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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 […]

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Qualcomm introduces Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip for next-gen flagship smartphones

Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor is set to bring up to 25 percent faster graphics, 35% faster CPU performance, and up to a 40 improvement in energy efficiency for next-gen flagship phones. But it takes more than that for a mobile processor to stand out these days. So Qualcomm is also promising big boosts in […]

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Lilbits: RISC-V and de-Googled phones, and Qualcomm sees 2024 as the year of the Snapdragon-powered PC

Microsoft’s new Windows Dev Kit 2023 is a $600 mini PC with 32GB of RAM, a 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD, and the most powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon processor to date… but it’s still not as fast as a 2-year old Mac Mini, and reviews of Microsoft’s Surface Pro 9 5G tablet (with the same processor) suggest that […]

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Lilbits: A phone that charges in 9 minutes, Qualcomm v ARM, and why the Pixel 7 is 64-bit only (according to Google)

With most modern smartphone makers having access to the same processor, memory, storage, and display technology as their competitors, some companies have found other ways to stand out. For Google it’s photography. And for some Chinese phone makers like Xiaomi and Oppo it’s fast charging. Case in point: does anyone need a mid-range phone with […]

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Lilbits: Chrome is ending support for Windows 7 and 8.1, Windows on ARM is still frustrating, Google Pixel “G10” leaked

Windows 11 has been here for more than a year, but Microsoft plans to continue supporting Windows 10 through 2025. But older versions of Windows? Not so much. Extended support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 ends in a few months… and Google is taking a cue out of Microsoft’s playbook and announcing that it […]