13 Dec Snapdragon 855 Will Power Android Phones in 2019 With Blazing 5G And AI

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Every year, Qualcomm  releases the newest iteration of Snapdragon, the company’s smartphone platform. This year’s launch event, the Snapdragon Technology Summit, took place in Maui, Hawaii last week. One thing I noticed was that there was a stronger focus this year on connectivity and AI than there has been in the past. I don’t think […]

13 Dec Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Adds Big Performance To Its Impressive ACPC Battery Life And Connectivity

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Last week I had the pleasure of attending Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Technology Summit in Maui with colleague and analyst Anshel Sag. In a separate column here, I detailed the new Snapdragon 855 smartphone chip, which promises to enable next-generation technologies such as 5G, VR, and AI, on next year’s crop of Android smartphones. The 855 represents […]

10 Dec Qualcomm Differentiates Itself And Smartphone Partners From Apple And Huawei With The Snapdragon 855

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I spent last week in Maui attending Qualcomm’s annual Snapdragon Technology Summit with my colleague and analyst, Anshel Sag. It was a tough assignment in Hawaii, but someone had to do it. I attend about fifty events per year, and the Snapdragon Summit is right there at the top- not just for the location, but […]

10 Dec Amazon AWS Expands Its Market Opportunity And Lowers Customer Costs At Re:Invent 2018

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It has been a bit over a week since AWS re:Invent 2018 ended in Las Vegas. I had the chance to attend Amazon’s premier conference for all things AWS with 50,000 other on-site participants (100,000 online) and it was a great opportunity to see what’s new in its #1 market share cloud services portfolio. The […]

12 Nov Intel’s New XMM 8160 5G Modem Brings Us Closer To Standalone 5G

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This blog includes contributions from Moor Insights & Strategy principal analyst Patrick Moorhead. Intel XMM 8160 5G modem. INTEL 5G is one of the most transformative technologies that has surfaced in the last ten years. It has the capabilities to reshape many industries including mobile devices, the IoT, smart transportation, VR, AR, manufacturing, and even the […]

11 Nov Samsung Takes Its 1.5 to 2.5B Unit Opportunity To Developers At SDC 2018

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Samsung’s DJ Koh kicks off SDC 2018.  PATRICK MOORHEAD Last week, I attended SDC 2018, Samsung’s sixth annual Developer Conference, in San Francisco, along with 5,000 other attendees. The event was a great chance to catch a glimpse of the technology that will power the coming generations of Samsung devices and services, and the company […]

05 Nov IBM Scores Another Lab Win With ‘Sierra’ Going Online At Lawrence Livermore National Labs

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LLNL With its Power9 technology, IBM has been on a roll in the HPC segment. We’ve been covering these efforts extensively at Moor Insights & Strategy, from IBM’s partnership with Google and the Department of Energy to Power9 powering the Summit supercomputer . Now IBM has announced another lab announcement with “ Sierra ,” a […]

05 Nov HP Spectre Folio: One Of The Most Unique Devices I’ve Ever Reviewed

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HP Spectre Folio.  HP INC I have spent nearly 30 years in and around the personal computer market as a PC manufacturer, for the leading PC desktop search engine of its time, a PC processor company and today with my firm researching the entirety of computing device industry.  When I was younger, I used to […]

05 Nov Is VR The Next Frontier For Operators?

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The Lenovo Mirage Solo VR headset. ANSHEL SAG As the VR industry continues to grow, we’re seeing more and more standalone devices like the Oculus Go, HTC Vive Focus, Lenovo Mirage, and soon the Oculus Quest. I have spent a considerable amount of time with these standalone VR devices and believe that they represent the future […]

02 Nov Huawei Throws Down The Gauntlet With New Mate 20 Devices

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Huawei announced its new Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro at an eagerly-awaited event in London this past week. A lot of the excitement around the Mate 20 line of devices can be attributed to Huawei’s new Kirin 980 processor—the first Android SoC with 7nm and ARM’s new powerful A76 CPU cores. After the release […]

23 Oct Google’s New Hardware Showcases Its AI Capabilities

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Google held its annual hardware event in New York City last week. Google’s Pixel 3 launch was possibly one of the most heavily leaked launches in industry history, with virtually all of the specifications of the device unveiled before the event began. Google was very aware of this fact and cobbled together a montage of […]

23 Oct Qualcomm Reinforces Its Global Mobile 5G Orchestrator Role At 4G-5G Summit

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5G is a technology that many (including I) believe will be transformative above and beyond enabling 10X speeds on our smartphones, tablets, and PCs. 5G will be the key to accelerating productization of self-driving cars, stylish AR glasses, flexible and robotic factories, and even drones. I am currently attending Qualcomm’s 4G-5G Summit in Hong Kong […]

23 Oct The NVIDIA RTX 2070 Is The Best $500 Gaming GPU

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NVIDIA GeForce 2080 Founder’s Edition.   NVIDIA This week NVIDIA continued the rollout of its GeForce RTX 20 line of gaming graphics cards, with the release of the new mid-range RTX 2070. Significantly more affordable than the recently launched 2080 and 2080 Ti (which Moor Insights & Strategy Analyst Anshel Sag benchmarked and reviewed here), the […]

16 Oct Intel Cranks It Up To 9 With New CPUs

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Display at Intel’s Fall Desktop Launch event.   ANSHEL SAG Last week at an event in New York City, Intel  announced its new desktop offerings for the fall—the 9 Series of CPUs and a new Xeon 28-core chip. Many of these chips, such as the 28-Core Xeon, have been anticipated for quite some time, and are […]

15 Oct Intel Sets Sail With Rolls-Royce On Autonomous Shipping

Over the last several years, I’ve watched Intel progressively up its game in the autonomous machines arena. It announced its entry to the scene back in 2016 with its partnership with BMW and MobilEye (which our AI analyst Karl Freund covered here), and ultimately acquired MobilEye. Last year, I got a look at Intel’s holistic, […]

12 Oct Microsoft Adds Two New Windows Desktop Services And Vertical Teams Workflow Capabilities At Ignite

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Ron Markezich, Microsoft CVP, talks Microsoft 365.  PATRICK MOORHEAD Today I continue my coverage of Microsoft Ignite 2018, which I attended last week in Orlando, FL. Ignite is Microsoft’s annual customer and CIO conference, which I make a strong effort to attend every year (see my coverage of 2016 and 2017’s conferences if interested). While […]

03 Oct The Long Road Ahead For Magic Leap And AR

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The new Magic Leap One AR headset.   ANSHEL SAG I want to start off this brief by saying that I’m a huge proponent of AR and VR and I don’t want to come across as a naysayer. It’s important to note that mistakes have been made by all players on the scene at some point […]

02 Oct Oculus Quest: Facebook’s VR Headset For The Future

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ANSHEL SAG Last week Facebook  rounded out its VR headset lineup with the announcement of its new Oculus Quest VR headset. The Oculus Quest bridges the gap between the $200 Oculus Go mobile headset, with features 3-DoF (degrees of freedom) tracking, and the $349 Oculus Rift, which has 6-DoF tracking but requires a roughly $1,000 […]

02 Oct Microsoft Surface Event All About Maximizing ‘Whole Life Experiences’

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Surface Pro 6 in black.  PATRICK MOORHEAD Today I attended Microsoft’s event in New York City where it unveiled a whole suite of Surface products and Windows updates geared toward enabling personal productivity and managing the balance between work and personal lives. These announcements come on the heels of Microsoft Ignite 2018 in Orlando, FL, […]

01 Oct HP Inc. Announces Incredible Looking, Leather Bound, New Form Factor PC

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HP Spectre Folio.   HP INC. I have been in and around the personal computer industry nearly 30 years and have seen many innovative technologies, business models and designs. Some of them worked commercially, some were lighthouse positioning statements and some of them just flopped. The great thing about the PC industry is that it’s fearless- […]