Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Check Out The World's First 5G Device

Though a lot of people haven't even gotten to taste the speed of 4G, technology waits for no man as 5G has recently been introduced.

Recently, at the 2017 Qualcomm 4G/5G Summit, Qualcomm announced that they successfully demonstrated 5G data connection on a single-chip 5G modem—the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem.
 The company was able to achieve a download speed of more than 1 gigabit per second😱😱

Sherif Hanna the marketing lead for LTE and 5G NR modems at Qualcomm posted a picture with a caption which read: “Hard to believe that I have the world's first 5G smartphone in my hand!”

5G smartphone

The image which displays the rear camera of the phone, shows horizontally aligned dual-camera and vertically aligned dual LED flash. A logo of Qualcomm Snapdragon appears towards the bottom of the phone.

The phone is a reference design and for the testing and optimisation of their 5G mmWave performance within the constraints of a mobile form factor.

He further clarifies that the device is designed to support multi-mode i.e. 2G/3G/4G/5G.
Even though some locations are still struggling with 3G stable connection, 4G technology looks strange to them and here we are, 5G is knocking at the door.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Qualcomm Seeks To Ban Manufacture And Sale Of iPhones In China

Qualcomm, the world's largest mobile chip maker recently got into a legal spat against Apple.

Now,Qualcomm has filed several lawsuits against Apple in China, looking to stop the sale and manufacturing of iPhones in the China.
Qualcomm sues apple

The legal battle between Apple and Qualcomm has been on for months now. The companies are in a disagreement over how much Apple should pay for the radio chip it uses to power the iPhone's cellular connection.
Apple thinks Qualcomm charges too much. Qualcomm believes Apple isn't recognizing the other technologies that go into the component.

Qualcomm charges its client based on the value of the phone not by the value of their chips. Apple disagrees with this as it thinks it should pay a fee based only on the value of Qualcomm's connectivity chips, not the entire phone. It says Qualcomm is "effectively taxing Apple's innovation" and that Apple "shouldn't have to pay them for technology breakthroughs they have nothing to do with."

Qualcomm also makes the processor for marquee phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and LG V30.

Sunday, 8 October 2017

TSTV Promises 5000 Free Decoders To Nigerians

Satellite TV service provider, TSTV, says its TSTV decoders will begin commercial operation on November 1.
Its Managing Director, Bright Echefu, made this known while briefing newsmen on Saturday in Abuja.

Echefu also added that TSTV would launch its services with about one million decoders nationwide.

TSTV decoder
He said at least 5,000 free TSTV decoders would be released to the public next week, he also added that the first set of decoders would come with one month free subscription to test run its services.

Echefu said: “Commercialization of our decoders will resume officially on November 1 and by that time, every part of Nigeria would have TSTV decoders for people to buy."

“We are releasing about one million decoders, which can go round, and our target for the first quarter is one million units.
“In every quarter, we will bring one million units and we are targeting four million units within the next one year.
“I can tell you categorically that some decoders will be released next week for Nigerians to test and we are going to cover the 36 states of the federation.
“These decoders are going to be free and close to 5,000 units to test and that will last for two weeks.”