Major Hardware Companies to Stop Supplying Huawei After US Blacklists Chinese Tech Giant

Several major tech hardware companies will no longer supply Chinese tech giant Huawei with the parts it needs to manufacture smartphones and other electronics, according to a new report from Bloomberg. Read More >>

Qualcomm Scored £3.4 Billion or More in Settlement With Apple

Semiconductor and telecommunications equipment manufacturer Qualcomm said on Wednesday it will take home a one-time payment of between $4.5 billion to $4.7 billion (£3.45bn to £3.6bn) from its settlement with tech giant Apple over the next quarter, the New York Times reported. Read More >>

Report: Apple Poached Intel’s Smartphone 5G Modem Lead Before Resolving Battle With Qualcomm

Apple poached Intel’s lead developer for 5G phone modems, Umashankar Thyagarajan, in February – just weeks before it buried the hatchet with rival chip supplier Qualcomm this April, according to a report in the Telegraph on Sunday. Read More >>

When Will Apple Release a 5G iPhone?

After two years, Apple’s legal spats with Qualcomm have come to an anticlimactic end. There’s a lot to parse from the settlement itself, but one main takeaway is that Apple now has a faster path toward building a 5G-compatible iPhone. Read More >>

Apple and Qualcomm End Global Court Battle and Are Best Buds Again

The tech giants Apple and Qualcomm avoided extending an already gruelling three-continent legal battle by settling their years-long disputes on Tuesday. The agreement includes an undisclosed payment from Apple to Qualcomm, a six-year licensing deal, and a chip supply agreement. Read More >>

Why You Should Care About the Latest Chapter in the Showdown Between Apple and Qualcomm

The legal showdown between Apple and Qualcomm is nothing new. The two tech giants have been sniping at each other in courts spanning three continents for years now. But Monday marked the start of the main trial in what’s essentially the world’s biggest patent/antitrust case – and depending on who wins, the implications are huge for tech. Read More >>

Qualcomm’s New Mobile Chip Promises to Cut Back on Annoying Gaming Hiccups

If you’ve dabbled in mobile gaming, particularly more resource intensive titles like one of the many battle royale games out there, you know jank. It’s the slight hiccup, frame skip, or graphics lag that can sometimes mean the difference between an early exit and a chicken dinner (or perhaps a victory royale). Read More >>

Qualcomm Owes Apple £753 Million, Judge Rules—but It’s Not That Simple

While the two-year legal battle between Apple and Qualcomm is far from over, we’re starting to inch toward some kind of resolution. Read More >>

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Qualcomm Quick Charge Now Works With Wireless

Since wireless charging is finally trendy (because Apple finally implemented it), Qualcomm has announced a new version of its Quick Charge tech that works with wireless. Read More >>

Qualcomm Is Asking for Regulators to Impose an Import Ban on Some Models of iPhones

Chip manufacturer Qualcomm, which is locked in a bitter patent battle with tech giant Apple that has yet to go to trial, is asking U.S. trade officials to reverse a court ruling and impose a ban on imports of some iPhones, Reuters reported on Tuesday. Read More >>

The Snapdragon 8cx Is Qualcomm’s First Purpose-Built Chip for Laptops

Thanks to the Windows on Snapdragon initiative, Qualcomm has been dabbling in the laptop processor business for about a year now. And while systems like the Asus Nova Go and Samsung Galaxy Book 2 have their share of flaws, those laptops demonstrated the potential benefits of ARM-based chips through things like seriously good battery lives, integrated cellular modems with always-on connectivity, faster wake up times from standby, and more. Read More >>

Prototype Samsung 5G Phone Spotted – With An Emo Notch

Remember the Emo Notch (as we've christened it) from the ASUS ZenFone 6? Casually falling down over the phone's forehead like a greasy sideswept fringe? Read More >>

The First 5G Phone Might Be a OnePlus

The race to 5G is speeding up, and OnePlus want to cross the finish line first. Read More >>

Looks Like Networks Will Have to Subsidise Our Pricey 5G Phones

There hasn't been a lot of excitement for 5G on the consumer side in the UK yet, but analysts are already predicting that we won't want to pay as much as 5G-enabled phones will cost, and the networks will have to subsidise if they want the handsets to sell. Read More >>

Samsung’s Galaxy Book 2 Goes Hard at Mobile Productivity With Huge Battery Life Claims and LTE

I’m not going to say the PC is dying, that would be ridiculous. But over the last 10 years, there are certain segments of the computer market that have been declining, like tablets, netbooks, and depending on how you look at it, the traditional clamshell laptop. In the meantime, there’s been a new generation of more flexible and more mobile detachables, 2-in-1s, and hybrids that have taken place. And that’s exactly what Samsung is hoping to address with the new Galaxy Book 2. Read More >>