Qualcomm is helping make smartwatches more enticing

The general consensus seems to be that smartwatches are a great idea with a lot of potential, but current smartwatches are still pretty limited, and most people don’t find them enticing enough to actually purchase. In order for smartwatches to become more popular, the technology that powers them needs to progress to the point where people no longer look… Continue reading Qualcomm is helping make smartwatches more enticing

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Snapdragon-powered drones will be smarter and more affordable

Commercial and consumer drones are exploding in popularity right now, and Qualcomm wants a piece of the action. Naturally, the company doesn’t want to sell its own drones, it wants to sell the hardware that powers the drones, which it intends to do with a modified version of its Snapdragon chipset that it unveiled earlier… Continue reading Snapdragon-powered drones will be smarter and more affordable

Qualcomm will fully unveil the Snapdragon 820 tomorrow

Although the recently-unveiled Huawei Kirin 950 could prove to be a serious competitor, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 is still going to be the chip that powers the majority of next year’s high-end smartphones. Qualcomm has been teasing bits and pieces of information about the next-generation chip, but the full unveiling will come tomorrow, where Qualcomm will show… Continue reading Qualcomm will fully unveil the Snapdragon 820 tomorrow

Qualcomm wants to put its processors inside of security cameras

It’s no secret that Qualcomm wants its processors to be inside of everything, and that includes cameras. According to the company, a lot of security cameras out there at the moment do their processing in the cloud, which requires tons of data to be transferred and can cause serious delays between alerts and the events that trigger… Continue reading Qualcomm wants to put its processors inside of security cameras

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Qualcomm has decided to abandon the augmented reality market

Vuforia isn’t a name that many people are familiar with, but it’s the most popular augmented reality platform on the market at the moment, and it has a new owner. Qualcomm was the original owner, but the company has decided to leave the augmented reality market, for unknown reasons, and sell Vuforia to PTC for $65 million. PTC is a… Continue reading Qualcomm has decided to abandon the augmented reality market

This is the next step in Qualcomm’s quest to make phones smarter

What makes consumer electronics so amazing is that it only takes a few years for technology that was previously only accessible to organizations with tons of money to make its way to something as accessible as a smartphone. A perfect example of this is machine learning, which has been used on a large scale by… Continue reading This is the next step in Qualcomm’s quest to make phones smarter

The Snapdragon 820 is going to be ridiculously fast in every way

The Snapdragon 810 wasn’t a failure, but it was definitely a disappointment, and it looks like Qualcomm is trying to make up for that by packing tons of new features and improved performance into the chip’s successor: the Snapdragon 820. The company already had us excited for the next-generation SoC when it announced that not only will… Continue reading The Snapdragon 820 is going to be ridiculously fast in every way

Qualcomm wants its processors to power next-generation drones

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors are responsible for powering a significant chunk of the Android devices that have been released over the years, and now the company wants them to power drones as well. Qualcomm has spent the last six months or so developing a new reference platform for consumer drones known as Qualcomm Snapdragon Flight, which uses a… Continue reading Qualcomm wants its processors to power next-generation drones

Xiaomi might be the first company to use the Snapdragon 820

With Qualcomm expected to launch its Snapdragon 820 chipset by the end of the year, many people are wondering which company will be the first to utilize the next-generation chipset in one of their devices. Qualcomm announced recently that somewhere around 30 Snapdragon 820-powered smartphones are being developed at the moment, so it’s anyone’s game at this… Continue reading Xiaomi might be the first company to use the Snapdragon 820

The Snapdragon 820 will have twice the power of its predecessor

Qualcomm is hoping that the Snapdragon 820 will make us forget about the overheating issues that plagued the Snapdragon 810, and if the details on the new SoC that the company just revealed are true, it might actually do that. We already know about the chip’s Adreno 530 GPU, which Qualcomm claims is 40% faster than the Adreno… Continue reading The Snapdragon 820 will have twice the power of its predecessor