Qualcomm shrinks its 5G chips, iPhone download speeds trail Samsung and GoogleToday's most popular tech stories include Qualcomm's shrinking of its 5G chips, the iPhone's less-than-impressive download speed tests and Amazon's Echo Show adding functionality for hearing and speech impaired users.
This is cnet and here are the stories that matter right now. Qualcomm has successfully gotten its 5g chip small enough to fit into handheld devices. The new form factor will let phone makers cover the gammot of 5g airwaves, including the shorter-range but faster millimeter spectrum, and the more reliable but slower sub six gigahertz air wave. Look for the modules to show up in devices in the first half of next year. [MUSIC] Bloomberg is reporting that Apple's iPhone trails devices from Samsung and Google in download speeds. This according to data compared by Ookla, supplier of the Internet's most popular data speed checker, SpeedTest.net. The speed data is created voluntarily by its users, helping incorporate endless real-world use cases. And finally, Amazon's Echo Show has introduced features that let's hearing and speech-impaired users trigger common Alexa functionality by tapping the screen instead of requiring voice activation Better yet, Tap to Alexa is now including a captioning feature as well and you can look for similar accessibility to hit the Echo Spot soon. [MUSIC] You can stay up to date with the latest by downloading the c-net tech today app in the Apple of Google play store