Qualcomm Debuts New Bluetooth SoC for Cheaper Truly Wireless Buds
Qualcomm wants to bring truly wireless Bluetooth to lower cost ear buds. The company today introduced the QCC3026, a new Bluetooth Audio system-on-a-chip that device makers can use to quickly build new products. Qualcomm says the QCC3026 was made to help device makers balance functionality and cost. The QCC3026 reduces power consumption by up to 50% when compared to earlier generation chips. It is specifically aimed at phone makers that may have to remove the headphone jacks from their phones. Qualcomm believes phone makers will be able to design "quality sounding [Bluetooth] earbuds at a cost point that allows them to package them in the box" along with the phone. The QCC3026 now serves as an alternative to Qualcomm's high-end QCC5100 Bluetooth SoC, which was announced early this year. Oppo has already committed to using the new SoC for buds to be included with its flagship Find X phone.
Sony's Xperia Ear Duo Headphones Up for Preorder for $280
May 1, 2018
Sony Mobile said U.S. consumers can preorder its Xperia Ear Duo wireless headphones beginning today for $280.
Oppo Makes Near-Stock Android Available to Some Phones
Nov 18, 2015
Oppo today began offering customers an alternative to its ColorOS. The company has created a new operating system based on Android 5.1 Lollipop that it calls Project Spectrum.
Oppo Talks Up Sensor-Based Image Stabilization
Feb 23, 2016
Oppo today debuted two new technologies at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, one that promises higher-quality pictures and another that delivers faster-charging batteries. Oppo says it has created the first image stabilization system for phones at the sensor level.
Oppo Debuts R9 and R9 Plus Handsets
Mar 17, 2016
Oppo today announced the R9 and R9 Plus smartphones, two all-metal devices that feature an updated version of Oppo's Color OS. Both the R9 and R9 Plus run Color OS 3.0, which is based on Android 5.1 Lollipop, and is not as heavy as the previous version of ColorOS.