Thursday, January 8, 2009
Qualcomm Shows Android On Snapdragon Chipset
San Diego-based Qualcomm is showing Google's Android operating system running on the firm's Snapdragon mobile computing chipsets, the firm said today, at CES in Las Vegas. Qualcomm's Snapdragon chipset is a 1Ghz, DSP-enabled processor specifically focused on 3G mobile devices. According to Qualcomm, the demo shows "tight integration" between the firm's processors and the Android platform. Google's Android is an open source mobile operating system, which is being targeted at next generation phones. Currently, T-Mobile's G1 is the only phone running Android, although a number of manufacturers have announced their plans for phones based on the OS.