Demand for Windows 10 always-connected PC might be real
Although many had their doubts regarding Snapdragon powered always connected notebooks/tablets, it appears that there is quite a demand as it appears that HP's Envy X2 has sold out in a matter of hours.
Oppo is about to launch its Oppo R15 and Oppo R15 Dream Mirror Edition phones and yes, they will have a notch. The company has already started taking pre-orders and has a website that reveals a lot, including the final design.
Observers expect agreement
Chipmaker Qualcomm is in talks to settle a patent dispute with China’s Huawei and the word on the street is that the pair will reach an agreement in the coming weeks.
Orders delay to shareholders' meeting on security grounds
There are signs that the writing might be on the wall for Broadcom's bid to take over Qualcomm, as the US government has now intervened to delay the take-over.
Government (CFIUS) stepped in
Broadcom and Qualcomm are fighting for positions on the board as this is currently Broadcom’s only chance to win its hostile takeover of Qualcomm. Qualcomm is very clear that it doesn’t like the $79 offer that it thinks undervalues the company and has rather justified regulatory agency concerns. Now the US government Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has got involved and ordered Qualcomm to postpone the shareholder meeting for a month.
Wireless VR from PC to HMD Snapdragon 835
By the summer of 2017, I started hearing the term edge computing from a lot of C level meetings I had in the computing industry and it became very clear that this is the next big thing. At MWC 2018, Qualcomm demonstrated edge computing 5G mm Wave powered VR, which is likely to become the future of VR.
4x4 and the power of the modem
Sony made a splashy announcement of the Xperia XZ2 phone powered by the Snapdragon 845. It decided to focus on the power of its download communication demo and showed that within two years, the maximum download speed rose from 600 Mbps to 1.2 Gbps.
While US security panel issues warning to Broadcom
Qualcomm accused Broadcom of attempting to mislead shareholders with disingenuous comments about its willingness to participate in the buyout.
20 OEM designs on X50
Qualcomm just announced the number of OEMs making X50 based phones at a Mobile World Congress 2018 press conference.