Qualcomm Mobile Platform to Drive Development of 5G Smartphones

Today’s topics include Qualcomm targeting its upcoming 5G chip platform at smartphones, and Microsoft updating its SharePoint collaboration and management platform.

Qualcomm has begun sampling its upcoming mobile platform that will pair with the company’s Snapdragon X50 modem to give makers of smartphones and other mobile devices a connectivity foundation as they build 5G-capable offerings.

The platform will include a system-on-a-chip built through a 7-nanometer manufacturing process and will come as service providers such as AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile continue to build out their 5G networks and as device makers start introducing 5G-capable smartphones in 2019.

More details about the platform will come out in the fourth quarter, but multiple OEMs that are developing next-generation consumer devices are already sampling it.

New features and changes are coming to Microsoft’s SharePoint web-based collaboration and document management platform, including the ability to create up to 100 SharePoint hub sites, page editing improvements and new capabilities to share news links with users.

One of the most useful updates will be the ability for users to create up to 100 SharePoint hub sites, which allow users to connect internal sites based on projects, departments, divisions, regions and more to make it easier to find related content and apply common navigation and branding across associated sites.

Also being improved is site scripting when SharePoint hub sites are associated with each other, and users will also gain a new option to modify the color of their site headers for more site theming flexibility.

The updates and additions will start rolling out to Targeted Release customers in early September and to all other global users by November.