Qualcomm First to Announce Support for Android Things OS on 4G LTE Processors
Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM)today announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., plans to add support for the Android Things operating system (OS) on Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 210processors with X5 LTE modems. The Android Things OS is a new vertical of Android designed for Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and Snapdragon processors are expected to be the world’s first commercial System-on-Chip (SoC) solutions to offer integrated 4GLTE support for this OS. This combination is designed to support a new class of IoTapplications requiring robust, security-focused and managed connectivity including electronic signage, remote video monitoring, asset tracking, payment and vending machines and manufacturing, as well as consumer devices such as smart assistants and home appliances. Snapdragon 210 processors running Android Things OS will also allow manufactures and developers to harness the power of the Google Cloud Platform andGoogle services over 4G LTE in their IoT solutions. Additionally, support for Google Cast for Audio in the Snapdragon 210 processor can help facilitate the development of innovative consumer devices, and Qualcomm Technologies plans to extend support ofAndroid Things OS on a variant of its Qualcomm® Smart Home Reference Platform.