Sprint Says QChat Still On Track
A Sprint spokesman today confirmed that the patent rulings against Qualcomm will not delay Sprint's launch of QChat, a next generation walkie-talkie technology. The injunctions against Qualcomm allow them to sell infringing EV-DO chipsets until 2009, though Broadcom had asked for an immediate injunction on all QChat capable chips. Sprint is expected to launch QChat in the first half of this year. QChat was developed by Qualcomm, who worked with Motorola to develop an alternative to iDEN direct-connect for other networks.
Dec 1, 2021
Qualcomm will make a big push to bring high-speed mmWave 5G to more affordable phones in 2022, according to comments made by CEO Cristiano Amon during a Q&A session at the company's Snapdragon Summit event in Hawaii today. For a phone to support mmWave 5G, multiple specialty antenna modules need to be added, which can raise a phone's price by $50 – 100.
Dec 16, 2020
Qualcomm and Google have collaborated to "enhance and extend" Project Treble, Google's initiative to make make it easier for phone makers to offer OS updates (major and minor) faster, more often, and for longer after a phone has launched. Offering an OS update for a phone requires work on the part of both the phone maker and the maker of the phone's chipset.
Mar 8, 2021
Dish is acquiring Republic Wireless and its 200,000 customer relationships. This will help grow Dish's customer base beyond Boost customers.
May 19, 2021
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 778G 5G Mobile Platform, an upgraded replacement for last year's 768G, and close sibling to the 780G. Compared to the 768G, the 778G offers 2x AI performance, 40% better CPU, and 40% faster GPU (graphics) performance.
Jun 9, 2021
President Biden today revoked executive orders from the previous administration targeting Chinese-owned TikTok and WeChat. The old executive orders would have effectively banned the apps in the US as long as they remained under control by Chinese companies.
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