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    After many years of drawn-out, highly publicized legal battles between tech companies as diverse and influential as Apple, Samsung, Google, Oracle, Microsoft, Huawei and HTC, the patent wars seemed to slowly blow over lately. But that’s not stopping semiconductor giant Qualcomm from filing a complaint against a smaller, on-the-rise smartphone manufacturer in the Beijing Intellectual Property Court. China-based Meizu, which is on the verge of a long overdue US expansion, will have to fend off accusations of “unlawfully” using QCM technologies without a proper license. Sounds serious, ...

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    For the first time in years, it seems that all OEMs have all agreed on using the Snapdragonn 820 as the main course meal for processing power. We've seen just how reliable and power efficient it can be, but we all know the world of mobile technology doesn't stop there. We know the next iteration is the Snapdragon 823, and LeEco has already planned something. The company today has posted a teaser for ann event to happen in Shanghai on June 29. The company doesn't really provide specifics, but given its speed analogy using a bulet being fired, the rumors of a flagship coming in June, and the ...

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    As soon as the exhale ended from the OnePlus 3's standardizing of 6GB of RAM (plus the other device launches that never really got outside of China), we find ourselves holding our collective breath once again. This time, LeEco might be making the next move. In fact, LeEco may be pushing the borders on several fronts with an unnamed phone similar to the Le Max 2 — a Snapdragon 821 clocked at 2.3GHz with 8GB of RAM and a 25-megapixel main camera above a fingerprint sensor. And it's said to come in around the ¥3,000 range ($452). In a weird turn of palettes, the phone may come in red, ...

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    Qualcomm has continually eaten Intel's lunch in providing mobile silicon from application processors to modems to controller circuits and so on. Intel has suffered strategy change after strategy change for it, but the company could reverse its fortunes with the mercy of Apple. Sources to Bloomberg are saying that Intel will provide the modems on several versions of the iPhone 7, including those for AT&T and other global carriers. Qualcomm chips will still be on devices for Verizon and the Chinese market. Previous rumors have told of Intel's share of business ranging between 30 and 40 ...

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    What comes after Snapdragon 820, Qualcomm’s current flagship smartphone SoC, and the go-to choice for dozens of high-end Android device manufacturers, including Samsung, LG, HTC, Sony, Xiaomi, Asus, ZTE, Lenovo, and even HP? Seeing as how the SD800 was followed by an 801, then 805 and 808, while the 810 jumped straight to 820, truly anything’s possible. But if no minor upgrade is in the pipeline until the radically improved 830 enters the scene next year, that means the fall 2016 heroes will theoretically be exactly as potent as their spring predecessors. Nobody wants that, of course, ...

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    Back when it still went by the name of LeTV, one of China’s most ambitious and rapidly expanding technology companies earned the title of world’s first smartphone manufacturer with a Snapdragon 820-powered model under its belt. Of course, the decoration soon proved meaningless, as everyone from Samsung to LG, HTC, Huawei, Xiaomi and so on followed Le Max Pro’s suit, managing to steal its thunder with earlier commercial launches in the markets that count and quick global distribution efforts. LeEco even brought to light a more compact and powerful Le Max 2 in the months since CES, ...

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    You'll soon be able to buy a OnePlus 3 without an invite! Is this the flagship killer you've been waiting for? We finally have confirmation on USA pricing for the Xperia X. Will Sony start supporting North America more consistently? Qualcomm delivers an official statement regarding the TrustZone exploit, but will consumers be able to protect their information if manufacturers have to send updates? These stories and we'll be tackling your questions and comments. Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 203 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on June ...

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    A story slowing gaining a bit more exposure on social media, it seems that an intrepid coder has managed to extract the keys from Qualcomm's TrustZone, the system used to lock bootloaders and encrypt devices powered by Qualcomm chipsets. @laginimaineb, the author of the Bits Please blog, recently announced on twitter extracting the Keymaster Keys from TrustZone. This author recently detailed a vulnerability in Qualcomm's Secure Execution Environment in a previous blog posts. Just managed to extract the Qualcomm KeyMaster keys directly from TrustZone! Writeup coming soon :) (1/2) ...

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    MediaTek caught a lot of Computex 2016 attendees off guard and made plenty of headlines yesterday with the announcement of its own groundbreaking fast-charging solution for Android smartphones, but if you were expecting Qualcomm to unveil something similarly innovative at the Taipei expo, we’re sorry to disappoint. Then again, it’s clearly far too early for Quick Charge 3.0 or Snapdragon 820 follow-ups, so all things considered, it’s nice to see even a new entry-level Snapdragon Wear processor brought to light and commercially launched inside low-cost wearables from low-profile ...

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    Qualcomm isn’t only recognized as the undisputed heavyweight champion of smartphone SoCs these days due to the raw performance of its custom Kryo CPU cores and Adreno GPU comprising the Snapdragon 820 silicon, but also thanks to Quick Charge 3.0 technology. On its official web page, the wall-uncoupling solution is proudly touted as capable of helping devices “like the LG G5 achieve up to an 80% charge in just 35 minutes.” Impressive feat, though believe it or not, MediaTek aims to eclipse it by getting you from 0 to 70 percent in a measly 20 minutes. Meet Pump Express 3.0, the ...

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    Following up on Google's Benson Leung's skepticism of the LG G5 and HTC 10 for likely being non-compliant with specifications for USB Type-C for charging, the engineer has become a little less wary of the G5. A GTrusted test of the device's charging practices when connected to Google's universal 60W USB-C adapter showed that the G5 follows USB Power Delivery protocol at 5V, 3A or 9V, 2A. This means that the phone may also support DisplayPort routing. The LG G5 and HTC 10 claim to support both the USB Power Delivery charging standard — which makes it possible to use DisplayPort — and ...

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    It's getting hot, hot, hot once again for HTC — and we don't know where the fault lays. The problem comes down to charging the HTC 10 and, perhaps, the LG G5. Android Central's Jerry Hildenbrand wrote up a post — which you can link to below — describing the blazing danger zone his HTC 10 got into while charging on a power brick that came with his Pixel C. The phone shut off after getting very hot, — Hildenbrand guessed that the phone never stopped charging even after 100 percent — but it was just fine after a cooling. Editor-in-Chief Phil Nickinson also said that he had an ...

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    The OnePlus 3 has received its China Compulsory Certificate and we've found out that it supports a 5V, 4A charging standard. It does come as an about face for OnePlus, a manufacturer that hasn't embraced Qualcomm's Quick Charging standard in its phones. But be prepared to not be surprised once the dots get connected. While Quick Charge 3.0 does support up to 20W of power, there's word of the standard being OPPO's Super VOOC. Many associations have been drawn between OPPO and OnePlus with some speculators saying that OPPO owns, has ultimate control or some overbearing influence on ...

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    In a bit of hubris, one Weibo user has decided to put out either conjecture or inside dirt about the Galaxy Note 6. It's been framed as a leak since the user has been putting out some convincing material — including what are supposedly press renders of the Honor 5C — but don't be taken back if any of this comes up false. To brass tacks: we're talking about the fabled Snapdragon 823 processor working its magic with 6GB of RAM and up to 256GB of storage. A 4,200mAh battery should be powering a 5.8-inch screen (the leaker doesn't say, but we can assume it'll be the usual quad HD OLED ...

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    With Qualcomm's Snapdragon 200-series catering to the entry-level market and the Snapdragon 600-series moving up to bring the heat in the mid-range, you might think the Snapdragon 430 a chipset without a purpose. Well, LG may put it to good use in a device or two fit for an entry in its K-series. The evidence comes from two Geekbench runs logged in the system showing off two phones with model names LG-K530 and LG-K535 (the LG K10 ran with a partial model name of K420 or K430, depending on region). Both test devices are logged with Qualcomm's MSM8937, code for the Snapdragon 430 — eight ...

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    Artemis Fowl was a book I never read while in school, but you'll be reading a lot about a certain "Artemis" in a bit. It's the codename to ARM's new 10nm-based mobile processor that's to replace the Cortex-A72. The A72 is the two-core powerhouse that tops the ten-core packages that are MediaTek's Helio X20 and X25 chipsets. But as we're already talking about the Helio X30, we're looking at some benchmark scores that supposedly come in part from the "Artemis" in action. Pan Juitang, prolific Weibo microblogger and analyst at Huaquang Research out of China, has spilled some AnTuTu marks he ...

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    After pulling a pinch move to keep revenue growing, Qualcomm sure is in a position to be trash talking about other tech companies. But it's doing so at this point not to brag, but to reflect on the pressures the chipmaker itself sees. Worries appeared regarding Apple's growth when Nikkei relayed last week from industry sources that production for Apple's iPhone will stay depressed for this second calendar quarter. Qualcomm piled onto the sentiment with a report stating that the company saw a sales bottleneck in the "premium" sector. A Credit Suisse analyst relayed that the manufacturer ...

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    Like the Galaxy S6? Like the Note 5? How about the S7 edge? Is it running as smooth as you'd like? Chances are that an Exynos system on a chip makes that happen. That chipset? Yep, it's made by Samsung. Samsung's been expanding its semiconductor production aggressively with mid-range and top-end products for vendors to use. While Taiwanese competitor TSMC does have an upper edge in serving the lucrative Apple, the chaebol has been making ground elsewhere — including silicon giant Qualcomm, producing its Snapdragon 820 processors. Executives from the unit have been at the company's San ...

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    Update: The podcast is up now and will be sent out at 3pm Eastern on Friday. The HTC 10 makes us wonder if any phone can really be perfect. Galaxy Note 6 rumors are building steam. What might we see on Samsung's next phablet? With the flagship phone market maturing, we'll take a look at why people are waiting longer to upgrade their phones? We've been hard at work covering news stories and producing the next generation of phone reviews. We recently started a new series of videos delving deeper into camera performance and phone comparisons, and of course we'll be tackling your questions and ...

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    Silicon powerhouse it is, Qualcomm actually had to fend off a decline in revenue this quarter — this despite a decently performing Snapdragon 820 chipset and some popular mid-range SoCs in the 600-series. Revenues for the quarter ending March 27 came up to $5.6 billion, a 19 percent decline year-over-year. It was able to score an 11 percent gain in net income, up to $1.2 billion, but only thanks to a sale of wireless spectrum in the UK that netted the company more than $380 million — the earnings statement recognizes $200 million of that sale. Chip shipments dropped 19 percent to 189 ...

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    As painful as it might be to admit for ardent fans of the Windows Phone, aka Mobile, platform, Microsoft has been (at least) one step behind the competition ever since it annexed Nokia’s struggling handheld business. Even today, there are a handful of Android phones powered by Qualcomm’s latest and greatest processor on sale, while the sole W10M representative of the Snapdragon 820 lineup is slated to launch commercially sometime in the summer. But Redmond isn’t ready to completely throw in the towel yet, apparently adding support for Qualcomm’s next flagship SoC before the MSM8998 ...

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    Since the spring lineup of Snapdragon 820 mobile powerhouses is almost complete, with the Galaxy S7 duo, LG G5, Sony Xperia X Performance and Xiaomi Mi 5 all either announced or commercially launched, and the HTC 10 mere hours away, it feels like a pretty good time to start looking towards the (not-so) distant future. What might fall bring in terms of Android-based flagships? A Galaxy Note 6, without a shadow of a doubt, plus obligatory new top-shelf models from companies like Sony and LG. All these should have a processor in common, and despite Snapdragon 820’s sizzling hot reception, ...

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    Many in the mobile tech media ranks have admitted to being at least a little excited for the HTC 10. In the 36 hours or so before the Taiwanese manufacturer officially launches the new Android phone, there's been no need to struggle through the pre-event ennui, much less to say the pre-availability ennui. GSM Helpdesk out of the Netherlands has gotten hold of pictures of a black unit, towed alongside a spec summary. We see affirmation of the 5.2-inch Super-LCD 5 screen with resolution of 2560 x 1440 as well as the removal of software navigation keys — they've been reformed as lit ...

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    No prizes for guessing the make and model of the processor set to run the hardware show on the fast-approaching HTC 10, aka One M10. It’s undoubtedly Qualcomm’s latest and greatest, the Snapdragon 820, and while the semiconductor giant doesn’t spell that out for us, its most recent tweet says plenty. Namely, that “the power of #Snapdragon” will meet “the #powerof10” next week, with an eye on unrivaled performance. Now, we all remember how HTC and Qualcomm’s longstanding partnership was rocked to its core last year, when the One M9 got a little too hot for its own good, but ...

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    Update: !yaD 'slooF lirpA yppaH How can we tell if the iPhone SE is a sales success? What's new for Windows 10 at Build 2016? Could you use your smart PHONE without any phone call capabilities? We've been hard at work covering news stories and producing the next generation of phone reviews. We recently started a new series of videos delving deeper into camera performance and we're taking a closer look at mobile audio hardware, but of course we'll be tackling your questions and comments. Make sure you're charged and ready! It's time for episode 194 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video ...

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