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Lilbits: Huawei’s paper-like tablet, Google’s Project Jacquard may be unraveling, and Qualcomm open sources aptX

Chinese electronics company Huawei plans to launch a new model of its MatePad 11 Android tablet that the company says has a paper-like display that reflects less glare than a typical LCD or OLED screen, while offering a better writing experience. Detailed specs, pricing, or availability information haven’t been revealed yet, but the company has […]

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Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 brings big performance gains to Qualcomm’s upper mid-range chips

Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 processor is an oddly-named follow-up to last year’s Snapdragon 7 Gen 1. Not only is Qualcomm signaling that this is a next-gen processor, but it’s also giving it the plus moniker, despite never having released a Snapdragon 7 Gen 2. But it might actually have the performance-chops to justify the new name. […]

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The first phones with Snapdragon Satellite connectivity are coming

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Satellite technology for smartphones allows users to point their phones at a sky to send and receive messages even when they’re off-grid and unable to connect to terrestrial cellular networks. The chip maker introduced Snapdragon Satellite in January. Now the company says the first phones with support for the feature are on the […]

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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X75 modem brings support for 5G Advanced (for faster speeds and better coverage)

When wireless carriers began rolling out 5G networks they promised faster speeds, reduced congestion, and lower latency. The idea was to build on 4G and enable billions of internet connected devices including phones, computers, cars, and appliances to get online and talk to one another. But so far it’s honestly pretty hard to see much […]

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 4 details allegedly leaked (First Nuvia-based design)

Qualcomm’s processors for laptops and desktops could get a major speed boost next year. While the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx chips are a lot more powerful than the previous-gen, they still struggle to compete with the latest Intel, AMD, or Apple processors. But Qualcomm has a plan for catching up. A few years ago the […]

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Qualcomm introduces Snapdragon Satellite for global 2-way messaging when you’re otherwise off-grid

Qualcomm is the latest company to throw its hat into the satellite connectivity space with the introduction of its Snapdragon Satellite solution for 2-way messaging from off-grid locations. It’s expected to be available on select next-gen Android phones sold in the US and Europe in the second half of 2023. Unlike Apple’s satellite service, Qualcomm […]

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Lilbits: Ventana announces the most powerful RISC-V chip to date, and Google postpones Manifest V2 phase-out

A California-based company called Ventana has introduced what they’re describing as the highest-performance processor based on RISC-V architecture to date. The company says it’s a “data center class” processor with single-core performance that’s competitive with high-end ARM and x86 chips. In other recent tech news from around the web, Apple has released iOS 16.2, Mozilla […]

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Qualcomm launches Snapdragon 782G for (slightly) faster mid-range phones

With little fanfare, Qualcomm has quietly added a new Snapdragon 782G chip to its mobile product lineup. The new processor is basically a slightly souped-of version of the Snapdragon 778 and 778G+, with support for higher CPU speeds and a boost in graphics performance. Like the Snapdragon 778 series chips, the new processor is designed […]

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Lilbits: Fedora 37, Qualcomm’s next-gen chip for AR glasses, and Amazon layoffs

Qualcomm’s new solution for AR smart glasses is said to bring big performance improvements while reducing power consumption. It’s also a multi-chip solution rather than a single chip, which allows different bits of silicon to be placed in different parts of a pair of glasses. So you can expect glasses powered by the chips to […]