News by Luke Jones on Thursday January 29, 2015.
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Qualcomm, the premier smartphone chip manufacturer, announced its fiscal first quarter 2015 results today. While the company announced a solid period, the outlook is a little modest because the Qualcomm says that its latest high end processor (Snapdragon 810) will not be arriving on one of the top flagships of the year.Qualcomm's actual words were, the "expectation that our Snapdragon 810 processor will not be in the upcoming design cycle of a large customer's flagship device." It does not take a lot of deduction to mean that is probably Samsung's upcoming S6. The Snapdragon 810 is apparently having teething problems, prompting Samsung to threaten not to use the processor. Qualcomm was reported to have offered a new updated chip for the Korean company, but LG reacted angrily as it has already announced a device with the 810. It seems that LG's apparent threat of court action has made the difference and Qualcomm will not be supplying the bulk of processors to the Galaxy S6. Samsung's own Exynos will now take that position.
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