Qualcomm’s Bluetooth codecs are quite impressive. Whether they’re better than the competition is another story, but they’re the most popular and well supported. Currently there are two: aptX HD and aptX Low Latency. One is for quality while the other prevents the delay that plagues Bluetooth.
Today Qualcomm has announced a new codec that combines ... Read More »
Qualcomm has introduced the latest member of its Snapdragon 600 series of processors. The Snapdragon 670 SoC features an octa-core CPU, with two 2GHz performance cores and six 1.7GHz efficiency cores. This combination allows for a 15% performance increase over previous generations. Additionally, the 670 features the Hexagon 685 digital signal processor and Qualcomm’s ... Read More »
This morning, Qualcomm announced a new 5G NR mmWave antenna module, as well as a sub-6GHz RF module, with both being designed for smartphones. While the details are technical, the importance of this development can’t be understated. By putting these modules in a form that can be used by smartphones, Qualcomm has cracked ... Read More »
Qualcomm has launched three new Snapdragon processors for mobile devices, as well as a dedicated processor for kids watches. First up is the Snapdragon 632 processor, which is designed for mid-range smartphones. The Snapdragon 632 features support for AI, 4K video capture, and carrier aggregation for LTE. It boasts an Adreno 506 GPU ... Read More »
Qualcomm has built a new processor that’s designed specifically not for smartphones, but rather personal computers.
The company has just lifted the curtain on what it calls the Snapdragon 850. This is a processor that’s designed specifically for PCs, especially those that are “always on, always connected” and are ... Read More »
Project Treble is a great Google system that allows for faster Android updates by compartmentalizing software. Rather than having to adapt Android to every single device and its hardware, Android updates can be released independently of hardware drivers. Not only does this allow for quicker updates, it also allows ... Read More »