IoT OS Android Things Coming Soon On Snapdragon Processors


Qualcomm said it will collaborate with Google to add support for the new Android Things operating system (OS) in Qualcomm Snapdragon processors to accelerate development of Internet of Things solutions.

Developers can use their expertise in android and Qualcomm Snapdragon processors to accelerate development of Internet of Things solutions

Running Android Things OS (a new vertical of Android designed for IoT) on Snapdragon processors, according to Qualcomm, will support development of a variety of consumer and industrial IoT applications.

Qualcomm noted: “We anticipate Android Things running on Snapdragon processors will offer developers familiar connectivity environments, including cellular, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth; support for a wide array of sensors; camera, graphics, multimedia and rich UI capabilities; hardware-based security; Google services and cloud integration; test and optimization tools, and more – allowing for rapid development of scalable, cost-effective and security-focused IoT solutions.”


“Since the launch of the first Android phone, Qualcomm Technologies and Google have closely collaborated to create exciting new opportunities for developers in mobile, wearables and the IoT,” said Jeffery Torrance, vice president, business development, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “We are pleased to announce our intent to work with Google on this new initiative to expand the Android ecosystem. We anticipate many new and exciting IoT products will result as developers are able to bring the power of the Snapdragon processor together with Android Things.”

The firm stated that Android Things is in developer preview and is anticipated to be released next year on Snapdragon processors.

For further details, view the full Press release.

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