Qualcomm's Latest Gobi Chips Support Multiple LTE Frequencies
Qualcomm today announced its fifth-generation of Gobi embedded modem chipsets. The most significant advancement of these new modems is that they will support multiple LTE network frequencies, as well as FDD and TDD type LTE networks. The MDM9615 and MDM9215 are also backward compatible with HSPA+ and EVDO 3G networks. Though these chips will target devices such as laptops, hotspots, and convertibles, the new Gobi architecture also supports Google's Android operating system and can be paired with Qualcomm's SnapDragon mobile processors. Qualcomm said that companies such as Huawei, Novatel Wireless, Option, Sierra Wireless, and ZTE will offer the first wave of Gobi 5 devices in various form factors and world markets.
ZTE's Axon 7 Mini Wins Android 7.1.1
ZTE today began pushing Android 7.1.1 to its Axon 7 Mini smartphone. Like the same update that reached the larger Axon 7 earlier this year, today's update for the Axon 7 Mini adds support for T-Mobile WiFi Calling; a wider selection of gender-balanced emoji and GIFs; performance improvements to Google's Daydream VR; and the latest security patches.
Qualcomm's Latest LTE Modem Boasts 450Mbps Downloads
Qualcomm today announced a new LTE modem and accompanying envelope tracker for mobile devices that has the potential to deliver blistering download and upload speeds. The Gobi 9x45 modem supports Category 10 LTE and global carrier aggregation for download speeds of up to 450Mbps and upload speeds of up to 100Mbps.
Qualcomm Adds LTE Cat 9 to Snapdragon 810
Qualcomm today announced it has improved the Snapdragon 810 processor by incorporating an LTE Category 9 Carrier Aggregation modem. With LTE Cat 9 on board, Qualcomm claims the 810 has reached download speeds of 450Mbps over three 20MHz LTE carriers in lab-based tests.
Qualcomm Renames 600 Series Snapdragon Chips
Qualcomm has changed the names of two 600 series Snapdragon processors. Specifically, the Snapdragon 620 and Snapdragon 618 will now be called the Snapdragon 652 and Snapdragon 650.
Will Gobi 5 cover all 36 LTE Freq.'s?