NEW DELHI: Tech giant this May Google announced the integration of its wearable platform Operating system wear With Samsung‘s Tizen OS. At its annual developer conference, Google announced a unified Wear OS platform. Now Qualcomm has announced hardware-side.
The chipset manufacturer has announced how it intends to support the new wearable ecosystem. Qualcomm announced that it plans to revamp its investments in wearable technology and chipsets. The company plans to launch new Snapdragon Wear chipsets over the next year.
“Our Snapdragon wear platforms have become the de facto industry standard with smartwatches for children, seniors and adults, smart trackers for pets and accessories,” said Pankaj Kedia, senior director and global head of the wearables segment Qualcomm technologies, Inc. “We are significantly increasing our investments in leading silicon, platforms and technologies and plan to introduce new Snapdragon Wear platforms in all segments over the next year to meet our long-term vision,” Qualcomm said in a statement.
At the same time, the company announced the start of its “Wearable Ecosystem Accelerator” program. With this program, Qualcomm aims to help OEMs accelerate the development and commercialization of wearables.
Qualcomm will help connect vendors of wearable hardware and software through this program. “Our goal is to provide a vehicle in the industry where ecosystem partners work together to deliver differentiated wearable experiences and bring new energy and innovation to this exciting area,” added Qualcomm.
Meanwhile, Qualcomm’s boss believes that by next year his company will have a chip for laptops that will compete with the custom CPU chip introduced by Apple.
This new chip introduced by Apple is designed to increase the device’s battery life.
Qualcomm chief executive Cristiano Amon told Reuters that he believes his company can have the best chip on the market with the help of a team of chip architects who used to work on the Apple chip but now work at Qualcomm.