The days of worrying about being off the grid during travel are officially over, thanks to the commercial launch of the first wireless routers featuring Qualcomm Technologies’ third-generation, 4G LTE modem solution.
You are here
Welcome to OnQ® the official Qualcomm blog. We invite you to respond to our thoughts and share with us some of your own. If you'd like to post a comment, you need to follow our Posting Guidelines.
The interns may have the answer.
Earlier this summer, the 2013 Intern Idea Quest kicked off by challenging Qualcomm’s U.S.-based interns to imagine Qualcomm’s next big idea, and to develop a ground-breaking concept. More than 110 entries were submitted, and after weeks of deliberation by employee judges, 10 of the best entries were selected for the final showcase, slated for August 8, at Qualcomm’s main campus café.
Whether it is your smartphone, your tablet, your router or your car, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. is helping connect devices with its Qualcomm Gobi™ modems and Qualcomm Snapdragon™ processors which feature integrated modems, in many places around you.
There’s been a lot of fuss in China about who was actually first to deploy a quad-core system-on-a-chip and how the term “quad-core” has been misinterpreted as the only component of the processor that’s driving performance.
Qualcomm Technologies believes that there’s more to a processor than the number of CPU cores. To prove this, the company came up with four side-by-side videos that show how a Snapdragon™ processor with dual CPUs trumps a competitive solution with Quad CPUs.
Qualcomm unleashes the world's first integrated always-on, low-power listening feature.
These new Snapdragon 400 and 200 processors make many of the most coveted Snapdragon processing technologies available to more people.
Earlier this year, Qualcomm announced the new tiering structure for Snapdragon processors, including Snapdragon 800, 600, 400 and 200. While the Snapdragon 800 and 600 processors are clearly targeted at premier and high end smartphones, tablets and mobile computing devices, the Snapdragon 400 and Snapdragon 200 processors take Qualcomm’s technology leadership into the mid-tier and entry level smartphone segments.
Is your new phone charging much faster than your old one? It’s not your imagination, it’s by design. Your new phone or tablet could have new Qualcomm technology that speeds up charging so you can pick up your mobile device and go.
The top performing Qualcomm Snapdragon™ S4 processor is the “Best Mobile Processor of 2012,” taking top honors in a prominent research firm’s annual Analysts’ Choice Award.
Hidden inside the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 series processors is the Adreno 330 GPU—a graphics processing unit that can deliver up to 50% better graphics performance and twice the compute performance of its predecessor.
At IFA Berlin, Dell and Samsung have each launched a 10-inch tablet and have taken major steps in making Microsoft’s Window RT the next big thing in mobile devices. The Samsung ATIV Tab is a 10-inch tablet that falls under the company’s new “ATIV” brand and delivers a full Windows 8 experience. Likewise, Dell launched the XPS 10, a gorgeous 10-inch tablet that caters to both consumers and professionals.
Here in sunny San Diego, it’s easy to lose perspective on the global smartphone adoption rate. Everywhere I look, I see mobile devices being used as nothing short of a sixth sense. From one-off activities like friends checking the weather or a Padres score, or a local store owner running a small business from the palm of their hand, smartphone activity is enveloping our daily lives.
Over the past few years, Microsoft has used Snapdragon processors in all of their Windows Phones. Inside every Window Phone 7 handset was either a Snapdragon S1 or S2 processor. The close collaboration between Microsoft and Qualcomm has resulted in a sea of fast and powerful smartphones with great battery life. So fast, in fact, that Microsoft invited anyone to come into a Windows Store to get “Smoked by Windows Phone.”
The Snapdragon™ S4 processor is incredibly cool. I mean that literally.
On your mark. If you haven’t seen a DASH demo at an industry conference yet, you’ve got a lucky second chance in Las Vegas at NAB (National Association of Broadcasters), April 16th-19th. What’s DASH? It’s a new, better way to stream video because it adapts the stream to your viewing conditions to produce a smooth, enjoyable viewing experience.
If you develop native applications, you live on the left-hand side of this image. You’re close to phone internals and you can use hardware APIs to take full advantage of sensors, location based services , GPS, camera and other components inside the phone. Of course, that also means that you have to port, test and maintain versions for all the platforms your customers use — but you can’t have everything.