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Samsung reportedly drops Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 from upcoming Galaxy S6, LG claims SoC is fine

Samsung reportedly drops Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 from upcoming Galaxy S6, LG claims SoC is fine

When device manufacturers design a cell phone, they typically do so with tight, well-defined product targets, power budgets, and specific hardware in mind. Because many companies introduce phones on a yearly cadence, it’s extremely important that upcoming SoCs arrive on-time and within specified thermal envelopes. That’s why it’s surprising to read that Samsung has reportedly […]

Software on your smartphone can speed up lithium-ion battery charging by up to 6x

Software on your smartphone can speed up lithium-ion battery charging by up to 6x

A startup in California, with the rather odd name of Qnovo, says it has developed a new way of rapidly recharging conventional lithium-ion batteries. With Qnovo’s technology, you can get six hours of phone life from just 15 minutes of charging — compared to just 1-2 hours from conventional charging. The secret, according to Qnovo, […]