Could challenge Intel
A joint venture between Qualcomm and China's Guizhou Province is to build ARM-based server silicon by licensing the ARMv-8-A architecture and generally being a pain in the bottom line for Intel.
It will be in Windows 10 in 2017
Microsoft will be rolling out x86 emulation for ARM processors in the Redstone 3 upgrade of Windows 10 late next year.
Can’t have some working better than others
Apple has solved the performance gap between the Intel and Qualcomm modems on the iPhone 7 by disabling some of the Qualcomm X12 modem features so that it performs similarly to the Intel version.
World’s first 10nm SoC is a big deal
Kaby Lake, the third generation 14nm was launched in 2016 and it looks like Cannon Lake 10nm Intel CPU might only launch in late 2017. But it is fairly certain that the Snapdragon 835 mobile SoC is going to ship in the first half of 2017.
20 million in the fourth quarter
SMIC is to jack up shipments of its 28nm process technology to 20 million chips in the fourth quarter of 2016 – double from the last quarter.
As we said a week ago
Qualcomm just announced that Snapdragon 835, the world’s first 10nm SoC will support Quick Charge 4. The new charging standard promises 20 percent faster charging and that five-minute charge can give you five hours of Smartphone usage. Fudzilla mentioned Quick Charge 4.0 in details a bit more than a week ago.
With Snapdragon 821 SoC
After plenty of recent rumors, OnePlus has confirmed that its OnePlus 3T smartphone will be announced on November 15th.
Even faster charging speeds in 2017
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 830 is just around the corner and it will support fast charging speeds of 28W. The technology is called Quick Charge 4.0 and the information comes from an accessory manufacture that wants to remain silent.
Cheap it isn’t
Samsung's much rumored high-end flip-phone has been unveiled behind the bamboo curtain at a rather silly price of $2,961.