Wireless charging is a great technology, and one that I use everywhere I go. I have a charger at home and in the car, and I don’t plan on going back to cables. But there are a few drawbacks to wireless charging, like charging speed and the inability for metal devices to charge wirelessly. The ... Read More »
Qualcomm used to have a monopoly on mobile chips. Back when Exynos chips didn’t support LTE, Samsung started using Snapdragon processors in its devices in the US. Around the same time, NVIDIA Tegra processors started their descent into forgotten hardware.
Qualcomm grew a lot in those times, and started making better chips because of ... Read More »
OnePlus has been making a pretty big deal of its use of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1 processor. The whole point of the v2.1 was to get rid of the previous thermal management issues that Qualcomm claims never existed. Yeah, it’s an utter mess ... Read More »
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We’ve all heard about the Snapdragon 810 heat issues. First was the rumor that Samsung was having trouble with the Snapdragon 810 overheating, leading to the company using its own Exynos processor. Read More »
A growing number of devices are arriving on the market that support Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 technology, which allows the devices to get filled with power much faster than ever before. While having device support is one thing, having a charger that offers the ability to charge the devices extra quickly is also essential.
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The string of big Google I/O announcements carried into the second day of the conference with a tease of the next Project Tango smartphone.
If you’ve purchased a new Android smartphone or tablet in the past 12 months, there’s a good chance that the device is compatible with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 technology. If you’re not aware, Quick Charge 2.0 can charge a 3300mAh battery from 0 percent to 60 percent in 30 minutes. That’s 75 percent faster than a standard 5 volt, ... Read More »
You’ve probably heard of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 overheating rumors. Samsung shipped its latest flagship, the Galaxy S6, with a homegrown Exynos processor internationally, the first time it had done so since the Galaxy S II. The company pinned the reason on Read More »
A lot of different companies are linked to a single smartphone, despite the fact that when the phone lands on store shelves, just a single logo usually finds its way onto the body. This is especially true with the parts that are installed under the hood. Qualcomm has typically relied on chip manufacturer TSMC to piece ... Read More »
Qualcomm Snapdragon chips are pretty much the standard here in the U.S. Almost all mobile devices use some level of Snapdragon, whether it be an all powerful Snapdragon 810 or a lowly Snapdragon 410 for budget devices. However, it hasn’t always been this way. Samsung used to use its own in-house Exynos chips with great results ... Read More »