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Qualcomm hits top gear in first week of 2017

The Qualcomm team has been keeping everyone busy with a flurry of announcements at CES in Las Vegas focused around autonomous vehicles and the growing world of virtual and augmented reality.

Qualcomm unveils 5G sub-6 GHz prototype platform

Mobile chip giant Qualcomm has unveiled what is calls a ‘5G New Radio (NR) prototype system and trial platform,’ which is positioned as a test-bed for driving the 3GPP 5G air interface standard.

Qualcomm launches mid-market Snapdragons

Ahead of MWC 2016, at which Qualcomm will be hoping to announce a raft of design wins, the company has launched three Snapdragon SoCs aimed at the mid-market.

Acer, Asus, LG, Lenovo, ZTE all launch smartphones at CES 2015

Acer, Asus, LG, Lenovo and ZTE have all announced new mid- and lower-end smartphones. This flurry of new mobile devices comes just ahead of the CES event commencing in Las Vegas later today, and each of the Far Eastern device makers seemed keen to ensure their new mobiles were getting noticed early.

Qualcomm snaps up Bluetooth pioneer CSR to capitalise on IoT

Qualcomm has announced it will purchase UK-based chip maker and Bluetooth innovator CSR for approximately $2.5 billion in a bid to capitalise on the Internet of Things (IoT). The chip giant said the acquisition will strengthen its product offering and add channels and customers in the IoT and automotive infotainment markets.

Qualcomm takes low-price LTE fight to MediaTek with Snapdragon 210

Mobile chip giant Qualcomm has launched a new SoC designed to be used in ‘entry-level’ mobile devices. The Snapdragon 210 supports LTE Cat 4 carrier aggregation and has a quad-core CPU and is positioned to take on MediaTek in the booming sub-$200 smartphone market.

Peeling back the skin on Microsoft Mango

The latest version of Microsoft’s mobile operating system, Windows Phone, ripened this week. Mango, as it is known, adds more than 500 new features, including threads which switch between text, Facebook and Windows Live Messenger within the same conversation; the ability to group contacts into personalized Live Tiles; as well as deeper social network integration.

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