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Apple and Qualcomm End Their Legal Beef and Drop Lawsuits

The convoluted legal battle between Apple and chipmaker Qualcomm may be coming to an end. The companies Tuesday said they're dismissing all litigation against each other. Apple will pay Qualcomm an undisclosed sum as part of the settlement, which includes a six-year licensing agreement between the companies. The settlement also covers suits brought by Apple's manufacturing partners, who wanted Qualcomm to repay $9 billion—a number that reportedly could have been tripled under antitrust law—they say the chipmaker overcharged them for patent royalties. The announcement came while Qualcomm's lawyer was delivering…

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Xiaomi outs Redmi Go, a $65 entry-level smartphone for India

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has announced a new entry level smartphone at an event in Delhi. The entry-level smartphone is targeted at the Indian market and looks intended to woo feature phone owners to upgrade from a more basic mobile. It runs Google’s flavor of Android optimized for low-powered smartphones (Android Go) which supports lightweight versions of apps. Under the hood the dual-SIM handset has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset, 1GB RAM and 8GB of storage (though there’s a slot for expanding storage capacity up to 128GB). Also on board:…

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Intel report indicates that a 5G iPhone won’t happen until 2020

Wherefore art thou, 5G?Image: vicky leta/mashable The 5G future might be on its way. But for iPhone owners, it’ll be delayed. An Intel executive told members of the press that its 5G modems likely wouldn’t appear in “products in market” until 2020, according to Reuters. Apple is Intel’s primary mobile phone customer. So Intel’s update certainly sounds like it’s talking about iPhones. SEE ALSO: Faster 5G phones are coming even though nobody has a 5G phone yet The news from Intel follows two 2018 reports that made similar claims. Sources…

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Qualcomm expands its PC bet with its new 7nm 8cx platform

Qualcomm wants to become a major player in the PC/laptop market. Now that there is Windows 10 on ARM, that’s more than a pipe dream, but in its earliest iterations, those Qualcomm-based Windows 10 laptops used the Snapdragon 850 system on a chip that was specifically designed for PCs but still very much a direct descendant of its smartphone platform. Today, the company announced its Snapdragon 8cx platform, “the most extreme Snapdragon ever,” in Qualcomm’s parlance, which still leverages some of the company’s mobile expertise and building blocks, but which…

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Qualcomm demonstrates driving while charging

Qualcomm Technologies has been working on a wireless charging system for electric vehicles called Halo. Now its taken the idea a step further a Halo on the go, if you will. The dynamic electric vehicle charging (DEVC) system can charge electric vehicles as they drive over the charger. Halo DEVC, as its called, is in very early stages. Qualcomm set up a 100-meter test track at Versailles, France, and equipped two Renault Kangoo EVs with the receiving parts of the charger. The test demonstrated that the cars can be charged…

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