Newsletter: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Next Year & Facebook Drops Its Platform Policy

Newsletter: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Next Year & Facebook Drops Its Platform Policy

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QUALCOMM ANNOUNCES SNAPDRAGON 855 PROCESSOR FOR 5G PHONES

THE STORY

Qualcomm at Snapdragon Tech Summit 2018 in Hawaii has announced the Snapdragon 855 chipset for 5G mobile phones, which is expected to launch next year.

WHAT CAN WE EXPECT FROM SNAPDRAGON 855?

Well. Qualcomm has really worked hard to stay ahead of the competition. This time they have announced Snapdragon 855 processor that will be supported by 5G mobile phones.

It’s a 7 nm chipset with 3X performance improvement when compared to its predecessor, which is Snapdragon 845. And when compared to A12 chipset, it is reported to be 2X faster than it.

It also includes 4th Gen AI engine, which would come with multiple features like scene recognition, voice recognition and many more. Qualcomm has also included world’s first computer vision ISP, where computer vision is actually added in image signaling and processing to help with scene recognition in addition to the AI smart. So that camera can select the perfect shot for any scene.

WHAT ELSE WAS ANNOUNCED AT THE EVENT?

At the tech summit, Qualcomm also announced 3D sonic sensor, which would be world’s first ultrasonic fingerprint under display. It would actually capture the full 3D image of your fingerprints when compared to today’s 2D fingerprint capture.

Not only this, Qualcomm has also put their attention to gaming, as it is going to be one of the most leading industries in 2019. And for that they have included title Snapdragon Elite Gaming to finetune the gaming experience in every area. It will give better cinematic performance and audio with very low battery consumption. With this much said, Qualcomm is definitely going to bring in the difference to mobile operated world with better and fast processing speed.


FACEBOOK DECIDES TO DROP PLATFORM POLICY TO IMPROVE AND GROW

THE STORY

Facebook recently announced that its going to drop its platform policy 4.1 that stopped Facebook’s competitors from replicating features of the platform.

WHAT’S FACEBOOK’S PLATFORM POLICY 4.1?

Platform policy of Facebook includes several terms and conditions that should be kept in mind while developing the app on the platform. Basically, it notified developers that features that has been already used by Facebook cannot be used by some other developer to build competitors on the platform.

Some of the major terms and conditions by Facebook are as follows:

  1. Build a quality product
  2. Give people control
  3. Protect data
  4. Encourage proper use
  5. Follow the law
  6. Tech Providers
  7. Things you should know

WHAT WENT WRONG EARLIER?

Earlier, Facebook implemented the policy to ban competitors from using its features such as Find Friends or distribution features. Many of the apps were using these features to stay ahead in the completion. Apps such as Vine, Voxer, MessageMe, Phhhoto and many other media apps were banned from Facebook for copying its features to develop video, messaging or GIF creation tools.

Regarding the drop, Facebook’s spokesperson gave a statement to TechCrunch, which mentioned:

“We built our developer platform years ago to pave the way for innovation in social apps and services. At that time, we made the decision to restrict apps built on top of our platform that replicated our core functionality. These kinds of restrictions are common across the tech industry with different platforms having their own variant including YouTube, Twitter, Snap and Apple. We regularly review our policies to ensure they are both protecting people’s data and enabling useful services to be built on our platform for the benefit of the Facebook community. As part of our ongoing review we have decided that we will remove this out of date policy so that our platform remains as open as possible. We think this is the right thing to do as platforms and technology develop and grow.”

Anuj is a content writer for Systweak and being from an engineering background, likes to get more in-depth with technology and gadgets. He likes playing video games and reading in his free time.

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