Qualcomm

  • Is This What Your Smartphone Will Look Like In 2013? We Hope So

    Is This What Your Smartphone Will Look Like In 2013? We Hope So

    We’re all aware that smartphones could potentially replace a lot of the technology we depend on today, but that can’t happen until someone develops some better processors, which is exactly what Qualcomm is claiming to have done. In fact, the chipset maker promises that in the next two years, your smartphone could act as a 3D set-top box, a game console, and a cloud-based computer… Read More

  • Qualcomm, Adobe Optimize Flash For Snapdragon-Powered Android Phones

    Qualcomm, Adobe Optimize Flash For Snapdragon-Powered Android Phones

    Adobe Flash is to the smartphone as an unwanted cousin is to your wedding: necessary, yet painstaking. Apple CEO Steve Jobs seems to hate the software, neglecting to support it on all four models of the iPhone. Google’s done a better job of incorporating Flash support into the Android operating system, but still, most of the time Flash ends up being a battery killer, a security risk, not… Read More

  • Mark Cuban Teams With Qualcomm To Bring Augmented Reality To Mavericks Tickets

    Mark Cuban Teams With Qualcomm To Bring Augmented Reality To Mavericks Tickets

    Thanks to the influence of owner and tech entrepreneur Mark Cuban, Dallas Mavericks season ticket holders will be able to enjoy a touch of the technological when claiming their 2011 playoff tickets. The Mavericks have teamed with Qualcomm to add augmented reality to this year’s playoff tickets. Augmented Reality — or “AR” for those “in the know” —… Read More

  • Qualcomm And CAA Back Creative Mobile Labs To Make Entertainment Apps

    Qualcomm And CAA Back Creative Mobile Labs To Make Entertainment Apps

    Hollywood looks at mobile apps like Angry Birds and Pull The Rope, and sees franchises built around characters and a new form of story telling. It is a little bit threatening, but it is also a little bit exciting. Telling stories is what Hollywood does best. Those writers and computer graphics artists down in LA could really show mobile app developers a thing or two if only they knew how… Read More

  • Qualcomm To Sell Spectrum Licenses To AT&T For $2B, Kill FLO TV In March 2011

    Qualcomm To Sell Spectrum Licenses To AT&T For $2B, Kill FLO TV In March 2011

    Qualcomm has just announced that it has agreed to sell its Lower 700 MHz D and E Block U.S. spectrum licenses to AT&T for a whopping $1.925 billion, following its previously announced plan to restructure and evaluate strategic options related to its FLO TV business. The company expects to shutter its FLO TV business and network in March 2011. Read More

  • Qualcomm offers full refunds on FLO TV hardware

    Qualcomm offers full refunds on FLO TV hardware

    Remember back in October when we said that Qualcomm were shutting down their mobile TV service, FLO TV? Do you also recall how Qualcomm were looking at ways of compensating their users? Well, it seems that ol’ Q have now decided on a method of compensation: full refunds on hardware. All you have to do is fill in a claim form (which will also cancel your service), and you’ll receive… Read More

  • Qualcomm reveals next-gen chips, teases us with 5x increase in performance

    Qualcomm reveals next-gen chips, teases us with 5x increase in performance

    I find myself perpetually wishing that the future was here today, don’t you? I mean, 2 years ago, the idea of 1GHz chips in phones was mind-blowing, but — despite this — I can’t help but feel lustful for the next generation. So, it is with this lusty game of techno-cat and robo-mouse in mind that I present to you information regarding the next generation of… Read More

  • Qualcomm's Vision-based Augment Reality platform now available for Unity

    Qualcomm's Vision-based Augment Reality platform now available for Unity

    I’m going to keep this one brief, as these sorts of posts tend to turn into walls of text. No one likes walls of text. Remember that free Augmented Reality SDK from Qualcomm that we showed you back in July? We said it’d lower the bar for Augmented Reality stuff considerably, nixing the requirement for developers to reinvent the image-recognition-capable wheel. Well, consider the… Read More

  • Qualcomm Subsidiary Buys iSkoot, Which "Mobilizes Internet Services"

    Qualcomm Subsidiary Buys iSkoot, Which "Mobilizes Internet Services"

    Qualcomm Innovation Center, a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm, today announced it has acquired iSkoot Technologies, which specializes in the “mobilization” of Internet services such as social networks, consumer email and IM products. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Read More

  • Facial Recognition Tech Startup Viewdle Raises $10 Million From Best Buy, Others

    Facial Recognition Tech Startup Viewdle Raises $10 Million From Best Buy, Others

    Facial recognition technology companies have been in the limelight lately, with Apple buying Polar Rose for a rumored $29 million and rival Face.com raising $4.3 million from Russian search juggernaut Yandex and others. A lesser-known but equally impressive startup in said field, Viewdle, announces today that it has secured $10 million in Series B funding from a group of noteworthy investors… Read More

  • Qualcomm Wants To Augment Your Reality With An SDK For Android And $200,000 Challenge

    Qualcomm Wants To Augment Your Reality With An SDK For Android And $200,000 Challenge

    Qualcomm wants to help bring better augmented reality apps to mobile phones, especially those powered by its Snapdragon chips. Today, it is releasing an augmented reality software development kit for Android phones, along with a $200,000 challenge for the best Android AR apps. The challenge goes through January, 2011, and the best apps will be showcased at the next Mobile World Congress. AR… Read More

  • A Private, Anti-Foursquare To Geo-Fence Those Neer To You

    A Private, Anti-Foursquare To Geo-Fence Those Neer To You

    If you are going to launch a new location app, creating an anti-Foursquare is probably not a bad idea. About a week ago, a Qualcomm owned-and-incubated business called Neer quietly launched on the Android market, and has been downloaded more than 10,000 times since then. Neer is a location-sharing app designed for private sharing between family members and people with close, real-world… Read More

  • Why Mobile Innovation Is Blowing Away PCs

    Why Mobile Innovation Is Blowing Away PCs

    Editor’s note: Guest author Steve Cheney is an entrepreneur and formerly an engineer & programmer specializing in web and mobile technologies. On the heels of the┬álatest Android phone, the Sprint HTC EVO, and as we approach iPhone 4, it seems like mobile devices and platforms are innovating at about five times the pace of personal computers. Rapid advancement in mobile is often… Read More

  • FLO TV adds On-demand, time shifting

    FLO TV adds On-demand, time shifting

    When Qualcomm’s FLO TV came out last November, it seemed alright. A bit expensive for the initial investment, but a reasonable device if you didn’t want to stream media over your smartphone. Well, Qualcomm is making the FLO TV a little better with their latest update, due 2Q2010. Read More

  • Visage Mobile Gets A $4.5 Million Infusion From Qualcomm And Others

    Visage Mobile Gets A $4.5 Million Infusion From Qualcomm And Others

    Visage Mobile, an enterprise mobility management company, has raised $4.5 million in Series B funding from Qualcomm Ventures with Worldview Technology Partners, ATA Ventures, Vesbridge Partners, and Emergence Capital Partners participating in the round. This funding brings the company’s total funding up to nearly $100 million. Visage Mobile’s SaaS application basically lets… Read More

  • Qualcomm calls 'first!' on Windows Phone 7 devices

    Qualcomm calls 'first!' on Windows Phone 7 devices

    In case you didn’t know, snappy processors are all the rage these days. When I think of fast processors, the first one that comes to mind is Qualcomm’s 1GHz Snapdragon processor which is currently found on devices like the Nexus One, Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 and the LG eXpo. After Microsoft made its Windows Phone 7 announcement this morning, Qualcomm has come out and said that it… Read More

  • Qualcomm releases first batch of next year's chips

    Qualcomm releases first batch of next year's chips

    Qualcomm, one of the largest fabless mobile chip manufactures in the world, has announced the availability of samples of its next-gen dual-carrier HSPA+ and multi-mode 3G/LTE chipsets. Hello Future! Read More

  • Flo TV gets official announcement and pricing

    Flo TV gets official announcement and pricing

    We’ve been watching the evolution of the Flo TV story with some interest; it may prove to be an interesting little gadget for compulsive TV-watchers. We heard the rumor, we broke the interface, we saw the box, and now we have it straight from the horse’s mouth: Flo TV is, as expected, a mobile TV device with a 3.5″ capacitive touchscreen and built-in stereo speakers, and… Read More

  • The Qualcomm FLO TV retail box leaks out, launch imminent?

    The Qualcomm FLO TV retail box leaks out, launch imminent?

    The Qualcomm FLO TV is slowly taking shape. First we saw early concept art, which was followed by our exlucisive shots of the interface. But the just last week we saw a leaked photo and learned that it was manufactured by HTC. Today though, the retail packaging has been spotted. So…really the only thing left is the actual product announcement, which can’t be that far off. Hopefully. Read More

  • Qualcomm's FLO TV spied, reveals little [update]

    Qualcomm's FLO TV spied, reveals little [update]

    Info about the Qualcomm FLO TV has been slowly leaking out the last few weeks. First we saw early concept art, then we released the first screenshots, but now it seems Boy Genius has a pic of the real deal. Sure enough, it sports a 4:3-ish screen just like the screenshots indicated. Besides that little tid-bit there isn’t anything else surprise that this pic reveals. We already knew that… Read More