Android owners will be getting smartphone envy before Christmas

Owners of Android smartphones will soon be looking at their devices as under-powered has-beens.

Chipmaker Qualcomm will host its next Tech Summit soon when it will unveil new and much faster processors.

A livestream will kick off on December 1 and, provided Qualcomm follows its usual launch cycle, we can expect to see a new flagship processor revealed to the world on that morning, reports the Express.

Last year, Qualcomm revealed the top-end Snapdragon 865 chip during the first-day of the event, so it seems pretty likely we’ll see its successor one year later. It seems likely that the brains powering next year’s flagship Android smartphones will be branded Snapdragon 875.

This update will, no doubt, bring huge speed gains to the next generation of devices. Not only that, but it’s likely to make all of this year’s flagship phones look massively underpowered too.

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Revamped EU Data Transfer Tool May Be Ready by Christmas | Technology News

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A revised mechanism allowing companies to transfer Europeans’ data around the world may be ready before Christmas, the EU’s digital chief said on Wednesday, in a move aimed at ending the legal uncertainty triggered by a EU court ruling in July.

The Court of Justice of the European Union upheld the legality of standard contractual clauses (SCCs) for transferring data following a dispute between Facebook and privacy activist Max Schrems, who has campaigned about the risk of U.S. intelligence agencies accessing Europeans’ data.

However, Europe’s highest court also said that privacy watchdogs must suspend or prohibit transfers via SCCs outside the EU if data protection in other countries cannot be assured.

The European Commission has since embarked on talks with EU privacy watchdogs to resolve the legal limbo for companies.

“My colleagues Vera Jourova and Didiers Reynders are working very, very hard to look at standard contractual

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