Qualcomm Says Support for aptX HD Accelerating
Qualcomm today said more than 55 consumer products now include support for aptX HD, its high-quality Bluetooth audio codec. The aptX HD codec supports 24-bit music quality over Bluetooth and improves the signal-to-noise ratio, which results in lower background noise. Further, Qualcomm expects support for aptX HD to blossom over the next six months. For example, aptX HD is natively supported in Android 8 Oreo, and hardware such as the Snapdragon 845 processor, Qualcomm Bluetooth Audio CSR8675 and QCC5100 SoCs. Hardware makers that have adopted aptX HD include Bowers & Wilkins, Beyerdynamics, iRiver, Google, LG, Nura, Sony, OnePlus, Huawei, HTC, Sharp, NAIM, and PSB Speakers. Both the phone/tablet and the headphones/speakers need to support aptX HD in order for end users to experience the improved music quality.
Snapdragon 845 Boasts Advanced Imaging Tools and AI Smarts
Dec 6, 2017
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 845 mobile platform, its flagship system-on-a-chip for 2018. Qualcomm expects the module to form the core of next year's top smartphones, which it will endow with multimedia smarts for both audio and video.
Apple Releases iOS 11.4 with AirPlay 2
May 29, 2018
Apple today made iOS 11.4 available to the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. The most significant new feature of iOS 11.4 is AirPlay 2, a more advanced version of Apple's wireless audio technology.
OnePlus Intros USB-C Bullets Headphones As It Prepares to Drop the Headphone Jack
Sep 13, 2018
OnePlus today announced a new pair of wired headphones for its smartphones. The Type-C Bullets have been re-engineered to produce the right balance between in-ear comfort and high-quality sound.
Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium Captures and Plays 4K HDR Video
Apr 16, 2018
Sony today announced the Xperia XZ2 Premium, a high-end Android phone that boasts some of the most advanced imaging features available in a mobile device. The XZ2 Premium has a 5.8-inch 4K HDR display (16:9 aspect ratio) that Sony says is 30% brighter than its previous mobile 4K screen.