Apple Says Qualcomm Violating Patents
Apple today filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm over power-management patents. The claim counters a July lawsuit filed by Qualcomm against Apple. Apple says certain Qualcomm Snapdragon processors are violating its patents with respect to battery life. The Apple patents in question ensure that a phone's processor draws only the minimum amount of power needed, turning on and off to make the most efficient use of the CPU. Apple asserts that Qualcomm's patents regarding these technologies are invalid and were awarded after Apple had already developed its own, similar technology. The company says Qualcomm is violating at least eight power-management patents in the Snapdragon 800 and 820 processors. This week's lawsuit is the latest move in a lengthy, on-going series of patent battles between Apple and Qualcomm.
Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 Promises Better Battery Life and More Personalization
Sep 10, 2018
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon Wear 3100 platform, what the company calls a next-generation chip for wearables and other smart devices. To start, the 3100 is built on an ultra low-power hierarchy to conserve battery life.
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 450 Platform Jumps to 14nm Process
Jun 27, 2017
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 450 Platform, a new entry in its mid-tier range of processors for high-volume devices. The Snapdragon 450 is the first 400 series chip to make use of Qualcomm's 14nm process, which provides it with noticeable performance and efficiency gains over earlier chips.
Qualcomm Improves Its High-Tier Range with Snapdragon 660 and 630
May 8, 2017
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 660 and Snapdragon 630 mobile platforms, two new systems-on-a-chip that the company says will dramatically improve speed, battery life, and photography for sub-flagship smartphones. The Snapdragon 660 succeeds the 653, while the 630 succeeds the 626.
T-Mobile to Sell HTC U11 Life Mid-Ranger for $349
Nov 2, 2017
HTC today announced the U11 Life, a mid-range handset that resembles the company’s U11 flagship though it tones down specs to reach a reasonable price point. The U11 Life is almost identical to the U11 at a glance, but it trades the U11’s high-quality glass for plastic.