• Qualcomm launches Snapdragon 8c, 7c platforms aimed at mainstream PC market

    1 month ago - By ZDnet

    The bet is that Qualcomm can combine connectivity with thin and fanless devices to win over mobile workers. The company adds that its PC plan is a marathon not a sprint.
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  • Your next VR headset could be 5G connected and stream 8K video, thanks to Snapdragon XR2

    Your next VR headset could be 5G connected and stream 8K video, thanks to Snapdragon XR2

    1 month ago - By Pocket-lint

    Qualcomm has unveiled a new hardware platform to power extended reality devices - that's AR, VR or a mixture of both - called the Snapdragon XR2. Qualcomm has been using its Snapdragon hardware to power a wide range of AR and VR devices, offering a platform for standalone headsets for a range of different applications. Claiming a range of world's first, this new platform will offer a range of enhancements, putting new powers in the hands of - or on the head of - consumers. Not only is this a more powerful platform, but it also brings 5G to the party. The new Snapdragon XR2 platform will...
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  • Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 7c, 8c and 8cx Enterprise compute platforms

    Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 7c, 8c and 8cx Enterprise compute platforms

    1 month ago - By MobileSyrup

    Rounding out the announcements at its Snapdragon Tech Summit in Maui, Hawaii, Qualcomm unveiled its new portfolio of Snapdragon Compute chips. First up, new Snapdragon 7c and 8c processors join the previously announced Snapdragon 8cx, offering long battery life, cellular connectivity, AI accelerated performance and more. Qualcomm says these chips enable fanless, thin and light designs for modern computing. Further, Qualcomm also unveiled the new 8cx enterprise compute platform, which offers connected security software and secured-core PC support for modern enterprises hoping to make...
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  • Pokemon GO's Niantic is making real AR glasses with Qualcomm

    Pokemon GO's Niantic is making real AR glasses with Qualcomm

    1 month ago - By SlashGear

    Pokémon Go maker Niantic plans to make an augmented reality headset using Qualcomm's new Snapdragon XR2 Platform, paving the way to new games that integrate digital graphics with the real world. The collaboration will see the Niantic Real World Platform brought to not only Niantic's hardware but opened to other developers who want to make vast, shared AR experiences. Niantic,...
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  • Qualcomm's Snapdragon XR2 platform takes aim at true mixed reality

    Qualcomm's Snapdragon XR2 platform takes aim at true mixed reality

    1 month ago - By PC World

    Qualcomm will use its newly announced Snapdragon chips to take another swing at the mixed reality market, adding 5G to the mix with the Snapdragon XR2 platform. Qualcomm believes that the on-device horsepower of the recent Snapdragon chips, combined with the “edge cloud” capabilities of the 5G connection, should be enough for true mixed reality: augmented reality in one context, and virtual reality in another. Put simply, Qualcomm says the Snapdragon XR2 has the capability to deliver 3K x 3K per eye, at 90 frames per second. (Before Qualcomm's presentation today, the company was also...
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  • Qualcomm announces World's First 5G Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality XR Platform

    1 month ago - By Pocketnow

    Qualcomm today announced, at the ongoing Snapdragon Tech Summit 2019, the World's First 5G XR Platform.
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  • Qualcomm's Snapdragon XR2 chipset brings 5G, beefier hardware to AR/VR

    Qualcomm's Snapdragon XR2 chipset brings 5G, beefier hardware to AR/VR

    1 month ago - By Android Central

    Qualcomm debuts the world's first 5G-enabled mixed reality chipset.
    What you need to know
    Qualcomm has introduced its latest chipset designed for AR and VR - the XR2.
    The XR2 has more than double the CPU and GPU performance of the XR1, and it also offers 5G connectivity.
    It also facilitates up to seven on-device cameras at once, leading to better head tracking.
    The first hardware featuring the XR2 could show up sometime next year.
    Qualcomm already powers a whole host of VR devices - including the portable Oculus Quest - and the manufacturer is looking to extend its lead in this category...
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  • Qualcomm announces new Snapdragon XR2 platform to power next gen mixed reality headsets

    1 month ago - By WMPoweruser

    At Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit today, Qualcomm revealed Snapdragon XR2, the world's first 5G-supported XR platform. Qualcomm has included several new improvements to enable improved augmented reality , virtual reality and mixed reality experiences. For example, the new XR2 platform delivers 2x the CPU and GPU performance, 4x more video bandwidth, 6x higher...
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  • Qualcomm's new chipset promises better AR and VR anywhere

    1 month ago - By Engadget

    We still haven't gotten to the point where everyone and their mothers routinely strap on extended reality headsets, but Qualcomm seems convinced that's what the future should look like. So far, the company's processors and components have wou...
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  • Qualcomm unveils new Snapdragon XR2 extended reality platform

    Qualcomm unveils new Snapdragon XR2 extended reality platform

    1 month ago - By MobileSyrup

    Following the Snapdragon 865 and 765 mobile platform announcements, Qualcomm unveiled the world's first 5G-supported extended reality platform on Day 3 of its Snapdragon Tech Summit in Maui, Hawaii. The Snapdragon XR2 platform combines Qualcomm's 5G and AI innovations with its industry-leading XR technology, which the company says will usher in a new era of mobile computing. Further, Qualcomm says the new premium platform includes custom features and “multiple firsts” that can scale across augmented reality , virtual reality and mixed reality. Additionally, XR2 brings several performance...
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  • Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 Platform puts 5G in mixed-reality glasses

    Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 Platform puts 5G in mixed-reality glasses

    1 month ago - By SlashGear

    Qualcomm has revealed its first mixed reality platform with 5G, the Snapdragon XR2 Platform, aiming to bring ubiquitous connectivity to augmented reality and virtual reality headsets and smart glasses. Debuting in reference design form today, Qualcomm's headset still isn't going to be mistaken for a sleek set of sunglasses, but the features might well make it worth it. Qualcomm is...
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  • 5G and face tracking: The weird future of VR headsets like Oculus Quest and HoloLens - CNET

    1 month ago - By CNET

    Qualcomm's new Snapdragon XR2 chip will power a whole wave of standalone headsets and smartglasses, starting in 2020. Here's an early look.
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  • Qualcomm's XR2 5G Brings Together The Best In Immersion And Connectivity

    1 month ago - By Forbes

    Analyst Anshel Sag offers commentary on Qualcomm's newly announced XR2 5G chip.
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  • Qualcomm launches the XR2 platform for 5G-connected AR and VR devices

    Qualcomm launches the XR2 platform for 5G-connected AR and VR devices

    1 month ago - By TechCrunch

    At its Snapdragon Boondoggle Summit in sunny Maui, Hawaii, Qualcomm today announced the launch of its XR2 platform , which it describes as the “world's first 5G-supported extended reality platform.” The company's older XR1 platform, which already powers a number of VR and AR devices, will remain in the market and is now branded as Qualcomm's XR platform for mainstream users, while XR2 is meant to show off “next-level features for never before experiences.”
    XR2 brings together the company's 5G modem and AI advances to, for example, support up to seven cameras for pass-through HoloLens-style...
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