Qualcomm fires up Snapdragon announcements, courts business PCs

Mozilla has announced that it’s working with Qualcomm to bring a native version of its popular Firefox browser to Windows 10 on ARM. The announcement follows Microsoft’s confirmation that it’s working with Google on a native ARM64 version of Chrome for Windows 10 on ARM. It also follows Qualcomm’s announcement of its new 8cx platform for always-connected PCs. The native versions of these browsers for the platform will provide far better performance compared to emulated versions. Microsoft relies on several emulation techniques to run Windows 10 apps on ARM-based computers. However, they don’t work as they should often, with noticeable gaps in both performance and efficiency.Apps developed specifically for the platform don’t suffer from this drawback and will thus provide a much better experience to the users. Web browsers are undoubtedly the most used apps on any platform so it makes sense for both Google and Mozilla to prepare native ARM64 versions of their popular brows

Qualcomm fires up Snapdragon announcements, courts business PCs

Qualcomm has made several announcements. Ron Amadeo, Reviews Editor, Ars Technica: "Qualcomm's biggest strength in the SoC market is its modem technology and intellectual property, as it's one ...

Mon 10 Dec 18 from TechXplore

New Firefox suggests ways to get more out of the web - CNET

Mozilla also builds better tab management abilities into Firefox 64.

Tue 11 Dec 18 from CNET

Firefox Users Under Attack By 12-Year-Old Bug Exploited By Malicious Sites

A bug in Firefox that was first reported 12 years ago is still being exploited by malicious websites. The bug essentially allows a malicious site to ensnare a user by repeatedly showing them ...

Sun 9 Dec 18 from HotHardware

Native Firefox For Windows 10 On ARM Being Developed

Mozilla has announced that it’s working with Qualcomm to bring a native version of its popular Firefox browser to Windows 10 on ARM. The announcement follows Microsoft’s confirmation ...

Sun 9 Dec 18 from Ubergizmo

Meet the Snapdragon 8cx: Qualcomm's most powerful SoC, coming to PCs

During the last day of the Snapdragon Tech Summit, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 8cx, the company's third compute chipset and the first 7nm platform built for PCs. Qualcomm's pitch is about ...

Fri 7 Dec 18 from Techspot

Mozilla Sounds Alarm Bell On Google Browser Monopoly As Microsoft Adopts Chromium

Earlier this week a rumor surfaced that Microsoft was moving its Edge browser from its own custom EdgeHTML rendering engine over to Chromium. Microsoft confirmed that rumor as accurate yesterday ...

Fri 7 Dec 18 from HotHardware

Taking aim at Intel, Qualcomm launches chip for...

Qualcomm's 'Snapdragon' processor chips historically have been at the heart of mobile phones like Google's Pixel phone and many Samsung devices.

Thu 6 Dec 18 from Daily Mail

Firefox coming to Windows 10 on Qualcomm Snapdragon-powered PCs - CNET

Mozilla hopes for a new browser beachhead on laptops using phone processor tech.

Thu 6 Dec 18 from CNET

Taking aim at Intel, Qualcomm launches chip for business PCs

Qualcomm Inc , the biggest supplier of chips for mobile phones, on Thursday pushed further into the PC market with a line of chips designed to power business machines.

Thu 6 Dec 18 from Reuters Technology

Mozilla and Qualcomm are bringing a native version of Firefox to Windows 10 on ARM

Microsoft is working with Google to bring a native ARM64 version of Chrome to Windows 10 on ARM and as Mozilla announced today, it, too, is working on bringing a native version of Firefox to ...

Thu 6 Dec 18 from TechCrunch

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