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What to expect from smartphone makers now that MWC 2020 is canceled

From LG to Huawei to Oppo and others, we have the latest details on their MWC-less plans
Tags: Apple, Google, Android, Mobile, Wearables, News, Roundup, Samsung, Trends, Barcelona, Xiaomi, Sony, Lg, Huawei, Qualcomm, 5g


2020 iPhones may feature Apple’s in house designed 5G antenna module

It is clear that Apple wants to distance itself as far as possible from Qualcomm, even though they settled the long legal battle with them last year. News has popped up claiming that Apple is trying to design their own 5G antenna for the upcoming 2020 iPhones that will be released soon, in attempt to use as little Qualcomm products as possible. Since the end of the legal battle, Apple has been trying to reduce its dependence on Qualcomm in its future products. They are tired of paying Qualc...
Tags: Apple, News, Blogging, Intel, Rumors, Qualcomm, 5g, Apple iPhone 5G antenna


4 big reasons to buy the $1,000 Galaxy S20 instead of the $750 Galaxy S10

Samsung's latest Galaxy S20 smartphones are the most expensive to date, starting at $1,000 for the base model.  Samsung is still offering the Galaxy S10 series of smartphones as lower-cost premium flagship devices. The Galaxy S10 phones make a good case for themselves against Samsung's latest and expensive offering, but the Galaxy S20 phones still have four things going for them you may want to consider.  Some of those things include the latest and most powerful specs, totally refreshed camera...
Tags: Verizon, Samsung, Trends, Qualcomm, AT T, Only T Mobile


Samsung's new flagship smartphones are incredibly expensive and set a worrying precedent that 5G is only for those who can afford it

Almost all top-spec Android smartphones of 2020 will come with 5G connectivity because the premium Qualcomm chip of 2020 supports 5G connectivity by default.  Samsung's latest Galaxy S20 phones with 5G start at $1,000, and there's no cheaper version of the Galaxy S20 like there was with the Galaxy S10.  The high price of Samsung's Galaxy S20 phones set a worrying precedent that the cost of entry for 5G is high, and it'll only be available to those who can afford it.  5G wireless plans are also...
Tags: Apple, Verizon, Samsung, Trends, Sprint, Htc, Qualcomm, Metro, T Mobile


The new flagship smartphones are all incredibly expensive, and it's a worrying trend that suggests 5G is only for those who can afford it

Almost all top-spec Android smartphones of 2020 will come with 5G connectivity because the premium Qualcomm chip of 2020 supports 5G connectivity by default.  Samsung's latest Galaxy S20 phones with 5G start at $1,000, and there's no cheaper version of the Galaxy S20 like there was with the Galaxy S10.  The high price of Samsung's Galaxy S20 phones set a worrying precedent that the cost of entry for 5G is high, and it'll only be available to those who can afford it.  5G wireless plans are also...
Tags: Apple, Verizon, Samsung, Trends, Sprint, Htc, Qualcomm, Metro, T Mobile


Qualcomm Makes Case To Appeals Court That It Didn't Hurt Competition

Qualcomm is making the case for why it didn't hurt competition in the smartphone chip business. "The company, represented by attorney Thomas Goldstein of the firm Goldstein & Russell, on Thursday appeared before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in downtown San Francisco," reports CNET. "Qualcomm is hoping the appeals court will overturn a ruling by a district court judge that declared it to be a monopoly and ordered it to renegotiate its licensing contracts." From the report: Qual...
Tags: Apple, San Francisco, Tech, Qualcomm, Stanford University, Ftc, U S Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, US Federal Trade Commission, Goldstein Russell, Goldstein, Thomas Goldstein, CNET Qualcomm, Qualcomm Brian Fletcher


Global smartphone shipments with embedded hardware security grows by 39% YoY in 2019: Report

In recent times, we have seen a push towards smartphone manufacturers taking the security of their devices more seriously. According to a report, about one-third of global smartphones sold in 2019 had some level of embedded hardware security chips in them, with Apple continuing to be in the lead. Evident from their marketing, the company that leads the market share of secure devices is Apple with a nearly 42% share in 2019. Since the iPhone 5s, Apple has been embedding a Secure Enclave (e...
Tags: Apple, Google, News, Samsung, Blogging, Huawei, Qualcomm, Handsets, Kirin, SPU, PUF


Sennheiser PXC 550-II Wireless ANC headphones launched in India for Rs. 29990

Sennhesier, one of the worlds top audio manufacturer has launched their latest PXC 550-II wireless headphones with adaptive noise cancellation. The top of the line headphones has been updated with Bluetooth 5.0, improved battery life, Anti-wind ANC setting and more. The PXC 550-II belongs to the class of premium ANC headphones that is populated by the Sony WH-1000M3 and the Bose 700. The changes made to the second generation model of the PXC 550 is mainly focused on its internals as its des...
Tags: Accessories, News, India, Blogging, Sony, Qualcomm, Sennheiser, AAC, ANC, Anti, Sennheiser PXC 550-II, Sennheiser PXC 550-II wireless headphones


He’s Stared Down Activists and Apple, and Is Still in Charge

After a career spent working on “very important backup plans,” Steve Mollenkopf has steered Qualcomm through one rough patch after another.
Tags: Apple, News, Qualcomm, Qualcomm Inc, Steve Mollenkopf, Mollenkopf, Careers and Professions, Engineering and Engineers, Steven M, 5G (Wireless Communications


Samsung just announced 3 brand new smartphones — check out the Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra

Samsung just unveiled its three new smartphones, including the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, and Galaxy S20 Ultra.  Samsung focused on two major things in its new phones: namely, the screen with a high 120Hz refresh rate and all-new camera tech.  All the new Galaxy S20 phones support 5G, too, but only because the new premium Android chip of 2020 from Qualcomm supports 5G by default. That's to say: Most premium phones of 2020 will also come with 5G. Apart from those two points of focus, the Gala...
Tags: Google, Samsung, Trends, Qualcomm, Snapdragon, Samsung Galaxy


Samsung skips nine numbers, announces the Galaxy S20

The world will likely never see the Galaxy S11. Or the Galaxies S12-S19, for that matter. At an event this morning in San Francisco, Samsung announced that it was skipping a decade’s worth of handsets and going straight to the Galaxy S20. The new flagship debuted onstage today, in three flavors: the S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra, a sign of the company’s ever-shifting approach to the market. Samsung clearly has no plan to back away from the premium market, even as smartphone sales flag. With startin...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Mobile, Hardware, Microsoft, Samsung, San Francisco, Tech, Smartphones, Facetime, Qualcomm, Ultra, Nona, Bixby, Forza Street


We did the math to calculate how many hours it takes America's top CEOs to make what their workers earn in one year

While it's not surprising that CEOs make a lot more money than their employees, the massive extent of that pay gap can sometimes be overlooked. US companies are required to publish their chief executives' annual compensation, as well as the ratio of that compensation to the annual pay of the company's median employee. Using those ratios, we calculated how long it took CEOs at 19 of the biggest companies in the US to make what at typical employee earned in a year. Several CEOs, including Disney...
Tags: Microsoft, India, Satya Nadella, Disney, US, America, Trends, Nike, Walmart, Tim Cook, Nvidia, SEC, Starbucks, Estee Lauder, Kevin Johnson, Costco


Motorola embraces the stylus life on its budget G series

Motorola’s long been a kind of quiet workhorse on the mobile scene. Aside from the occasional razzle-dazzle of a Moto Z or Razr, the Lenovo subsidiary mostly trades in budget handsets. The G line is probably the best example of the bunch. The devices aren’t flashy and the specs are often a year or two old, but you can’t really argue with the sub-$300 price point. To its credit, however, the brand does a solid job introducing compelling features into the mix, even while keeping the cost down....
Tags: Mobile, Motorola, Hardware, Samsung, Tech, Chicago, Lenovo, Qualcomm, Moto, Moto G Stylus, Moto G Power


OPPO Find X2 with 6.5-inch QHD+ OLED 120Hz screen, Snapdragon 865 to be announced on February 22 at MWC 2020

OPPO at the Qualcomm tech summit confirmed that it will introduce its next flagship smartphone powered by Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform in Q1 2020. Now the company has started sending invites for the launch of the phone on February 22 at MWC 2020. Details about the phone's screen surfaced recently revealing a 6.5-inch Samsung OLED curved display with (3168×1440 pixels) QHD+ resolution, becoming OPPO’s highest quality screen till date. For refresh rate, it is said to feature a 120Hz refres...
Tags: News, Samsung, Blogging, Sony, Qualcomm, Oppo, Mwc 2020, OPPO Find X2, Auditori Forum CCIB Barcelona


The Rolling Stones will kick off 2020 tour in San Diego

It’s a new year and a new decade and The Rolling Stones are still at it. The enduring rock band just announced dates for its 15-city No Filter 2020 Tour that kicks off on May 8 at SDCCU Stadium (formerly Qualcomm) in San Diego. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 14 at 800-745-3000 or Ticketmaster.com. There’s also a pre-sale for American Express card holders will run 10 a.m. Feb. 12-10 p.m. Feb. 13. Though the band had to postpone tour dates in 2019 due to frontman Mick Jagger having to undergo ...
Tags: Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Mick Jagger, San Diego, American Express, Pasadena, Ronnie Wood, Qualcomm, Rose Bowl, Rolling Stones, Irvine, Sam Hunt, Ronnie James Dio, Amoeba Music


The 5 coolest features of Motorola's new $1,500 Razr phone — which launches today

Motorola just launched a new version of its iconic Razr flip phone from the early 2000s.  The new Razr has a foldable screen, but maintains a design that's very similar to the original. Based on what we know about the new Razr, it seems like it could offer some benefits over rival foldable phones, like the Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X. Its flip-phone-inspired design feels more natural to use, and the crease where the screen folds doesn't seem as noticeable, for example. Visit Business...
Tags: Google, Verizon, Motorola, Samsung, Trends, Netflix, Lg, Huawei, Qualcomm, Cnet, Motorola Razr, Samsung Galaxy Fold, Razr Motorola


EU we go again: Commission takes aim at Qualcomm over 5G antitrust concerns for radio frequency front end chips

Regulator sends Request for Information to processor producer over abuse of position Qualcomm is being probed once again by the European Commission, this time to ascertain if it abused market dominance in 5G modem chips to stifle competition in radio frequency front ends (RFFE).…
Tags: Eu, Software, Commission, European Commission, Qualcomm


Qualcomm faces fresh competition scrutiny in Europe over RFFE chips for 5G

Qualcomm is facing fresh antitrust scrutiny from the European Commission, with the regulator raising questions about radio frequency front-end (RFFE) chips which can be used in 5G devices. The chipmaker has been expanding into selling RFFE chips for 5G devices, per Reuters, encouraging buyers of its 5G modems to also buy its radio frequency front-end chips, rather than buying from other vendors and integrating their hardware with its 5G modem chips. A European Commission spokeswomen confir...
Tags: Apple, TC, Mobile, Europe, Hardware, Tech, Eu, European Union, Smartphones, Telecommunications, Commission, European Commission, Antitrust, EC, Qualcomm, 5g


Qualcomm warns that 'uncertainty' about coronavirus could hit the smartphone industry

The world's biggest maker of smartphone chips and modems is warning that the coronavirus could disrupt the global mobile industry.
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Qualcomm says China virus threatens phone industry disruption

Qualcomm Inc raised concerns around the threat to the mobile phone industry's supply chain from the coronavirus outbreak in China, dragging down shares.
Tags: Money, China, businessNews, Qualcomm, Qualcomm Inc


EU investigates Qualcomm over radio-frequency chips

Qualcomm Inc is being investigated by the European Commission on whether it engaged in anti-competitive behaviour in the European Union by leveraging its market position in radio-frequency chips for 5G technology, the chipmaker said on Wednesday.
Tags: Money, Eu, European Union, businessNews, European Commission, Qualcomm, Qualcomm Inc


Qualcomm forecasts current-quarter revenue above estimates

Qualcomm Inc forecast second-quarter revenue largely above Wall Street estimates on Wednesday, in the latest sign that a protracted slowdown in the global chip industry has bottomed out.
Tags: Money, Wall Street, businessNews, Qualcomm, Qualcomm Inc


Apple is expected to launch its new iPhone 12 lineup this fall — here's everything we know about it so far (AAPL)

Apple will likely add 5G support to its 2020 flagship iPhones, according to early reports and rumors. Other than 5G connectivity, the phones are said to feature a more advanced 3D camera and new size options. The addition of 5G could boost demand for Apple's new iPhones as customers are upgrading their smartphones less often. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Even before Apple unveiled the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro in September, reports had already started to emerge about ...
Tags: Apple, Samsung, Trends, Bloomberg, Intel, Barclays, Huawei, Qualcomm, Strategy Analytics, Samsung Qualcomm, Apple Apple, Ming Chi Kuo, Kuo, Blayne Curtis, Dan Ives, TF International Securities


CalTech scores massive $1.1B verdict against Apple and Broadcom in patent case

After a years-long legal battle, a judge ordered Apple and Broadcom to pay a combined $1.1 billion in a patent infringement case with the California Institute of Technology, Bloomberg reports. The report states that Apple was ordered to pay $837.8 million and Broadcom is looking at a $270.2 million verdict. Apple has been ensnared in legal proceedings over the past several years regarding the technologies in the company’s wireless chipsets. Last year, the company settled a long-standing d...
Tags: Apple, TC, Los Angeles, Tech, Bloomberg, Qualcomm, Broadcom, Caltech, California Institute of Technology Bloomberg


Samsung is rumored to release a new foldable smartphone in 2020, and the leaks suggest it'll be better than the new Motorola Razr

A lot of details surrounding Samsung's second foldable smartphone were recently leaked. The new phone is supposedly called the Galaxy Z Flip, and it'll have a 1,500 Euro price tag with a reported February 14 release date. If the leaks are accurate, the Galaxy Z Flip could have better specs than Motorola's Razr foldable smartphone. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Alongside its Galaxy S20 flagship smartphone, Samsung is rumored to reveal details about a follow-up to its Gala...
Tags: Motorola, Samsung, San Francisco, Trends, Qualcomm, Evan Blass, Motorola Razr, GB of RAM, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip


Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 5G with S Pen, 10.5-inch WQXGA Super AMOLED display, dual rear cameras announced

Samsung has announced Galaxy Tab S6 5G, which is the 5G version of the Galaxy Tab S6 that was introduced last year. It is powered by a Octa-Core Snapdragon 855 SoC with Qualcomm X50 5G modem. Other specifications are similar including a 10.5-inch Super AMOLED WQXGA screen, quad-stereo speakers tuned by AKG by HARMAN, in-display fingerprint scanner, 8-megapixel primary camera along with a 5-megapixel 123-degree ultra-wide camera and an 8-megapixel front camera. It has a 5.7mm slim metal body an...
Tags: News, Samsung, Blogging, Tablets, Gpu, Qualcomm, Harman, Octa, Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 5G, Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 5G price, AKG Dolby Atmos S Pen with Bluetooth, Mountain Gray


Five reasons you (really) don’t want to miss TechCrunch’s AI and Robotics show on March 3

TechCrunch’s fourth Robotics and AI show is coming up on March 3 at UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall. If past experience is any guide, the show is sure to draw a big crowd (cheap student rates here!) but there’s still time to grab a pass. If you’re wondering why you want to take a day out to catch a full day of interviews and audience Q&A with the world’s top robotics and AI experts, read on.   It’s the software / AI,  stupid. So said (in so many words) the legendary surgical robotics founder Dr...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Y Combinator, Softbank, Tech, Ceo, Artificial Intelligence, Olympics, Tokyo, Toyota, Mars, Robot, Uc-berkeley, Qualcomm, TechCrunch, Eric Migicovsky


Smartphone sales expected to get a slight bump in 2020

Last year saw global smartphone sales decline for the first time since analysts started tracking such things. In Gartner’s case, that comprises a full 11 years, as figures dropped 2% for 2019. Following on last week’s global device forecast, the firm is drilling down on smartphone figures with some slightly rosier results. According to the new numbers from the firm, global smartphone rates are expected to reverse course slightly for 2020, with a predicted 3% bump in worldwide sales. It’s a m...
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Hardware, China, Tech, Smartphones, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Gartner, Qualcomm, North Africa


Some Vendors Are Already Releasing Chipsets That Support 6 GHz Wifi

Long-time Slashdot reader gabebear writes: The FCC hasn't officially cleared 6 GHz for WiFi, but chipsets that support 6 GHz are starting to be released. 6 GHz opens up a several times more bandwidth than what is currently available with WiFi, although it doesn't penetrate walls as well as 2.4 GHz. Celeno has their press release and Broadcom has their press release. Still no news from Intel or Qualcomm on chipsets that support 6 GHz. Read more of this story at Slashdot.
Tags: Fcc, Tech, Intel, Qualcomm, Broadcom, Slashdot


Audi Q8 will warn drivers when there are construction workers on the highway

Technology developed by Qualcomm will soon give the Audi Q8 the ability to deliver work zone warnings.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Audi, Qualcomm, V2X