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From Surface success and the Office touch, to revenge porn, Amazon stores, flagship Lumias and a serving of HTC (c)rap, we take a look back at highlights from this week's top tech news.
Qualcomm's dominance over the smart device industry may be coming to an end, if not at the hands of Samsung and Intel then it's definitely at the hands of the ever-growing juggernaut MediaTek.
A report claiming that Snapdragon 810 processors were facing overheating issues was revealed a couple of months ago. Now, a Chinese analyst states that the issue has been fixed and the chip is ready.
The patience of those awaiting a new top-of-the-range Windows Phone may soon be rewarded, as Microsoft has referred to multiple Lumia handsets running Qualcomm's new flagship-class Snapdragon 810 SoC.
The chip maker mentioned in its recent financial filings that the company had lost one of its major customers. This seemingly confirms an earlier report about Samsung dropping the Snapdragon 810.
The second handset from OnePlus is said to be called the '2', but its launch will reportedly come later than many had hoped - in Q3 2015 - due to overheating issues with its Snapdragon 810 processor.
Most mid-range and flagship phones are powered by Qualcomm SoCs, but a Taiwanese company aims to change that, and is currently planning to take the fight right to Qualcomm's doorstep.
Samsung has run into some issues with the Snapdragon 810 which was expected to be featured on a version of the upcoming Galaxy S6. According a report the chip was overheating and creating problems.
The new Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 AP which is expected to be used in at least three flagship phones in the first half of 2015, has hit a bump in the road due to overheating and speed decreases.
Huawei has said that "nobody made any money in Windows Phone" but they are forgetting that for two key players, they have made a lot of money using Microsoft's mobile operating system.
From new Windows and more Windows Phones, to new devices with changing prices, bigger iPhones, and the (non-)death of Nokia, we take a look back at highlights from this week's top tech news on Neowin.
Qualcomm is targeting the sub-$100 device market with its new Snapdragon 210 chipset, which includes 4G LTE connectivity and support for 1080p video playback, cameras up to 8MP, Bluetooth 4.1 and NFC.
Alcatel OneTouch has returned to Windows Phone with the POP 2, the first handset running Microsoft's mobile OS to feature a 64-bit processor, along with 1GB RAM, 4G connectivity and a low price tag.
The Motorola Turbo Charger utilizes Qualcomm's Quick Charge 2.0 technology to deliver what it claims is 8 hours of battery life in just a 15 minute charge. But is it truly what its cracked up to be?
Rumours are circulating that LG could launch a more powerful version of its not-yet-released G3 flagship smartphone using a newer, faster Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor as soon as next month.
Images purporting to show the OnePlus One have leaked, finally revealing the device that the company claims will be the "best smartphone ever" - but sales will be limited by a complex 'invite system'.
Qualcomm has announced their new Snapdragon 810 and 808 processors, both of which support 64-bit programs. Both chips won't be made available in device until the first half of 2015.
MU-Mimo, which has taken seven years to research and develop, allows data to be sent to multiple groups of users at the same time using algorithms that change to suit the situation.
ARM has unveiled Cortex-A17 processor with support for big.LITTLE technology for use in mid-range mobile devices with a performance update of 60 percent over the current Cortex-A9 based devices.
Qualcomm has announced it has acquired 2,400 patents from HP, which include those that HP had previously bought when it acquired Palm back in 2010. Terms were not disclosed.
Qualcomm has named current COO Steve Mollenkopf its CEO as of March 4, effectively taking him out of the running for the same position at Microsoft.
A new report claims, via unnamed sources, that current Qualcomm COO and president Steve Mollenkopf is now in the running as one of the many candidates for Microsoft's CEO spot.
If you're a mobile device that's not Panasonic's 4K Windows 8 tablet, Qualcomm would like to help. It has added the Snapdragon 805 processor to its line-up, adding support for 4K resolution and media.
Intel will soon start manufacturing ARM chips by lending out its foundries to some of its rivals. It's a huge strategic move that in the long run may benefit both Intel and consumers.
Senior executives at Qualcomm have gone on record claiming that the Windows RT 8.1-based Nokia Lumia 2520 is extremely powerful and Microsoft's Surface 2 doesn't come close to its performance.
As expected, Samsung announced the Galaxy Gear Android smartwatch today at IFA, but chip maker Qualcomm also revealed it is making a smartwatch of its own, the Toq.
Social media, gaming, music, video, apps...all in the palms of our hands. But what would our world be like without mobile phones? Check out this rather amusing video from Qualcomm to find out.
At the BUILD developer conference in San Francisco, we got a glimpse of Qualcomm's reference design tablet with Windows RT, featuring the company's new quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor.
Sources are reporting that Microsoft is currently testing a new Surface RT with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset inside, as the company continues to offload current stock of the Windows RT tablet
Qualcomm has announced that their flagship ARM-based chipset, the Snapdragon 800, will soon be featured in Windows RT 8.1 devices, bringing a significant performance boost and new capabilities
A Qualcomm exec was quoted this weekend saying that the processor maker is still "excited about Microsoft's strategy around Windows RT" and its Snapdragon chips will be in future Windows RT devices.
Warren East, the CEO of processor chip design company ARM, has announced he will depart ARM after nearly 12 years on July 1st The company's current President Simon Segars will become its new CEO.
While the beginning of the month brought HTC a victory against Nokia it seems the Finnish company has caught up. Nokia was awarded a patent injunction against HTC today in a regional court in Germany.
LG has officially announced its enormous 5.5 inch Android-based smartphone, the Optimus G Pro, which will launch in its native South Korea this week, before going on sale in the US in Q2 2013.
AMD has admitted that it has hired a new team member with some previous experience at Qualcomm which may mean the company is looking to branch out beyond PCs.
An executive at Microsoft this week left the door open on a possible partnership with Intel to put its processors in future Windows Phone devices, even as current ones are using Qualcomm chips.
Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs said today during a press briefing at CES 2013, "I never count out Microsoft out" when it comes to the company's current drive to push Windows Phone-based smartphones.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer made a surprise appearance at CES 2013 on Monday, saying, among other things, that Windows Phone devices sold five times their 2011 numbers for Christmas 2012.
A few hours before Qualcomm are set to take the stage at CES 2013, we've found details of what they're going to announce, including a super-powered Qualcomm 800 2.3 Ghz quad-core chipset
Microsoft has updated its support pages to indicate when it will end mainstream support for its Windows RT version of Surface along with mainstream and extended support end dates for Windows 8.
According to a Weibo post by China Mobile, their carrier-specific Lumia 920T will feature a supercharged Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset with an Adreno 320 GPU, 2-3x faster than the standard Lumia 920 GPU
Nokia talks about the features of the Snapdragon S4 processor that will be inside the company's Windows Phone 8-based Lumia 920 when it launches later this fall.
Microsoft is imposing heavy restrictions on for the Windows RT and Windows 8 launch in October, only allowing three ARM chipset makers and six OEMs total to develop tablets for the launch.
Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs is claiming that Windows RT devices made with Snapdragon processors inside will be thinner and lighter than other competing devices.
Chip maker Qualcomm has announced a contest for creators of Windows 8/RT Metro apps, with $100,000 going to the grand prize winner of the best overall Metro app.
Qualcomm is releasing a software development kit for developers looking to support its Snapdragon processor line. The company will expand the SDK to support more of the Snapdragon line over time.
Qualcomm was announced as the exclusive chipset provider for all upcoming Windows Phone 8 handset and has confirmed that WP8 devices will feature the MSM8960 Pro dual-core Krait (Snapdragon S4 Plus).
A new rumor claims that Windows RT-based products will be released from Asus, Lenovo, HP and Nokia, with NVIDIA expected to be the first to provide chips for Windows RT; no word on pricing yet.
With an eye on better vertical integration and improved margins, HTC is reportedly developing its own line of processors with ST-Ericsson, with the first CPUs being launched in its devices next year.