Qualcomm fined $854 million for violating competition laws

28 December 2016
Qualcomm was fined 1.03 trillion Korean won for restricting competition to phone makers.

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  • Boom

Intel processors ftw

  • No body

Qualcomm has become the x86 of intel.

  • AnonD-625786

Herodroid, 29 Dec 2016you are wrong. Maybe cpu is 3-5% better BUT GPU is definete... moreIt really isn't.

  • DonFanto

You don't fight the monopoly by punishing theguy who reached the summit. You fight the monopoly by not burdening the small man to compete with the big guys.

  • Anonymous

AnonD-566100, 29 Dec 2016Dude, not all Chinese branded phones are bad. Xiaomi, Hu... moreThrow away brands and low performance, due to low price and quantity mfg in that country that copies and strong arm it's way to sales numbers, overwhelmed!!

Hoffman, 28 Dec 2016Kirin 955-960 are far better than QS 820-821. Now let the H... moreyou are wrong. Maybe cpu is 3-5% better BUT GPU is definetely 10-15% worse than Adreno 530. In conclusion Snapdragon is king.

  • AnonD-566100

Alien , 29 Dec 2016854M is pocket change to them. A huge amount of android pho... moreDude, not all Chinese branded phones are bad. Xiaomi, Huawei, leeco, lenovo, moto ( owned by lenovo), Asus ( taiwanese) are Chinese brands with very good reputations you know...

  • AnonD-566100

NO NAME, 29 Dec 2016 Which Means ? For Me As A Gamer And Planning To Buy A Ne... moreIf you want lag free gaming, might as well buy a phone with a powerful Gpu ( adreno 530 in the sd820/821 as an example) and one with a FHD resolution (Xperia XZ, xiaomi Mi note 2, xiaomi Mi 5/5s etc.) . But if you want to have a good VR experience, choose one with at least a QHD resolution, example: Galaxy s7, s7 edge,LG G5, pixel XL and etc.

  • Alien

AnonD-551566, 29 Dec 2016so i guess if nobody else wants to say it... omg $854 milli... more854M is pocket change to them. A huge amount of android phones out there run their processors.
I for one would never buy a phone with a MediaTek processor or a... Huawei bleah!
I respect myself too much to buy a chinese brand phone.

  • Anonymous

"QUALCOMM FINED.." They are in good company. a*ple fined 150m for ebook price rigging scandal , and 500m Italian tax fraud + 13billion Irish tax tango. Hope a*ple aint involved here, its their territory. Wonder why their chips are different, hope its not some . restricted to them only kind of modification. ?

  • AnonD-248589

Like they care, QC has enough political connections they can stomp any whining from other countries.

  • AnonD-625786

Anonymous, 29 Dec 2016Well..seen just from a processor standpoint, a Mediatek X27... moreAgain - in the Android world, the Kirin 960 is the best processors, followed by the SD821.

Anonymous, 28 Dec 2016I read and the benchmark shows SD820 is better than the Kir... moreSD820 is better than 955 in single core performance and in gpu but 960 is waaaaaayyyyyy better than sd820

  • AnonD-551566

so i guess if nobody else wants to say it... omg $854 million is a heck of a lot of money!
and it even says that it's getting sued in other countries as well so that's a lot of $ going to the drain... i'm curious how much will it afect the company though (seems like a pretty profitable one)

  • AnonD-591769

People here are so cringy...

  • Anonymous

mir, 28 Dec 2016And then most games run smoothly on the kirin chipsets whil... moreHow about no. People say 820 throttles and drops to 30-40 FPS while Kirin in reality can't even deliver 30 properly this from a guy using p9. It's performance is in neighbourhood of sd652 not 821 let alone the processor used by Samsung in s7. The main reason their 'flagship' has 1080p resolution

  • NO NAME

Dude Really?, 29 Dec 2016Do you understand the basics of processors and synthetic te... more
Dude I Am Confused Of What Device Should I Buy. And Also I Want Some Opinion Of Some Fellow Readers Her In GSMArena For Me To have A Hint Of What Phone Should I buy ? I Do understand The Basics Of Processors And Synthetic Test But Lets Not Get Any Basis On To This Thing The Best Thing To Do Is To Ask Advice To The Person Who Actually Uses The Phone Right ?

  • Dude Really?

NO NAME, 29 Dec 2016 Which Means ? For Me As A Gamer And Planning To Buy A Ne... moreDo you understand the basics of processors and synthetic tests? You may need to do a good bit of research on what you need in a processor

AnonD-625786, 28 Dec 2016Still doesn't change the fact that it's better. You mad?Lol no. The latest snapdragon is behind the latest exynos and kirin. Get with the times.

  • Anonymous

AnonD-625786, 28 Dec 2016Still doesn't change the fact that it's better. You mad?Well..seen just from a processor standpoint, a Mediatek X27 is the fastest processor. It scores best in synthetic benchmarks ( maybe due to the Decacore ). As everyone knows, the GPU of the HiSilicon and Mediatek SoCs are not usable in demanding games. The Kirin 955 still had a Mali MP4 ( 4 core ) which is mid-low level. Seen as a whole package, the best processor is the Apple A10 fusion is the best SoC but in the android world, the SD821 is still the best.