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Qualcomm’s WiFi 11ax mobile chip is a pre-cert powerhouse

Qualcomm’s WiFi 11ax mobile chip is a pre-cert powerhouse

WiFi 11ax is headed to smartphones and laptops this year, with Qualcomm announcing its newest chip combining speedy WiFi and Bluetooth 5.0. The Qualcomm WCN3998 jumps the gun on 802.11ax, arriving well in advance of the new standard being finalized. However, the chip-maker says, it'll offer the key features - and probably those you'll get the most benefit from - for devices as soon as 2018.

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Windows 10 on ARM is being groomed to fail

Windows 10 on ARM is being groomed to fail

Microsoft wants Windows 10 to be on all its supported platforms and so far it indeed has, from desktops to 2-in-1 tablets to Xbox to even mixed reality. But there is one place where Windows 10 continues to flounder: mobile. While the nascent Windows 10 on ARM, technically “on Qualcomm Snapdragon” really, aims to at least make Microsoft’s case on a new, and so far niche, class of devices. But it seems that Windows 10 on ARM’s published and now retracted limitations seems to paint a picture that is only a bit better compared to Windows RT but still more of the same. That is, a version of Windows 10 that might serve nobody in the end.

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This single-seater EV has wireless charging just like Formula E

This single-seater EV has wireless charging just like Formula E

As convenience transport goes, a tiny, single-seater electric car designed for darting through urban traffic and while you never have to plug in sounds pretty good. That's just what Electra Meccanica is promising, with the news that it's adding wireless recharging support to its SOLO EV, based on the same technology being used around some much, much faster electric one-seaters.

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Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S expected: One Massive Screen

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S expected: One Massive Screen

An Android that succeeds the smartphone with the biggest screen and tiniest bezel seems to be here at last. It's called the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, and it does not have a notch in the center of its forehead. Its notch is on the side of its forehead, where all good notches go. This device is the next in a line of devices that have no qualms with covering the entirety of the front of their bodies with screens - without the need for curves or arrays of sensors.

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Snapdragon X24 blurs the line between 4G LTE and 5G

Snapdragon X24 blurs the line between 4G LTE and 5G

Qualcomm, it would seem, is starting 2018 with a bang. Last week, the company announced that its Snapdragon X50 would enter testing this year with carriers around the world and feature in 5G phones beginning next year. This week, the focus is back on 4G LTE and the immediate future, as we see the new Snapdragon X24 pushing LTE boundaries further.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 benchmarks look good but not good enough

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 benchmarks look good but not good enough

In just a few weeks, we’ll be getting a glimpse of the next generation of Android smartphones slated for this year. Arriving with them is Qualcomm’s next-generation mobile platform, the Snapdragon 845. But before that chip goes out to market, Tom’s Guide was able to put this year’s top mobile processor through a few stress tests. And while the numbers do look impressive on their own and compared to last year’s flagships, the Snapdragon 845 might still have a tough time standing head to head with Apple’s A11 Bionic.

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Qualcomm board unanimously rejects Broadcom final $121B bid

Qualcomm board unanimously rejects Broadcom final $121B bid

The most popular mobile chip maker isn't exactly swimming in dough. In fact, it's in danger of losing a number of high-profile lawsuits in a couple of markets. But it's not desperate yet, at least not to the point of accepting Broadcom's best and, according to the latter, final offer to buy it. In a rather strongly-worded announcement and letter, Qualcomm announces that its board has unanimously rejected Broadcom's higher offer amounting to a hefty $121 billion .

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Qualcomm 5G aims for biggest brands in mobile gadgetry

Qualcomm 5G aims for biggest brands in mobile gadgetry

Qualcomm is celebrating something of a win today. As we're barreling toward a 5G future, Qualcomm has been attempting to sell its OEM partners on its Snapdragon X50 5G NR modem family. The company unsuprisingly wants this hardware at the center of the first 5G devices we'll see roll out over the next couple of years. Today, Qualcomm announced a fairly major victory on that front.

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Snapdragon 850 rumor pegs 5G for Windows 10 on ARM

Snapdragon 850 rumor pegs 5G for Windows 10 on ARM

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 may only be reaching new smartphones this quarter, but the chip-maker is already working on a Snapdragon 850 sources claim. The Snapdragon 845 is expected to make its sales debut at the heart of the Samsung Galaxy S9, or at least certain versions of the handset, which is due to break cover at Mobile World Congress 2018 later this month. Given Qualcomm's track record, however, it won't be long before its in a wide range of devices.

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Broadcom really, really wants to buy Qualcomm

Broadcom really, really wants to buy Qualcomm

Broadcom, it would seem, can't take no for an answer. Last year, Broadcom offered to buy chip maker Qualcomm, putting up a whopping $103 billion in a hostile takeover bid. Though that offer would turn a buyout into one of the biggest tech industry mergers ever, Qualcomm wasn't biting.

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2018 iPhone tipped to dump Qualcomm completely

2018 iPhone tipped to dump Qualcomm completely

Apple's ongoing spat with Qualcomm will have a big impact on the modem-maker's fortunes this year, with suggestions that every 2018 iPhone will jump ship to use Intel hardware instead. It's the latest installment of a long-lasting legal and contractual argument between the Cupertino company and what has been one of the most significant chipset providers for its smartphones. That battle culminated in a huge $1.2bn fine leveled at Qualcomm by the European Commission in January.

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Qualcomm fined $1.2bn in Apple LTE market abuse

Qualcomm fined $1.2bn in Apple LTE market abuse

Qualcomm will appeal a $1.2bn fine from the European Commission, after the EU decided the chip-maker had abused its position by paying Apple to stay loyal. The company had been investigated in Europe over allegations that, by paying sums in the billions of dollars to Apple in order to cement its use of Qualcomm LTE baseband chipsets, it artificially prevented competition around cellular connectivity in iPhones and iPads.

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