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Displaying items by tag: Qualcomm

Friday, 18 September 2015 08:42

What is smart/fast charge?

Many smartphones struggle to give a day’s use – high-res screens, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 4G – all are battery suckers. The solution appears to be fast charging – but not all systems are equal.

Published in Mobility
Tuesday, 15 September 2015 16:46

What to expect from flagship smartphones next year

Qualcomm has announced its new Snapdragon 820 – a blazingly fast system on a chip (SOC). As flagship smartphones tend to use Qualcomm’s best – or at least try to match it with their own chips - here is what you can expect from your pocket rocket.

Published in Mobility
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Tuesday, 09 June 2015 11:32

Windows 10: welcome to hardware-based DRM

There is a lot about Windows 10 which is out there in the open. There are some things that are a little more closed. Like PlayReady 3.0.

Published in Open Sauce

This year more than 112 million non-smartphone connected devices – mobile PCs, tablets and mobile hot spot devices - will be sold worldwide, as demand for Internet access for mobile, social and information drives greater adoption.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Saturday, 20 December 2014 13:53

Mobile phone features in 2015

Premium mobile phone features for 2015 are largely determined by what ARM chipmaker Qualcomm can build into the next generation chipset – which in turn is driven by what customers want, and are willing to pay for.

Published in Mobility
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Australian-based health research group, The George Institute for Global Health, has teamed up with giant American mobile chip maker Qualcomm to set up a new mHealth centre in China to research the leading causes of premature death amongst the Chinese population.

Published in Health
Tuesday, 08 July 2014 15:28

Tech titans band together in new IOT alliance

A number of tech heavyweights including Intel, Samsung, and Broadcom have joined forces as part of a new nonprofit group called the Open Interconnect Consortium, or OIC, in a bid to develop standards and certification for devices involved in the Internet of Things.

Published in Deals
Tuesday, 01 July 2014 13:32

Google leads MapR $110 million financing

Hadoop specialist MapR Technologies has closed a $110 million fund raising, with an $80 million equity financing led by Google Capital and a debt facility of $30 million led by Silicon Valley Bank.

Published in Deals

US telco giant Verizon is now the world’s most valuable telecoms brand, currently worth US$53.5 billion, following its acquisition last February of Vodafone’s 45% indirect interest in its Wireless subsidiary, according to a newly published report.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Tuesday, 04 March 2014 15:57

Firefox OS: more devices, more developer tools

Mozilla announced a new Firefox OS reference phone, a new reference tablet, and new developer tools at Mobile World Congress last week. Additional commercial devices running Firefox OS were also revealed.

Published in Mobility
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 13:14

Qualcomm releases Gimbal to track your shopping habits

Christmas shopping is set to become a lot more personalised, and potentially invasive - Qualcomm has made its Gimbal sensors, or "proximity beacons", commercially available, initially for stores and retail outlets.

Published in Development

Mark Zuckerberg and a band of tech giants including Samsung, Nokia and Ericsson have joined up to launch internet.org, aiming to bring the Internet to those who don't have it.

Published in Deals
Thursday, 08 August 2013 10:56

LG tries again with G2

LG today announced the G2, its latest flagship smartphone, with the key competitive difference being an unusual rear key for device on-and-off control and volume.

Published in Mobility
Thursday, 04 October 2012 07:21

Microsoft Windows 8 Phone to be announced?

Evidence is mounting that Microsoft will soon announce its own Microsoft branded Windows 8 smart phones. Microsoft is silent on the matter (including no denials), but it makes perfect sense and it seems only a matter of when for the "Microphone".

Published in Mobility
Samsung and Qualcomm along with Gill Industries, Peiker Acustic, Powermat Technologies and SK Telecom have set up the Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP), an organisation to promote global standardisation of wireless power transfer technology for mobile devices.
Monday, 19 March 2012 23:39

What will Apple do with its $98B?

Speculation is mounting as to what Apple will do with its pile of cash.  Here are some of the possible options.

Published in Listed Tech

Ericsson and Qualcomm say they have achieved the first successful handover of a voice call from LTE to a standard 3G network.

Published in Mobility

US electronics giant Qualcomm - best known for its wireless chips - has acquired substantially all of the technology and other assets of HaloIPT, a provider of wireless charging technology for electric road vehicles developed at the University of Auckland.

Published in Deals
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 21:55

Wireless 20.6% of PC broadband connections in Europe

According to a new research report, HSPA/LTE accounted for 20.6% of the total number of broadband connections in Europe at the end of 2010, and wireless broadband penetration is growing at a spectacular rate.

Published in Market

Microsoft has licensed augmented reality technology from GeoVector to enable it to add augmented reality functions to its mobile devices.

Published in Strategy

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