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Snapdragon 835 debuts with Kryo 280 CPU, Bluetooth 5, Gigabit LTE, and much more

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Qualcomm raises the bar with the Snapdragon 835.

Qualcomm offered up a quick look at the Snapdragon 835 back in November, announcing that it would be the company's first SoC to be built on a 10nm node. At CES, we're getting a detailed look at what's on offer with this year's high-end SoC.

Qualcomm looks to strengthen ties in China with new patent license deals

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Qualcomm is looking to head into 2016 with a clean slate in China now that the company has signed new patent licensing deals in the country. Qualcomm has reached an agreement with smartphone manufacturers Beijing Tianyu Communication Equipment and Haier Group. The move comes after the company itself was investigated by Chinese officials over an antitrust dispute.

Qualcomm details how the Snapdragon processors improve low-light photos and video

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Qualcomm has detailed in a new blog post how the company is able to assist in improving low-light photos and video. Over the past year, we've seen smartphone cameras improve quickly, and behind many of the best smartphones is Qualcomm's Snapdragon processor, which actually assists in the pictures.

Qualcomm's new processors bring premium features to mid-range devices

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Qualcomm today announced four new processors for mid-range mobile devices.The new Snapdragon 620, 618, 425 and 415 chips will enable features and capabilities previously reserved for premium hardware. The former redefine the Snapdragon 600 series with significant advances in performance with integrated 64-bit ARM A-72 CPUs, as well as the new X8 LTE modem. The 425 and 415 bring new tech like octa-cores to the 400 series.

Qualcomm confirms it will pay $975 million to settle antitrust dispute with China

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Qualcomm has now confirmed a previous report from this morning that it has entered into a settlement with the government of China's National Development and Reform Commission to settle an antitrust dispute. The amount of the settlement will be 6.088 billion Chinese Yuan Renminbi, or about $975 million.

Qualcomm Q4 FY2014 earnings boosted by increase in chip sales

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Qualcomm's Q4 FY2014 earnings better than last year, but slips from last quarter

Qualcomm announced its fourth quarter earnings today and despite shipping more chips, earnings were down from the previous quarter. The main news from the earnings report is that the company is reporting net income of $1.89 billion on revenues of $6.69 billion. Revenues and income are both up year-over-year, but down from the previous quarter. In addition, Qualcomm's operating income rose to $1.99 billion, up 25 percent year-over-year, but also down 4 percent sequentially.

Qualcomm announces World's first commercial 64-bit Octa-Core chipset with integrated 5 Mode Global LTE

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If you're among the folks who salivated over the rumors of a Octa-Core BlackBerry 10 device becoming a reality, here's a little bit more food for thought. Qualcomm Technologies has now announced the World's first commercial 64-bit Octa-Core chipset with integrated 5 Mode Global LTE, the Snapdragon 610 and 615 chipsets.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 610 and 615 chipsets also feature Qualcomm Technologies' Adreno 405 GPU, bringing an Adreno 400 series GPU from the Snapdragon 800 premium tier to the Snapdragon 600 high-end tier for the first time. The Adreno 405 GPU distinguishes itself by not only enabling superior graphics performance, but also in supporting the latest mobile graphics APIs like DirectX 11.2 and Open GL ES3.0 with added support of hardware accelerated geometry shading and hardware tessellation for more detailed, realistic mobile games and visually stunning user interfaces. The Adreno 405 also supports Full Profile Open CL for superior GPGPU compute, video and image processing. The display engine supports up to Quad High Definition (2560x1600) displays and offers Miracast support for wireless streaming of multimedia content. Wireless content can be sent with high efficiency through the use of the embedded H.265 hardware decoder and integrated Qualcomm® VIVE™ 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1 solutions.

That's in no way confirmation these chips will make it into a BlackBerry but hey, at least they're out there. Qualcomm notes the Snapdragon 610 and 615 processors are anticipated to begin sampling, meaning they go out to OEM's for testing, in the third quarter of 2014 and the first commercial devices are expected in the fourth quarter of 2014. If you're looking for the full details, you can jump below and read through the full press release.

QNX and Qualcomm Snapdragon Automotive Solutions to demo the QNX CAR Platform at MWC

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Back during CES, QNX and Qualcomm announced the first In-car Infotainment system powered by Snapdragon Automotive Solutions and with that event over, it's onto Mobile World Congress where there will be a full on demo of the new Qualcomm Snapdragon Automotive Solutions/QNX CAR Platform happening.