Qualcomm has already revealed some innovations before the Mobile World Congress 2017. Most of Qualcomm hardware are utilize by huge tech giant and other individual customers, The company announced that it will add Android Things support for Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 210 processor.
The Snapdragon 210 is soon to be compatible with Android Things. The device would be the first SoC with integrated 4G LTE support.
Android Things is specifically designed for devices of the Internet genre (IoT),
”The Internet of things (stylised Internet of Things or IoT) is the internetworking of physical devices, vehicles (also referred to as “connected devices” and “smart devices”), buildings, and other items—embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity that enable these objects to collect and exchange data.”
IoT integrates in smart home products and Embedded system give consumer the option to combine the versatile SoC with cloud solutions. Especially for the Chromecast as its integrated for audio transmissions. When it comes to Qualcomm
, the Snapdragon is a resourceful solution that offers a wide range of products.
“We are very pleased to add support for Android Things OS on Qualcomm Technologies’ Snapdragon 210 processor and bring these exciting new development options to our IoT customers,” said Jeffery Torrance, vice president, business development, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Integrated 4G LTE, a first for Android Things, combined with our other wireless technologies, brings comprehensive connectivity and capabilities to the Google Cloud Platform. Developers are now able to create cost-effective, innovative connected devices and applications for both consumer and industrial IoT segments, which will help accelerate and expand the development of the overall IoT ecosystem.”
In addition to 4G LTE, the Snapdragon 210 also support video playback with 1080p, HEVC H.265 and cameras up to 8 megapixels. The support for Android Things will come later this year – but there os no confirmation for the exact date from Qualcomm.