LG might sue Qualcomm if it exclusively modifies the Snapdragon 810 chipset for Samsung
posted by Peter K. / Jan 27, 2015, 5:37 AM
Snapdragon 810 is not overheating whatsoever, on the contrary - the manufacturer claimed that it's one of the least heat-inducing chipsets currently available on the market. Still, yet another recent speculation claimed that Qualcomm might fine-tune the Snapdragon exclusively for Samsung, one of its biggest customers, so that the upcoming Galaxy S6 and the rumored Galaxy S Edge don't overheat.What's more, LG recently claimed that the
Well, in regard to this exact rumor, it is now speculated that if this turns out to be the case and Qualcomm really modifies the chip so it suits Samsung's needs better, then LG might sue the Snapdragon 810 maker. The reason is that such a belated improvement of the chipset will confirm the rumors that the chipset has had multiple issues that Qualcomm was aware of, which can potentially trigger a slew of legal disputes.
Not that Samsung would be on a dead-end road - after all, it's perfectly capable of developing smartphone chipsets on its own and if some recent rumors are to be believed, Samsung might be gearing for "war" with Qualcomm.
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Even if modded, it still doesn't stand a chance against exynos. Poor LG.
posted on Jan 27, 2015, 5:43 AM 14
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Lg has her own Home Nuclun processor made by lg .. It octa core 1.5 Quad core and 1.7 quad core the poor is you .
posted on Jan 27, 2015, 6:45 AM 3
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Nuclun is s**tttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt.. And LG know it. I can't see how modifying the 810 for "suppliers needs" violates anything against LG. To me it seems Samsung has worked out the issues with the 810, and this could be a positive for all who use the 810.
posted on Jan 27, 2015, 4:32 PM 1
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I can see LG point of view But they shouldn't have accept Qualcomm's chip if it was overheating They should have demanded Qualcomm to fix it too
posted on Jan 27, 2015, 5:49 AM 8
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yes. LG should have insisted on fixing the overheating issues, not just using a bugged chip and suit itself ...
posted on Jan 27, 2015, 6:10 AM 2
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its not easy for LG and xiaomi they likely figured that every other OEM will be using same SD 810 so every phone will likely overheat the same.. and to avoid any delay in bringing phone to market ( samsung can afford delays) they both went ahead and used it in their phones in order to have an early sales and advertisement advantage over competitors..' samsung can do that because they have a ready exynos to fall back on
posted on Jan 27, 2015, 7:48 AM 2
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Samsung definitely in the box seat on this one. Whats the worst case for them - Exynos. Is Exynos bad - h3ll no, its an awesome chipset and Qualcomm know it. The losses Qualcomm could face with Samsung abandoning their chipsets could be excessive.. not to mention a slip in share price and other handset manufacturers questioning the use of the chip... We may see more manufacturers choosing the Exynos chipset in the future if Qualcomm continue to drop the ball.
posted on Jan 27, 2015, 4:34 PM 0
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They don't have the Exynos as a fallback threat.
posted on Jan 27, 2015, 8:48 AM 0
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Boycott Qualcomm, crapdragon gonna crap
posted on Jan 27, 2015, 5:55 AM 7
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Samsung will start new age with is Samsung Exynos 7420 a 14nm chip
posted on Jan 27, 2015, 5:58 AM 8
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Oh no! LG, Samsung is our brother. The real enemies are Apple and Chinese makers.
posted on Jan 27, 2015, 6:22 AM 5
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These are companies, not humans, and they are competitors to boot. Each and every one would like nothing better than to take out each other, not just Apple. The Android ecosystem isn't comprised of a bunch of buddies, only the fanboys are.
posted on Jan 27, 2015, 6:51 AM 4
posted on Jan 27, 2015, 8:07 AM 2
Give me a break. The only reason the other companies are jumping into it is because they know that they could all be affected if Apple wins that suit. It would set a precedent that Apple can do whatever it wants in the court world. You can believe that if that was not the case, they wouldn't care. When that suit is over it will be business like usual.
posted on Jan 28, 2015, 12:17 PM 0
not really LG is Samsungs biggest competitor , ever notice how LG is finally profitable in their phone division , but now samsung lost profit as a direct result. all the years before 2012/13 samsung was riding high but LG was failing. LG can never compete with high end smartphones made by Apple, the company's brand value is too inferior , but they can sure as hell compete with samsung and take money from the phone divisions.
posted on Jan 27, 2015, 7:30 AM 0
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How is that relevant? This is all about unfair. Qualcomm is UNFAIR.
posted on Jan 27, 2015, 7:43 AM 0
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"yet it's somewhat unlikely that it will succeed to produce such large volumes of its Exynos silicons..." That's a weird statement, specially considering Samsung have their own manufacturing plant and have recently invested a great deal in that once again. On the contrary, as A8 is being manufactured by TSMC now, Samsung foundries will have more chance of producing Exynos if required.
posted on Jan 27, 2015, 6:36 AM 0
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