveils new Snapdragon Wear 4100 and 4100 Plus smartwatch chips

Qualcomm introduced two new smartwatch processors destined for Put on OS gadgets, marking the primary main replace to the platform in years. The brand new Snapdragon Put on 4100 Plus and Put on 4100 are the primary main updates since 2018’s Snapdragon Put on 3100, which itself was a minor improve to 2016’s Snapdragon 2100. Additional, contemplating the 3100 and 2100 shared the identical foremost processor, the Put on 4100 will carry the primary main pace enchancment to Put on OS in 4 years. Qualcomm says the brand new chips will carry important pace enhancements, in addition to huge jumps in GPU, reminiscence, digital camera and battery efficiency. Simply by trying on the {hardware}, this could come as no shock. Beginning with the processor, the Put on 4100 consists of 4 Cortex-A53 ...