Qualcomm Incorporation revealed that its subsidiary Qualcomm technologies has planned to collaborate with Google. This collaboration will help them incorporate new Android Things operating system (OS) in Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. Qualcomm to Collaborate with Google on Android Things OS.
Qualcomm’s technologies powered the smartphone revolution and connected billions of people. They pioneered 3G and 4G and now leading towards 5G.
Android Things is a new Android designed for Internet of Things (IoT) devices. This initiative aims to help a large number of developers interested in IoT opportunity.
Qualcomm to Collaborate with Google on Android Things OS
Android and Snapdragon processors collaboration will support development of a variety of connected devices. Designing IoT devices is a complicated task. This task requires developers to bring together multiple connectivity technologies, sensors, data processing and storage. It also requires advanced multimedia and user interfaces. That includes security, cloud integration, device management, as well as over-the-air upgrades and services.
Development can be particularly stimulating in disjointed OS ecosystems due to inconsistent environment, software tools and support required to create world-class applications. Qualcomm Technologies and Google are actually ready to face these challenges.
Jeffery Torrance, vice president Qualcomm Technologies said:
Since the launch of the first Android phone, Qualcomm Technologies and Google have closely collaborated to create exciting new opportunities for developers in mobile, wearable and the IoT.
Android Things running on Snapdragon processors will provide ease to developers. It will be giving them familiar connectivity environments including cellular, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. This will lead to a fast development of IoT solutions being security focused and cost effective.