Tech news tagged ‘Qualcomm’

Android powers Qualcomm into Smart TV segment

Qualcomm is expanding into the set-top box and Smart TV business, and Android is the vehicle for the move.

It was good to see Qualcomm at the recent Droidcon London event, and Julian Harris (senior business development manager) was banging the drum for developers to pick up the Smart…

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Interview: Snapdragon and Android development

Snapdragon, Vuforia, AllJoyn, QDevNet… Eyes on Android interviews Julian Harris, senior business development manager of Qualcomm about all things Android-related.

Developers are key elements of any product ecosystem – applications or services can make or break a technology. Obviously, Qualcomm is keen to strengthen developer relations….

Julian Harris: Of course…

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Qualcomm sampling Snapdragon 800 processors

Another story out of CES, regarding an important Android component from Qualcomm – Snapdragon processors power many an Android device.

The company has announced sampling of Snapdragon 800 processors at CES, claiming they will deliver up to 75% “better” performance compared with the Snapdragon S4 Pro, writes Steve Bush.
Computation on…

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Qualcomm weighs into Apple-Samsung patent dispute

A startling US Court filing by Qualcomm, as part of the ongoing tablet dispute between Apple and Samsung, attacks Apple with no holds barred. Think of terms such as ‘sham’, ‘mask slipping’, pretext… Qualcomm says Apple “should be embarrassed” at its patent infringement…

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Qualcomm puts its full weight behind NFC

One for those monitoring developments for NFC (near field communication) on mobiles, which effectively means Android these days given iOS’s lack of support for the technology… Qualcomm is increasing its efforts to support NFC.

Specifically, Qualcomm has upgraded its membership of the NFC Forum to the highest level (from…

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Qualcomm targets new Android designs

Qualcomm has announced new design support for its Snapdragon mobile phone chipset aimed specifically at Android platform development, writes Richard Wilson.

A preview release of the SDK is now available on Qualcomm’s developer site and the full SDK will be available to device manufacturers and developers in the coming…

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Android ecosystem drives Qualcomm processor growth

The global market for smartphone applications processors grew in size by 70% year-on-year to reach $7.9bn in 2011, writes Richard Wilson.

According to market analyst Strategy Analytics, there are on-going changes in the smartphone manufacturer landscape.
“For the first time, on an annual basis, Qualcomm led…

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